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With mementos of her life carefully positioned around her room at Resthaven Marion in Adelaide, 82-year-old Gladys Jones is something of an international citizen. Read More

Almost 70 RNs and ENs on track to fill critical gaps in aged care

A total of 63 Graduate Registered and Enrolled Nurses will be headed for careers in aged care after completing comprehensive training that will help them address chronic staff shortages in the industry. Read More
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Early retirement fears: Celeb chef urges industries to keep older employees for longer

Celebrity chef Rick Stein has revealed he employs older people in their 60s and 70s at his restaurant chains because he believes an early retirement compounded his late father’s mental health problems. Read More

A-list star let his 105-year-old tenant live rent-free in the multi-million dollar home until he died

The story of Hollywood star Brad Pitt allowing his 105-year-old neighbour-come-tenant to live in his $40 million home rent-free until he died is once again circling the internet. Read More

Cowabunga! Pro surfers impacted by dementia return to Bondi to raise awareness

Surfing legends Owen Wright and Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo are teaming up with property industry executives to tackle dementia and its growing prevalence in our communities. Read More

#WisdomWednesday

Wisdom Wednesday is about celebrating the experience and wisdom of our elders across the globe through storytelling. It's through these stories that we attempt to elevate their often unspoken worth and value of age unwittingly lost to peers and future generations. Do you have an elders story to share or are you an elder yourself that would like to be interviewed? Help us celebrate the lives of older Australians through Wisdom Wednesday, a weekly segment posted every Wednesday. Our older generation are by definition the most experienced members of our community, but as they age and transition into more passive, physically constrained roles in society, their importance often dwindles, particularly so as they enter long-term care.

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