Tight finances are the main reason more older Australians, especially women, are living in share houses.
While share houses are more a matter of financial necessity than choice, many older Australians are discovering it has unexpected social benefits for them.
Uncapped rent increases and ‘no grounds’ evictions leave older women particularly at risk of substandard housing conditions or even homelessness.
Proposed changes to NSW rental tenancy law are an improvement, but do not end the excessive rent increases and "no grounds" evictions that put renters – and older women in particular – at risk.
In one study, only a quarter of respondents felt able to discuss their menopausal symptoms with their manager.
Workforce participation rates for older women have increased greatly, but most workplaces have yet to realise the benefits of helping them to manage the impacts of menopause.
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As Coco Chanel said: 'You can be gorgeous at 30, charming at 40, and irresistible for the rest of your life.'
A homeless man sleeping rough in the city. More and more older people will be homeless on current trends.
The rising number of older Australians is exposing the shortage of housing options and services to meet their needs, putting them at increasing risk of homelessness.
Older women valued a secure private space of their own with, ideally, a small garden.
Finding secure affordable housing is a problem for older women across Australia. But new research finds women in regional areas have different priorities from those in the cities.
We should encourage older women to see academic study as a fruitful, challenging way forward, regardless of age.
Female baby boomers who missed out earlier in life are now jumping at the opportunity to further their education.
A tiny house in the backyard appeals to some as a solution that offers both affordability and sustainability.
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New research has found a marked increase in people, particularly among women over 50, who are building or want to build a tiny house. However, inflexible planning rules often stand in their way.
Madonna and fashion designer Jeremy Scott arrive at this year’s Met Gala in New York.
Why is Cher, 71, celebrated when she wears a near-nude costume while Madonna, 58, receives revulsion? 19th century women's magazines reveal how the double standards of beauty for older women came about.
Older women are often identified and witches and persecuted.
It is particularly dangerous to be an elderly person in Tanzania's rural areas and villages. Legislation exists to protect this group, but it's not being translated into reality.
People should not interpret the study as saying that every woman who has been overweight for some time in her life will develop cancer at some point.
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A longitudinal study featuring nearly 74,000 US women has found that the longer a woman has been overweight or obese during her adult life, the higher her risk of developing cancer.
We need to embrace new ways of thinking for strategies to effectively tackle the disadvantage accumulated over a woman’s lifespan.
Australia lags behind most other developed countries when it comes to the economic and social well-being of people over 60. And the numbers are even more alarming for women.
Women over 60 are being killed in their own homes - but little more is known about these crimes.
Good employment data obscure the slow pace of jobs growth for women.
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It's true Australia is seeing the highest ever female workforce participation rate but there's still a long way to go.
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In need of a hand.
Domestic violence is not limited to younger women.
The impact of motherhood.
New research shows how complex the effect of lone parenting can be, even after children have grown up.
Although older women are not naturally prone to exercise, being part of an exercise group helps them to stay in a fitness program.
The relationship that older women build up with their trainers is key to maintaining their participation in exercise programs.
Baby boomer women are dressing differently and rejecting a look they associated with their mothers.
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