International Women’s Day - honouring the service and sacrifice of women

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester has marked International Women’s Day by attending a morning tea with the War Widows Guild and their supporting organisations.

Aussie volunteering set to decline?

Australia could be headed for a decline in volunteering that would leave a multi-billion-dollar hole in the economy according to a new study, released by the Australian Seniors Insurance Agency.

To grow old at home there need to be changes

Ooh, a storm is threatening my very life today / If I don’t get some shelter / Oh yeah, I’m gonna fade away…Mick Jagger.

Child abuse survivors suing rights extended

The Victorian Government has introduce new laws to quash an unfair legal loophole preventing child abuse survivors from suing some organisations for their abuse.

Men’s Sheds grants

Communities across Victoria are encouraged to apply for a Government grant to build more men’s sheds and support the emotional and social health of men.

Nursing homes residents taking their own lives

Around 140 Australian nursing-home residents took their own lives between 2000 and 2013, a new study shows.

Pension and allowance CPI increases

Around 4.7 million pension and allowance recipients will receive a Consumer Price Index increase to their welfare payments from 20 March 2018.

Additional support for unpaid carers

Australia’s unpaid carers will benefit from new services to help them manage daily challenges, reduce stress and plan for the future.

Federal Court Decision in Regis Aged Care Case

The Federal Court handed down a decision on 2 March 2018, to disallow Regis Aged Care from levying an “Asset Replacement Charge” on aged care residents.

For cheaper housing we have to build more

Building an extra 50,000 homes a year for a decade could leave Australian house prices 5 to 20 per cent lower than they would be otherwise, and stem rising public anxiety about housing affordability.

Exercise reduces risk of developing diabetes

Researchers have found that higher levels of Leisure-time Physical Activity (LTPA), such as walking, jogging or running, are linked to a lower risk of diabetes in high-risk individuals.

Onset of Alzheimer’s disease related to family history

You’re about to turn 60, and you’re fretting. Your mother has had Alzheimer’s disease since the age of 65. At what age will the disease strike you?

Share of $100K available to celebrate QLD Seniors Week

Queensland community organisations and local councils may apply for a subsidy of up to $1000 to host events and activities during Queensland Seniors Week.

Quality of Aged Care Facilities care – public hearings

Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia are to be held shortly in Sydney and Melbourne.

December quarter home care packages

A record number of home care packages have been assigned in the December 2017 quarter.

Unacceptable delays for colonoscopies

Bowel Cancer Australia is calling on Federal, State and Territory Governments to commit to a national Colonoscopy Wait-time Guarantee to address delays in diagnosing Australia’s second biggest cancer killer.

Dementia, depression warning marks World Hearing Day

Australians are asked to ‘hear the future and prepare for it’, by committing to ear health for life, as the nation marks World Hearing Day on 3 March.

Supporting ageing workforce key to future US economics

Providing American seniors with better work incentives and opportunities will be crucial for the United States to meet the challenges of its rapidly ageing population.

Pensions reforms have slowed in OECD countries

Further reforms are needed across OECD countries to mitigate the impact of population ageing, increasing inequality among the elderly and the changing nature of work, according to an OECD report.

Oakden: A shameful chapter In South Australia's history

The Hon. Bruce Lander QC, Independent Commission against Corruption has handed down his investigation report into the services and deaths at the Oakden Older Persons Mental Health Facility.

Flu shots for seniors available in April

Influenza affects people of all ages, but infections among the elderly are more likely to require hospitalisation and cause serious complications such as pneumonia and heart attacks.