AUDIO: Older Australians utilise their houses far more than official statistics indicate and fewer seniors downsize than is commonly thought, a housing forum heard on Thursday.
Grandparents filling gaps in childcare; new insights into downsizing; lessons for eHealth; memory training proves beneficial; attitudes towards young in aged care.
A workshop of providers, experts and consumers is underway to develop a paper for government on the issue of housing for older people.
The 2007 GFC may be ‘technically’ over in Australia but its impact still lingers. A new report has identified that older, single women on low incomes and in poorer health were at the greatest risk of being affected by the crisis.
A dramatic drop in future home ownership figures may eliminate the option of retiring at age 65 or older, a housing expert said.
The upcoming calendar is packed full of sector-wide events. Find out what is happening in your state.
The Australian government has created a new expert panel, featuring a key sector represenative, to advise it on social housing policy matters.
After the success of last year’s Great Respect Debate, this year it’s all about affordable housing, which increasing numbers of older people are struggling to find.
Sector reform must include aged care AND housing policies to ensure sustainablity, an expert says.
Just stop saying no! Dr Hans Becker, CEO of the Humanitas Foundation is in Sydney to explain what the Apartments for Life concept really means
A new essay by AHURI says one third of Australians are seriously affected by loneliness, and older people are among those at risk.
The Benevolent Society’s innovative Apartments for Life project is inching closer to reality, thanks to a handy $5m boost from a state government in pre-election mode.