Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong – according to science

Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had got over it, only for the symptoms to return with a vengeance?

National disability recognition for Brisbane City Council

Brisbane City Council has been presented with the Disability Access Award to for their work in implementing the Brisbane Access and Inclusion Plan.

New measures of ageing may show 70 is the new 60

Ageing should be based on the number of years people are likely to live in a given country.

Free entry to Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

Seniors and pensioners can now enjoy free entry to Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre every Tuesday.

Robodebt report released

The Senate has released its scathing report on the Department of Social Security error ridden debt determination and collection system.

Elder abuse must be more than a legal response

Benetas calls for greater emphasis on capacity building and quality improvement after the release of the Australian Law Reform Commission report, Elder Abuse - A National Legal Response.

New National Rural Health Commissioner

New legislation has paved the way for the appointment of a new champion for rural health and the doctors, nurses and allied health workers who care for those living in these communities.

Palliative & Aged Care Forum Shines Light on Improving End-of-Life & Ageing Care

The Palliative & Aged Care Forum took place on 14 - 16 June 2017 within the Rydges on Swanston Melbourne.

Future of Australia's aged care sector workforce report released

The Federal Government has received the Senate Community Affairs References Committee report into the future of Australia’s aged care workforce.

Australia’s first dementia-friendly airport

Brisbane Airport was named Australia’s first dementia-friendly airport by Alzheimer’s Australia at the launch of a new guide to the airport for travellers with dementia.

Biking linked to reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, and early death

A recent study suggests that bicycle commuting, like recreational cycling, is not only associated with a lower risk of serious disease, but with a longer life as well.

Seeking nominations from veterans of Milne Bay, Kokoda and the Beachheads

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan has encouraged veterans to nominate to receive support to attend commemorations for the Battles of Milne Bay and Kokoda and the Beachheads in Canberra.

Community Awareness Grants announced for organ donations

The Australian Government has awarded $430,000 in Grants to encourage more people to join the Australian Organ Donor Register online.

Moderate drinking linked to a decline in brain health

Alcohol consumption, even at moderate levels, is associated with increased risk of adverse brain outcomes and steeper decline in cognitive (mental) skills, finds a study published by The BMJ on 11 May.

Technology transforming older lives

A national report launched by the Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt shows how rapid and continuous growth of new technologies is radically transforming the lives of older Australians for the better.

A year of Know Your Bones

On this, the first anniversary of Know Your Bones, Garvan and Osteoporosis Australia celebrate over 75,000 visits to the online bone health assessment tool.

High human cost of Sydney's public housing evictions policy

Three years after New South Wales’ housing minister announced that all 579 public housing tenants in Millers Point, Dawes Point and the Sirius Building would be moved within two years and their homes sold, only 24 tenants are still resisting the move.

Cultura: An app for culturally sensitive dementia care

Alzheimer’s Australia SA has launched multicultural smart phone app ‘Cultura’, developed to support health professionals in the provision of culturally sensitive dementia care.

Energy Assistance Payment to pension/welfare recipients

The Federal Government will provide a one-off payment of up to $75 to 3.8 million people, following the passage of legislation in the Senate.

Human Rights Commission call to action on elder abuse

The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling on all Australians to recognise the rights of older people and end the abuse and neglect so many of them face.

Elder abuse report ignores impact on people's health

The good news is that Australia is doing something positive to improve the lives of our parents and grandparents. The bad news is we can no longer pretend there are golden years awaiting us all in old age.