The Senior News

Carers feel neglected in new scheme

NSW carers face an uncertain future as the state transitions to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). A Carers NSW paper based on carers' experiences of the Hunter region NDIS trial identified “a major gap in carer support” that needed to be urgently addressed by the state and federal governments.

The Senior Traveller

Off-road in Iceland

A CONVOY of three "super Jeeps" will take 12 travellers off-road touring in Iceland in February.
Our Times

Walkers fill in bits for great Sydney trail

A NEW foreshore walking trail tracing a 315km route around Sydney Harbour has been a hit with its first walkers.

Memorial breakfast for SA asbestos victims

SOUTH Australian Governor Hieu Van Le will be the official guest at the Asbestos Victims Memorial Day breakfast at Jack Watkins Memorial Park, Kilburn, on November 28.

That’s what happiness is

WHEN associate professor Evonne Miller set out to find the magic formula to happiness for residents in aged care, she admits she did have one or two expectations. She did expect that an individual’s attitude would have a bearing on whether they enjoyed their life in an aged care facility. What has surprised her, is just how much of a bearing it has.

Reality doesn’t match retirement dream

New research shows that retirement plans can often go awry, with about 40 per cent of Australians forced into retirement before they are financially ready.

Age will never weary Toni’s pioneering spirit

FOR someone with as much entertainment kudos behind her as Toni Lamond, you wouldn’t think another award would mean a lot. But far from it. The cabaret singer, stage and television actor and comedian, hasn’t stopped smiling since learning she was to be honoured with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award by Actors Equity.