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3g Network Shutdown Will Open The Door For More Efficient Machine-led Aged Care

While recent attention on Aged Care has been focused on staff ratios and funding, large technology upgrades have been largely left off the table due to their complexity and cost of implementation, however that is about to change, for better or worse, says HSC Technology Group Managing Director Graham Russell.

“Telstra is shutting down the 3G network, which is responsible for operating large amounts of the elderly’s Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) devices across Australia,” Mr Russell said.

“This will be the catalyst for change the industry needs to bring its technology up to speed with 2021 and all providers should be taking advantage of it to transition their clients towards Ageing in Place Assistive Technology that incorporates more predictive forms of monitoring, such as AI and machine-led monitoring.”

Many current 3G Emergency Response devices have not advanced in the last 30 years with simple alerts alerts to third parties in the event of incidents, while the next generation solutions provided a more advanced model monitoring movement to look for irregularities and providing proactive preventive automated alerts.

Simply replacing these devices with similar 4G-enabled devices is missing a huge opportunity to upgrade the entire technological base of the industry to provide better, less intrusive care for the elderly, according to Mr Russell.

“We’ve been stuck in an outdated form of thinking that independence means being left alone, and we don’t agree with that. We think more technology is the answer to increasing independence for the elderly, which is why a new generation of monitoring devices are needed.”

In response to this opportunity, HSC Technology Group has developed the TALIUS platform – a 4G technology hub that uses AI and machine-learning to predict potential issues based on data, such as falls detecting falls, deterioration in health and vital signs and provide proportional alerts to the correct avenues.

“Outsourcing repetitive and intrusive spot-checks to machines will allow carers to spend more time providing the human touch and meaningful interactions with the elderly. We think that’s a positive change for the industry we can’t afford not to take advantage of.”

HSC Technology Group is a leading provider of Aged Care technology solutions and is currently offering Aged Care providers with no upfront cost upgrades of outdated 3G PERS devices to their Essence Care ( @ ) Home range, powered by TALIUS. They can be contacted at 1300 711 979.


Julie Bonacio selected as Top Real Estate Executive of the Year by IAOTP

Julie Bonacio, Vice President of Bonacio Construction, Broker/Owner of Julie & Co. Realty was recently selected as Top Real Estate Executive of the Year for 2021 by the international Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

Julie Bonacio, Vice President of Bonacio Construction, Broker/Owner of Julie & Co. Realty was recently selected as Top Real Estate Executive of the Year for 2021 by the international Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry.

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual awards gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.

With over 2 decades of professional experience as a prominent Real Estate Executive, Mrs. Bonacio has certainly proven herself as an accomplished professional and an expert in the field. She is a dynamic, results-driven leader, who has demonstrated success throughout her entire career. At this time, she is the Founder and Owner of Julie & Co. Realty and serves as the Vice President of Bonacio Construction.

Before Julie embarked on her professional career path, she graduated from the Katharine Gibbs College in 1989 with an Associate of Arts Degree. Gaining valuable professional experience and working alongside her father at his mobile home manufacturing company, she was offered a job in sales through a client. In 2000, Julie became a licensed Real Estate Sales Associate and has served as Vice President for Bonacio Construction since 2005. Naturally achieving such a high rate of success in real estate and construction led to the establishment of her own Real Estate brokerage, Julie & Co. Realty.

Julie & Co. Realty provides their clientele with an exemplary experience, by the utmost attention to detail. Their agents give accurate, up-to-date market conditions, skilled analysis and sound real estate advice. Julie & Co. Realty will continue providing their agents with innovative new ideas and tools that will benefit client’s expectations. Their specialties include residential sales, new construction, commercial and residential leasing. Julie’s real estate career has culminated over $370 million in sales.

Throughout her illustrious career, Mrs. Bonacio has received awards, accolades and has been recognized nationwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the real estate industry. This year she is being considered for a featured article in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and also for the Empowered Woman of the Year Award given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). Julie was honored as a Top Producer in Real Estate for many consecutive years, she received the Downtown Development Award and the Lion’s Club Award. Furthermore, she was honored as a Woman of Influence by the Capitol District and was named as a Top 40 Under 40 Real Estate Professional of the Year.

In addition to her successful career, Mrs. Bonacio is an active member within her community who has served as a board member for Saratoga-Sponsor-a-Scholar, Saratoga Hospital Foundation, Flower & Fruit Mission, and Equine Advocates along with others. Her and her husband Sonny support Saratoga’s philanthropic community.

The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “Choosing Julie for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. She is brilliant at what she does and has tremendous foresight for the market. Julie is humble, gracious and we felt she would make an amazing asset to our organization. We are looking forward to meeting her at the gala.”

Looking back, Julie attributes her success to her perseverance, her leadership skills and her passion of helping clients find and build their dream homes. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, boating, riding motorcycles and skiing at their home in Lake George. For the future, Julie will continue leading her companies towards success and strives to be the premiere real estate company in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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South Jordan, UT Author Publishes Children’s Book

My Little Blue Home, a new book written by Sadie Young and illustrated by Jayne Ann Osborne, has been released by RoseDog Books.

