Category COVID-19
Date published February 2022

Webinar: COVID-19 updates for people living in aged care homes

You’re invited to a free webinar, to learn about the latest COVID-19 updates for people living in aged care homes.

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Category General announcements
Date published January 2022

Webinar: Aged care support for older LGBTIQ people

The Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN) will host a free online webinar to talk about inclusive aged care services and support available if you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and/or queer (LGBTIQ).

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Category General announcements
Date published January 2022

Congratulations to the Senior Australian of the Year 2022

St John Ambulance volunteer Valmai Dempsey has been named the Senior Australian of the Year 2022.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published January 2022

Find out the latest in Support at Home Program design

Starting from July 2024, a single Support at Home Program will replace all help at home programs.

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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 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 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 Aged care reforms
Date published October 2021

Face-to-face support for aged care services

A new My Aged Care face-to-face service is now available to help older Australians access government-funded aged care services.

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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 COVID-19
Date published October 2021

How to get your COVID-19 digital certificate

You can now show if you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with a digital certificate. Once you are fully vaccinated, you can download a COVID-19 digital certificate using your Medicare online account through MyGov.

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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 Aged care reforms
Date published September 2021

Have your say on aged care reform in Australia

The Department of Health has a new online ‘engagement hub’ where you can register your interest and have your say on how we deliver aged care reforms.

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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 Aged care reforms
Date published July 2021

Webinar: How reforms will support aged care workers

The next webinar in a series on aged care reforms in Australia will focus on how these reforms can grow and support a highly skilled aged care workforce. This webinar will take place on Monday, 2 August 2021.

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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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