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We are not a burden, got it?

THE concept that our ageing population is a burden on the country’s resources and will break our welfare and health systems is one hotly disputed by one of Australia’s strongest advocates for the rights of older people.

Hamish can’t walk, but he gladly sponsors others

STROKE survivor Hamish Drummond is no stranger to overcoming adversity. That’s why he has donated $1000 to support the work of 17 Australians who will travel to England to walk 303km from the Irish Sea to the country's east coast in September, raising money for multiple sclerosis research.

Beware of scammers profiting from Flight MH17 tragedy

SCAMMERS are taking advantage of the Malyasia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy by setting up fake facebook pages and profiles in the names of the victims.

Who do you call?

BABY boomers are the first generation to value companionship more highly than government assistance, new Red Cross research shows.

Simply the BEST!

EVERY week 50 cash-strapped seniors in Inverell, NSW, look forward to a knock on the door. It heralds a couple of friendly faces delivering a bag of fresh vegetables and eggs, which can often mean the difference between them eating well that week or not.

Wrongdoers take note: app's GotU!

BOWRAL man Keith Jolly and his wife were taking a train to Sydney when they watched a homeless man being assaulted by a group of about 15 teenagers.

Keeping up fight for older people’s rights

COTA Victoria chief executive officer Sue Hendy has welcomed the United Nations Human Rights Council’s appointment of Chilean Rosa Kornfeld-Matte as the independent expert on the rights of older people.

Living with middle-aged children identified as risk

THERE'S a new compelling reason for older people to resist living with their middle-aged children: it could trigger elder abuse.

Cuppa suits us to a tea!

SENIORS still rank a cup of tea as one of life’s essentials, with new research into our favourite appliances showing the kettle ranks as the second most used for people aged 50-59.

Simulator brings science into older driver debate

A COMPUTER-based driving simulation is being used to assess the abilities of older drivers to help develop accurate, low-cost testing methods.


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