Media

Our Media and Communications team works hard to ensure that issues concerning Australians over 50 are on the national news agenda. The media releases we produce contain the latest news and announcements on National Seniors' lobbying activities and campaigns.

Just as National Seniors Australia gives a voice to older Australians, our Media and Communications team works hard to ensure that they are heard on the national news agenda. In our media mentions area is a selection of news coverage where National Seniors Australia and its lobbying priorities have been reported.

National Seniors' Media and Communications team members are happy to talk to journalists about issues affecting older Australians at any time.

Please direct media enquiries to Media and Communications Manager, Lynda Schekoske, on 07 3233 9134 or 0488 047 380, or Media Officer Rosemary Desmond on 3233 9106, or email us. You can also follow us on Twitter @NationalSeniors.

Media Releases

12AM15Dec2017

Most older Australians won’t be shopping online or receiving e-Cards this Christmas because they are on the wrong side of a ‘digital divide’, National Seniors Australia says.

The consumer group for over 50s this year surveyed its members and found many are online, tech-savvy, or else keen to learn.

But others said that the digital world was a strange and unfriendly place they... Read More

12AM05Dec2017

Three quarters of Australians aged over 50 feel at least 10 years younger, according to research released today.

National Seniors Australia’s Research Director Professor John McCallum said feeling younger positively impacted health and wellbeing and meant people lived longer.

Prof. McCallum said National Seniors’ recent survey had revealed that people felt about 20 per cent... Read More

12AM27Nov2017

         

Home is where the heart is, and for more than 40 percent of older Australians, it determines where they live in retirement.

A new research report from National Seniors Australia reveals that while many Australians consider downsizing to a smaller house when they retire, a substantial proportion of older homeowners rule it out... Read More

12AM09Nov2017

Older Australians are selling themselves short when it comes to their own cognitive health, according to a new report from National Seniors Australia.

Research Director Professor John McCallum said an unintended consequence of a growing awareness of dementia was leading some people to believe their cognitive ability was declining when it wasn’t.

Conversely, the same study... Read More

12AM01Nov2017

National Seniors Australia is coming to Albury to help older people improve their knowledge about how to better fund their retirement.

Basil La Brooy, from National Seniors Financial Information Desk, will present a seminar next Wednesday, 8 November, for those thinking of giving up paid... Read More