Life checks aiming to help Aussies live longer
EVERY Australian aged over 45 will be asked to take a free online life check in a Federal Government bid to get more people living over the age of 100.
The potentially lifesaving website, which will be launched today, will call on over 10 million Aussies to fill out a detailed checklist on their health, finances, work and social life.
The test will also help Australians figure out what to do as they get older, including moving to part-time work and volunteering opportunities.
Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt said the life check would not only help Aussies live a longer life, but give them more choices throughout their later years.
“Life checks have been carefully designed to help your health, wealth, work and social wellbeing,” Mr Wyatt said.
“This is one of the best new year’s resolutions you can make in 2019 and it’s something to tell your friends about, because spending a few min- utes taking a life check could make a lifetime of difference.”
There are currently 2.5 million Victorians aged over 45 who will be asked to jump on the website and fill out the fiveminute checklist.
It provides two quizzes for people: one for those aged 45 to 64 years, and one for those 65 and older.