Grandparents - when migration robs a country of its children

One of the central arguments in support of pro-immigration policies in Europe is that developed nations in the West need young workers to help pay for the pensions and healthcare of ageing populations.

VIC Senior of The Year 2017

Mornington volunteer cancer worker and cancer survivor, 77-year-old Roy Francis, has won the prestigious Victorian Senior of the Year award.

To keep heatwaves at bay, aged care residents deserve better quality homes

With rising temperatures, surging power prices and an ageing population, there are challenging times ahead in terms of looking after our most vulnerable elderly citizens.

Students help citizens to age well in our communities

The health and wellbeing of people aged 40-75 could benefit from more advice and checks, according to Flinders University research.

GenXchange initiative to connect generations

Sunshine Coast seniors have been invited to participate in a knowledge, conversation and skills sharing experience with University of the Sunshine Coast students through the genXchange program.

Older Territorians face lack of support

People ageing in remote communities of the Northern Territory are facing issues such as lack of access to suitable home support and home-care services despite recommendations of an inquiry to improve such services.

Knowing the signs of Lewy body dementia may help speed diagnosis

Lewy body dementia reached the public eye in 2014 after reports that Robin Williams died with diffuse Lewy body disease.

As US retirement age creeps up, health gets worse

Ten years from now, Americans born in 1960 will be able to start collecting their full Social Security retirement check, at the age of 67.

Cruise ship passengers without adequate insurance

Half of Australian cruise goers are leaving themselves exposed to huge bills of hundreds of thousands of dollars by failing to understand the importance of travel insurance.

Queensland Literary Awards announced

Queensland’s literary talent was tonight (Wednesday 4 October) recognised at the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards (QLA) ceremony at the State Library of Queensland (SLQ).

High-intensity workouts send the wrong message

The allure of high-intensity interval training is simple – go all-out for as little as one minute and reap the benefits of a 45 or 60-minute workout.

CSU Clinical Chair in Aged Care Practice Innovation announced

Charles Sturt University and Catholic Healthcare have announced the appointment of Associate Professor Marguerite Bramble as the inaugural Clinical Chair in Aged Care Practice Innovation.

ANCAP app to inform safer vehicle choices

A new road safety app is set to help drivers make better choices and save lives on Australian roads.

How can we prevent financial abuse of the elderly?

Throughout Australia older people are losing their savings, property and homes through financial abuse, usually at the hands of persons close to them such as an adult child or grandchild.

Free travel for VIC seniors during 2017 Seniors Festival

Victorian Seniors Card holders can explore the whole state for free, with complimentary travel from 8 to 15 October as part of the 35th Victorian Seniors Festival.

Sacrifices families make to pay energy bills

A new report by the Victorian Council of Social Service and the RMIT Centre for Urban Research shows the struggles and sacrifices Australians on low-incomes are making to stay connected to power.

SpecSavers Audiology launched

A new network of clinics is officially being launched today, offering hearing checks and affordable hearing aids, and promising to increase choice and convenience for customers.

Elder abuse prevention initiatives announced

The Federal Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis has announced a $15 million Federal Government initiative to better tackle the appalling elder abuse problem in Australia.

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.

Celebrate the older people in your life today

Queenslanders are being urged to celebrate the older people in their lives today (1 October) as the world comes together for International Day for Older Persons 2017.

International Day of Older Persons 2017

1 October is the United Nations Day of Older Persons, observed across the globe to highlight the nationally significant contributions and the tragic vulnerabilities of older persons.