IRT'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Due to the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we have implemented visitor restrictions at all our residential aged care centres. Read More

Back to top
To Top

The latest news from Age Matters

Age Matters tackles homelessness, ageism and social isolation head on. Why? Because disadvantage doesn’t discriminate.

 
older homeless person receiving a gift
 
older homeless person receiving a gift

Giving transforms communities

The first day of December is #GivingTuesday. Your chance to be generous, feel good and #GiveWhatYouCan to support organisations like Age Matters with a small donation.It’s…

26 November 20
Age Matters
 
Older woman looking out window
 
Older woman looking out window

What does it feel like to be older and alone?

Many of our clients don’t have friends of family they can count on. We usually get referrals when an adverse life event leaves them with…

11 November 20
Age Matters
 
60,000 people are homeless every night.
 
60,000 people are homeless every night.

How workplace giving makes a real difference

Right now, everyone is struggling. Things look bleak, and morale is low across the country. But there are some people who are suffering much, much…

26 October 20
 
RUOK Men over the age of 85 suicide
 
RUOK Men over the age of 85 suicide

Eight ways you can check in with an isolated older person

Australian men aged over 85 have the highest suicide rate in Australia. We often talk about suicide rates in younger people, but with tragic numbers…

10 September 20
Age Matters
 
Wellness Check Volunteer conducts temperature check on visitor
 
Wellness Check Volunteer conducts temperature check on visitor

No second chance at a first impression: Wellness Check Volunteers smiling at the front line

In response to the pandemic and the visiting restrictions in place at all IRT Aged Care Centres, Age Matters Volunteer Unit has stepped up to…

08 September 20
Age Matters
 
Age Matters Theory of Change Metamorphosis
 
Age Matters Theory of Change Metamorphosis

Social Impact... but what is it?

I often get told that I have a cool job title. “Head of Social Impact at Age Matters, that sounds impressive. I want that job.”…

31 August 20
Age Matters
 
Volunteer at Christmas celebration
 
Volunteer at Christmas celebration

For Jenny, volunteering is contagious

‘My friends tell me jokingly there is a two letter word I don’t use enough’ says Jenny. As an active volunteer at IRT Kangara Waters, Jenny…

27 August 20
Age Matters
 
Service Linkage Coordinator and Uni Student
 
Service Linkage Coordinator and Uni Student

A new generation cares deeply: Age Matters Uni student placement

A University of Wollongong Public Health Student has been shadowing our Service Linkage Coordinator as part of a placement for hands-on experience. Sophie is investigating…

20 August 20
Age Matters

Subscribe to Age Matters Newsletter

Enter your details below to receive the latest updates from IRT directly to your inbox

*By signing up to our newsletter you agree to receive emails from IRT.