Study calls for assessment of ‘unsafe’ older drivers

Despite figures showing older drivers are involved in fewer serious or fatal crashes, the call for more regular testing continues.

Health & Ageing

How to … modify your home so you can grow old there

If you plan on retiring in your own home, there are some things you should know about the changes you should make.


Sex, desire and pleasure in later life: Australian women's experiences

It’s healthy to talk about sex – in all its forms – no matter what your age.


What do this pole dancer, surfer and martial arts expert have in common?

Older Australians are dynamic, youthful and courageous, according to new research, and we shouldn’t be surprised.


Benefits of weightlifting for seniors

There is this misconception that older aged individuals should stay away from any strenuous activities that could build strength such as weightlifting. This couldn’t be further from the truth. A review of 126 scientifically backed articles has concluded that there are 78 benefits of strength training for older adults.

Health & Ageing

How to … fight the ageing process

As we age, our lifestyles and bodies change, but it doesn’t have to be for the worse. Here are nine tips on how to control your own ageing process and make the most of your later years.


We are the aged. Hear us

Peter Leith is offended by reports that older Australians are “a burden on the taxpayer”. This is his response to that statement and his manifesto on how to treat older Australians.


Getting older means … letting loose your inner eccentric

Getting older means … being less fearful of speaking up and accepting you don’t look 20 years younger even if you feel it. Or not.


Diseases through the decades – here's what to look out for in your 40s, 60s, 80s and beyond

Many diseases develop and become more likely as we age. Here are some of the most common conditions, and how you can reduce your risk of getting them as you clock over into a new decade.


Ageing offers a world of jokes to test tummy muscles

YourLifeChoices member Linda has a very keen eye for a good joke and shares these rollicking ‘toons to get your weekend off to a hilarious start.


Key voices tell why we should work until 70 – or not

Push the ‘official’ retirement age to 70? Given the furious debate over the Government’s proposal, we asked key voices on both sides of the fence for their views.

Health & Ageing

Is your body older than your age?

Take this quiz to see how old your body really is and how to keep it healthy.

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