Research into ageing in Australia got a major boost this week with the launch of two separate initiatives in Canberra and Adelaide, both with a focus on positive ageing.
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While there is growing acceptance of the need for greater involvement of the various allied health services in aged care, policy and practice barriers remain. Here, leading peak bodies outline what needs to change.
Ageing and creativity, transforming workplace culture and busting ageing myths were some of the hot topics at the recent 2nd National Play Up Convention.
The Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing asks all political parties to give a considered response to our blueprint, and to invite us to work with them in enacting the recommendations as soon as possible, writes Everald Compton.
Along with $100,000 in grants, a new initiative will provide $40,000 in mentoring to nurture innovators and their big ideas about ageing.
A few bouts of age-related discrimination has inspired Dr Patricia Edgar to set about changing the way people view ageing, she tells AAA.
The Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing, which the Federal Government scrapped last year, has been re-formed and plans to complete its ‘Blueprint for Ageing’ by the original deadline of 30 June.
A group of people aged in their 70s, 80s and 90s posed on an Adelaide Beach for an art installation that aims to challenge common perceptions of older people.
Providers of healthy ageing programs should tailor their interventions according to client gender, as new research shows the factors contributing to wellness in older age differ for men and women.
Those with an interest in productive ageing are being encouraged to apply for the Geoffrey White Churchill Fellowship – a paid opportunity to research ways to engage older Australians to participate in the workforce and other activities.
The Federal Government has announced that the Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing is to be scrapped – at a saving of just over $1 million a year.