‘Don’t fall for it’ – a guide to preventing falls for older people

This is an excellent and thorough resource

Age Well Solutions – Sara Cook

Aged care planning, support to stay at home, alternative accommodation, crisis management and permanent and respite service. Case management and advocacy.

Aged Care and Elder Advice – Margaret Harrison

Comprehensive independent aged care advice to help you find and understand aged care. ACEA is also an incorporated legal practice.

Can nutrition support healthy cognitive ageing and reduce dementia risk? – Food For Thought 2020 series – BMJ

A detailed scientific paper by the British Medical Journal in collaboration with the Swiss Re Institute in Zurich

Commonwealth funded hearing aides

Checking eligibility and locations for government funded hearing aids

Council on the ageing (COTA) Victoria

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria is the leading not-for-profit organisation representing the interests and rights of people aged 50+ in Victoria. They have a telephone based Aged Care Navigators’ service which assists in navigating the complexities of the aged care sector. They also run the ‘Living longer, living stronger’ program, discussion, cycling and walking groups – check under ‘programs’.

Dementia Australia website

For ‘The Dementia Guide’, videos, information sheets, news and events

Hearing loss and hearing aides – Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
Live Longer Better

Muir Gray is one of the founders of The Cochrane Collaboration and is a giant in the field of evidence based medicine. Here, he and the team at The Optimal Ageing Program in Oxford, condense a modern understanding of ageing research into 4 pillars of healthy ageing. For those interested in further reading, see their library; https://optimalageingprogramme.weebly.com

Living Longer Living Stronger

Strength training with our Living Longer Living Stronger™ program for older people can help you to stay active and independent as you age. Collingwood Leisure Centre and Ivanhoe Aquatic are providers


Mable is a disabilities and aged care support worker matching service and communication platform.

Macular Degeneration – dietary advice
Osteoarthritis information sheet – Arthritis Australia
Personal Alert Victoria

Personal Alert Victoria (PAV) is a personal monitoring service that supports older people and people with disabilities to live independently. The program responds to calls for assistance 24 hours a day.
Government funded for those with home care packages, NDIS, Dept of Veterans Affairs


In the words of Soundfair; ‘Hearing conditions are invisible, but the social and emotional impacts are not. Let’s talk about this and make the invisible, visible.’ Soundfair are a community based advocacy group who also provide services to unemployed and low income Victorians with hearing impairment.

The (US) National institute on ageing

This is an excellent and comprehensive website

The Vision Initiative

The Vision Initiative is a collaboration between government and community bodies which aims to prevent avoidable blindness and reduce the impact of vision loss for communities across Victoria.