Cost of comfy retirement unattainable for many
More than 80 per cent of Gen X and Y Australians may not be able to afford a comfortable retirement, according to research undertaken by Griffith University.
New elder abuse services for regional QLD
New services to help victims of elder abuse will soon be rolled out to five regional locations across Queensland.
QLD seniors housing legislation amended
Seniors’ organisation Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland has welcomed the passing of the Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Bill.
Aged care assessment visits to be unannounced
Announced accreditation visits will be replaced with unannounced audits across Australia’s residential aged care facilities.
Aged care industry supports quality reforms
The peak bodies representing Australia’s aged care industry declare that they will work with government on proposed reforms to the National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes.
WA super seniors honoured by awards
Western Australia's most outstanding seniors have been honoured by Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray at this week's WA Seniors Awards.
What do single, older women want? Their 'own little space'.
The “great Australian dream” of owning your own home is rapidly proving to be an illusion for many in the early 21st century.
Preventing ageing unequally report
The new OECD report “Preventing Ageing Unequally” examines how the two global mega-trends of population ageing and rising inequalities have been developing and interacting, both within and across generations.
TAS Seniors to receive Special Energy Bonus
Tasmania's aged pensioners and Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders will receive a one-off bonus payment of $125 per household in coming months to help cover their energy bills.
Gender pain differences and dementia
Men and women feel pain differently, and the same is true for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Appointment of first National Rural Health Commissioner
Emeritus Professor Paul Worley will become Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner, working to improve access to medical services for all who call regional, rural and remote Australia home.
Is obesity a factor for fractures?
Does body fat protect you against osteoporosis or make you more vulnerable to fractures? A new study by the University of South Australia hopes to shed light on this question.
NSW Seniors Card discount at Woolworths
New South Wales Seniors Card holders are eligible for five per cent off Woolworths WISH eGift cards.
VIC voluntary assisted dying law one step closer
Victorians who are terminally ill are one step closer to having access to voluntary assisted dying after the Legislative Assembly voted to pass the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017.
QLD community groups urged to apply for funding
The Queensland Government is calling on Queensland community groups to apply for funding under the next round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund, which opens today.
Proposal for Cardiovascular Risk Assessments
The NVDPA has supported calls for heart and stroke disease risk assessments to be embedded alongside type 2 diabetes and kidney disease risk assessment in routine GP visits for everyone over 45.
Volunteering could Improve brain function
Older adults worried about losing their cognitive functions could consider volunteering as a potential boost, according to a University of Missouri researcher.
Love Your Bones on World Osteoporosis Day
Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt is urging Australians of all ages to complete a simple, online bone health check, to prevent potentially crippling conditions as they grow older.
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