How the built environment impacts healthy ageing

Streetscapes, cafes, buses and planes weren't necessarily designed to deal with the ageing population explosion, however older people can advocate change to their environment by voicing concerns.

Older consumers need help with power prices

The ACCC’s preliminary report on electricity prices has highlighted the failings of the national market with consumers having little opportunity to reduce their bills, according to National Seniors Australia.

$20k on offer for seniors living ideas

Do you have an idea to improve the lives of people who are 65 years or older? Entries are now open for the $20,000 Seniors Living Innovation Challenge.

National pension crisis accelerating in regions

In a preview of what is coming for the nation, Australia’s oldest regions are experiencing a growing pension crisis with some regions already having 20 per cent of the population reliant on the age pension.

innovAGEING initiative launched

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) CEO Sean Rooney today launched innovAGEING - a national innovation network for Australia’s age services industry.

Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan

Around four million Australians who experience a mental health condition will benefit from the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan.

One hour of exercise a week can protect against depression

A landmark study led by King’s College London and the Black Dog Institute in Australia has revealed that regular exercise of any intensity can protect against depression - and just one hour can help.

SA patients to benefit with new general practice trial

Flinders University will conduct a clinical trial including those older than 65 years of age, aiming to improve the health of patients and the care they receive from their General Practitioner.

Gladstone Men’s Shed receives Government grant

Gladstone Men’s Shed has received $7070 as part of a Queensland Government grant scheme to help reduce the negative effects that droughts, disasters and other crises can have on regional communities.

Finalists announced for WA Seniors Awards

Six outstanding seniors have been named finalists in the annual WA Seniors Awards.

Department of Human Services digital assistant push

New digital assistants on the Department of Human Services’ website are answering simple questions and helping people complete their claims online so people don’t have to pick up the phone.

Mobility scooter may just be the future of transport

Nationals senator John Williams wants to limit the speed of mobility scooters. His campaign shines a spotlight on an often overlooked piece of technology, one that could offer lessons for our transport future.

CHOICE 2017 Shonky Award winners

Samsung, Westpac, Coles and Vita Gummies are among the eight brands named and shamed at the 12th annual CHOICE Shonky Awards in Sydney.

Private health insurance reforms

The Federal Minister for Health, Greg Hunt has announced a wide ranging package of reforms to make private health insurance simpler for Australians with some receiving reduced costs.

Increase in proportion of older Australian mortgagees

The proportion of income younger mortgagees are using for housing has declined over the last decade, but for older Australians it has increased according to new figures released by the ABS.

Making driving possible for older Sydneysiders

Royal Rehab Return2Driving, is now offering elderly persons support to meet NSW Roads and Maritime Services, Drivers Licence requirements.

Older adults may fall more when on prescription sleep medications

Taking physician-recommended sleep medications to treat insomnia may actually increase the risk of falling for older adults, according to a team of sleep researchers.

Pick-me-up robot aims to reduce falls

New research being undertaken at the University of South Australia could see robots learn to help frail and elderly people who fall in their homes to get up again safely, reducing further injuries.

Include grandparents in child out-of-home care

Across Australia, growing numbers of children are entering out-of-home care, including disproportionate numbers of Indigenous children.

WA Purple Road raises awareness of elder abuse

The serious issue of elder abuse is being highlighted through the Purple Road, a community project encouraging people to contribute to a growing 'road' of crocheted flowers.

Avoiding caregiver burnout

There is now one in eight, or more than 2.7 million Australians providing unpaid care to a loved one with a disability, mental illness, health condition or who is elderly.