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ACSA honours lobbyist, volunteer at awards

A chief executive and lobbyist has taken out the individual award at the 2014 Aged and Community Services Australia National Aged Care Awards, announced at a gala dinner at the Adelaide Town Hall. Rob Hankins, chief executive of ECH, was ...

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Blueprint for positive ageing

Members of the abolished Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing have published a document detailing policy options for an ageing Australia. Blueprint for an Ageing Australia makes proposals surrounding economic development, health, technology, transport, urban design and housing. National Seniors acting chief executive ...

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A cultured existence

“It’s 4.30am, and all you can hear is an orchestra of snores. Five Women Elders and one marlpa are sleeping in the Big Room. Other marlpa, not on night duty, sleep in their own rooms. “Come 5.30 and Elder Manaya, ...

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Five steps to better dementia care

Each week, more than 1700 people in Australia are diagnosed with dementia. As our ageing population grows, it’s expected that this number will reach 7400 new cases each week by 2050. Dementia is now one of Australia’s National Health Priority ...

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