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How to protect yourself against the heat

As temperatures rise, so do health alerts – particularly for seniors. If you are over 65, you are at greater risk of serious heat-related illnesses, some of which can be fatal. We tell you the risk factors and remedies.

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27% of seniors inactive, says VicHealth report

Also, men more ‘physically active’ than women and one in four seniors do less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week.

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2017 Victorian Senior of the Year Award winners

Fourteen men and women and one organisation have been honoured at a Government House ceremony for their selfless work to assist, support and encourage others in their communities. Their stories and humility will inspire and impress you.

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2017 Seniors Festival reaches record heights

With more than 2,000 free and low-cost events spread right across the state, the five-week celebration of our state’s 1.2 million seniors reached more people than ever before.

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Thunderstorm asthma: What is it and what to do?

All Victorians suffering from asthma or hay fever are urged to take care during the current grass pollen season (Oct-Dec), as thunderstorm asthma threatens the state.

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We answer the questions you most frequently ask

Sometimes it pays to show your cards, especially this one. Lots of great discounts and benefits await. Here are some of the questions we are asked more than most.

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Gerard Mansour talks about issues affecting you

Gerard’s job is to make your life easier, safer and more fulfilling. And he wants to get one thing straight. ‘I am definitely not the Commissioner for Older People. I'm the Commissioner for Senior Victorians.'

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Tips to help you choose enduring powers of attorney

There may come a time when you are unable to make decisions for yourself. Best to plan for it now. We help you through the process, step by step.

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How to navigate the aged care system simply and easily

Moving into a residential aged care facility or seeking assistance to stay at home is something all of us will have to contemplate at some stage. Here’s what to do.

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Where to get free financial advice and support

Getting financial help doesn’t have to come with a hefty hit to the hip pocket. In fact a lot of it can be free. All you need is some counselling.

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How to protect your savings from predatory cyber scammers

Many seniors have fallen victim to internet scams. We tell you where to go to learn more or to get help. Or you can just take our Scam Quiz.

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