Archive for November, 2013

Changes underway for older drivers

Have you heard about the recent changes to Seniors driver testing? Mandatory annual practical driving assessments (PDA) for drivers 85 years and over are to be abolished in WA from 16 December 2013. Check out the media release below for more information.  http://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/StatementDetails.aspx?listName=StatementsBarnett&StatId=7976   Road Safety research supports that “older drivers do not pose an unacceptable […]

Seniors Week – Helping Seniors with Assistive Equipment

Last week the ILC was lucky enough to be part of the wide range of events held for Seniors Week. This week is all about celebrating the contributions made by older people to the community and promoting positive messages about ageing. The ILC had a great time meeting so many interesting people and sharing information […]

Join us at the Access all Areas Film Festival!

As part of Disability Awareness Week, the Independent Living Centre is screening some of the best new short films from around Australia brought to us via the 6th Annual Access All Areas Film Festival! Every year Access All Areas Film Festival brings an accessible showcase of new Australian films across Australia. The Festival is about […]

How culturally appropriate are we in care?

The ILC Multicultural Aged Care Services (ILC MACS) recently hosted “Unpacking the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse National Ageing and Aged Care Strategy”.  Developed by the Department of Health and Aging (now Department of Social Services) and released December 2012; this strategy  was developed to assist in the Living Longer Living Better (now Healthy Life Better […]

Apple iOS 7- Should I upgrade?

In September Apple released the latest update of its iOS 7 software for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. This update came with a lot of press because the appearance of the iDevice changed which some people liked and others didn’t. If you’re feeling reluctant to update your iDevice we have come up with a list […]