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5 Ways To Wellbeing - Salisbury

At Carers SA, we understand that when you care for someone who is frail, has a disability, health condition, or illness, life can feel a little out of control at times.

Research from around the world shows you can improve your wellbeing and happiness by doing five simple things as part of your day: connect, be active, keep learning, be aware and help others.

SA
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Vulnerable seniors peak body to continue

Vulnerable seniors peak body to continue

  • McGowan Government renews funding for Council on the Ageing WA to continue operating the Vulnerable Seniors Peak Body
  • Focus on raising awareness of elder abuse, particularly amongst Aboriginal people, people with disability, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • $210,000 funding the latest in a package of initiatives strengthening the State Government's response to elder abuse
WA
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NT Seniors Month 2021 Calendar

The Seniors Month August 2021 print calendar is being distributed from 16 July to the following destinations. The destinations marked in green receive copies on 16 July, the others in the days following. To prevent unnecessary travel, we highly recommend that you phone ahead to your preferred pick up point wherever possible and check that copies of the calendar have arrived/are still in stock. https://www.cotant.org.au/seniors-month/seniors-month-2021/

NT
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This new refuge in Melbourne is providing much-needed support to older homeless women

Providing women aged over 50 a safe haven and access to services helping them rebuild their lives, The Gardenhouse is believed to be the first facility of its kind in Australia.

VIC
National
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Aged care facility to become an Aboriginal health and wellbeing centre

Yerin Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Services recently bought the now vacant Japara aged care facility in Mardi, with plans to transform it into a health and wellbeing centre.

The new centre will house all services, except the dental clinic, currently available at the Yerin Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Service in Wyong.

NSW
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Preventing Abuse of Older People

We welcomed a number of special guests and more than 100 registrants to the launch of Safe, Valued, Respected – A Primary Prevention Framework for Elder Abuse. Due to COVID restrictions, the event on 30 June 2021 was held online.

ECLC CEO, Michael Smith, acknowledged growing recognition of the importance of understanding, preventing and responding to abuse directed to older people in the community.

VIC
National
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Aged care residents will have increased access to their doctor through GP incentive

Older Australians in residential aged care will have better access to General Practitioners (GPs) thanks to a recent investment of $42.8 million to improve their face-to-face contact with health professionals.

National
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Three new members of the Order of Australia share their advice for finding purpose in a career

When does a career become a calling? And how do you find the right path that will lead to purpose in your profession?

Well, some of the nation's highest achievers — and new members of the Order of Australia — have already worked it out and they want to share their secrets.

National
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Campaign urges Queenslanders to unite against elder abuse

Minister for Seniors and Disability Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
The Honourable Craig Crawford

Queenslanders are being urged to stand and act together to address elder abuse as part of a new statewide campaign launched ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day tomorrow.

QLD
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From $1000 of Uber Eats to $250,000 for land, police move on elder abuse

With her health and mobility in decline, Gladys sold her home and moved into a granny flat behind her son’s house, where he and the grandchildren were a few steps away.

After a fall, Gladys moved to a nursing home to recover and left her debit card, PIN and access to bank statements with her son to pay her bills.

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National