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Rianna Manuel
Rianna Manuel Sep 25, 2020

The over 75s rocking out to the Stones

Meet the Young @ Heart Chorus, the singing group that has collaborated with the likes of David Byrne from Talking Heads. The thing that’s especially cool about them? They are all over the age of 75.  Founded nearly 40 years ago in Massachusetts, the group has been the subject of an award winning documentary and has travelled the world performing from New Zealand to New England to Europe. And now, with touring off the agenda, in the first week...
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Rianna Manuel

Rianna Manuel

Rianna is a journalist and content creator with writing experience in current affairs, culture and events. She's been featured in a number of online publications and has been working on building her career as a freelancer. Originally from Sydney, she now lives in Melbourne with her partner and spends her free time listening to podcasts and attending dance classes.

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Rianna Manuel
Rianna Manuel Sep 25, 2020

Small town baffled by mystery of unknown woman

The Mystery woman who was left at Nambour General Hospital on September 6th after being found on the side of a rural road remains unidentified despite making national news. Local residents of the area in which she was found are baffled as to who she is or where she came from, with no one recognising the older woman.  Initially unable to speak, the woman has since started communicating but has been unable to tell medical staff who she is...
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Rianna Manuel
Rianna Manuel Sep 23, 2020

Local libraries checking in on older members during lockdown

After libraries were forced to close in the fallout of coronavirus restrictions, some in Melbourne’s north-east have taken it upon themselves to continue to offer community support and resources to some of the most isolated members of their community.  “One of the key things about libraries is we never close. We're open to the community,” said Jane Cowell, CEO of Yarra Plenty Regional Library “So to be told that we had to close, literally we had to close...
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Rianna Manuel Sep 22, 2020

The young nurses who can’t get a job in aged care

  Coronavirus has affected a lot of people in a lot of different ways. From the loss of regular personal connection, to the challenges of teaching kids at home while trying to work, or losing jobs altogether. The global pandemic has taken a toll on everyday life in a way we’ve never seen or experienced before.  One group that isn’t often mentioned is those studying to be nurses or new graduates looking for aged care placements.  With little...
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