SA Commitment to a community for all ages

Seniors advocacy body COTA Australia has welcomed the South Australian Government’s announcement that SA will be the state that promotes independence and new roles for older people.

More being paid for for electricity networks

Many Australians are paying significantly more than people in other parts of the world in electricity network charges, according to UnitingCare Australia.

Cook seven meals in seven days: New healthy weight weapon

Dump ‘dieting’ and don an apron to get busy in the kitchen – that’s the message from dietitians to the thousands of Australians who will make losing weight their goal in 2015.

Attempted VIC eviction spotlights rights of low income tenants

An elderly pensioner is facing homelessness in a case which raises questions about the responsibilities of publicly funded housing groups.

Don’t be stung by the sun's heat

People are being urged to protect themselves this summer from potentially harmful effects of the searing sun following a 128 per cent spike in sunstroke presentations In SA between 2013 and 2014.

Reminding women to screen for breast cancer

Today saw the launched of a BreastScreen Victoria advertising campaign, encouraging women to register for breast screening.

New National Cross-Disability Alliance

A new Alliance representing the interests and views of all people with disability will provide advice to the Australian Government on social and economic participation.

More Australians connecting televisions online

1 in 8 Australian households now have a Smart TV—almost a sixfold increase over the last four years, data from Roy Morgan Research shows.

Bushfire no aged care stopper

Encroaching bushfires forced Quambie Park Waroona WA to evacuate on Saturday 31 January 2015.

Year of the Sheep celebrated - Sydney

The City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Twilight Parade, to be held Sunday 22 February, will feature more than 3,000 national and international performers, building projections and 35 floats.

Parents continue to ignore warnings about hot cars

Ahead of this weekend’s forecast hot temperatures, the Government is urging parents not to leave children unattended in parked cars.

Self-funded retirees hit by falling interest rates

The decision this week to cut the official interest rate will further erode the income of term deposit holders, especially self-funded retirees, says National Seniors.

Grants for older South Australians

Seniors’ clubs and organisations are encouraged to apply for State Government grants so they can help older South Australians improve wellbeing by connecting with their local community.

Tasmanian Carer Action Plan report

The Tasmanian Carer Action Plan annual progress report released today shows that results are being achieved.

Melton’s Melbacc respite facility to stay open

The Melbacc respite facility, North-West of Melbourne on which elderly parents caring for adult children with a disability rely, is to stay open after a threatened closure.

NSW Tech Savvy Seniors program expands

Funding is to double for the New South Wales Tech Savvy Seniors program, which provides low cost or free training for seniors in using computers, tablets and smart phones.

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program extended to 70 and 74-year-olds

From this 2015, 70 and 74-year-olds will receive free at-home bowel cancer screening kits as the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program widen screening to include additional age groups.

3D printing of bone replacements

A biomedical engineering team based at the University of Sydney has developed a new low cost method for producing bone replacement implants for severely damaged skulls.

Support for severe symptoms of dementia in aged care

The Federal Government has announced an initiative to expand support for aged care residents experiencing severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

RBA interest rate drop

At its meeting on 3 February 2015, the Reserve Bank of Australia Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 2.25 per cent, effective 4 February 2015.

Stitches and craft show Brisbane

One of the nation’s loved travelling shows, The Stitches & Craft Show, is heading to Brisbane for a huge event from 19 to 22 March at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank.