Most Australians will retire with savings thanks to Australia’s compulsory superannuation system, but for many this will not be enough to see them through the rest of their lives. Here, Shauna Ferris proposes an alternative.
AUDIO: In addition to a source of income, work in conventional retirement years can provide an opportunity for workers and employers to provide and receive care, but it is not licence to increase retirement age, according to a cultural anthropologist.
The International Longevity Centre Global Alliance, a multinational consortium sharing research, policy and knowledge related to population ageing, has announced overnight that a bid for an Australian centre has been successful.
Hidden costs of caring for seniors; survey finds most Baby Boomers are happy to put off retirement; the role of photography in health education.
Those with an interest in productive ageing are being encouraged to apply for the Geoffrey White Churchill Fellowship – a paid opportunity to research ways to engage older Australians to participate in the workforce and other activities.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has released a comprehensive downloadable reference guide of information, supports and services to assist retirees with the decisions they may need to make in their later years.
Sydney University research has found that men and women living in regional areas are more likely to retire early because of poor health than people living in cities.
The Commonwealth must disable Australia’s ticking demographic bomb by boosting economic productivity, writes economics analyst, Bekzod Abdullaev. How? Through four bold moves, which might prove unpopular.
An 85-year-old priest has abseiled down the St George’s Cathederal Tower, Perth, prove how much fun it can for a person to stay active right up until and through their latter years. See his abseilling journey in pictures.
He’s only been on the job, officially, for three days. But given he has almost 20 years experience working in the sector, he is still well-placed to comment on the NFP/FP debate. AAA talks to LASA-Victoria’s new CEO, John Bragg.
News in brief from the ageing agenda, featuring bites of information about recent research, technology, conference and government movements.
Plans for Australia’s first ever LGBTI residential community lifestyle living village with ageing-in-place have been given the green light. Once built, Australia’s first ever LGBTI residential aged care facility is likely to follow.
Two well known providers – one in NSW and the other in WA – have just opened the doors of their new residential aged care facilities.
Two recently released reports provide more evidence that older people who are willing and able to work, commonly encounter age discrimination from employers.