WA joins WHO age-friendly affiliate program

The State Government's work towards making Western Australia more age-friendly has been recognised with the World Health Organisation (WHO) accepting the State as an affiliate member.

Men need to watch their eyes

Men are neglecting the health of their eyes to the detriment of their overall wellbeing, according to Optometry Australia.

(Don’t) always look on the bright side of life

The eponymous heroine of the beloved novel Pollyanna won over her dour aunt and the rest of the town with her cheerful nature and ‘glad game’, in which she finds cause for gladness in every situation.

1000th 70+yo volunteer in cholesterol lowering drugs research

A Monash University trial is investigating whether cholesterol lowering drugs (statins) can lead to a healthier life, with greater independence and lower disability.

Aveo group progresses $220 million Newcastle project

Retirement developer Aveo Group has brought forward the second stage of its $220 million Newcastle development following interest in Stage 1, as construction tracks ahead of schedule.

Study outlines skills needed for aged care nursing

As the number of older Australia grows rapidly, one of the many challenges will be to develop a skilled aged-care workforce able to care for them and help them achieve a good quality of life.

QLD State Budget savings highlights

The Queensloand Government will commit $5.3 billion in next week’s State Budget to help Queenslanders’ household budgets, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

Changing face of ageing demands new approach to senior living

Baby Boomers are ageing, but they aren’t getting ‘old’.

Brain training boosts attention and mood of seniors

Preliminary findings from a mental health research project at USC’s Thompson Institute has found that brain training can improve both attention and mood in older adults.

Researcher explores new advantage to aid hearing in older Aussies

We hear with our ears but we listen with our brains.

A handy reference website on each state and territories’ end-of-life laws

Australia has a complex array of end-of-life laws because each state and territory has its own laws, say QUT’s Australian Centre for Health Law Research (ACHLR) directors Professors Ben White and Lindy Willmott.

Five ways older Australians can embrace technology to redefine later life

At the traditional Australian retirement age of 65, men can now look forward to another 20 years of life, and women another 22 years.

Masters Athletics Championships kicks off at Darwin

For the first time the premier Australian Masters Athletics Championships 2017 kicks off in the Northern Territory today.

Aged Care Complaints Commissioner videos

The April 2017 Complaints Matter 2017 conference was the first event hosted by the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner.

Hidden carers urged to connect with Carer Gateway

More than two and a half million Australians care for a loved one, friend or neighbour but many are unaware of the support services available from the Australian Government.

Late night meals can cause weight gain and impair fat metabolism

Findings provide first experimental evidence of prolonged delayed eating versus daytime eating, showing that delayed eating can raise insulin, fasting glucose, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels.

Clinical Taskforce targeting urgent after-hours primary care services

The clinician-led Taskforce that is reviewing more than 5,700 items covered by the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) including after-hours GP home visits.

Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check - a wake up call

Thousands of Australians have been dealt a shocking reality check after taking part in Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check.

Preparedness report on doubling of over 60s populations

New American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) global report assesses preparedness of 12 nations for doubling of their 60-plus population over the next generation.

Received a tax scam communication lately? You're not alone.

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is reminding Australians to stop and think before giving their personal details or hard-earned money to scammers this tax time.

The dignity of risk a fine balance in aged care

Data detailing an increase in reported deaths caused by falls in residential aged care needs to be understood in the context of the dignity of risk, says leading not for profit aged care provider Benetas.