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.

Pension increase - March 2015

Centrelink pensions and allowances will increase on 20 March 2015 in line with quarterly indexation.

One in eight sees a GP at least 12 times a year

More than one-third of Australians (35.3%) went to a GP six or more times in 2012–13, and those who went most often tended to be older and less wealthy.

Breast screening boost for TAS East Coast women

Breast screening services will this year return to Tasmania's East Coast towns of Bicheno and St Marys as part of maximising access to services in rural and regional areas.

Free App makes renting easier for VIC tenants

Victoria's Minister for Consumer Affairs, Jane Garrett, is encouraging Victorians to download a free renting app before signing a new rental agreement.

Local and International Jazz to be Celebrated in Melbourne

The Melbourne International Jazz Festival will well and truly live up to its name in 2015 with artists from 10 countries set to perform alongside local stars in a 10-day celebration of jazz in all its forms.