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Category Latest website features
Date published December 2021

New features to My Aged Care website – December 2021

Read about the latest updates and features that were added to the My Aged Care website in December — including a new homepage, new costs information and improvements to help you connect with aged care providers.

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Category General announcements
Date published December 2021

You’re invited to a free online Christmas performance

The Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN) is inviting older Australians and aged care homes to be part of an online Christmas celebration.

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Category General announcements
Date published November 2021

Webinar: The Ageing Mosaic – First Nations Communities

The Older Person’s Advocacy Group is hosting a webinar to help older First Nations Australians, their families and carers with strategies to age well.

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Category General announcements
Date published November 2021

Program in focus: Community Visitor’s Scheme

If you are feeling lonely, isolated or need help building new social connections, you can access support through the Community Visitor’s Scheme (CVS). The CVS is a free program that can help you connect to a volunteer support network in your community.

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Category General announcements
Date published October 2021

Webinar: Your wellbeing - Social and emotional strategies

The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) will host a webinar next Tuesday, 26 October, to help older Australians and carers adjust to life as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

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Category Latest website features
Date published October 2021

New features on My Aged Care website – October 2021

Read about the latest updates and new features that were added to the My Aged Care website in October—including help getting started on your aged care journey, the 'Help Explorer' tool and improvements to the 'Find a provider' tool.

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Category General announcements
Date published October 2021

Celebrating National Carers Week 2021

The week of 10-16 October is National Carers Week, to celebrate and recognise the 2.65 million Australians who provide care and support for a family member or friend.

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Category General announcements
Date published September 2021

Join the conversation on Ageism Awareness Day

Friday, 1 October is the International Day of Older Persons and Australia’s first Ageism Awareness Day. To mark the occasion, Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) and the Council of the Ageing (COTA) are holding live online events.

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Category COVID-19
Date published August 2021

New map shows aged care home worker vaccinations rates

All residential aged care workers must receive at least a first COVID-19 vaccine dose by 17 September 2021. You can now find out the rate of worker vaccinations at every aged care facility in Australia. To find out more view the interactive map on the Department of Health’s website.

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Category General announcements
Date published July 2021

Webinar: Aged care reforms for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

How will people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds benefit from the planned aged care reforms in Australia? Join us on Thursday, 22 July 2021 to learn more at our next aged care reform webinar.

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Category General announcements
Date published July 2021

Webinar: A focus on dementia

The next webinar in a series about aged care reforms, on 21 July 2021, will focus on how these reforms will improve quality of life and care for people living with dementia.

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Category General announcements
Date published July 2021

Webinar: Improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in aged care

The next webinar in a series about aged care reforms, on 19 July 2021, will discuss how these reforms will deliver aged care improvements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Category COVID-19
Date published July 2021

New grief and bereavement website

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement has developed a new website for people living and working in aged care who have been impacted by COVID-19.

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Category General announcements
Date published May 2021

OPAN: Stay Connected and Supported

A new initiative from the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) is linking older Australians to a range of services which can help them stay connected and supported in their communities.

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Category General announcements
Date published May 2021

New resource: 10 questions to ask about residential aged care

The New South Wales Nursing and Midwifery Association, along with other aged care experts, has developed new resources to empower older Australians to ask questions when searching for an aged care home.

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Category General announcements
Date published February 2021

Disability Gateway now live

The Department of Social Services has launched a new service for Australians living with disability, their families and carers, to find and access trusted disability support information and services.

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Category General announcements
Date published September 2020

New dementia support pilot launched

A new online tool, My Dementia Companion, is available to support family, friends and carers of people living with dementia. Initially, this is running as a six-week pilot.

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