Pay day loan alternatives for women

Queenslanders who are struggling financially will be the focus of a new plan to help them access financial services and avoid unscrupulous payday lenders.

Storm affected South Australians reminded to look after their mental health

South Australians are being urged to seek help if they feel overwhelmed as the clean up continues from last week’s extreme weather events.

Medical device prices to be reduced

The Federal Government will reduce the cost of thousands of medical devices ranging from pacemakers and lenses to knees and hips by half-a-billion dollars.

Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2016 shortlist

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister for the Arts Mitch Fifield today announced 30 books by Australian authors that have been shortlisted for the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.

Fructose: Dietary villain or just simply demonised?

The sugar fructose has been the subject of considerable media attention, most of which has been negative, says the Dietitians Association of Australia.

Older Australians are becoming more active

Older Australians have active social lives and are getting more exercise, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Australia's informal carers

Almost 2.7 million Australians were informal carers in 2015 and one in 10 carers were under the age of 25, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Elder Abuse campaign raises awareness

New figures show the number of reported cases to the Queensland Elder Abuse Prevention Unit have increased, following a strong focus on raising awareness and encouraging people to report abuse.

Exercise parks lift seniors health and balance

Victoria University researchers are studying the benefits of exercise parks designed to improve the strength, flexibility and balance of older adults.

Stolen Generations healing projects

South Australians are being invited to submit ideas on community projects that could be funded through the State Government’s Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme.

Seniors Card photography competition winners

A photo of northern South Australia’s Arckaringa Hills at daybreak has been chosen from more than 400 entries as the winner of the Through the Lens: 2016 Seniors Card photography competition.

Health and Aged Care Reform White Paper launched

Today the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has launched its "Nurses are Essential in Health and Aged Care Reform" White Paper at a Parliamentary Breakfast in the Mural Hall.

Building a dementia-friendly Australia

A more inclusive and understanding Australia is set to become a reality for people living with dementia as Alzheimer’s Australia establishes a national Dementia Friendly Communities program.

Improving with age – our perception of growing old needs some get up and go

“Weak”, “sick”, “immobile”, “decrepit”, “lonely”, “depressed”. If the prospect of growing old brings thoughts like these to mind, you are not alone. It seems that many people – of all age groups – have a preconceived idea of what being old will be like. And it’s generally not good.

Building Men’s Sheds in areas of high need

The Victorian Government will build new Men’s Sheds and upgrade existing ones in communities across Victoria affected by fire, drought and flood.

Managing Aged Care Complaints webinar

Aged Care Complaints Commissioner Rae Lamb will be hosting a free webinar with Home Care Today, a CDC support project, to discuss common areas of complaints in home care and the processes for handling them.

Aged Care complaints reinforce need for quality standards

A quality indicator system for aged care in Australia that ensures the best outcomes for all consumers, including people with dementia, is yet to be realised.

ASIC launches new budgeting tool

ASIC's MoneySmart ‘Simple Money Manager' is a free online budgeting resource to help CALD Australians with everyday budgeting to take control of their finances.

First WA senior gets centenarian pin

A Menora resident today became the first recipient of the new Western Australian Seniors Card centenarian pin, in recognition of her 100th birthday.

WA seniors become active in droves

The SilverSport pilot program encouraging Western Australian seniors aged 60 years and over to be more active has already enrolled 718 seniors in its opening months.

Aged Care Complaints Commissioner's first Annual Report

The Aged Care Complaints Commissioner Rae Lamb’s has released the Commission's first Annual Report.