(Commonwealth) Carer Gateway
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
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.
This website offers links to very useful and practical information and services such as how to negotiate the NDIS, services in your area and links to peer support services and more
The (US) National institute on ageing
This is an excellent and comprehensive website
Dementia Australia website
For ‘The Dementia Guide’, videos, information sheets, news and events
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) By Dementia Australia
Depression and ageing by Better Health
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
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’.
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
‘Don’t fall for it’ – a guide to preventing falls for older people
This is an excellent and thorough resource
Osteoarthritis information sheet – Arthritis Australia
Macular Degeneration – dietary advice
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.
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.
Commonwealth funded hearing aides
Checking eligibility and locations for government funded hearing aids
Hearing loss and hearing aides – Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
Mable is a disabilities and aged care support worker matching service and communication platform.
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