Come meet June, Ren, and Mick as they learn, grow, and go on adventures in their little blue home. My Little Blue Home, inspired by real children in their little blue home, will be sure to bring your children laughter and smiles as they relate to everyday life through the eyes of a child just like them. Come along as the children grow and learn about the magic of their home, yard, trees, and surroundings. In the little blue home it is believed that life should be explored and joy is all around us. And even the most ordinary of places can become extraordinary.

About the Author
Author, wife, and mother of three, Sadie Young has found inspiration for the series of Little Blue Home books through the purchase of her own little blue home. Moving into this home with her husband, baby girl, shortly joined by two more boys has been the adventure of their lives.

Young grew up in small town Lehi, Utah on a horse farm. There she learned to love horses and family time in their real life “farm house”. In adulthood, she loves and is passionate about many things including, writing, baking, psychology, and, of course, her family in her little blue home.

About the Illustrator
Some of Jayne’s earliest memories are drawing stick-figure horses with her mother. As a child, she always knew three things: she wanted to grow up and have 20 babies, live on a horse farm, and become an artist. Fast forward to today, she is a wife and stay at home mom of three. She finds joy in mothering, running an intergenerational story time at an assisted living facility, and making time to follow her childhood dreams. Although twenty babies and a horse farm aren’t part of the feasible picture, becoming a published illustrator definitely ticks the “become an artist” box!

My Little Blue Home is a 32-page hardcover with a retail price of $23.00 ($18.00 eBook). The ISBN is 978-1-6461-0343-0. It was published by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at

Stewartstown, PA Author Publishes Memoir

A Full Life or The Life of a Fool, a new book by Richard L. Wilson, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

What happens when you’re born backwards in a country hospital in York, Pennsylvania? In this memoir, A Full Life or The Life of a Fool, Richard L. Wilson offers being “born backwards” as a tongue-in-cheek answer for physical trials such as being cross-eyed, having a bad temper, being very bullheaded, and feeling driven to do whatever he decided to do regardless of the outcome. During his youth on a Pennsylvania farm, enlistment in the Marines, and adult life as a milkman, farmer, service station owner, and farm equipment salesman, these born-backwards traits got Richard into plenty of scrapes-and out of a few too.

About the Author
Richard L. Wilson grew up in York, PA, and lived most of his life there, aside from his time in military service and a condo in Florida. He served as an elected school board member for 8 years, four of those as president, and also served a number of years on a private school board. He was the 1958 Pennsylvania FFA Horseshoe champion and was active in professional horseshoes as an adult in the 1970s and an avid golfer from 1990 on. He is currently the president of two condo associations, one in Florida and one in Pennsylvania. Richard and his wife, Dee, have been married for 61 years and have 3 great grandsons.

A Full Life or The Life of a Fool is a 132-page paperback with a retail price of $13.00. It is also available in eBook format. The ISBN is 978-1-6491-3835-4. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at

Branchburg, NJ Author Publishes Historical Romance Novel

Tangled Hearts, a new book by Ruth Altamura-Roll, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Not wanting to be the spinster aunt, Ana decided to take her destiny into her own hands. Being the governess to the two grandsons of Lady Catherine Luttrell, as well as her companion, Ana was willing to take the risk at Dunster Castle even with the knowledge that Lord Alexander Luttrell, Duke of Exmoor, had a reputation as a scoundrel and libertine. Anything was better than marrying Charles. Charles’ love for Ana had no bounds and now that he was the baron, he could not stop pursuing her. He was determined to capture her heart and bring her home from Dunster to where she belonged, by his side.

Alexander Luttrell had had enough of women. He returned wounded from the wars in India only to discover that his wife had abandoned him and his two young sons. His reputation was ruined and his son’s lives were crushed. He was furious at Lady Catherine’s constant meddling into his household affairs by bringing in a governess. He was determined that his sons would never have to experience such heartbreak again at the hand of a woman. And a governess was too close for comfort. Struggling with his own demons from the war and his reputation already in tatters, his relationship with Riya, his young charge from India, only added to his mystery.

About the Author
Ruth Altamura-Roll is a new author and Tangled Hearts is her first novel. Always having dreamed of writing historical romance, she is excited to be able to bring her first work to the public with more books to follow. For over 35years, Ms. Altamura-Roll has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey and has been in private practice for over 20 years. She brings her psychological experience and background to her work. In addition, she has a degree in History/Religion from Moravian College. She and her husband Steven, also a counselor, have been Civil War re-enactors for over 15 years. If you don’t find her in her office, at her laptop, or at her piano, you will most likely find her in her garden dreaming up her next novel or self-help book.

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Tangled Hearts is a 350-page paperback with a retail price of $22.00 (eBook $17.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6376-4007-4. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at