ANCAP app to inform safer vehicle choices

A new road safety app is set to help drivers make better choices and save lives on Australian roads.

How can we prevent financial abuse of the elderly?

Throughout Australia older people are losing their savings, property and homes through financial abuse, usually at the hands of persons close to them such as an adult child or grandchild.

Free travel for VIC seniors during 2017 Seniors Festival

Victorian Seniors Card holders can explore the whole state for free, with complimentary travel from 8 to 15 October as part of the 35th Victorian Seniors Festival.

Sacrifices families make to pay energy bills

A new report by the Victorian Council of Social Service and the RMIT Centre for Urban Research shows the struggles and sacrifices Australians on low-incomes are making to stay connected to power.

SpecSavers Audiology launched

A new network of clinics is officially being launched today, offering hearing checks and affordable hearing aids, and promising to increase choice and convenience for customers.

Elder abuse prevention initiatives announced

The Federal Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis has announced a $15 million Federal Government initiative to better tackle the appalling elder abuse problem in Australia.

Housing costs force age pensioners into poverty

Queensland couples who rely on the age pension and rent in the private market are at the greatest risk of living in poverty compared to other seniors.

Celebrate the older people in your life today

Queenslanders are being urged to celebrate the older people in their lives today (1 October) as the world comes together for International Day for Older Persons 2017.

International Day of Older Persons 2017

1 October is the United Nations Day of Older Persons, observed across the globe to highlight the nationally significant contributions and the tragic vulnerabilities of older persons.

Keeping up with ageing societies

1 October is the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, which celebrates the achievements and contributions that older people make to society.

Excellence in Ageing Services award - IRT Group-Kemira

The Global Ageing Network recognises Kemira with the IRT Group with Commendation for Excellence in Ageing Services.

National Police Remembrance Day 2017

Today is National Police Remembrance Day, the day we commemorate the brave Australian police who have been killed in the line of duty.

New VIC centre opens for Vietnamese aged care

An innovative residential aged care home will provide tailored, family friendly options for older Vietnamese Australians needing care.

Baby boomer women head back to university

 Statistics from the Department of Education and Training show a steady cohort of baby boomer postgraduates, mostly women, enrolling at university at the age of 60 or over.

Connecting older Muslims with tailored aged care

A comprehensive new resource kit has been developed to assist Muslim Australians in accessing culturally comfortable aged care.

Drivers of ageism study launched

Our fears about ageing prevent us from ageing well, but those fears are based on falsehoods. This was the major finding from new research released today by The Benevolent Society.

Tactics to influence obesity policy

Leaked email communication between former executives at multinational drinks giant Coca-Cola is evidence of attempts to influence public health policy for commercial gain.

Learn how to manage your diabetes

People with diabetes will have the opportunity to learn how to manage the complex condition through Curtin’s latest Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Life with Diabetes.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population up 19%

Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population has reached 798,400, or 3.3 per cent of the total Australian population, according to the latest figures released by the ABS.

Drug induced deaths at highest rate since late 90s

Australia recorded the highest number of drug-induced deaths since the late 1990s, with the death rate steadily increasing over a decade and now at 7.5 deaths per 100,000 Australians.

When life is coming to a close: three common myths about dying

On average 435 Australians die each day. Most will know they are at the end of their lives. Hopefully they had time to contemplate and achieve the “good death” we all seek.