Organisations and Networks
Click on these links to find out more about particular groups, organisations and networks that relate to active ageing and health promotion:
- About Seniors
A comprehensive listing of information and links of interest for seniors to Australian and State government departments, national and State associations, community service groups, aged care and retirement housing information, as well as to seniors’ lifestyle interests such as computing, health, finance, hobbies, sport and travel.
- U3A (University of the Third Age)
U3A Online allows U3As to share ideas, resources and information through the Internet and to encourage older people to harness its educational potential. The site lists all U3As in Australia and New Zealand, has links to useful resources, lists electronic educational courses, allows enrolment and has calendar of events. Special short courses are available for persons isolated by location or by physical or social circumstances.
- Older People Speak Out (OPSO)
An independent, free-spirited group with the experience, knowledge and qualifications to speak out on older people’s issues without fear or favour.
- Volunteering Australia
This is the national peak body working to advance volunteering in Australia. Here you can find the definition and principles of volunteering, a model code of practice for organisations using volunteers, volunteers’ rights and contact details for all state/territory Volunteering Centres.
- Australian Government web site for Seniors
This is the Australian Government’s premier source of information for Australians over 50. It provides a single point of access to Government and non-Government information and services for older Australians.
- National Seniors
National Seniors is a not-for-profit membership-based community organisation which has as its major objectives: To provide economic and social benefits for people 50 years and over; represent its members’ views to Government at all levels; and to make donations and provide service and advice to charitable institutions assisting people 50 years and over.
- Seniornet Association
Dedicated to helping Seniors use computers and the Internet.
Gateway to the internet for retirees and seniors.
Provides up-to-date quality assessed information on important health topics.
- Alzheimer’s Australia
The peak body providing support and advocacy for the 500,000 Australians living with dementia.
- Carers Australia
Carers Australia is the national voice of carers. Carers are usually family members who provide support to children or adults who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition or who are frail aged. Carers can be parents, partners, brothers, sisters, friends or children.