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Ambassador Program Wins Volunteer Team of the Year Award

Two Volunteer Ambassadors

The Illawarra’s IRT Foundation and Destination Wollongong were announced last week as the joint regional winners of the NSW Centre for Volunteering’s ‘Illawarra Volunteer Team of the Year Award’. The Award recognises the partnership’s highly successful 2016 Cruise Wollongong Ambassador Program.


Kemira an International Award Winner

Kemira at IRT William Beach Gardens

IRT's Lifestyle Community for ageing people with intellectual disabilities and their primary carers has today won a Commendation for Excellence in Ageing Services at the Global Ageing Awards in Switzerland.


Ageing in Australia, IRT Seeks Innovative Ideas

Guide the future, IRT Innovation Challenge

How can we revolutionise aged care and retirement living? That’s the question seniors’ lifestyle and care provider IRT Group is asking during its 10 week open Innovation Challenge.


Over 200 Staff and Residents Get Stepping for Cerebral Palsy

Sixty teams of IRT Group staff and residents have committed to take at least 10,000 steps a day for 28 days to raise money for people living with cerebral palsy.


Happiness and Hobbies

IRT Berala on the Park resident Michael

If you visit Auburn Care Centre, IRT Berala on the Park, you’re likely to be greeted by colourful paper maches created by 92-year-old resident, Michael Faris.


IRT Woodlands in the Running for National Award

Sunshine Coast Lifestyle Community, IRT Woodlands is in the running for a national award that recognises quality retirement living design.


IRT Macarthur Manager in Running for National Award

Rachel Cartledge

IRT Macarthur’s Lifestyle Manager, Rachel Cartledge is in the running for a national award that recognises the best village managers in the business.


IRT Wins Employer of Choice Four Years Running

IRT Care Manager Ethan Bidner

IRT has been recognised as an Australian Business Awards’ Employer of Choice for the fourth consecutive year. The award acknowledged our gold standard workforce practices that maximise the potential of our NSW, ACT and Queensland employees.


Age-friendly isn't just old-friendly this Qld Seniors Week

Queensland Seniors Week isn't just for seniors, it's for all of us. It provides opportunities for people from different generations and walks of life to come together — to share an experience, a conversation or a meal. To find out something we never knew, to be surprised and to restore our faith in each other.


Why I Care About Homeless Seniors

Nieves Murray head shot

Recently someone asked me, why homelessness? Out of all the issues, the causes, the tragedies… why do you care so much about homelessness?


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