Financial abuse of older Australians
The Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan, has called for a national plan to prevent the elderly from becoming victims of financially motivated abuse.
Understanding older Australians isolation and loneliness
With increasing numbers of older people receiving care in the home, there is a growing need to understand and address social isolation and loneliness which could be an unintended consequence of this growing area.
Calcium and vitamin D for bone health
The Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) said today’s World Osteoporosis Day shines the spotlight on calcium and vitamin D and the vital role they play in preventing osteoporosis.
World Osteoporosis Day – get active
Minister for Health Sussan Ley is pleading with Australian women to “put their health first” and get active to ensure they – and their families - live more healthy, happy and productive lives.
SES Week across Australia
Queensland’s Orange Angels were centre-stage today with the official launch of SES Week.
What is the optimal system for funding retirement?
Australia's retirement system may be the envy of international policy-makers, but its combination of mandatory savings and a government means-tested age pension may not be producing the best outcome.
VIC Government extends grants for multicultural seniors
The Victorian Government is continuing the popular Participation for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Seniors Grants Program for another two years.
Australian-first insurance for people on low incomes
For the first time in Australia, accessible insurance cover will be available to people on low incomes.
New Powers of Attorney Legislation - Victoria
State Trustees has applauded the new Powers of Attorney legislation that commenced in Victoria on 1 September 2015
Real Men Move website launched
The New South Wales Government will join forces with national industry body Exercise & Sports Science Australia to launch a website this week aimed to get Australian men doing more exercise.
Dementia – little understood impacts
As the second leading cause of death after heart disease, dementia is one of the Australia’s biggest, yet least understood conditions.
Renting pensioner couples at greatest risk of 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.
WA 2015 Juniper Champion for Seniors
A tireless charity worker, whose seven-day-a-week volunteering efforts have enriched lives across the globe, has been named as the 2015 Juniper Champion for Seniors at the WA Seniors Awards.
Tai Chi helps some common long term conditions
The ancient Chinese exercise Tai Chi is linked to improved physical capacity among older adults with certain common long term conditions.
In-home care recipients being 'fleeced'
The ABC Lateline program has reported on complaints from seniors about exorbitant fees being charged by not-for-profits after recent changes to in-home care.
Increasing calcium intake unlikely to boost bone health
Increasing calcium intake through dietary sources or supplements is unlikely to improve bone health or prevent fractures in older people, conclude two studies published in The BMJ.
Be medicinewise as you’re getting older
As we age the way the body handles and reacts to medicines can gradually change.
Older women and poverty
Older single women represent the changing face of homelessness says a new Anglicare report 2015 State of the Family report, Who is being left behind?
Common drug presents fracture risk to older women
Researchers are urging caution in prescribing one of the world’s most commonly issued drug groups, citing links to increased fracture risks in older Australian women.
New Federal Minister for Aged Care announced
The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that the Minister for Health and Sport, Sussan Ley will take on the responsibility of the newly created Minister for Aged Care.
Study into nursing home deaths
The first comprehensive study into injury related or premature deaths of residents in nursing homes has found that more than 80 per cent are from falls.
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