Many older Australian households asset rich, income poor
Asset rich but income poor is the story for nearly one-third of older Australians in low income households, according to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Reflecting on keepsakes to help seniors stave off loneliness
Socially isolated seniors in regional New South Wales will explore the meaning of the precious objects in their lives.
Australians intend to work longer
Australians aged 45 years and over are intending to work longer than ever before, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.
More energy savings for NSW seniors
New South Wales seniors are being offered more discounts on their energy bills, following the renewal of the AGL Energy’s (AGL) Seniors Energy Gas & Electricity Plans.
Invest with your eyes open – use ASIC's MoneySmart Investing Challenge
Recent Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) research has revealed that one in 10 Australian investors lost money they couldn't afford to lose last year.
Death rates in older pensioners – austerity link
A study says cuts in Pension Credit spending as part of the British government’s austerity measures in England have a ‘significant’ link with a rise in death rates among pensioners aged 85 or over.
South Korea’s demographic ageing dilemma
In 1950, 551,000 Koreans or 2.9 per cent of the population were aged 65 or above when the Korean War broke out. In 2014, 6.4 million South Koreans, or 12.7 per cent were aged 65 or above.
Be gas safe this Easter to avoid injury
Holiday makers using portable gas appliances are urged to follow safety instructions this Easter to prevent someone being seriously injured or killed.
Help for Victorians with power bills
Victorian energy companies may face penalties of up to $20,000 for failing to offer assistance to customers in financial hardship.
Aged Care Complaints Commissioner wants to hear concerns
The Federal Aged Care Complaints Commissioner, Rae Lamb, appeared on television news last night to say that anyone can raise concerns about Australian Government funded aged care services.
Online tool to access skin cancer risk
Researchers at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have developed an online tool to predict the risk for people aged 40 and over of developing non-melanoma skin cancers.
DVDs provide access to lifesaving information for hard-of-hearing
Deaf and hard-of-hearing adults will now have easy access to potentially lifesaving information following the launch of specially formatted fire safety and first aid information DVDs.
Participation in free bowel screening preventing deaths
In a renewed bid to cut the incidence of bowel cancer, the Australian Government today launched A Gift for Living campaign, as part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.
Retirement is good for your health
A study led by University of Sydney has found that people become more active, sleep better and reduce their sitting time when they retire.
Dementia carers contemplate suicide
Research has found that one in four people who provide care for a family member with dementia have contemplated suicide more than once in the last year.
Dementia and medicines - understanding your options
Alzheimer’s Australia and NPS MedicineWise have launched a new campaign to educate people living with dementia—and people involved in their care—about their rights when it comes to treatment options.
Senate Report into the Mental Health of Defence Force Members and Veterans released
The Senate Reference Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade’s report into the mental health of ADF members and veterans has been released for the Government's consideration.
Safe phones for domestic violence victims
The Federal Government is providing $2.5 million to the WESNET to distribute smartphones, and provide training to frontline services to help domestic violence victims understand how to use their smart phone safely.
3D ‘dementia-friendly home’ app to assist carers
A 3D Dementia-Friendly Home app for tablets has been launched by Alzheimer’s Australia Vic today to provide carers with ideas to make their home more accessible for people living with dementia.
High daily coffee consumption may lower MS risk
Drinking a lot of coffee every day—more than 900 ml (30 fluid ounces) or around six cups—is linked to a reduced risk of multiple sclerosis.
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