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Rianna Manuel
Rianna Manuel Sep 18, 2020

Missing aged care resident found in walk-in freezer

When an aged care resident went missing in Ohio, USA, nurses and facility staff couldn’t work out how she got out. After searching for several hours, she was finally found dead in a walk-in freezer.  The 86 year old woman, who was living with dementia, managed to get past locked doors and other security precautions. Staff called local police at 1:40am to report her missing.  "The alarm didn’t go off," a nurse told the police dispatchers. "We...
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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 18, 2020

Moment of cheer as 100 year old man beats coronavirus

  After contracting coronavirus in his aged care home, 100 year old Roy has just been discharged from St Vincent's Private Hospital in Melbourne after beating the virus.  “After 6 long weeks in hospital, 100 year old COVID-19 survivor Roy is heading back home to his aged care facility. Roy said an emotional farewell to our team as he left, thankful to be fully recovered,” the hospital wrote on their Facebook page.  “This certainly calls for a...
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Rianna Manuel
Rianna Manuel Sep 17, 2020

Around the world in 30 years; the 88 year old who has walked the globe

In 1988, Massachusetts man Brad Hathaway was diagnosed with diabetes, heart problems and other health issues.  His doctor suggested that he start walking immediately, and regularly if he wanted to improve his health.  “My doctor said, ‘You better walk. You better start walking tomorrow and start walking three miles a day’,” Brad said. “So, I did, and I mapped out the entire town.” Thirty-two years later, Brad has walked three miles every day, sometimes getting to...
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Rianna Manuel
Rianna Manuel Sep 17, 2020

Glam-Mas from around the world: meet Instagram’s most stylish older women

  When we think of fashion for grandmas and older people, we may think of comfy cardis, house slippers, and sensible trousers. While there’s nothing wrong with that, these stylish ladies have taken a different approach and are rewriting the fashion rules for older people. Covering the whole rainbow of colours, every kind of texture, and always expertly accessorised, these ladies sure know how to grow old stylishly. Jean & Valerie @idiosyncraticfashionistas Jean and Valerie describe themselves as “NYC style...
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