Older people's loneliness makes them more vulnerable to scammers

UK fraud investigators have warned that lonely older people are being targeted by scammers who persuade them to invest their pensions in self-storage units. Lonely older Australians are also too vulnerable to unscruplous scammers.

First provider of Butterfly model of dementia care

Barunga Village a regional South Australian aged care facility is the first to become an accredited provider of the international ground-breaking model of dementia care in Australia.

Care at home reforms - public consultation

The Federal Government has released a public discussion paper to help inform future care at home reforms.

Help for QLD seniors with housing decisions

Older Queenslanders will have better support to stay in their homes and remain connected to their communities with the announcement of new measures.

Telephone support for more VIC families

The Victorian Government is helping grandparents caring for children, dads and rural families to get free parenting support they need when they’re unable to attend support services in person.

Trial finds honey to be superior for dry eyes

For thousands of years communities have recognised the wound healing and anti-bacterial properties of honey.

Ageing in a virtual world

A group of people sit around a clear blue pool, dangling their feet in the water, chatting among the palm trees, surfboards propped up in the sand behind them. It’s a tranquil scene.

Easier authorisation of spokespersons for aged consumers

An important change to My Aged Care has been clarification of who can speak on a consumer’s behalf, and under what circumstances.

A purpose in life by day results in better sleep at night

Having a good reason to get out of bed in the morning means you are more likely to sleep better at night with less sleep apnoea and restless leg syndrome.

Challenging risky VIC drinking cultures

Health promotion foundation VicHealth will provide almost $1 million in funding to four creative new projects to help reduce risky drinking across Victoria.

New National Aged Care Advocacy Program

Support and guidance for seniors will be fundamental to the new National Aged Care Advocacy Program (NACAP) to be delivered by the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN).

Grants to support indigenous aged care services

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in aged care in regional, rural and remote communities will benefit from more than $3.7 million in one-off grants.

QLD to strengthen protection for seniors in retirement villages

The Queensland Government is taking action to toughen consumer protection for seniors living in retirement villages as part of its new Housing Strategy 2017-2027.

Three reasons the government promotes home ownership for older Australians

Government strategies to manage population ageing largely assume that older Australians are home owners.

Low income South Australians to benefit from increases to concessions

The State Government’s utility concessions will be increased annually in line with the Consumer Price Index to assist people on low and fixed incomes with cost of living expenses.

Frequent visitors to NSW public hospitals will save on parking

From 1 July 2017, patients and carers are able to access concession rates for public hospital parking and save $200 per week.

Mapping the massacres of Australia’s colonial frontier

More than 150 Aboriginal massacres that occurred during the spread of pastoral settlement in Australia are now documented in an online digital map.

Undiagnosed type 2 diabetes serious risk

Five per cent of Australians aged over 40 have had a type 2 diabetes check in the past two years with risking vision loss, kidney damage, heart attacks, stroke and limb amputation.

Cleanout of Sydney chemicals

Sydneysiders are invited to safely dispose of their old car batteries, solvents, pesticides and paints at the City of Sydney’s free household chemical cleanout day on 15 July.

Recognising the service of Indigenous Australians

Celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders during NAIDOC Week, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan has paid tribute to Indigenous ex-servicemen and women.

Military superannuation income streams decision

A feature of the Australian superannuation system is that military personnel and military invalidity pensioners are subject to tax on their superannuation income streams, Minister for Veterans' Affairs Dan Tehan said.