Daffodil Day Friday 25 August 2017

Daffodil Day Friday 25 August 2017
It's Daffodil Day today, Friday 25th August, a day on which Cancer Council raises awareness and funds to help cure cancer.​With 1 in 2 Australians being diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85, cancer is experienced by just about everyone in our community. Most of us know someone affected by cancer. Every day, around 350 Australians ar...
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Where Ageing is welcomed in the Workplace

In the modern tech start-up world, anyone who is ageing and has years of experience is considered 'overrated'In this article published in Senior Planet, an innovative South Korean firm is featured because of its policy to hire ageing workers.An article written by Dan Lyons for the Observer explains his experience as a 52 year old in the Silicon Val...
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Elder Abuse - What Have We Learned?

​World Elder Abuse Awareness Day ​was recently promoted in Australia and around theworld during June.Origins The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 66/127, designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). It is the main day in the year when the world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted on older p...
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Keep Older Australians Safe With Home Modifications

Right at Home offers a few helpful tips. ​The floors are too slick, and the stairs are too many. Most homes in Australia are not designed to accommodate the needs of people aged 65 and older. It is worthwhile to consider home modification as a beneficial solution to reduce the potential for injuries, and make everyday tasks easier for older in...
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Transitioning From Independent Living To Old Aged Care

Some advice from the care specialists at Right At Home. The word 'transition' can imbue in us a real sense of foreboding. To transition suggests the arrival of change. If you were to suggest to an ageing loved one, the idea of transitioning from the home they've lived in for thirty years to an aged care facility, you could be met with some fie...
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