Our Generation
Summer 2021/22


Feature profile: Eat, drink and be Perry

Feature profile: Eat, drink and be Perry

Neil Perry has a lot to celebrate this festive season, with his latest restaurant open and a new cookbook on bookstore shelves. Here, he tells Our Generation his plans for Christmas lunch and beyond.

Refire, not retire: The Kokoda Track’s oldest hiker

Refire, not retire: The Kokoda Track’s oldest hiker

In 2019, 87-year-old Brisbane adventurer Athol Alcorn hiked 96km through the rugged and isolated Papua New Guinea terrain, proving that age is truly just a number.

How to work out when you’re worn out

How to work out when you’re worn out

Exercise may feel out of reach for many older Australians, but there’s a lot of low-impact activites you can be involved in to get the blood pumping—no matter your age or fitness level.

Making seniors a priority during the federal election

Making seniors a priority during the federal election

With the 2022 federal election fast approaching, National Seniors Chief Advocate, Ian Henschke, explains what the biggest issues are for seniors and how we’re getting them heard.

This month's feature stories


'Tis the season

'Tis the season

With many Australians now emerging from pandemic lockdowns or restrictions, it’s time to celebrate with our festive feasting inspiration and ideas.

Only the lonely

Only the lonely

With new research showing four in ten Australians regularly experience loneliness, Our Generation looks at why this is a real public health issue as well a serious social one.

Settle in for a good read


Honouring a fallen mate

Honouring a fallen mate

On the 50th anniversary of one of the Vietnam War’s fiercest battles, National Seniors Director Darryl Wilson recounts his harrowing ordeal and quest to honour the memories of those left behind.

5 minutes with Jan Saunders

5 minutes with Jan Saunders

For more than three decades, Jan Saunders worked with the Victoria Police training horses before an injury pushed her towards another path.

A healthy social life

A healthy social life

We all know that social engagement is important, especially as we get older—but did you know there are health benefits as well? Let’s see what the research has to say.

Aged care reform update

Aged care reform update

Where is the government up to with implementing reforms from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety? We take a closer look at some of the activities now underway.

Catch up on the latest lifestyle, finance & technology articles


What's on - Summer 2021/22

What's on - Summer 2021/22

With border restrictions beginning to lift, we've selected a few of the most anticipated events happening over the festive season and new year.

A beginner's guide to streaming services

A beginner's guide to streaming services

Not sure where to start with video streaming? We share our tips for getting the most out of your streaming services.

Alarmingly sophisticated scams targeting older Aussies

Alarmingly sophisticated scams targeting older Aussies

“Good news! Your package is on board for delivery!” Here's what to look out for.

Summer health and wellness tips

Summer health and wellness tips

With COVID-19 vaccinations in the spotlight, it’s a timely reminder to check with your GP to see if you’re up to date with your immunisations.

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