New advice from the Heart Foundation on meat, dairy and eggs

Unflavoured full-fat milk, yogurt and cheese are now an option for healthy Australians, while the limit has lifted on the number of eggs that can be eaten per week in a heart-healthy diet.

Inquiry into rule putting older people at risk

Australia’s parliament should scrap a new rule that allows nursing homes to over-medicate and restrain older people, a group of organizations working for older people’s rights in Australia said.

Questions over the effectiveness of some mobility aids

A CQUniversity research study has questioned whether many mobility aids developed to navigate the community, including public transport, are able to do so effectively.

Aged care red tape shouldn’t force staff to prioritise ticking boxes over residents’ outcomes

Recent hearings at the aged care royal commission in Brisbane looked at regulation in aged care. While rules and regulations are designed to safeguard residents, bureaucratic “red tape” also contributes to the failings in aged care.

Barefooting for better balance - Can it help prevent falls?

Ten years after she became a barefoot runner, University of Canberra PhD researcher Susan Antcliff is recruiting participants for a study to investigate if going barefoot can help prevent falls in the elderly.

Vietnam Veterans’ Day

Today Australians are encouraged to commemorate the service of all those who served in the Vietnam War and the Battle of Long Tan.

Age-friendly and dementia-friendly grants for WA initiatives

The Western Australian Government has launched its expanded Age-friendly Grants Program to include dementia-friendly projects for the first time.

Bupa Eden nursing home to go rogue

Later today the official accreditation of the Bupa Eden nursing home expires.

Celebrating a Queensland for All Ages 17-25 August 2019

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland coordinates Queensland Seniors Week on behalf of the Queensland Government, bringing people together to ‘Celebrate a Queensland of all Age’ through a variety of events across the state.

New over-50s resort GemLife Pacific Paradise planned

Australian over-50s lifestyle resort developer, GemLife, has launched a new master-planned community, GemLife Pacific Paradise, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Cycling Without Age Sydney takes seniors for a ride

Local aged care residents are reconnecting with the joy of riding, thanks to a program helping them explore Sydney by bike.

Better meals coming to Victorian aged care centres

The Victorian Government is taking action to lift the standard of meals in Victorian aged care centres and public hospitals.

New innovative aged care facility in Perth

Construction work has commenced on an innovative aged care centre at LandCorp's Claremont on the Park redevelopment in Perth.

Drop your guard and you'll be scammed

Imagine you’re sitting at home having dinner when the phone rings. You answer and the person on the line says they’re from Medicare.

Record scam losses expected

Australians are set to lose a record amount to scams in 2019, with projections from losses reported to Scamwatch and other government agencies so far expected to exceed $532 million by the end of the year, surpassing half a billion dollars for the first time.

Modern maker trend could spur ageing brains

Frustrated that her sweater got lost in the community laundry, 92-year-old Gigi took advantage of an embroidery machine to label two others.

Nourishing old age

For the past decade, aged care facilities in Australia have been reducing their expenditure on food, providing fewer servings of high-protein foods to residents.

New VISA debit cards for the NT Seniors Recognition Scheme

Territorians on the Northern Territory Seniors Recognition Scheme will now have more flexibility and choice with the introduction of a new VISA debit card that will replace the existing paper travel vouchers.

What sort of housing do older Australians want and where do they want to live?

Australia faces a massive challenge delivering suitable housing for an ageing population. The nation is expected to have nearly 50% more people older than 55 by 2036, with a projected increase from around 6.4 million in 2016 to 9.4 million in 2036.

How to boost your grey matter in the bedroom – sleeping actually

Your memory not what it used to be? Australians are quick to blame their forgetfulness on ageing when the real reason is closer to home, sleep experts warn.

Older people with alcohol dependence need better support

Tom held a responsible position at a charity. Friends described him as a kind and caring man. But following the death of his father, he turned to alcohol and lost his job and a close relationship.