New ageing resource - KeepAble
According to research, the key to ageing well and living a good quality of life for longer is to compress functional decline by living more healthy years rather than just living longer. This can be achieved by:
- moving regularly – through everyday activities and exercise
- staying socially connected
- maintaining a balanced diet, and
- having a sense of purpose.
KeepAble aims to do what the name suggests. We’re dedicated to finding and sharing evidence-based research, resources and real-life stories about ageing well, so older people can live well for longer.
'Over 100 clients': Spotlight on elder abuse in Peel region
There's no denying the past year has increased the vulnerabilities of the elderly.
In the Peel region, where nearly 23 percent of the population is over 65, instances of elder abuse are the highest in WA, outside of the Perth metropolitan area.
Massive win on accessible housing – what does it mean?
In what is a major win for seniors, the nation’s building ministers have agreed to include accessible design on the National Construction Code (NCC), creating better options for older Australians.
Multicultural Advocacy in the NT - COTA NT
In the Northern Territory the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Aged Care (PICAC) program is managed by COTA NT (also known as Council on the Ageing – Northern Territory).
Our Program Manager delivers the PICAC program through a wide program of activities based on networking – making connections within the NT community through events and meetings; and representation – giving CaLD seniors a voice at advisory groups and forums, service delivery and training.
Banks unite to help customers experiencing financial abuse
Australian banks are launching updated guidelines on financial abuse as part of their continued focus on responding to family violence and elder abuse.
The updated industry-wide approach is designed to ensure bank staff are equipped to recognise signs of financial abuse.
How's Your Head Today
COVID-19 is having a big impact on Australians’ mental health. The ‘How’s your head today?’ campaign aims to encourage all Australians to make their mental health and wellbeing a priority. Check out all the helpful resources you can access.
Permanent aged care residents can take temporary leave from their aged care home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read this helpful leaflet to learn more.
Compass Holiday Guide 2020
The Compass Holiday Guide 2020 is designed for older people, their family, friends and carers. The guide contains information, tips and resources to help support you during the holiday season, whilst providing information on staying connected and reducing social isolation.
Elder Abuse. Know The Signs.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched an elder abuse awareness campaign. This campaign includes a hard-hitting video that reveals the 'red flag phases' that can often indicate an older person is experiencing elder abuse.
Seniors Learn Online Banking With Squirrel Bank
To help seniors adapt to an increasingly online world, the eSafety Commissioner has released 'Squirrel Bank' an introduction to online banking.