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IRT Foundation’s ‘Neverland’ needs your support

IRT Foundation today launched its annual Neverland Ball fundraising campaign to raise awareness of the issues facing older Australians and support older people in need.


$80,000 Invested in Age-Friendly Communities

2017 IRT Foundation Community Grants

IRT Foundation today announced $80,000 in Community Grants for 10 community projects that will encourage social participation for older people in need.


IRT Welcomes New Aged Care Places for Bulli

IRT Group has today welcomed $3 million in government funding to care for future residents of the proposed Aged Care Centre of Excellence at Bulli.


A passion for palliative care in aged care

Care Manager and RN Olivia Decker

Ever wondered what palliative care is? IRT Care Manager and Registered Nurse, Olivia Decker tells us what it is and why she loves her job.


IRT to help design seniors' housing of the future

Artist's' impression of Parkside at IRT Pioneer Place

IRT Group today announced that it’s signed up for an Australian-first research project to design the seniors housing of the future.


550 volunteers love seeing residents smile

“Our volunteers just love it when they see the residents smile. They love it when they see them laughing. And they love it when they see the residents engaged and active.”

With these words, IRT Volunteer Coordinator Natalie Shipp sums up the satisfaction IRT Group’s 550 volunteers get out of helping others.


Never too old (or young) to volunteer

Betty Gould, 96, lives independently at IRT Kangara Waters in Belconnen and enjoys playing carpet bowls and a weekly game of cards with other residents.

Neeru Rajendra, 15, is a Year 10 student at Burgmann Anglican School in Gungahlin who loves doing boxing and yoga to keep fit and learns Indian traditional dance.

Eight decades separate the two; volunteering unites them.


67 years between scholarship recipients

There’s 67 years between the two recipients of IRT’s 2017 UOW Community Scholarship, proving the value of lifelong learning.

Two scholarships worth $9000 each have been awarded to 18-year-old Isaac Lambert, and 85-year-old Arthur Cowley.


Kemira wins international innovation award

Kemira residents Christine and Narelle

Kemira at IRT William Beach Gardens at Kanahooka has won Innovation of the Year for Service Implementation at the Fifth Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards held in Singapore overnight.


IRT Peakhurst first to try innovative care companion

Residents of IRT Peakhurst are the first to try Care Companion, an innovative system designed to keep older people, their families and their carers connected.              

IRT is conducting the trial for three months in collaboration with the developers, Checkedin Care.


The Good Life

Episode 12 of The Good Life YouTube Channel for over 55s is now available to view!

We meet two Queensland locals who have started Australia's first edible streetscape...find out more about how Wollongong’s army of volunteers prepared to welcome the city’s first cruise ship and its 3000 passengers...Pete joins Ben in the kitchen, but first up, we celebrated International Day of Older Persons a bit differently this year...

Watch episode 12 today