When looking for guests for the show, we connect with many great organisations that offer help for health, mental well-being, aged care and more.  Here are some of the non-commercial organisations that we trust.

Ecstra Foundation

What they do: Ecstra helps build our confidence and knowledge for financial decisions and planning for the future.
Why we like them: Ecstra is a not for profit organisation committed to building the financial capability and wellbeing of Australians within a fair financial system.
Ecstra is a supporter of Baby Boomers Guide and provides expertise for our Money Extra segment.
Link to website

Older Women’s Network

What they do: OWN stands up for the rights, dignity and wellbeing of older women.
Why we like them: OWN promotes the rights of older women to be valued and recognised for their contribution to the political, social and cultural areas of life. They believe that older women should have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of decision-making that could affect their wellbeing.
OWN (NSW) is a sponsor of Baby Boomers Guide
Link to OWN NSW website
Link to National OWN website


What they do: They provide information about transitioning into aged care homes or find  home support.
Why we like them: You can find out what services are available in the home, or what to expect in an aged care facilities. They also helpful with information on eligibility and cost.
Link to website
Phone: 1800 200 4222


What they do: A government service, healthdirect provides free, trusted health information and advice, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Why we like them: Instead of google’ing symptoms and getting random advice, get credible information from healthdirect where you’ll find a symptom-checker which may help you find out more about what is troubling you.
Link to website
Phone: 1800 022 222
Link to interview with Dr Nirvana Luckraj, Chief Medical Officer, Healthdirect – coming soon!

Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN)

What they do: A national network of organisations that support older people.
Why we like them: OPAN advocates for people in the community and aged care homes so that they stay in control of their aged care.
Link to website
Link to Interview with CEO Craig Gear – coming soon!

Super Consumers Australia

What they do: Provide Super Consumers Australia’s Retirement Savings Targets
Why we like them: They provide an independent tool to help people work out how much they need to save for retirement
Link to website


What they do:  Consumer advocacy group
Why we like them: Independent, they ensure that consumers get a fair go.
Link to website

Welfare Rights Centre

What they do: For NSW residents, the Welfare Rights Centre advises on social security matters.
Why we like them: Free legal advice
Link to website
Phone 02 9211 5300 or 1800 226 028 (toll free from outside Sydney metro area).

Queensland Brain Institute at University of Queensland

What they do: Neuroscience research – unravelling the mysteries of the brain.
Why we like them: Conducting ground-breaking research into dementia.
Link to website
Link to interview with Professor Pankaj Sah, Director, QBI – coming soon!

NRMA Open Road Magazine

What they do: Lots of great stories about travelling around Australia.
Why we like them: We interviewed one of their travel writers – Kris Ashton about Grey Nomad touring and he had some great insights. The magazine is still in print, but the website has lots of content.
Link to website
Link to Interview with Kris Ashton

Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia

What they do: VVAA represents the interests of our Vietnam veterans, their families and dependants.
Why we like them: Their motto says it all – “Honour the dead, but fight like hell for the living.”
Link to website
Link to interview with President, Max Ball – coming soon!

Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Associaton

What they do: They represent Computer and Technology groups and clubs for Seniors.
Why we like them: The encourage seniors to embrace technology so that they can be safe, confident and competent in the digital world.
Link to website
Facebook page

Ageing Wisely

What they do:  A Macquarie University off-shoot, Ageing Wisely is a research trial co-sponsored by the National Health and Medical Research Council and Beyond Blue.
Why we like them: They offer a psychological treatment program that uses cognitive behavioural therapy. The program is specifically for the over-65s who may experience worry, anxiety or low mood.
Link to interview with Prof Viviana Wuthrich, Director of the Centre for Ageing, Cognition and Wellbeing at Macquarie University – coming soon!

Mental Health – where to get help

There are excellent organisations that older people can contact for help including:

Head to Health – a guide to digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations
My Aged Care (aged care services provided by the Australian government) – Phone – 1800 200 422
Open Arms (mental health support for veterans, ADF personnel and their family members) – online help
Beyond Blue (for people feeling depressed or anxious) – Phone – 1300 22 4636 or chat online
SANE Australia (people living with a mental illness) – Phone – 1800 18 7263
Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) – online help
Lifeline (for anyone having a personal crisis) – Phone – 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service (24/7 counselling for anyone thinking about suicide) – Phone – 1300 659 467

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Services

What they do: Offer representation on legal and family matters.
Why we like them: They provide support for Indigenous communities.
Link to interview with Prof Gary Foley, founder of the Aboriginal Legal Services

Northern Territory – Phone – 1800 898 251
NSW/ACT – Phone – 1800 765 767 (police matters),  1800 733 233 (family matters)
Queensland  – Phone – (07) 3025 3888
South Australia – Phone – 1800 643 222
Tasmania  – Phone – 1800 595 162
Victoria  – Phone – 1800 064 865

Seniors Card Organisations

Northern Territory Seniors Card
NSW Seniors Card
Queensland Seniors Card
Victoria Seniors Online
Tasmania Seniors Card
South Australia Seniors Card
Western Australia Seniors Card

Council on the Ageing (COTA)

Northern Territory
South Australia
Western Australia

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