62 people own same as half the world

The gap between the richest and the rest has widened dramatically in the past year with 62 people now owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion of the world’s poorest, Oxfam reported - but others disagree.

Seniors make the most of Adelaide Metro’s free public transport

A new study by the University of Adelaide is showing that the Government’s free public transport initiative for Seniors Card holders has been a huge success.

Beat the heat and stay healthy

With the mercury set to rise this week, it becomes important to take expert advice on staying healthy and safe in prolinged heat-wave conditions.

Social security agreement with India

A new social security agreement between Australia and India is now in force, making retirement easier for residents of both countries.

Aged care sector workforce inquiry

The Senate has referred an aged care sector workforce inquiry to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for the production of a report which is to address its terms of reference.

Remembering killed Vietnam veterans

Vietnam Veterans who died in the service of their country will be remembered at a poignant commemoration in February as part of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan and the Vietnam War.

Lack of deep sleep may set the stage for Alzheimer's

There's growing evidence that a lack of sleep can leave the brain vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease.

Caregivers will suffer stress

It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer's or other dementia, but too much stress can be harmful to both of you.

Best brekkie for Baby Boomers

Breakfast is still one of the most important meals of the day so it's important to eat the right combination of foods with which to start the day and stay more healthy.

New Aged Care Complaints Commissioner

Australia’s ‘independent’ Aged Care Complaints Commissioner starts work this week, to handle and investigate any complaint relating to a Commonwealth subsidised residential or home-based aged care service.

National Carer Gateway launched

A new government carer gateway will make it easier for carers to access practical information and advice, and to connect with services in their local area.

Discounted PBS prescriptions start

1 January 2016 marks the start of competition reforms by which pharmacists are able to discount the cost of a prescription subsidised through the Government’s PBS by up to $1.

Breast cancer spread by rogue milk-producing protien

A protein that controls milk production in the breast after pregnancy can ‘go rogue’ in breast cancer and drive the spread of cancer cells to the lungs.

Gold Opal cards available to interstate seniors

All Australian seniors will be able to enjoy the benefits of the NSW Gold Opal public transport card with applications open for around 480,000 seniors living interstate.

Driver fatigue – fact and fiction

There are a number of misconceptions about the affect of fatigue on driving and what can be done to make driving safer.

No fault genes the secret to long life

Old folks who make it to their 100th birthday can thank their genetic makeup rather than a healthy lifestyle.

A new language - your New Year's resolution

As the champagne corks pop at the end of the New Year’s Eve countdown, it’s the perfect time to think about what you’d like to accomplish in 2016.

Changes to common over-the-counter medicines

Some over-the-counter medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) will be removed from the Scheme listing from 1 January 2016.

Seniors plan framing the future for older Territorians

The Northern Territory Government has released its Draft Seniors Participation Framework which lays the foundations for future policies and initiatives to support the NT’s ageing population.

Telecross REDi before the next heatwave

Older South Australians and those with chronic illness, particularly if they live alone, are urged to register now for a free phone service to check on their safety during extreme heat events.

Tips to help older relatives and friends enjoy the holiday season

The festive season can provoke positive and negative feelings in people of all ages, but can pose particular challenges for some older people.