Need for elder abuse prevention research

Focussed, well-funded research on elder abuse prevention is urgently needed given the lack of high-quality research and the ageing of the population.

New food club to whip up extra support for seniors

Townsville’s budding chefs and home cooks will be the first in Queensland to take part in a new volunteer meal-sharing program.

Aged Care Plus - Better Practice Award for third year running

The Salvation Army Pacific Lodge Aged Care Plus on Sydney’s northern beaches has won a Better Practice Award, "Spirituality - Not Just Religion", for their spiritual assessment and care planning approach with residents.

Australia growing greyer

Australia's aged population has increased by almost 20 per cent since 2010, according to data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Make fire safety a priority this Seniors Week

This Seniors Week Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is urging everyone to be proactive about fire safety in the home and consider booking a free Queensland Safehome visit.

Housing costs force age pensioners into poverty

Queensland couples who rely on the age pension and rent in the private market are at the greatest risk of living in poverty compared to other seniors.

Vietnam Veterans' Day

Today is Vietnam Veterans’ Day when Australia honours the service and sacrifice of nearly 60,000 men and women who served in the Vietnam War.

Age proves no barrier for dedicated volunteers

Dedication, wisdom, enthusiasm and hard work are being celebrated by Queensland’s emergency services as part of Seniors Week this week.

South Australians encouraged to vote for best seniors photo

In a competition first, all South Australians are invited to get involved with the “Through the Lens: 2016 Seniors Card photography competition” by voting for the People’s Choice Award.

NSW Seniors Festival grants program open

The NSW Government has allocated $200,000 seed funding for community groups, volunteer organisations and local councils to host events during the 2017 NSW Seniors Festival.

QLD Seniors Week celebrated with 500 events

Brisbane City Hall and King George Square will light up purple tonight to mark the start of Seniors Week 2016, joining a calendar of more than 500 events across the state.

Diabetes breakthrough part of new PBS medicines listings

As many as 20,000 Australians living with Type 2 diabetes will find it easier and cheaper to manage their condition every day that will also help save the lives of women with advanced cervical cancer.

Explainer: what is age-related macular degeneration?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the main cause of blindness in Australia. One in seven people aged over 50 have some signs of macular degeneration.

New WA housing options for seniors

Boyanup and Dardanup residents, South of Perth, are a step closer to benefiting from new age-appropriate housing options with a $4.8 million investment by the Western Australia Government.

Support for veterans and ADF personnel

The Federal Government will increase support for veterans and ADF members, including an employment initiative to support people moving from military service to civilian life.

Want a better memory?

The Mediterranean diet can improve your mind, as well your heart, shows a study published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Nutrition.

Future direction of SA veterans’ health care

The release of the Framework for Veterans’ Health Care 2016-2020 is an important step in the future direction of veterans’ health in South Australia.

Military awards for Long Tan veterans

Minister for Defence Personnel Dan Tehan will recommend 10 soldiers who fought in the Battle of Long Tan be awarded a military honour or have their existing honour upgraded.

Nominations open for inaugural NSW ageing media awards

Nominations are now open for the inaugural New South Wales Ministerial Advisory Committee on Ageing’s (MACA) Media Awards, which celebrate and recognise excellence in reporting on ageing.

Spiritual care guidelines in aged care launched

Older persons in residential and community aged care can now be offered spiritual care that is desired by and meaningful to them with the release of National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care.

Volunteering linked to enhanced mental health

Volunteering in middle and older age is linked to good mental health/emotional wellbeing, finds a large study of British adults, published in the online journal BMJ Open.