Letter from the editor

Australian Ageing Agenda and the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) have renewed our formal agreement that sees all members of the AAG receive AAA magazine and online access.

 

I am delighted to announce that Australian Ageing Agenda and the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) have renewed our formal agreement that sees all members of the AAG receive AAA magazine and online access. AAG 50 logo

The AAG is Australia’s peak national body linking professionals working across the multidisciplinary fields of ageing.

Each issue of AAA will continue to feature a column from the AAG where the association can speak directly to the aged services sector about issues in research in ageing. More broadly, the partnership will ensure that AAA continues to play an important role in linking the aged services sector and Australia’s world-class research community.

This agreement comes at an important time. As we outline in a special report published today, the aged services sector and the research community is working collaboratively to bolster research efforts in aged care. default-aaa

Indeed, there are significant issues to address: How do we ensure aged care staff are involved in the design and delivery of research? How does the aged services sector influence the research agenda – and how it’s funded? How do we ensure the latest findings are translated into practice at the coalface?

AAA will continue to put a sharp focus on research in ageing, by providing dedicated coverage of important and relevant studies and findings, as well as their significance for aged services, staff and older people. For example, our regular ‘Research round-up’ online keeps readers abreast of relevant studies and provides links to full findings.

Ultimately, the partnership ensures that, through AAA, the research community and aged services have a unique forum where they can continue to work together on responding to the significant challenges and opportunities an ageing population presents us.

In an unrelated but timely development, our forthcoming July-August edition will feature extended coverage to mark the AAG’s 50th anniversary, which it celebrates in July this year.

Stay tuned!

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