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The Privilege of Caring

Today is a bad day at the” zoo.” There have been numerous phone calls from medical centres, hospital, pacemaker makers, surgeons rooms and our family member who lives with dementia. He’s due to have surgery next week and in the background there’s a flurry of activity to organise paper work,…

17 July 2019 | Living Well

Weekly Rap – July 19th

My week started with lunch at a local winery with friends…not a bad opening to a soggy week in Central Victoria! One of the joys of starting Viva70 is meeting so many new people doing interesting things. Graeme Leith is owner of Passing Clouds Winery, a wine maker, screen writer,…

16 July 2019 | Living Well

Weekly Rap – July 12th 2019

Dear Readers This week it dawned on me that unless you read viva on the website viva70.com you miss out on my weekly chat …Agh!  Weekly rap is the weekend hurrah……Please check out the viva mag online… there are now 120 articles published from our creative contributors and moi.This week …

12 July 2019 | Living Well

Beauty and Ageing

Grab a cuppa and let’s start with a few questions….. Make a list of older women you consider to be beautiful, attractive, well- groomed or stylish? Make a list of men you consider to be stylish, attractive, well – groomed?  (or beautiful?) What makes these men and women appear on…

9 July 2019 | Living Well

Winter Restoration: How to Feel Healthy and Happy

 We’re delighted to welcome Julia Richards as a creative contributor for Viva70.  Recently, I spent a lovely weekend with Julia in Yorkshire where she lives with her family. She moved there nearly 20 years ago from Sydney, Australia. With views of the green rolling hills of Yorkshire, over dinner and…

2 July 2019 | Living Well

VIVA 70 NEEDS YOU!!!!

This is your chance to write one article or 70 and be part of the VIVA70 team. One of the aims of this mag. is to encourage people to do things that they have always wanted to do but never got around to doing…writing is one of these activities.  We…

21 June 2019 | Living Well

A Place to Call Home in Your later Years

How do you decide where to live in your 70’s and beyond? It’s a question I’ve been asking friends recently. How life unfolds is unknown, but we do know that for older people energy wanes, joints stiffen and needs change. Quite apart from the physical changes in ageing there are…

21 June 2019 | Living Well

Now Footsteps Can Power A Car…and Create Community!

What? It’s true! Pavegen has invented ” smart” paving steps that create energy when you step on them. I heard about this idea in London and the more I  researched what this company is doing the more I liked it. See what you think….. Pavegen is a company created in…

13 June 2019 | Living Well

Viva 70 Milestone…100 Posts & Full Steam Ahead!

Some history. On Friday 25th January this year I pressed ” Publish” on the first article for Viva70.com  It’s an article about  Bruce Springsteen on Broadway. It took me 4 hours to write and another 2 hours to  source/organise/ reorganise/ resize the images to support the article. I was publishing…

6 June 2019 | Living Well