Health



Computer games and quizzes for the elderly

Peninsula Village in Umina has introduced computer consoles to stimulate residents with games and quizzes. They are based on “play therapy” for people who are ageing or experience dementia, alzheimer’s…




Defibrillator to be installed

A life saving defibrillator will be installed at Davistown Progress Hall, thanks to a $3,600 State government grant. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch,…



Free hearing loss information session

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) will host a free hearing loss information session in Gosford, where locals can hear directly from a cochlear implant recipient and…






Carers’ lounge is officially open

Gosford Hospital’s new carers’ lounge is officially open from 10am to 1pm. Located in the main entry foyer, the carers’ lounge is a quiet and private space where carers can…


High mosquito numbers prompt health warning

The Central Coast Local Health District’s Public Health Unit is encouraging residents to take precautions against mosquito bites, with concerns that an influx of the pests could lead to the…



Federal MPs debate CapTel cuts

Federal Member for Dobell, Emma McBride, has labelled the Morrison Government’s cutting of CapTel services as a “cruel blow” to older Australians who are deaf or hearing impaired. CapTel, short…



Free lower limb assessments for children

The University of Newcastle Podiatry Clinic at Wyong Hospital is again offering free lower limb assessments for children. All children aged between 0-17 are eligible and will be assessed by…


Clowns entertain aged care residents

Two staff members at a Woy Woy care facility have dressed as clowns to entertain the residents, embracing the notion that laughter is the best medicine. Ms Merrilyn Tanswell, aka…