They make unlikely stars, yet the courageous on-camera presence of six Toowoomba men has put depression among older men in the public spotlight. The six members of Toowoomba Older Men’s Network (TOMNET) feature in an award-winning documentary Older Men: Hidden Hardships.
With his killer finishing moves the Atomic Drop and the Abdominal Stretch, Mario Milano was a 1960s wrestling superstar. The Melburnian, now 78 and with Alzheimer’s disease, has been honoured in an artistic tribute by mate Roy Maloy.
AGED care providers and recipients are facing an uphill battle to give older people in rural and regional areas greater levels of choice in care, despite the roll-out of consumer-directed care over the next year.