Ageing well through smarter living, learning and leisure - SBS Viva talks about the ideas, concerns, passions and pursuits of Australia’s booming older generations.
The audio series invites audiences to explore their world and delivers fresh perspectives on the ageing well.
Filmmaking may seem like a distant dream reserved for tech-savvy individuals with a big team and budget behind them. For everyday enthusiasts who enjoy capturing life’s precious moments though, taking their labour of love to the next level isn’t actually that far-fetched according to some creative seniors.
Should you lend money to your grown-up children or not? The answer is often straight-forward for parents who’ve spent a lifetime loving and caring for their children. Experts though, encourage taking measures to protect your own financial future before digging into your retirement savings.
Not everyone has the time to get their eyes checked regularly. With the eyes responsible for so much of our daily activities, and 93 per cent of people aged over 55 affected by long-term vision disorders, specialists say it is essential that you don’t leave it until it’s too late.
There is a valuable lesson we can learn from the First Peoples known for their love and care for country in the aftermath of recent fire catastrophes. Adding “walking on country” onto your bucket list might help you better understand the meaning of “country” by engaging its traditional custodians.
With one in three older Australians born in a non-English speaking country, how equipped are our nursing homes in tailoring to the specific cultural needs of residents with dementia who may have reverted back to their mother tongue?
What if we can re-imagine an aged care system that better meets our human and cultural needs?