The systems at work to stop you falling

One in three people over the age of 65 has experienced a fall over the past 12 months. What is the problem?


Nationals back push to reduce speed limit on mobility scooters

The National Party is determined to reduce the maximum speeds of mobility scooters after the wife of Senator John Williams was hit by one of the vehicles.


Five tips to manage your mobility

Five ways to take the stress out of managing your mobility

Living alone causes health risks

According to 2006 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data, 31 per cent of Australians over 75 years of age live alone. Two separate studies were published in ScienceDaily on Monday which showed that living alone and loneliness can cause serious health problems and possibly shorten life expectancy.


Loneliness can make you sick

Two studies, undertaken independently of each other, were published on Monday. One showed that living alone increased risk of heart disease and death. The other showed that loneliness increased risk of death and functional decline.