Aged care industry supports quality reforms

The peak bodies representing Australia’s aged care industry declare that they will work with government on proposed reforms to the National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes.

The Adelaide Festival launches its 2018 program

The 2018 Adelaide Festival program launched on Tuesday 24 October 2017 at the Adelaide Town Hall.

WA super seniors honoured by awards

Western Australia's most outstanding seniors have been honoured by Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray at this week's WA Seniors Awards.

Increase in disabled over 65s numbers in Europe

By 2047 one in four women and one in six men aged 65 and above is expected to be living with a physical disability that will severely restrict everyday activities - online journal BMJ Open.

What do single, older women want? Their 'own little space'.

The “great Australian dream” of owning your own home is rapidly proving to be an illusion for many in the early 21st century.

Preventing ageing unequally report

The new OECD report “Preventing Ageing Unequally” examines how the two global mega-trends of population ageing and rising inequalities have been developing and interacting, both within and across generations.

The Masters Games off to a flying start

The 16th Australian Masters Games are officially underway for the first time in Tasmania since the inaugural Games were hosted in Hobart in 1987.

TAS Seniors to receive Special Energy Bonus

Tasmania's aged pensioners and Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders will receive a one-off bonus payment of $125 per household in coming months to help cover their energy bills.

Gender pain differences and dementia

Men and women feel pain differently, and the same is true for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Appointment of first National Rural Health Commissioner

Emeritus Professor Paul Worley will become Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner, working to improve access to medical services for all who call regional, rural and remote Australia home.

Is obesity a factor for fractures?

Does body fat protect you against osteoporosis or make you more vulnerable to fractures?  A new study by the University of South Australia hopes to shed light on this question.

NSW Seniors Card discount at Woolworths

New South Wales Seniors Card holders are eligible for five per cent off Woolworths WISH eGift cards.

VIC voluntary assisted dying law one step closer

Victorians who are terminally ill are one step closer to having access to voluntary assisted dying after the Legislative Assembly voted to pass the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017.

QLD community groups urged to apply for funding

The Queensland Government is calling on Queensland community groups to apply for funding under the next round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund, which opens today.

Proposal for Cardiovascular Risk Assessments

The NVDPA has supported calls for heart and stroke disease risk assessments to be embedded alongside type 2 diabetes and kidney disease risk assessment in routine GP visits for everyone over 45.

Volunteering could Improve brain function

Older adults worried about losing their cognitive functions could consider volunteering as a potential boost, according to a University of Missouri researcher.

Love Your Bones on World Osteoporosis Day

Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt is urging Australians of all ages to complete a simple, online bone health check, to prevent potentially crippling conditions as they grow older.

Research on road safety for older drivers

Researchers at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) are pioneering research into aged driver safety associated with the use of adaptive comfort accessories.

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.

Keeping active can help older people reduce the need for care

A concerted effort to encourage older people to keep active can help them live more independently and reduce the need for social care, argue experts in The BMJ today.

RSPCA Adoptapet gets $3million

RSPCA and Bendigo Bank are celebrating the milestone of $3 million in support of the Adoptapet program.