The outlook for older women in Australia is dire – but no one seems to care
"Prior to Covid, women over 55 were already the fastest growing group among the homeless. Research released in August estimates that 400,000 women over the age of 45 currently face this fate". This article discusses how homelessness is increasingly becoming a reality for older women.
Handy Guides for Homeless Women
Older women are a significant and growing group of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Lady Musgrave Trust has launched their updated Handy Guides for Homeless Women, and are asking for help to share the Guide widely. This Guide provides information about vital services.
Ageism, Elder Abuse and The Care of Older Australians
This survey explored people's views on ageing and age discrimination, age-based Covid-19 restrictions, their understanding of the abuse of older people, and their experiences as carers for older people.
YouTube Nanna: Older Australian's Most Isolated During COVID-19
"When Lyn Farrington began sending videos of herself reading books for her two grandchildren during the pandemic, she had an idea: why not bring the joy to other little children?"
Financial Independence Hub
The Financial Independence Hub provides a range of services and support programs specifically developed to help anyone who has experienced financial abuse to build their financial independence.
Early Signs Your Elderly Loved One Could Be A Victim of Abuse
"It's not easy thing to imagine: your elderly parent or grandparent being abused."
Rising Concerns About Elder Abuse During Pandemic
According to the Human Rights Commission financial abuse is hitting older Australians particularly hard during the pandemic, with reports of a sharp rise in cases.
Urgent Call to Harmonise Powers of Attorney
Australia's Age Discrimination Commissioner, the Hon Dr Kay Patersons AO, has called on the federal, state and territory Attorney's-General to act urgently to implement the Australian Law Reform Commission's recommendations on powers of attorney at the COAG meeting on July 27.
Police and Main Roads present 'Keeping Seniors Safe' Talk
North Brisbane Police have joined the Department of Transport and Main Roads to deliver a series of Keeping Seniors Safe presentations, which includes elder abuse, to seniors within the Gateway Patrol Group area.
Australia Talks About Older Age and Aged Care
The Royal Commission has released findings from research which shows that Australians of all ages want to be assisted to live independently in their own home during their retirement years rather than having to go to an aged care facility.