To create vibrant, successful ‘age-friendly’ communities we must redefine the narrative around ageing away from the dominant views of deficit and dependency and recast it around the notion of citizenship and rights, says visiting UK expert.
Property Council of Australia’s Mary Wood speaks to AAA about the state of play for the retirement village industry in Australia.
He spent seven years advocating for the aged and community services industry but Gerard Mansour’s new role puts him front and centre of an all-of-government campaign to improve economic and social participation for senior Victorians.
A UN convention on the rights of older people; the abolition of a retirement age; tough age discrimination laws; holding the health system to account – the activists of the 1960s sexual revolution have a new social revolution in their sights.
On the eve of her abdication earlier this week, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands awarded a knighthood to the CEO of Victorian aged services provider, DutchCare.
The Department of Health and Ageing has apologised over a ‘monumental stuff-up’ that saw packages of industrial relations information materials for workers prematurely and erroneously direct-mailed to aged services providers nationally.