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12. Albury-Wodonga’s Great Cancer Website For Locals | Greek Food With Phill | Talking With Family About The Future

12. Albury-Wodonga’s Great Cancer Website For Locals | Greek Food With Phill | Talking With Family About The Future


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Kitchen Conversations

Show notes KITCHEN

Today, Phill chats with Peter Tobin from the Albury-Wodonga Cancer Foundation.  This team developed a website designed to assist local find the right cancer resources for them that are available in the Albury-Wodonga region. Peter believes the website is a leader in Australia for cancer resources designed specifically for locals. The foundation is 30 years old and they’re committed to discovering new ways of making sure their audience gets what they need.  And that is through this new website.

It has been very positive and there are a number of things that actually found on the site that has been on our system that I had no idea about. You have basic things like, what is the carer’s allowance? Or financial assistance for carers. Some are even food relief organizations we have here locally. Things like disability parking permits, where do you find those? And they found those on the website which, otherwise they probably would have been too busy to even go and search for those type of things. Whereas this is prompted them to do it early in the journey with cancer.

iNight News

Show notes NEWS

Phill finds some fantastic resources this week including a discovery that chocolate is good for memory loss!  We’re loving that.  Also, he discovers that there are some new advances with early diagnosis for Alzheimers, including a blood test.  Finally, Phills looks at the importance of taking the time to ensure that the well-being of our ageing population is taken care of so that while we live longer, we live healthier.

Get Out Of The House

Show notes HOUSE

We take a look at some great opportunities in our local area that will give you some ideas of what to look out for in your local area to Get Out Of The House!  Phill finds some great opportunities with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra Orchestral Favourites, the Ipswich Orchid Society as well as one that might be a bit out there: the Game Spot.  Before you dismiss that one, Phill finds an interesting statistics that 26% of the gamers out there are actually over the age of 50!

Lunch Break

Show notes LUNCH

Phill is on his own today, sans Ronsley Vaz from Bond- Appetite.  So he’s had to call on his vast Greek heritage to whip up a recipe of his own.  He’s given us a family favourite, Fakes, a lentil soup.  Warning – this is a task that requires you to start the day before, but on the upside, it lasts for three days.


350g lentils

4 cups of water

2 tomatoes

3-4 cloves of garlic

Red wine vinegar




Bay leaves



Start the day before, pour the lentils into a container & sift out the little stones.

Soak them overnight or at least 6 hours

Drain in the morning.

Combine the lentils and the 4 cups of water & bring it to the boil.

Cut up the vegetables and then put all remaining ingredients into the lentils.

Simmer and reduce for about 45 minutes until thickened.

Remove the bays leaves and serve.

 Lessons From The Study

Show notes STUDY

We take a look at the importance of Advanced Health Directives, particularly after our recent episode with Kerry-Ann Doley on episode ten (10) of our iNightingale show.



 Phill’s Review

While chatting with a great neighbour who is the carer of her 93 year old mother, they have a little chat about a great device that they bought for her recently, called the effortless lifting chair.  Phill did a little online research after that and found the Pride Performance Mobility that is a great way of relieving a pressure sore, too.



Show Notes

Phill Tsingos is a Director of iNightingale. Qualified Registered Nurse. He has been a nurse his entire adult life (Circa: 1993). He thrives on the daily challenges of working in an emergency department (Clinical teacher). Phill’s mission is everyone should have the best quality of life possible. He has made caring for people a life long devotion (perhaps even an obsession). Seeing many people suffer as a result of inadequate care at home. Phill wanted to be the prevention not the cure. That is how iNightingale was born. Phill loves questions or comments or general chin wag at Google

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