National Peak Body in the adult learning field
This is the Australian Government's premier source of information for Australians over 50. It provides a single point of access to Government and non-Government information and services for older Australians.
National Seniors is a not-for-profit membership based community organisation which has as its major objectives: to provide economic and social benefits for people over 50 years; to represent its members views to Government at all levels; to make donations and provide service and advice to charitable institutions assisting people 50 years and over.
The Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R.) Ltd, with national membership of 8,000 across 65 State Branches, represents the interests of self-funded retirees. Its Mission is to secure recognition and equity for Australians who, through their diligence and careful management, fully or partly self-fund their own retirement needs.
A very comprehensive listing of information and links for seniors to federal and state government departments, national and state associations, community service groups, aged care and retirement village living, as well as to seniors' lifestyle interests such as computing, wellbeing, finance, hobbies, sport and travel.
For those who wish to go down the self education pathway. This is a great resource displaying free university level education from around the world. The list of topics is amazing and the amount of free materials available even more so.
- A complete listing for those who suffer from or are fearful of falling
- The Complete Guide to Home Modifications to Prevent Falls
- Selling a Home with Modifications for Older Adults
- Fall Prevention
- Fall Prevention & Mobility: Practical Safety and Organization Strategies for Seniors
- Helping a Senior Regain Confidence After a Fall
- Senior Fall Prevention: A Roadmap for Navigating Resources and Benefits
An extremely easy to read and informative site on how to look after yourself in retirement. As obesity among seniors is on the rise, this is a timely site to appear.
The prime objective of COTA Australia is to promote, improve and protect the circumstances and wellbeing of older people in Australia. Their work draws on views of today's seniors and on concerns for future generations of Australians.
Purpose of this guide: This guide will help seniors of all ages to understand some of the options open to them and precautions that they should take when it comes to owning a home, downsizing, paying a mortgage, taking out a reverse mortgage, and selling property.
The Aged-Care Rights Service (TARS) offers free advocacy and legal advice to senior members of the community. Advocacy covers Aged-Care Services for residents, and recipients and their carers of Australian Government subsidised aged care. The Older Persons’ Legal Service provides legal advice and referral for older people in NSW. TARS can be contacted on 02 9281 3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer caused from asbestos exposure. Due to the long latency period of mesothelioma, most people who are diagnosed with the disease are seniors.
The Pleural Mesothelioma Center works with these individuals and their families to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups, free of charge and have the most extensive prognosis support and information source online.
A great site for those wanting to know a little more about PCs. There are specific sections for the curious senior as well as others that have a more technical bent. Well worth while the look.
Another incredibly helpful site to assist you if you have sleep issues. According to the statistics most older folk do have these and I have personally found this site of great assistance.