Is your property storm ready?

With storm activity ramping up, residents are being urged to prepare their properties now before severe weather hits.

Retirement villages approaching capacity

Occupancy of retirement villages in Australia is close to capacity, highlighting the forthcoming shortage of age appropriate housing for senior Australians in their local communities.

New aged care services for ATSI people

The Federal Government is providing more than $3 million in additional annual grant funding to deliver new and expanded residential aged care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote locations.

Excellence in Age Services Awards – nominations

Australia’s peak age services body, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), is calling for nominations for the inaugural LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards in 2018.

Legal Aid NSW’s free 2018 diary

The free 2018 Legal Topics for Older People Diary is packed with tips to help seniors understand their rights under the law.

Checklist promotes asbestos safety

A new tool has been launched to help home renovators better identify asbestos before any work gets underway.

Consumer rights in the sharing economy

When you buy from a platform where users can trade products or skills as a service, you have the same rights as you do when you buy from a shop in person or online.

VIC passes voluntary assisted dying laws

The Victorian Parliament has passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill after a comprehensive, historic and passionate debate in both lower and upper houses.

National Aged Care Advocacy Program

The Federal Government has launched a new, free nationwide support network to stand up for the rights of older Australians aged 55 and over.

Youi pays $164,000 for poor insurance sales practices

Youi has refunded 102 consumers approximately $14,000 in total, and will pay $150,000 as a community benefit payment to the Financial Rights Legal Centre's Insurance Law Service.

Stroke care divide costing lives

Inequalities in acute stroke care and services are costing lives and leaving thousands of Australians with unnecessary disability, according to a new Stroke Foundation Report.

Still doing fine at 104 years of age

Dot Devine turned 104 on Friday and celebrated her remarkable milestone at the Peninsula Villages Umina based facility with friends, family and staff.

Information sessions on rights for Sydney's older people

The City of Sydney’s community centres will this month host free information sessions for older people to learn more about their rights and available support services to protect them from abuse.

COTA measuring quality and consumer choice in aged care

COTA Australia is asking Australians their views about the quality of life and quality of care in aged care services.

Reducing power costs for Victorians

Almost three hundred thousand Victorian households will see their power prices reduced by up to 28 per cent in 2018.

National Domestic Violence Order Scheme

All Domestic Violence Orders (DVOs) issued in an Australian state or territory from 25 November 2017 are automatically recognised and enforceable across Australia.

Colouring book for older people

A new adult colouring book specifically designed for older people will help them to discover the joy and wellbeing that comes from colouring and mindfulness books.

More older Australians will be homeless unless governmenets act

One of the most pressing challenges older Australians face is finding secure accommodation with suitable amenities.

Moderate coffee drinking “more likely to benefit health than to harm it” say experts

Three or four cups a day confers greatest benefit, except in pregnancy and for women at risk of fracture.

Different types of alcohol elicit different emotional responses

Different types of alcohol elicit different emotional responses, but spirits are most frequently associated with feelings of aggression, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open.

Consumers can have their say with new model to rate aged care

A new evidence-based index offers insights into consumer experiences of aged care.