Older Australians don't look after their health

New research released has found that almost half of our Australians in their 70’s are not looking after their health1 and shingles becomes more of a concern as we age.

Support Legacy during its annual appeal

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan has urged Australians to support Legacy during its annual appeal to help continue the important work it does in assisting the families of Australian veterans.

How to reduce the risk of cognitive decline with age

Research into how we can keep our brains healthy as we age has gained momentum in recent years. There is now an increased focus on the changes that we can makes to our health and lifestyle, which may prevent dementia.

Older Victorians to be celebrated at Seniors Festival

The Victorian Seniors Festival is set to return in October for its 35th year, to celebrate the more than a million Victorians over 60 who make such a valuable contribution to society.

Thousands have their say on NT concessions

More than four thousand Territorians have already had their say on how to improve the Northern Territory Pensioner and Carer Concession Scheme.

TriCare opens aged care extension on Queensland’s Gold Coast

TriCare has opened additional residential aged care facilities at Cypress Gardens Aged Care Residence at Clear Island Waters.

Sydney Meals on Wheels rolling 60 years and a million meals later

Former publican, actress and cabaret singer Doris Bishop loves to sing to the Sydney Meals on Wheels volunteers who visit her a few days a week at her home in Surry Hills.

New office facilities for the NT Public Guardian

The Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles has officially opened the new base for the Office of the Public Guardian in Darwin today.

New East Arnhem Land aged care service

The Australian Government is supporting communities in East Arnhem Land to establish an Indigenous aged care service for local Elders that also creates and sustains local jobs.

Hobart: Oldest Australian capital city

Hobart is Australia's oldest capital city according to data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Less REM sleep is tied to greater risk of dementia

A ground-breaking study by a Swinburne researcher has found that dementia in the elderly can be predicted by measuring rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.

Modified sports keeping NSW seniors active

A new low-impact sporting initiative is encouraging New South Wales seniors to stay active and connected in their communities.

National Meals on Wheels Day

For National Meals on Wheels Day on 30 August, Meals on Wheels Holland Park, with other participating services throughout Queensland will attempt the national record for the most meals produced in five hours.

The data on who's driving too fast

Would you get behind the wheel drunk? Would you travel 65km/h in a 60 zone? 

Do you know the active ingredients in your medicines?

NPS MedicineWise is reminding Australians to be aware of the active ingredients in their medicines to minimise the risk of over-consuming them.

It’s a fact: Women get better with age

Growing older has its benefits, for women at least. Rather than becoming moodier as they age, new research has found that many women get happier in later life, particularly in the 20 years from 50-years-old through to 70.

COTA 50+ Report 2016

The 50+ Report 2016: Twin currencies: how people in New South Wales spend their time and money as they age challenges many commonly-held misconceptions about older people.

Tailgating blamed for rear-end crashes and queue-jumping for tailgating

Tailgating is the leading cause of rear-end crashes with one-in-two drivers failing to keep a safe following distance, a new QUT report has revealed.

BreastScreen WA reaches two million mammograms

Today, on Daffodil Day, BreastScreen WA (BSWA) is celebrating its two-millionth screening mammogram, having taken less than half the time to reach its second million than its first.

Should older people and those with dementia have their licences revoked?

One in ten people over the age of 65 and three in ten people over the age of 85 have dementia. As a degenerative and debilitating disease, people with dementia find they are unable to perform some of the everyday tasks they used to do very well.

Check your hearing as part of Hearing Awareness Week

The Minister for Human Services, the Hon Alan Tudge MP is encouraging people to get their hearing checked as part of Hearing Awareness week.