New support services for older Australians in lockdown

A COVID-19 hotline and a service for Australians with respiratory disease are helping to guide vulnerable groups through difficult times.

Age Pension

Exclusive: We talk with Centrelink’s Hank Jongen about COVID-19 support

The face of Services Australia Hank Jongen joins YourLifeChoices for an exclusive COVID-19 podcast, taking time out to reassure members that Centrelink is doing everything it can to support you in these ‘unprecedented’ times.


These peer groups can boost your health

People want to look after their own health, and with new technology there are more tools than ever to help people manage it. But the greatest gains could come with a little help from your friends.

Disability Support Pension

$4.8b drop in disability pension budget forecast

Tougher assessment procedures for a Disability Support Pension have resulted in the Federal Government forecasting that total outlay will be $4.8 billion less in 10 years.

Aged Care

More choice means better service

It’s never too early to find out about the aged care services and support that are available before you need them. This way you will be prepared to make decisions about your future when the time comes.


Supporting people with a disability

Tomorrow, 3 December is International Day of People with a Disability – a time to recognise both the struggles and achievements of those who everyday have to face barriers and overcome issues that able-bodied people just don't even consider.

Your questions answered

The gift of palliative care

Free palliative care services not only offer much-needed support for those nearing the end of their life, but also for their loved ones and carers. Here's how it works and how you can access it.


How to support a relative or friend through a difficult time

Supporting a relative or friend through a difficult time is a wonderful way to express your love and compassion. Here are some ways to offer support.


NDIS expansion moving too quickly

A report due today into the expansion of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) outlines concerns that the program is not functioning properly.

Lifestyle medicine for cancer

It may feel as though you don’t have much control when you’re faced with a cancer diagnosis but your daily lifestyle choices are completely in your hands.

Mental Health

Depression – who can help?

There are many organisations which can provide information and support for those suffering from depression but often it’s the case of finding the right person to open up to.

Mental Health

Depression – how can you help?

Supporting someone who has depression can be a thankless task as constant feelings of worthlessness and inability to think straight make it difficult to accept help.

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