the gift of giving - christmas appeal

Youngcare works to provide choice in care and housing options for young people with high care needs.

Right now, 7,500 young Australians (under the age of 65) with 24/7 care needs are living in aged care facilities around the country, simply because there are very limited alternatives. A further 700,000 are being cared for at home by family and friends, often with limited support.

Youngcare works to change this by building more appropriate housing; financially assisting through At Home Care Grants; and providing information and advice through the Youngcare Connect hotline.

Published on Friday 1 December 2017  
|  Posted in Articles, Competitions

berry good for you

They may be little, but raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and cranberries are big on antioxidants.

The antioxidants in berries can help your body fight oxidative stress caused by free radicals that can lead to illness. Eating a diet rich in antioxidants can help improve your health, protect your skin and hair, and prevent certain diseases. All fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants, but nutrient-rich berries are some of the absolute best sources.

There are several powerful antioxidants that appear in berries, including anthocyanins, quercetin, and vitamin C. Anthocyanins give berries their vibrant color, reduce inflammation, and may help prevent and manage arthritis. Anthocyanins work together with quercetin to help slow age-related memory-loss. Quercetin can also decrease the inflammatory effects of chemicals in the synovial fluid of the joints for people with inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.

Published on Tuesday 28 November 2017  
|  Posted in Articles, Tips and Advice

choosing the best toothbrush

The pros and cons of electric and disposable

You can't overestimate the importance of good hygiene - not only for dental health, but for your overall wellbeing. In fact, gum disease is a major risk for the development of serious health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes.

From the time we're young, we're taught that using a toothbrush regularly is one of the best ways to keep our teeth and gums healthy. But which toothbrush is best?

Published on Thursday 16 November 2017  
|  Posted in Articles, Tips and Advice

stay cool this summer

When the summer sun is beating down and you're thirsty, what can you do to stay cool?

Published on Thursday 2 November 2017  
|  Posted in Articles, Tips and Advice

broccoli and parmesan fritters

When it comes to great-tasting nutritional foods – broccoli is a favourite. So high in fibre, vitamins, minerals and great for detoxing the system – these fritters are the easiest way to incorporate broccoli into your diet. The trick is to cook them low and slow – patience, although difficult around delicious food, is a must! Serve as an easy dinner side or main – just add some greek yoghurt, a wedge of lemon and some extra parmesan sprinkled on top – yum!

Published on Friday 27 October 2017  
|  Posted in Recipes