The radio can be harnessed as a tool to reduce loneliness, isolation and depression among older people, a study suggests.
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A new ageing research institute has been established at UNSW as one of four cross-disciplinary centres focused on finding solutions to major social and scientific challenges.
A parliamentary committee has recommended that federal road and transport agencies start researching the implementation of a regulatory system in which people who use mobility scooters are subject to licensing, registration and insurance.
With the number of people living to 100 and beyond predicted to increase sixfold over the next 40 years it’s time to start thinking about the sort of services, communities and environments that will support the oldest of the old, a conference will hear.
In his final article written before he died in June, leading expert on ageing policy Professor Hal Kendig has called for more political will to manage population ageing so future generations can enjoy outcomes better than his own.
It is time to rethink retirement in our ageing society, writes Senator Helen Polley.
Researchers and policy analysts Patricia and Don Edgar have written a new book showcasing the active and valuable contributions made by older Australians and calling for a rethink on how society understands ageing.
Individuals and community groups in Western Australia are being encouraged to take part in a short film competition that turns the lens on the topic of ageing.
A new audio installation to be featured in the Junction Arts Festival in Launceston next week explores the personal stories of retirement village residents.
Stereotypes of ageing impact the attitudes and behaviour of both aged care staff and residents, and challenging these can be a way to create culture change within organisations, says an academic.
Pet care for people experiencing homelessness, NDIS readiness workshops targeting culturally diverse clients and a project to support small-scale business ventures driven by older women are among the innovative community projects that have secured a funding boost to further their work.
Exploring a system of “carer credits” to ensure carers are not penalised in retirement, and subjecting all major public policy to a gender impact study were recommendations to emerge from the COTA National Policy Forum on Thursday.
In this wrap: cross-sector panel launches philanthropic projects; new Montessori resource launched; report highlights transport issues for seniors; fun day out: seniors invited to TV filming; new guide to managing social media accounts after death.
A leading researcher on ageing and dementia has called for better recognition of the contribution that older Australians make to society and more opportunities for intergenerational collaboration to help combat ageism.