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.
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.
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.
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.