Stress management helps long term breast cancer survivors

A new study shows that providing women with skills to manage stress early in their breast cancer treatment can improve their mood and quality of life many years later.

Walking after meals could save older people from a fall

Going for a walk instead of resting after eating could help to save older people from some falls caused by a sudden loss in blood pressure, according to new research.

Why do only some people plan for retirement

A person’s “psychological clock”, or innate tendency to focus more on the past, present or future, strongly influences how well they plan for retirement.

Google Defeated in English Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has dismissed an attempt by Google to prevent British computer users from being able to sue it in England.

How do Aussie movie & TV streaming services compare?

Canstar Blue has reported that for the past several years, Australians wanting to stream their favourite movies and TV shows online had no legal option but to buy them outright.

Grants to keep older South Australians engaged

Thirty two South Australian community organisations will share in more than $75,000 as part of round two of the 2014-15 Grants for Seniors program.

Move more sit less for a healthy lifestyle

ACT Minister for Planning, Mick Gentleman, joined the Heart Foundation to encourage the community to live an active, healthy, life.

AMA recommends responsible use of restraint in aged care

The AMA has revised its Position Statement on Restraint in the Care of People in Residential Aged Care Facilities.

Dietitians approve chocolate this Easter – for malnourished older Australians

In a bid to help curb high rates of malnutrition among older Australians, dietitians have given the green light this Easter to spoil loved ones who may need a few extra kilojoules.

Digital divide hits all ages

One in ten young Australians under 35 feel that they have been left behind by advances in modern information communication technology and one in five say they'll be left behind in the future.

Harnessing the power of oldness at work

The release of the Intergenerational report in early March 2015 catapulted me into a state of confusion.

Salvos celebrated NSW Seniors Week

The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus marked NSW Seniors Week across its retirement villages and aged care centres with the perfect combination of scones, songs and smiles.

Palliative care plans in aged care needed

The AMA today released its new Position Statement on Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care Facilities.

Pensioners fighting back

The Fair Go for Pensioners Coalition has stepped up its campaign to protect living standards for older Australians by heading to Canberra to meet with Federal MPs and Senators.

Six DIY injuries to watch out for

Aussies love their DIY – fuelled by the huge range of home renovation shows on our small screen, from ‘The Block’ to ‘Grand Designs’, there are DIY strategies to cover any taste and budget.

Older women in an emerging elderly underclass

Older women are increasingly at risk of homelessness in NSW after inaction by both major parties which has led to a private housing market that is excluding older women.

Product recall - Target Easter chocolate products

Target Australia Pty Ltd is conducting a recall of various chocolate Easter products.

New NSW energy rebates promised

The NSW Government’s announcement of new and increased energy rebates for low-income and vulnerable people is a welcomed promise.

Research into alleviating stress faced by carers

A University of the Sunshine Coast research project is aiming to help families cope with the ongoing stress that follows the placement of elderly loved ones into aged care facilities.

Supporting mature aged workers in Canberra

Business leaders, experts in seniors issues and government representatives met today to discuss barriers to mature aged workers.

Grants of up to $60,000 to build VIC Men’s Sheds

Communities across Victoria may apply for grants to build a new Men’s Shed, following the release of $750,000 in funding by the State Government.