Darragh O'Keefe

The grey ghettos: seniors on the fringes doing it tough

A landmark analysis of census data shows that a “wellbeing divide” is emerging among older Australians, with housing the key issue. The Index of Wellbeing for Older Australians identified the areas where seniors with the lowest level of wellbeing lived, and the factors that contributed most to their low wellbeing.

‘New ideas to old problems’ needed says head of innovative housing service

Australia needs new solutions to address the growing number of homeless seniors,particularly women. Innovative solutions to look after this cohort are needed. This article looks at Common Ground Tasmania which opened in 2012. Older women have been drawn to the model as it provides safe and secure accommodation with a sense of community and purpose.
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