Make walking an everyday healthy habit

Heart Foundation Walking With more than 15 Heart Foundation Walking groups on the NSW Central Coast, there’s plenty of opportunity for Coasties to join the thousands of Australians who are making walking an everyday, heart-healthy habit. Heart Foundation Walking has groups up and down the Central Coast – in Gosford, Lake Munmorah and Kincumber, just …

Erina Community Men’s Shed

Erina Shed is glad to be open again as part of our Stage 1 re-opening due to Covid-19. It has been an interesting time for us all. The phone has been running hot with updates from our members while in lockdown. A big thanks goes to AMSA, our Church (Erina Community Baptist) as well as …

What do lower deeming rates mean?

MORGANS Good news is currently hard to find, but the new lower deeming rates may give relief to some people through higher cashflows – and comes as good news.  Deeming simplifies how your investments are assessed for Centrelink/Veterans’ Affairs entitlements and aged care fee contributions, by applying a government set interest rate to all financial …

Property management with a purpose

KEY 2 REALTY Key2 Realty opened its doors in March 2019 and within a year, the social enterprise real estate agency had grown to manage over 160 properties across the Central Coast and Hunter regions.  This is an amazing achievement for any start-up business, but is also testament to their quality service, professionalism and the …

Navigating ‘Brand You’

by Garry Browne AM Have you ever wondered what people say about you when you’re not in the room? That’s when your personal brand comes into play and depending on how you’ve managed your ‘brand’ over time, will determine what they say.  A good way of ‘checking’ your brand is by discovering the answer to …

We’re all in this together: breastfeeding support for families

By Kathryn Barwick, Australian Breastfeeding Association Central Coast My boy, only minutes old, lay skin-to-skin across my chest, his head resting on my breast. I looked at him and I knew one thing for sure. Everything had changed – and things would never go back to how they were before. New parents are faced with …

Relieving fear – nurturing hope

By ADRIENNE GARSIDE Though official data is probably some months away, it is clear to anyone looking that the current pandemic has caused children’s fear and anxiety to spike. The organisation I work for, Iris Foundation, is hearing this directly from parents, educators and community partners across the Central Coast who are working hard to …

Moving through Lymphoedema with exercise and health education

LYMPHATIC SOLUTIONS Exercise has many benefits for lymphoedema prevention, detection and recovery. Our Cancer Rehabilitation Specialist and Occupational Therapist, Kate Perkins, recently spoke with lymphoedema physiotherapist, honorary lecturer at Macquarie University, mentor, and founder of online HELP program, Andrea Mangion, about how personalised exercise programs can help you safely and confidently move through cancer rehabilitation …

We HAVE to talk about this – who are you?

by Catherine Schasser Hi. Hello to you, the reader of these words. As we spend this time together, I’m curious about you. If we were together, I’d notice your surroundings, your style and your mannerisms. I’d ask you questions to gain greater details of your relationships and interests, like how many children you have, do …