Home Help ACT – A not-for-profit organisation that provides in-home support to the elderly, frail aged, people with disabilities and their carers in the ACT under the Home and Community Care (HACC) program.
Aged Care Assessment Team – (Dept.of Health and Ageing). Aged Care Assessment Teams assess your specific care and health needs and advise you on what type of Australian Government funded services you need to help you continue living in your home or whether you should enter an aged care home.
Arthritis Australia – One in six Australians – that’s more than 3.4 million people – has arthritis. Arthritis Australia is the peak arthritis organisation in Australia. It is supported by affiliate offices in every state and territory
Elder Abuse (Helpline) – The EAPU operates a state-wide telephone information, support and referral service for anyone experiencing abuse or witnessing the abuse of an older person
Family and Community Services – The Family and Community Services portfolio is responsible for a broad range of social policy issues affecting Australian society and the living standards of Australian families, communities and individuals.
NEW! GettingOlder.com.au information and a discussion forums on issues to do with aging and caring for aging parents or partners.
Legacy Australia – A uniquely Australian organisation established in 1923 by ex-servicemen dedicated to the task of caring for the widows and dependants of deceased comrades, whether they died on active service or later in civilian life.
Medicare Australia – Medicare provides access to: free treatment as a public (Medicare) patient in a public hospital; free or subsidised treatment by practitioners such as doctors, including specialists, participating optometrists or dentists (specified services only)
Medicine Line – Independent and accurate information about the safe and effective use of medicines
National Association of Community Legal Centres – Community Legal Centres are independent organisations who provide legal advice and advocacy for a wide range of people in the community, especially people on low incomes or who are otherwise disadvantaged.
National Prescribing Service – National Prescribing Service (NPS) is a member-based organisation providing accurate, balanced, evidence-based information and services to health professionals and the community on Quality Use of Medicines (QUM).
Probus Clubs – Probus is an association of retired and semi-retired men and women who join together in clubs, the basic purpose of which is to provide regular opportunities for them to keep their minds active, expand their interests and to enjoy the fellowship of new friends.
Royal Flying Doctor Service – The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia is a not-for-profit charitable service providing aeromedical emergency and primary health care services together with communication and education assistance to people who live, work and travel in regional and remote areas.
Seniors.gov.au – the Commonwealth Government’s online source for all Australians over 50.
St John Ambulance Australia – St John Ambulance Australia is a self-funding charitable organisation, active in all States and Territories, dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger. Website provides first aid quick reference for emergencies.
Superannuation Complaints Tribunal – The Superannuation Complaints Tribunal (SCT) is an independent Tribunal set up by the Commonwealth Government to deal with complaints about: superannuation funds, annuities and deferred annuities; and Retirement Savings Accounts (RSA’s) .
The Benevolent Society – An independent, secular, not-for-profit organisation with a long history of working with communities to create positive change. Find out more about our work with women, children, families, older people and communities – and how you can get involved.
U3A – University of the Third Age. U3A Online offers short courses covering a range of interests for older people who want to study online, and many other useful resources.