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General Health

Here’s what happens if you neglect your physical health

Staying fit during these times can be hard but we've got plenty of simple tips to help keep you acti ...

Retirement Living

7 common retirement living myths

There are quite a few misconceptions floating about when it comes to retirement villages, so let’s ...

General Health

10 foods that fight inflammation of joints (arthritis)

At present, there is no cure for arthritis, but one way you can try to manage arthritis-related cond ...

Home Care

Home Care Package funds: what can they be used for?

A Home Care Package is a coordinated package of care and services to help you to live independently ...

Healthy Living

8 tips for gardening in winter

While it may be cold outside, don’t let that deter you from getting stuck into the garden. ...


Osso Bucco

Osso Bucco is easier than you think! Impress your family and friends when you cook up a storm with t ...

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10 benefits of exercise for mental health

We all know that exercise is important for our physical wellbeing, but have you considered the benef ...

Residential Aged Care

What is aged care and 5 signs it’s time to consider it

This guide breaks down some of the key aged care services offered and looks at some of the signs tha ...

Home Care

Signs it’s time to apply for (or upgrade) your home care package

In this article we explore the signs which might indicate it's time to apply for or upgrade home car ...


What is vascular dementia?

In this article we look at vascular dementia, its symptoms and treatment options available. ...

Healthy Living

Summer safety: Tips for seniors

We can’t control the weather but we can take practical steps to staying cool, safe and hydrated du ...

Healthy Living

6 Fun Things to Do in Retirement

Whether you’re about to retire, have just retired, or it’s been a few years since you did, it ca ...

Residential Aged Care

11 benefits of working in aged care

Working in aged care is one of the most rewarding career paths in the health care sector. ...

Giving Back

The power of volunteering

To celebrate National Volunteer Week 2018 (21-27 May) IRT recognised its volunteers by launching an ...


6 ways to empower older adults

If you have an older person in your life, one of the most caring things you can do is help them feel ...

Healthy Living

10 great sports for seniors

There’s nothing quite like the sense of personal satisfaction and camaraderie to be found when exe ...

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Services & Support

Services & Support

At IRT, we're here to help guide you no matter your journey. Find handy tips and information to help ...

Mind, Body & Wellbeing

Mind, Body & Wellbeing

Understand what makes for optimum physical and mental health and the simple steps you can take to li ...



Learn about some of the common health concerns affecting older Australians and discover insights tha ...

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Our Community

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