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Anne Ring
Anne Ring Sep 30, 2019

Multi-generational movies rocking movieland

It’s interesting how, sometimes, some things come in threes, or twos. The most recent article that I wrote for HelloCare, for example, was about two movies which I saw in quick succession, and which – while very, very different in time and place – had a shared message supporting the notion that it’s better late than never when it comes to conflict resolution between family members, or friends. And this time, it’s about two more movies that I’ve seen recently...
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Anne Ring

Anne Ring

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Anne is currently contributing to the Benevolent Society’s national EveryAGE Counts Campaign, which has characterised her as a 'crusader for ageing'. She has worked as psychologist, anthropologist, sociologist and researcher variously in medical education, media analysis, body image and ageing. She has a Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees. Anne is a happily married mother of three and actively involved grandparent of six. She has always enjoyed writing and now does so through both contributing articles and working on a book about positive aspects of ageing.

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Anne Ring
Anne Ring Sep 18, 2019

Conflict resolution in old age – as directed by two ageing actors

Apart from the obvious link of retirement, is it drawing too long a bow to see parallels between a fictionalised version of Shakespeare in that state back in his hometown in the 1600s, and the Palm Beach birthday celebrations of a retired Australian t-shirt mogul in this day and age? Conflict resolution in old age – as directed by two ageing actors, made for a highly praised film which I saw and enjoyed last year. Kenneth Branagh’s direction of and...
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Anne Ring
Anne Ring Aug 12, 2019

Vale Julia Margaret Bryan and Beatrice Carmen Holme

  So, who are Julia Margaret Bryan and Beatrice Carmen Holme? I am very much hoping that they are the thin edge of a wedge, or a sign that the tide is turning, in the way that death and funeral notices are generally written in Australia. Please, let me explain. The bottom line is that I am an obituary lover. Not (I like to think) in a morbid way, but I am interested in the stories of lives fully lived...
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Anne Ring Jul 10, 2019

Conscious walking: think about it

    Older people are at greater risk of falling, and when that happens our ageing bodies are more likely to suffer more severe consequences. There is a lot being written about this from various perspectives. These include reasons for increased falls, ranging from domestic hazards to various physical conditions, and ways of preventing falls, ranging from fall-proofing homes to a variety of balance-improving exercises. But in scanning the sorts of advices available I haven’t found the approach that is...
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