About Seniors website was launched in September 2000 as the brain-child of Ged and Judy Lawrence, who were supported technically by their son, Greg. When Ged sadly passed away, About Seniors was purchased by Indigo Arch Publishing Pty Ltd in July 2005. Since then, About Seniors has continued to grow through an active and supportive subscriber base. About Seniors has followed Ged and Judy’s initial concept of providing independent, up-to-date information for those approaching retirement, in retirement and their families.
The website has evolved considerably and in early 2010 it was decided that the website would mirror the format and content of its sister print magazine, YOURLifeChoices.
COTA is Australia's leading seniors' organisation, with individual members and seniors organisation members in all States and Territories. COTA protects and promotes the well-being of all seniors. COTA is an independent consumer organisation run by and for senior Australians. COTA - Council on the Ageing - has been serving the interests of Australian seniors since 1951. There is a COTA in every state and territory.
National Seniors Association Ltd (National Seniors) was formed in 1991 from the merger of Mature Australia of New South Wales and Later Years of Queensland and a further merger with Self Funded Retirees of Western Australia. ARPA Over 50s Association Ltd merged with National Seniors, 1st January 2009. National Seniors is a not-for-profit, membership-based community organisation which has as its major objectives: to provide economic and social benefits for people 50 years and over; represent its members' views to government at all levels; and
to make donations and provide service and advice to charitable institutions assisting people 50 years and over. With a membership of 280,000, National Seniors is Australia's largest organisation representing those aged 50 years and over. Our membership is comprised of those in the workforce, those on social security pensions and self funded retirees.
The Seniors Card entitles older Australians to a range of benefits provided by government and businesses.
The Card is free and is issued by every State and Territory government to eligible senior residents. It is issued in recognition of the contribution that seniors have made - and continue to make - to the Australian community. The Card is available to Australians aged 60 years and over. Eligibility criteria and benefits vary slightly in each State and Territory. Contact Seniors Card in the state or territory in which you reside for more details.
Seniors.gov.au is the Australian Government's premier online source of information for Australians over 50. It is a whole of Government initiative that is developed and maintained by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing in consultation with a consortium of other agencies. Seniors.gov.au provides the community with access to Australian Government information and services relevant to older Australians. The site also provides access to selected state government, local government and non-government information and services relevant to the interests of Australians over 50, such as health, travel and finances.