Keeping mature-age workers on the job
To make Australian workplaces supportive and productive environments for all employees, it has never been more important to engage mature-age workers and will only become more so.
How the built environment impacts healthy ageing
Streetscapes, cafes, buses and planes weren't necessarily designed to deal with the ageing population explosion, however older people can advocate change to their environment by voicing concerns.
Older consumers need help with power prices
The ACCC’s preliminary report on electricity prices has highlighted the failings of the national market with consumers having little opportunity to reduce their bills, according to National Seniors Australia.
$20k on offer for seniors living ideas
Do you have an idea to improve the lives of people who are 65 years or older? Entries are now open for the $20,000 Seniors Living Innovation Challenge.
National pension crisis accelerating in regions
In a preview of what is coming for the nation, Australia’s oldest regions are experiencing a growing pension crisis with some regions already having 20 per cent of the population reliant on the age pension.
innovAGEING initiative launched
Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) CEO Sean Rooney today launched innovAGEING - a national innovation network for Australia’s age services industry.
Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan
Around four million Australians who experience a mental health condition will benefit from the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan.
One hour of exercise a week can protect against depression
A landmark study led by King’s College London and the Black Dog Institute in Australia has revealed that regular exercise of any intensity can protect against depression - and just one hour can help.
SA patients to benefit with new general practice trial
Flinders University will conduct a clinical trial including those older than 65 years of age, aiming to improve the health of patients and the care they receive from their General Practitioner.
Gladstone Men’s Shed receives Government grant
Gladstone Men’s Shed has received $7070 as part of a Queensland Government grant scheme to help reduce the negative effects that droughts, disasters and other crises can have on regional communities.
Finalists announced for WA Seniors Awards
Six outstanding seniors have been named finalists in the annual WA Seniors Awards.
Department of Human Services digital assistant push
New digital assistants on the Department of Human Services’ website are answering simple questions and helping people complete their claims online so people don’t have to pick up the phone.
Private health insurance reforms
The Federal Minister for Health, Greg Hunt has announced a wide ranging package of reforms to make private health insurance simpler for Australians with some receiving reduced costs.
Increase in proportion of older Australian mortgagees
The proportion of income younger mortgagees are using for housing has declined over the last decade, but for older Australians it has increased according to new figures released by the ABS.
Making driving possible for older Sydneysiders
Royal Rehab Return2Driving, is now offering elderly persons support to meet NSW Roads and Maritime Services, Drivers Licence requirements.
Older adults may fall more when on prescription sleep medications
Taking physician-recommended sleep medications to treat insomnia may actually increase the risk of falling for older adults, according to a team of sleep researchers.
Pick-me-up robot aims to reduce falls
New research being undertaken at the University of South Australia could see robots learn to help frail and elderly people who fall in their homes to get up again safely, reducing further injuries.