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Sexual Health: Retirement Living

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Sexual health important in life and relationships Society has developed a preconceived notion that older people are no longer capable of – or interested in – having sex, however the statistics do not support this belief at all. In fact, the numbers are staggering: Sexual health is an incredibly important aspect of life and our […]

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Senior Housing Care Types Explained

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Senior Housing Options With so many senior housing options available, it’s easy to feel confused and overwhelmed by the vast number of care types and styles of senior living communities. It’s important to learn the terminology and the differences between senior care solutions that are out there so you can make the right choice for […]

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Aged Care – demographic challenge

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Recent media reports of appalling conditions in some aged-care facilities led to yet another independent inquiry, the Carnell review, which found that little had changed since the kerosene baths scandal of 2000. Yet the federal government has so far pledged to act on just one of Carnell’s ten recommendations. Meanwhile, important proposals from previous reviews […]

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Older Persons Advocacy

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Older Persons Advocacy: Local Voices for Seniors in Need The Australian Government has launched a new, free nationwide support network to stand up for the rights of older Australians.

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Downsizing – off the agenda?

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New Research confirms that ‘downsizing’ is off the agenda for 40 percent of seniors. Home is where the heart is, and for more than 40 per cent of older Australians, it determines where they live in retirement. National Seniors’ new research report reveals that while many Australians consider downsizing to a smaller house when they […]

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LGBTI Aged Care Strategy Review

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Federal Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt says positive steps have been achieved in the training of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) aged care workforce, but more work needs to be done. Releasing the LGBTI Aged Care Strategy Review today, Mr Wyatt said it was important the aged care industry continued with the […]

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Retirement Village Regulations 2017

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The Retirement Villages Act 2016 and Retirement Village Regulations 2017 will commence on 1 January 2018. The Office for the Ageing (OFTA) is in the process of updating its publications to reflect the new legislation. This includes the creation of a new publication – A Guide to Best Practice for Residents’ Committees. OFTA has received […]

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Change to Super’n & Pension

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Changes to superannuation and pension rules from 1st July 2017, and South Australians reaching retirement age could be left thousands of dollars out of pocket. Video courtesy of #9News | http://9News.com.au

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Pensioner property sell-off

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Pensioner property sell-off A new downsizing plan to move retirees out of their homes so young families can have a shot at the great Australian dream – as seen on ‘A Current Affair’ 20th April 2017.

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15,000 seniors are homeless

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Homelessness Australia estimates there’s 2,000 Australians over the age of 75 sleeping rough on any given night. Many of them widows. We are a nation obsessed with youth. The plight of first home buyers is dominating the housing affordability debate. As Scott Morrison drip feeds us budget lifebuoys for childless 20-something couples still living at […]

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