Organisations are failing to support older workers

A University of South Australia study shows that employers desperately need to harness the power of their older workers in order to boost the economy.

Older people who care for others live longer

Grandparents who care for their grandchildren live up to a five years longer than those who don’t according to new research from Edith Cowan University.

Housing is an increasing worry for age pensioners

The average housing costs of older (65-plus) outright homeowners in lone-person households were A$38 a week in 2013-14, the Australian Bureau of Statistics calculated, compared to $103 for older social housing tenants and $232 for older private renters.

Physical restraint use in nursing homes’ deaths study

A 13-year Monash University study has examined deaths due to physical restraint of people living in nursing homes, in Australia.

New tool tallies the benefits of drinking less alcohol

The West Australian Government has launched a new online tool to promote the health and financial benefits of reducing alcohol intake.

What to do if you think you've been wrongly targeted by Centrelink's debt recovery system

The Federal Government has defended Centrelink's automated debt recovery system amid claims people are being incorrectly targeted for repayments.

Red Cross Telecross REDi service hot weather support

Now is the time for vulnerable South Australians to register for a free phone service to check on their welfare during periods of hot weather.

New SA low income earners glasses program

A new program has been launched to help vulnerable and disadvantaged South Australians incluing pensioners, with vision problems to access good quality, affordable glasses.

Theory posits remedy for aging process

The CompX Research Institute's new theory of aging posits that the aging process is the result of the progressive divergence between phenotype (what we are) and genotype (our genetic design).

Reportable assaults, sex attacks in nursing homes up 27%

There were 2,862 serious assaults and sex attacks on nursing home residents over 2015/2016 according to a report published by the Australian Government.

WA Government facing up to the Silver Tsunami

The Western Australian Government’s proposed Seniors Housing Strategy needs to provide a road map for policy reforms.

Tips for a happy and healthy new year

Here are some tips for eating and drinking to maximise health and wellbeing during the holiday season.

Not a happy New Year for thousands of independent retirees

The more than 300 000 retirees to be hit by the changes to the assets test have now received the bad news from Centrelink that their part pension will be reduced or axed altogether from 1 January 2017.

Welfare cuts ignore histories lessons

Amid ongoing welfare cuts, researchers argue that investment in health and social care have been integral to British economic success since 1600.

The poverty premium

Poorer people pay more for essential goods and services in the UK.

Good heart health can help your brain, too

Blood vessel problems such as fatty plaque buildup in arteries or stiffening of the arteries are well-known contributors to heart disease—but they can damage brain function as well.

Elderly may face increased dementia risk after being uprooted

Elderly people who were uprooted from damaged or destroyed homes and who lost touch with their neighbors after the 2011 tsunami in Japan were more likely to experience increased symptoms of dementia.

Yo-yo dieting might cause extra weight gain

Repeated dieting may lead to weight gain because the brain interprets the diets as short famines and urges the person to store more fat for future shortages.

How the power of positive thinking works

A Study looked at mechanics of optimism in reducing risk of dying prematurely.

Retirement Living Census 2016

The 2016 PwC/Property Council Retirement Census, the largest annual snapshot of data and trends in the retirement living sector, confirms strong occupancy rates and a continuing shift to older residents.

Contract simplification guide for retirement village operators

A new guide released by the Property Council of Australia has been developed to help retirement village operators to create clear contracts in plain English.