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Last Days program first of its kind to nurture understanding about death and dying

A new program to be launched next month is the first in-person, community-focussed course to provide practical and effective education to improve knowledge and confidence for those caring for someone in their last days, weeks, or months of life.

Residents’ communal contribution saluted during first birthday celebrations 

Sydney's Uniting Hawkins Place has celebrated its first birthday by unveiling an engraved memorial that recognises the extraordinary contribution its original residents have made towards building a new and vibrant seniors’ community in Leichhardt.

SA premier and PM visit Renmark as elderly patients moved ahead of imminent flood

Health authorities have made the decision to relocate a handful of the most vulnerable older residents from a hospital in South Australia's east as flood waters continue to rise.

More feel poor as cost of living bites, economic uncertainty undermining social cohesion

The proportion of Australians classifying themselves as poor has surged in the past 12 months as the rising cost of living erodes household budgets.

RACGP urges Queenslanders to fight COVID-19 complacency as cases skyrocket

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has urged people in Queensland to step up measures to reduce COVID-19 community transmission and keep people safe.

Pets wonderful means of helping elders exercise, engage and reduce their social isolation

As communities cautiously reengage after years of pandemic isolation, COTA VIC is encouraging older Australians to discover the health boosting power of life enjoyed with a four legged friend by their side. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Melb Design Week portrait exhibition showcases good design features for healthy ageing

At a Melbourne Design Week 2022 narrative portrait exhibition by Monash University’s Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living (RAIL) Research Centre and the National Centre for Healthy Ageing (NCHA), ways to design for ‘civic good’ are being championed to empower people to ‘design the world they want’.

New research delves into social inclusion in residential aged care and what it really means

Social inclusion among older Australians is immensely important, not only for mental wellbeing but physical health as well. In fact, a cuppa and a chat with likeminded peers can even keep the doctors at bay.

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