Victorians to have their say on end of life care

Victorians are being urged to have their say about the services they want to support them at the end of their and their loved ones’ lives.

Older Australians drinking themselves awake

A survey of poor sleep patterns by Sleep Health Foundation has revealed consumption of caffeine and alcohol increases steadily with age.

New breast clinic opens

A new purpose-built breast screen clinic has been opened in Wanneroo, providing local women easier access to screening mammograms.

Tis the season for travelling con men

The public has been warned of an impending seasonal spike in the number of dodgy door-to-door tradespeople trying to rip off the unsuspecting.

Helping older neighbours prepare for storms and bushfires

With the early beginning to the fire season, Apia, the insurer for Over 50’s, is urging Australians to help their older neighbours prepare for the coming bushfire and storm season.

Residential taskforce for ageing Queenslanders

A taskforce of industry experts has been appointed by the Queensland Government to identify affordable and independent housing options for ageing Queenslanders.

Legislation opens more doors for assistance dogs

People with disability will benefit from improved access and streamlined services with the passing of the Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs Amendment Bill in state Parliament.

World Masters Athletics Championships Perth 2016

Thousands of athletes from around the world will descend on Perth in 12 months to compete in the 2016 World Masters Athletics Championships from 26 October to 6 November 2016.

NSW Grandparent of the Year

The NSW Grandparent of the Year has been awarded as part of Grandparents Day; a celebration of the contribution made by grandparents and older Australians to their families and communities.

Red and processed meat said to be cancer causing

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, has reported on the carcinogenicity of the consumption of red meat and processed meat.

Ageing genes find could provide treatments

Researchers have helped identify nearly 1,500 genes associated with ageing that could provide new health treatments to improve the prevention and treatment for age-related diseases.

Older sexual abuse victims seek help

It took almost four decades and an emotional breakdown resulting in hospitalisation for NSW grandmother to acknowledge the effect of childhood sexual abuse and seek help.

QLD Grandparents Day

Queensland children celebrated the special connections they have with their grandparents today, with a range of activities across the state to celebrate Grandparents Day.

Don't worry. Be happy. Lose weight

Many people believe that if they lose weight they will be happier about themselves, but new research is suggesting that people should take the opposite approach.

Age Pensioners not spending the inheritance

Australia’s aged pensioners tend to preserve financial wealth and consume conservatively says a new study by the ARC Centre for Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR).

Australia slipping in best countries for older people to live

Australia remains among the best but has fallen several places on the 2015 Global Ageing Index of quality of life and well-being for older people.

Vitamin B3 derivative cuts skin cancer risk

A year of treatment with nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, significantly lowered the risk of common, non-melanoma skin cancer in high-risk patients.

Mature-age student finds new direction

It’s never too late to begin a tertiary journey and change your life.

VIC bowel cancer screening rates low

New data shows only around one in three Victorians aged over 50 are taking up the opportunity to have a free bowel cancer screening test.

Grants open for QLD community groups

Community groups across Queensland could receive a head start in the New Year with the last round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) grants for 2015 now open.

37 000 Australian cancers could be prevented

An Australian-first study that found about 37 000 Australian cancer cases could be prevented each year.