Gold Cards for BNT and BCOF veterans’ legislation passes

Participants of the British Nuclear Test program in Australia and veterans who served as part of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force are called on to register for free health care.

The social barriers to an active society are being ignored

The simplicity of exhorting people to “be more active” belies how complicated it can be to put physical activity into practice.

Elder abuse report highlights need for government and community cooperation

NACLC and the National Older Persons Legal Services Network have welcomed the tabling of a report of the ALRC as an important milestone in tackling the growing problem of elder abuse.

Elder abuse—a national ALRC response

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has launched its Report, Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 131), on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2017.

UN World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2017

Because the numbers of older persons are growing, the amount of elder abuse can be expected to grow with it.

Preventing elder abuse with quality aged care

On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a Charles Sturt University (CSU) academic is renewing her support for more registered nurses in NSW aged care homes to deliver a high standard of care to elderly residents.

Grants to support active older South Australians

Seniors across South Australia will be encouraged to have a go at new activities and discover hidden talents through a range of newly-funded community projects.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day eve

The Tasmanian Government is committed to upholding the rights of older Tasmanians to live without exploitation, abuse or fear.

2017 NSW Grandparents Day event grants program open

Applications are now open for grants to help community organisations, small businesses and local councils host events to celebrate NSW Grandparents Day.

WA joins WHO age-friendly affiliate program

The State Government's work towards making Western Australia more age-friendly has been recognised with the World Health Organisation (WHO) accepting the State as an affiliate member.

Men need to watch their eyes

Men are neglecting the health of their eyes to the detriment of their overall wellbeing, according to Optometry Australia.

(Don’t) always look on the bright side of life

The eponymous heroine of the beloved novel Pollyanna won over her dour aunt and the rest of the town with her cheerful nature and ‘glad game’, in which she finds cause for gladness in every situation.

1000th 70+yo volunteer in cholesterol lowering drugs research

A Monash University trial is investigating whether cholesterol lowering drugs (statins) can lead to a healthier life, with greater independence and lower disability.

Aveo group progresses $220 million Newcastle project

Retirement developer Aveo Group has brought forward the second stage of its $220 million Newcastle development following interest in Stage 1, as construction tracks ahead of schedule.

Study outlines skills needed for aged care nursing

As the number of older Australia grows rapidly, one of the many challenges will be to develop a skilled aged-care workforce able to care for them and help them achieve a good quality of life.

QLD State Budget savings highlights

The Queensloand Government will commit $5.3 billion in next week’s State Budget to help Queenslanders’ household budgets, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

Changing face of ageing demands new approach to senior living

Baby Boomers are ageing, but they aren’t getting ‘old’.

Brain training boosts attention and mood of seniors

Preliminary findings from a mental health research project at USC’s Thompson Institute has found that brain training can improve both attention and mood in older adults.

Researcher explores new advantage to aid hearing in older Aussies

We hear with our ears but we listen with our brains.

A handy reference website on each state and territories’ end-of-life laws

Australia has a complex array of end-of-life laws because each state and territory has its own laws, say QUT’s Australian Centre for Health Law Research (ACHLR) directors Professors Ben White and Lindy Willmott.

Five ways older Australians can embrace technology to redefine later life

At the traditional Australian retirement age of 65, men can now look forward to another 20 years of life, and women another 22 years.