Five Good Friends is proud to congratulate our ambassador Ita Buttrose AO OBE on being awarded an honorary UNSW Medicine doctorate.

Ms Buttrose received the honorary doctorate for outstanding services to health, the community and empowering women in business at the UNSW Medicine graduation ceremony in November.

Ita is a tireless advocate for improving the treatment of older Australians, a fact evidenced by the work she has done with Five Good Friends, Dementia Australia and a countless other charitable organisations across Australia.

“My voluntary work is a valued part of my life. I think it enriches a person’s life and makes us grow as people and I recommend it to you all.”

For full details, you can read a comprehensive report in Australian Ageing Agenda.

Ita is passionate orator and has spoken to Five Good Friends members and guests at our recent CHAT sessions in Sydney and Brisbane about the importance of planning for a successful old age. Highlights from these sessions are available below:

A recent study commissioned by our supporter Apia found that almost all (97%)  Australians over 50 feel it is important to be able to age at home for ...
Mobility is one of those things we take for granted. The sheer freedom of being able to hop in our car and drive to our chosen destination is probably ...
Nine years ago mum made the decision to sell her apartment on the Gold Coast after living there for 29 years and relocate to Brisbane where my two ...
You love your parents and you want the very best for them. But sometimes life can make things really tough. As they get older, their needs ...
Written by: Ita Buttrose AO OBEI want to invite you to join me in taking part in a revolution – a kind, meaningful one – that will transform ...

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