(Don’t) always look on the bright side of life

The eponymous heroine of the beloved novel Pollyanna won over her dour aunt and the rest of the town with her cheerful nature and ‘glad game’, in which she finds cause for gladness in every situation.

1000th 70+yo volunteer in cholesterol lowering drugs research

A Monash University trial is investigating whether cholesterol lowering drugs (statins) can lead to a healthier life, with greater independence and lower disability.

Aveo group progresses $220 million Newcastle project

Retirement developer Aveo Group has brought forward the second stage of its $220 million Newcastle development following interest in Stage 1, as construction tracks ahead of schedule.

Study outlines skills needed for aged care nursing

As the number of older Australia grows rapidly, one of the many challenges will be to develop a skilled aged-care workforce able to care for them and help them achieve a good quality of life.

QLD State Budget savings highlights

The Queensloand Government will commit $5.3 billion in next week’s State Budget to help Queenslanders’ household budgets, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

Changing face of ageing demands new approach to senior living

Baby Boomers are ageing, but they aren’t getting ‘old’.

Brain training boosts attention and mood of seniors

Preliminary findings from a mental health research project at USC’s Thompson Institute has found that brain training can improve both attention and mood in older adults.

Researcher explores new advantage to aid hearing in older Aussies

We hear with our ears but we listen with our brains.

A handy reference website on each state and territories’ end-of-life laws

Australia has a complex array of end-of-life laws because each state and territory has its own laws, say QUT’s Australian Centre for Health Law Research (ACHLR) directors Professors Ben White and Lindy Willmott.

Five ways older Australians can embrace technology to redefine later life

At the traditional Australian retirement age of 65, men can now look forward to another 20 years of life, and women another 22 years.

Masters Athletics Championships kicks off at Darwin

For the first time the premier Australian Masters Athletics Championships 2017 kicks off in the Northern Territory today.