Who are the wealthy retirees targeted in Labor's plans?

In Labor’s budget reply speech, Bill Shorten reaffirmed the plan to remove refundability of dividend imputation credits.

Falls prevention technology starts trials in Australia and the UK

Falls and fractures are a leading cause of hospitalisation in seniors, with one-third of people over 65, and one-in-two people over 80 experiencing a major fall each year.

Wivenhoe Village wins retirement living award

A semi-rural retirement living development on the outskirts of Sydney has achieved national recognition at the 2018 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Awards.

Gut microbes may affect heart disease risk – first study in humans

Research has shown that having the right gut microbes can reduce the risk of heart disease – if you’re a mouse. Now, our latest study, published in the European Heart Journal, shows that this might be true for humans, too.

Less than half of seniors have a detailed plan for their children's inheritance

The current inheritance pledge from Australian seniors to children and grandchildren is nearly $3.7 trillion – but some seniors are resentful.

Budget 2018 – older Australians

The Federal Budget Paper 2, Part 2 Expense Measures, handed down on 8 May 2018 outlines a broad range of government expenditure measures that will impact older Australians.

Budget funding for aged care welcomed

Dementia Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s $5 billion dollar commitment to the aged care sector in its budget.

Budget delivers nothing to stem the rise of homelessness

Homelessness Australia (HA) has labelled the Federal Budget ‘short-sighted and heartless’, after it was revealed there will not be any extra funding for either social housing or homelessness services.

Budget - leaves people on low incomes worse off

The St Vincent de Paul Society says this year’s Budget locks in future spending cuts and leaves people on the lowest incomes worse off.

Budget - inadequate income support

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has long advocated for action to deal with stubborn unemployment still hurting too many in our most vulnerable communities.

Measures to tackle lost super but super gender gap ignored

The 2018/19 Federal Budget delivered welcome measures for the efficiency of the super system, but did little to improve retirement outcomes for women.

Budget fails to deliver improved staffing in aged care

The ANMF says the 2018/19 Federal Budget will not fix the crisis in aged care and is disappointed that the Government has failed to address the urgent need for safe staffing in nursing homes.

Recruits sought for study to stimulate the ageing brain

Brain training and stimulation in older adults may be the key to tackling cognitive decline and dementia, according to University of Queensland researchers.

Evidence backing Scott Morrison plan to expand Pension Loan Scheme

Reported moves to expanded the under-utilised Pension Loan Scheme (PLS) to allow pensioners access to the scheme would be a welcome budget breakthrough.

Fasting boosts stem cells’ regenerative capacity

As people age, their intestinal stem cells begin to lose their ability to regenerate.

Seventy-nine percent of grandparents think they are doing a good job

Nickelodeon Australia, today unveiled the results of “The Grand Illusion: Being Grandparents in the 21st Century,” a new study exploring the expanding role grandparents play in today’s family.

Cervical and bowel screening reports

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released two new reports today.

Every cancer patient should be prescribed exercise medicine

Every four minutes someone in Australia is diagnosed with cancer. Only one in ten of those diagnosed will exercise enough during and after their treatment. But every one of those patients would benefit from exercise.

Healthy Ageing Grants Review

A report into the reach and focus of the Aged Care Service Improvement and Healthy Ageing Grants (ACSIHAG) Program has been released today.

Combating loneliness in local communities

The Australian Government is committing $46.1 million to the national Community Visitors Scheme, which is seeking the assistance of organisations to help combat loneliness and social isolation.

Brainwave to let Parkinson's patients sleep through surgery

Melbourne scientists have discovered a unique brain signal that will act as a homing device, making deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson’s disease and other conditions more accurate and less confronting for the patient.