ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH EXERCISE?

Being physically active helps you maintain healthy bones and stay on your feet. It can be difficult to come to terms with your body changing with age, but remember that exercise is not only for the young. Research shows we can substantially reduce our risk of a fall by doing moderate exercise for at least […]

WHEN ‘POSITIVELY RISKY’ IS A GOOD THING IN AGED CARE

Confidence throughout your life comes from having faith in yourself and your abilities.  Yet, as we age, confidence in our abilities can diminish, limiting what we do, and creating a bleak feedback loop that feeds on whatever confidence remains.  This depletion of confidence can have a huge impact on our lives, significantly reducing the quality […]

ALL ABUZZ ABOUT THE OSCARS

We were so thrilled to sponsor the screening of a wonderful film—The Mole Agent—at the 2021 Bangalow Film Festival. And we’re even more thrilled this week to learn that this gorgeous tale from Chile has nabbed an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary. The film is wonderfully conceived, moving, funny, tender and timely, but does take […]

FOOD IN AGED CARE: MAKING A MEAL OF IT

When you think of food in an aged care facility, what comes to mind? Nondescript slop? Something boiled and processed and pureed within an inch of its life? We are passionate about sourcing, preparing and serving real food at Honey Bee Homes. We’re lucky—our regional location and boutique model of small, share care homes means […]

SOCIAL CONNECTION BUILDS YOUR BRAIN

Staying socially connected is the most efficient way to build and grow your brain as these human connections activate all parts of the brain. For instance, when you engage in a deep, meaningful conversation you are pushing the frontal lobe to grow because it has to think and process the information and interpret it.  Meanwhile, […]

IKIGAI – A REASON FOR LIVING

Ikigai at Honey Bee Homes

In Okinawa, they say that anybody who grows old healthfully needs an ikigai.  Gardening can give you that something to get up for every day. It is well-known that an outdoor lifestyle with moderate physical activity is linked to longer life, and gardening is an easy way to accomplish both. If you garden, you’re getting some low-intensity physical […]