Cancer has a tremendous impact on patients, survivors and those they love, affecting their health and happiness in many ways. A free seven-week virtual workshop series, “Cancer: Thriving & Surviving,” is being offered beginning Tuesday, Oct. 13, to help them have the best outcome and improve their quality of life.The series is facilitated by regional coalitions through the N.J. Office of Cancer Control and Prevention. Shore Medical Center in Somers Point is the lead agency for the Cape Atlantic Coalition for Health.“Cancer: Thriving and Surviving” is an evidence-based program originally developed by Stanford University and is being offered throughout the country. The workshop series focuses how to manage the many challenges faced by people battling cancer, survivors and caregivers.Topics include fatigue management, exercise and fitness, managing pain, healthy sleep, living with uncertainty, problem solving, communication and dealing with difficult emotions. Each session builds upon the previous session, so it is recommended that participants attend as many as possible.The workshop will be held 9:30 a.m. to noon every Tuesday through Nov. 24, starting Oct. 13. The first session will be brief, as that week will be for introductions and to make sure all participants can access the platform.Space is limited. Register in advance by calling Community Cancer Outreach Manager Angela Bailey at 609-653-3484 or email [email protected] can also register online at https://bit.ly/2G44yok. Shore Medical Center is closing off visitors to the hospital due to the uptick in COVID-19 cases in the region.
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Searching for a property bargain? Kooralbyn might be a spot to add to your watch list.THE terms “affordable property” and “entry-level price tag” are often overused in real estate, but certainly not in this case.This unit would be a first-home buyers dream, with a 10 per cent deposit coming in at less than $8000.But they’d need to sacrifice city living and be willing to live in a shoebox.The one-bedroom, one-bathroom pad at Kooralbyn — a town in Scenic Rim 56km west of the Gold Coast — fetched $75,500 earlier this month. The total cost of the 51sq m unit is close to the deposit needed for a house priced at the Gold Coast’s median, which is $655,000. The unit at 39/97-111 Routley Drive, Kooralbyn — which is in need of some TLC — sold for $75,500.LJ Hooker Yarrabilba agent Barry Johns said the area, and in particular the unit block, offered a terrific way for buyers to break into the market. “One family had tried and tried to get finance for a house and land package as their first home,” Mr Johns said. “Due to finance being so hard, they decided to buy one of these units and live in it for a couple of years, which allowed them to save up a deposit by not paying ridiculously high rent.“They will now lease it out and use the capital gained to get the house and land they wanted — it was a very smart idea.” MORE NEWS: Sellers lose out as buyers bag bargains The complex offers lots of affordable options.Mr John’s said Scenic Rim was a fast growing area with buyers appreciating the value and lifestyle it offered. “A lot of people that we are getting are moving up from Sydney, NSW, the Gold Coast and Brisbane,” he said. “They are sick of living the life with traffic and high-cost housing. “Here, they can live a simple life and all the conveniences are out here, we can even have Woolworths delivered to the front door.”Scenic Rim’s median unit price is $297,000 and has jumped 15.3 per cent in the last five years, according to CoreLogic. Meanwhile, the median house price has notched 19.9 per cent growth in that time period to a $470,000 median. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:35Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenFive things to consider when buying into a regional area01:35 Mr Johns said the buyer of No. 39 was an individual buying for themselves. So far this year, two other units in the complex have sold — No. 7 fetched $100,000 and No. 9 just $53,000, according to CoreLogic data. The cheapest unit in the complex was No. 18 which changed hands for $30,000 in 2014, while the most expensive was the $176,400 sale of apartment six in 1997. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago MORE NEWS: Shabby beach shack draws in mega bucks “Kooralbyn itself if growing quite rapidly,” Mr Johns said. “The resort is going from strength to strength, there’s a zoo coming and there are tourists here all the time.“The area has a beautiful hum around it. “Prices were climbing quite rapidly before the banks decided to tighten up … but we are still way ahead of everyone else with affordability.” Kooralbyn’s median unit price is just $100,000 with 15 properties sold in the last 12 months. Houses have a $349,000 median. The median asking rent for a unit is $260 per week, while houses reap a median income of $343 each week.