IRT'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19
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Age Matters tackles homelessness, ageism and social isolation head on. Why? Because disadvantage doesn’t discriminate.

 
RUOK Men over the age of 85 suicide
 
RUOK Men over the age of 85 suicide

Eight ways you can check in with an isolated older person

Australian men aged over 85 have the highest suicide rate in Australia. We often talk about suicide rates in younger people, but with tragic numbers…

10 September 20
Age Matters
 
Wellness Check Volunteer conducts temperature check on visitor
 
Wellness Check Volunteer conducts temperature check on visitor

No second chance at a first impression: Wellness Check Volunteers smiling at the front line

In response to the pandemic and the visiting restrictions in place at all IRT Aged Care Centres, Age Matters Volunteer Unit has stepped up to…

08 September 20
Age Matters
 
Age Matters Theory of Change Metamorphosis
 
Age Matters Theory of Change Metamorphosis

Social Impact... but what is it?

I often get told that I have a cool job title.“Head of Social Impact at Age Matters, that sounds impressive. I want that job.”“How good…

31 August 20
Age Matters
 
Volunteer at Christmas celebration
 
Volunteer at Christmas celebration

For Jenny, volunteering is contagious

‘My friends tell me jokingly there is a two letter word I don’t use enough’ says Jenny. As an active volunteer at IRT Kangara Waters, Jenny…

27 August 20
Age Matters
 
Service Linkage Coordinator and Uni Student
 
Service Linkage Coordinator and Uni Student

A new generation cares deeply: Age Matters Uni student placement

A University of Wollongong Public Health Student has been shadowing our Service Linkage Coordinator as part of a placement for hands-on experience. Sophie is investigating…

20 August 20
Age Matters
 
Older man sitting with Expo worker on chairs
 
Older man sitting with Expo worker on chairs

It gets worse before it gets better: Why older workers will be left out of the COVID-19 job market

By any account, 2015 was an eventful year. Rosie Batty was named Australian of the year, Australia changed prime minister (again), the world suffered a…

20 August 20
Age Matters
 
Homeless person sleeping on street
 
Homeless person sleeping on street

Invisible and ignored: sleeping rough as an older person

If you struggled to get out of your warm bed this morning, spare a thought for the 116,000 Australians who didn’t have a bed to…

12 August 20
Age Matters
 
Bare stretcher in empty room leaves you feeling lonely
 
Bare stretcher in empty room leaves you feeling lonely

Ageing and sleeping on a camp bed in a boarding house

Robert* was living in a boarding house where his only private space was an unlockable bedroom.  Robert was a victim of domestic violence by a…

05 August 20
Age Matters

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