The Senior News

Maureen saw need and met it

A WOMAN who founded the first volunteer-supported respite care program of its kind has been recognised with the HESTA Unsung Hero Award.

Older singles in hospital more often, longer

Older Australians are more likely to be admitted to hospital and to stay longer once admitted.

Second award for Heritage Perth

For the second consecutive year Heritage Perth has received a Western Australian Heritage Award.

Older people risking their lives by being energy thrifty

Some older people are so thrifty when it comes to using energy that they are endangering their lives, according to research.

Budget shows govt ‘grappling with reality of ageing population’

SOCIAL housing is the big winner in the NSW budget, but many seniors will remain on public housing waiting lists.

Nursing homes 'need' RNs 24/7, Wollongong nurse says

Wollongong palliative care nurse Nilda Miranda is adding her voice to a growing campaign to keep registered nurses in nursing homes around the clock.

Inquiry into service co-ordination seeks to improve communication between agencies

A new parliamentary inquiry is aiming to improve the way government and non-government services are delivered to those who need them the most.

Social media and the silver surfer

Using social media can improve the mental health and well being of older people, a study has found.

Tired of waiting on hold? You’re not alone

Almost 30 per cent of seniors trying to telephone Centrelink in 2013-14 waited on hold for more than 30 minutes.

Concessions safe, but ACT still feels pinch

SENIORS advocates have welcomed the ACT Gov­ernment’s budget announce­ment to protect seniors concessions for 2015-16. However, general household rates, car registration and the cost of parking in Canberra will increase.


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