LifeHouse to do its bit for struggling pensioners

THE struggle pensioners endure every day trying to make ends meet has been widely publicised in the media of late - and so LifeHouse Care Bargain Centre have decided to do their part and lend a hand.

From now until the end of October, anyone who holds a Seniors Card can shop for clothes at both the Coffs Harbour and Toormina stores and receive a 50 per cent discount.

Relief and Growth officer, Natalie Jupp, said the move was a way for LifeHouse to help out in tough times.

“We do deal with a lot of elderly people, but I'm sure there are a lot of elderly people that don't realise the service is here,” she said.

“This is our way of helping out.”

The discount applies to all clothing - including their 50 cent items.

“The average price of a garment is about $3, but we do have a lot of stuff for 50 cents or $1. that means people can be getting clothes for 25 cents.”

LifeHouse Care Bargain Centres can be found at 4 Minorca Place in Toormina, and on the corner of Harbour Drive and Gordon Street in Coffs Harbour.

  • IN more bad news for pensioners, a new report has revealed people living in rural areas are less likely to undergo surgery to treat heart disease, even though they have a far greater chance of dying from a coronary condition than their city counterparts.

Dental care was also a major area where rural Australians missed out. People aged 25-44 living outside major cities were only half as likely to visit a dentist, compared with city dwellers.

In 2005, there were just 20 dentists for every 100,000 rural Australians.

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