The Senior News

Cut crisis talk: ageing an asset

THE creation of a Seniors Enterprise Institute to fund and support senior entrepeneurs is among 17 recommendations in the long-awaited Blueprint for an Ageing Australia, launched in September.

The Senior Traveller

Music the trigger for travel

THINKING of leaving on a jet plane? Can't wait to get on the road again? Or simply dreaming of a summer holiday?
Our Times

‘Don’t sell our assets’

THE Australian Pensioners and Superannuants League Queensland has become the first seniors organisation to publicly align itself with the grassroots anti-privatisation campaign NOT4SALE.

Elephant you can’t ignore

A SUPPORT group in Horsham is going to make it impossible to ignore the "elephant in the room" by yarn-bombing one in the town centre during Mental Health Week from October 5-12.

No poultry effort

LEARNING to become environmentally friendly is not just for the young – ask the residents of a retirement village just outside the Adelaide CBD who have decided to make the change to cage-free eggs.

Retiree body lobbies on health care card

LOW-INCOME retirees who travel overseas for an extended period are being discriminated against under rules which mean they have to reapply for their Commonwealth Seniors Health Card on their return.

Always the showman

BACK in 2008, showman Fred Brophy told ABC Radio in Mount Isa he would pack up his famous boxing tent and retire once the book he was writing about his life was finished. Six years later, that biography has just been published, and Fred has no intention of giving up the life he was born into and has loved for 62 adventurous years.