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Impact investing helps fund innovative approach to dementia care

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 21st July 2020 -  An estimated 459,000 Australians are currently living with dementia  A residential aged care village pioneering a new approach for people with dementia has opened in Tasmania thanks

Aged care residents keeping connected through COVID isolation

Luke Michael, Saturday, 11th July 2020 -  Australia’s aged care community have found some quirky ways to keep their spirits up  Coronavirus-imposed social isolation is tough, especially for aged care residents.

Aged care in Australia

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 25th June 2020 -  There is an enormous demand for aged care services in rural and remote areas, but the market is failing. It is up to our communities and civil society to work together on the solutions,

‘I have never had a pen pal before’: Students connect with aged care residents during lockdown

Luke Michael, Saturday, 23rd May 2020 -  Young volunteers are building a bond with residents the old fashioned way Social isolation is especially tough for the nation’s aged care residents. But some Victorian students

Communications, COVID-19 and the not for profit CEO

Fran Connelley, Tuesday, 24th March 2020 -  Fran Connelley shares five communication tips to help the servant leader, whose main goal is to serve, in these challenging times. Before this week, I used to say the role of the CEO

Predictions for 2020: Community services

Doug Taylor, Tuesday, 18th February 2020 -  A report released in the latter part of last year could lead to a tipping point of sorts for the not-for-profit sector in 2020, as the implications of this start to play out and we ask questions

Five human rights issues that defined 2019

Contributor, Wednesday, 11th December 2019 -  From mass climate change movements to cultural genocide of Uighurs in China, Elaine Pearson and Louise Chappell highlight some of the headline human rights moments that captured

Government vows to remove young people with disability from aged care

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th November 2019 -  Last year there were around 6,200 people under 65 living in residential aged care in Australia The Morrison government has pledged there will be no young people with disability living

Young and old compete for sporting glory

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 5th October 2019 -  Canberra’s oldest citizens have been going for gold in the town’s annual sporting competition, walking away with more than a medal around their necks.  The sporting carnival, hosted

The Aged Care Royal Commission is an opportunity to permanently eliminate the need for young people to enter residential aged care

Luke Bo'sher, Tuesday, 10th September 2019 -  Ahead of giving evidence at the Aged Care Royal Commission hearings in Melbourne this week, Luke Bo’sher outlines his key arguments around why young people end up in aged care and what

Aging with Dignity

Andrew Cairns, Tuesday, 16th April 2019 -  How can we do better to reverse the unsettling trend of loneliness gripping elderly Australians, asks Community Sector Banking CEO Andrew Cairns. To some, the thought of retirement

Government pledges to remove young people from nursing homes

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd March 2019 -  The federal government will help young people with disability in aged care facilities to move into homes of their choosing, as part of a new national action plan. Social Services Minister
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