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Live the good life

Learn a new healthy recipe, improve your sleep or discover fun things to do in retirement. Start living the good life today.

Mind, Body & Wellbeing

How positive relationships can benefit older Australians

Learn all about the importance of connection for older adults and how meaningful relationships suppo ...

Healthy Living

8 tips to staying in the workforce as you age

It is a sad reality that older Australians experience age discrimination when looking for a job, so ...

Healthy Living

How to create healthy habits in retirement

Creating healthy habits is an important step in living a healthy life, especially as we age. This ar ...

General Health

9 foods that boost your immune system

As we approach the dreaded cold and flu season, it’s important to remember the role your immune sy ...


Let’s talk about death and dying

In Australia death is something we rarely talk about, but the fact is that dying is an integral part ...


Being creative as we age

Our communities create opportunities for residents to be creative. ...

The Good Life magazine​

Looking for a good read while having your coffee or cup of tea? Check out the latest edition of The
Good Life magazine, or view our previous issues.

Popular articles

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Residential Aged Care

How to prepare for an aged care interview (plus common questions and answers)

Succeeding at job interviews is a skill. Read tips on how to prepare for an aged care interview, plu ...

Healthy Living

Caring for your alstroemerias (princess lillies)

The alstroemerias, commonly known as Peruvian lily, princess lily or lily of the Inca, are popular a ...


10 benefits of exercise for mental health

We all know that exercise is important for our physical wellbeing, but have you considered the benef ...

Residential Aged Care

What is aged care and 5 signs it’s time to consider it

This guide breaks down some of the key aged care services offered and looks at some of the signs tha ...

Home Care

Signs it’s time to apply for (or upgrade) your home care package

In this article we explore the signs which might indicate it's time to apply for or upgrade home car ...


What is vascular dementia?

In this article we look at vascular dementia, its symptoms and treatment options available. ...

Healthy Living

Summer safety: Tips for seniors

We can’t control the weather but we can take practical steps to staying cool, safe and hydrated du ...

Healthy Living

6 Fun Things to Do in Retirement

Whether you’re about to retire, have just retired, or it’s been a few years since you did, it ca ...

Residential Aged Care

11 benefits of working in aged care

Working in aged care is one of the most rewarding career paths in the health care sector. ...

Giving Back

The power of volunteering

To celebrate National Volunteer Week 2018 (21-27 May) IRT recognised its volunteers by launching an ...

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Our Community

Our Community

Get to know our neighbourhood, from resident stories and industry updates to volunteering and commun ...

Services & Support

Services & Support

At IRT, we're here to help guide you no matter your journey. Find handy tips and information to help ...

Mind, Body & Wellbeing

Mind, Body & Wellbeing

Understand what makes for optimum physical and mental health and the simple steps you can take to li ...



Learn about some of the common health concerns affecting older Australians and discover insights tha ...

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