Co-housing works well for older people, once they get past the image problem
Housing Australia’s ageing population in homes that are affordable, accessible and sustainable presents a major challenge, particularly in a time of rising housing costs.
What is 'cognitive reserve'?
As we get older we have a greater risk of developing impairments in areas of cognitive function – such as memory, reasoning and verbal ability.
Call for submissions for on the National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes
Federal Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt has opened submissions to the Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes.
Support for former Australian Defence Force personnel
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today called on the veteran community to help spread the important message about the mental health support available to former ADF personnel.
Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong – according to science
Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had got over it, only for the symptoms to return with a vengeance?
National disability recognition for Brisbane City Council
Brisbane City Council has been presented with the Disability Access Award to for their work in implementing the Brisbane Access and Inclusion Plan.
New measures of ageing may show 70 is the new 60
Ageing should be based on the number of years people are likely to live in a given country.
Free entry to Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
Seniors and pensioners can now enjoy free entry to Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre every Tuesday.
Robodebt report released
The Senate has released its scathing report on the Department of Social Security error ridden debt determination and collection system.
Elder abuse must be more than a legal response
Benetas calls for greater emphasis on capacity building and quality improvement after the release of the Australian Law Reform Commission report, Elder Abuse - A National Legal Response.
New National Rural Health Commissioner
New legislation has paved the way for the appointment of a new champion for rural health and the doctors, nurses and allied health workers who care for those living in these communities.
Palliative & Aged Care Forum Shines Light on Improving End-of-Life & Ageing Care
The Palliative & Aged Care Forum took place on 14 - 16 June 2017 within the Rydges on Swanston Melbourne.
Future of Australia's aged care sector workforce report released
The Federal Government has received the Senate Community Affairs References Committee report into the future of Australia’s aged care workforce.
Australia’s first dementia-friendly airport
Brisbane Airport was named Australia’s first dementia-friendly airport by Alzheimer’s Australia at the launch of a new guide to the airport for travellers with dementia.
Biking linked to reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, and early death
A recent study suggests that bicycle commuting, like recreational cycling, is not only associated with a lower risk of serious disease, but with a longer life as well.
Seeking nominations from veterans of Milne Bay, Kokoda and the Beachheads
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan has encouraged veterans to nominate to receive support to attend commemorations for the Battles of Milne Bay and Kokoda and the Beachheads in Canberra.
Community Awareness Grants announced for organ donations
The Australian Government has awarded $430,000 in Grants to encourage more people to join the Australian Organ Donor Register online.
Technology transforming older lives
A national report launched by the Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt shows how rapid and continuous growth of new technologies is radically transforming the lives of older Australians for the better.
A year of Know Your Bones
On this, the first anniversary of Know Your Bones, Garvan and Osteoporosis Australia celebrate over 75,000 visits to the online bone health assessment tool.
High human cost of Sydney's public housing evictions policy
Three years after New South Wales’ housing minister announced that all 579 public housing tenants in Millers Point, Dawes Point and the Sirius Building would be moved within two years and their homes sold, only 24 tenants are still resisting the move.