Opinion piece: The changing landscape of retirement living

As published in The Boomer lift-out of The Advertiser in August 2018. It’s no secret that Australia’s population is ageing – in fact, by 2050, close to 1 in 4 Australians will be aged 65 or over. Not only are Australians living longer but, in general, we’re also enjoying a higher quality of health and… 

Compulsory income management should be repealed, not extended

On Thursday 13 December 2018, the Minister for Families and Social Services, Mr Paul Fletcher, announced the Liberal-National Coalition Government’s decision to extend the Cashless Debit Card trials and Income Management program across all existing sites for a further 12 months. All compulsory income management measures in Australia have now been extended until 30 June… 

Opinion piece: Flex your mental muscles for better health

As published in The Boomer lift-out of The Advertiser in October 2018. Good health isn’t just about the body: an active mind plays a crucial role in ageing well and delaying, or even preventing, the onset of related health problems. There’s plenty of evidence to support the benefits of ‘exercising’ the brain to keep diseases… 

Opinion piece: Shedding light on support at home

As featured in The Boomer lift-out of The Advertiser in September 2018. The aged care sector has seen widespread reform over the past decade, most notably for home support services. The ‘consumer directed care’ model implemented by the Federal Government is now offering older Australians more choice about ageing at home. While this has been a…