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Volunteering

Friday essay: today’s grandmothers grew up protesting. Now they have nothing to lose

Grandmothers as social activists? What a radical idea … but one that is increasingly true of today’s generation of grandmothers.

COVID-19

COVID-19 pandemic may have a silver lining for older Australians

Enforced isolation may encourage older generations to adopt online tools and modern methods of communication, says the co-founder and director of aged care support provider Aged Care Steps, Assyat David.

COVID-19

The difference between self-isolation and social distancing

There has been a lot of confusion about how self-isolation works and all it entails. With the number of coronavirus cases doubling in the last three days, there is no better time to become acquainted with exactly what self-isolation and social distancing entails.

COVID-19

PM announces stricter social gathering rules deemed ‘heartbreaking’

Australians woke this morning to strict new regulations that effectively prevent them from attending weddings, funerals and family barbecues – among other rules that will come into effect at midnight Wednesday.

Community

Help Australia’s bushfire victims without making a big deal of it

Scott Morrison has been slammed for politicising Australia’s bushfire crisis.

Community

What if Australia was a town of 100: Ipsos report

Each year, Ipsos undertakes research with over a million Australians to learn (within known margins of error) about sentiments across the wider population.

Community

More than milk and bread: corner store revival can rebuild neighbourhood ties

Almost every neighbourhood once had a corner store or milk bar – until shopping malls and service stations took their customers. But there has been a revival of sorts, and the community is the benefactor.

Grief and Loss

Loneliness is the silent scourge of older people: poll

Loneliness is the silent scourge of older people. And while loneliness can sometimes seem a hopeless state, YourLifeChoices members suggest ways to tackle this unnoticed condition.

News

Friday Flash Poll: Are you lonely?

Are you lonely? How do you cope with loneliness? Why not take part in our Friday Flash Poll and help us highlight the plight of lonely older Australians?

Health & Ageing

Six over-50s strip naked in protest against ageism

Six people aged between 50 and 65 have bared all in their fight against ‘everyday ageism’ and ageism in advertising.

Community

Friday Flash Poll: Has ANZAC Day become overhyped?

The ANZAC Day slogan is Lest we forget. Have we forgotten the true meaning of this solemn day? Tell us what you think in our Friday Flash Poll.

Community

Poll reveals how older people see the younger generation

YourLifeChoices members have their say on the younger generation, but is their assessment a fair one?

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