People with dementia the loneliest people in Australia

People with dementia are almost twice as likely to have high rates of loneliness compared to the rest of the population and people with dementia and carers are significantly more lonely than the general public.

Celebrating 15,000 Meals on Wheels volunteers

One of Queensland’s largest volunteer organisations, Meals on Wheels, is celebrating more than 140 services and 15,000 volunteers as part of National Meals on Wheels Day on 31 August.

New framework helps communities adapt to ageing populations

A new International Workshop Agreement aims to provide the foundation on which more ageing population solutions can be built.

Older Australia at a glance

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a new web report outlining the status of older Australians.

Financial advisors can use tricks to manipulate

A large proportion of Australians are unable to tell the difference between good and bad financial advice and are unaware of techniques used by advisors to manipulate critical financial decisions, according to a major university study.

Helping more seniors become tech savvy

Close to 10,000 free or low-cost training places to help older people become tech savvy are now available, Minister for Ageing John Ajaka has announced.

Support line puts hearing help at your fingertips

A new free Australia-wide support service, backed by hearing specialists at Australian Hearing, has been launched to coincide with Hearing Awareness Week (21 – 27 August 2016).

Few big spenders in retirement

New research on Australian retirees has revealed that the expenditure of most retirees is modest, regardless of the level of income they have access to.

AIHW Regional Aged Care Profiles tool

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a new web report and SASVA dynamic data display.

Pensioners and unemployed to be damaged by budget

The Government has announced that the first order of business for the new Parliament will be to cut pensions, the Newstart Allowance and family payments through removal of the energy supplement.

Take charge of your medicines!

As Be Medicinewise Week (22-28 August) kicks off around Australia, NPS MedicineWise is encouraging anyone who takes medicines to feel confident about asking questions about their medicines.

Need for elder abuse prevention research

Focussed, well-funded research on elder abuse prevention is urgently needed given the lack of high-quality research and the ageing of the population.

Aged Care Plus - Better Practice Award for third year running

The Salvation Army Pacific Lodge Aged Care Plus on Sydney’s northern beaches has won a Better Practice Award, "Spirituality - Not Just Religion", for their spiritual assessment and care planning approach with residents.

Australia growing greyer

Australia's aged population has increased by almost 20 per cent since 2010, according to data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Make fire safety a priority this Seniors Week

This Seniors Week Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is urging everyone to be proactive about fire safety in the home and consider booking a free Queensland Safehome visit.

Housing costs force age pensioners into 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.

Age proves no barrier for dedicated volunteers

Dedication, wisdom, enthusiasm and hard work are being celebrated by Queensland’s emergency services as part of Seniors Week this week.

Diabetes breakthrough part of new PBS medicines listings

As many as 20,000 Australians living with Type 2 diabetes will find it easier and cheaper to manage their condition every day that will also help save the lives of women with advanced cervical cancer.

Explainer: what is age-related macular degeneration?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the main cause of blindness in Australia. One in seven people aged over 50 have some signs of macular degeneration.

New WA housing options for seniors

Boyanup and Dardanup residents, South of Perth, are a step closer to benefiting from new age-appropriate housing options with a $4.8 million investment by the Western Australia Government.

Want a better memory?

The Mediterranean diet can improve your mind, as well your heart, shows a study published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Nutrition.