Links for age-related resources
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The Positive Ageing Resource Centre developed by Benetas offers a one‐stop shop for people seeking support around frailty and health. It provides opportunities for older people, and their carers, to self‐manage their health and wellbeing by providing practical and individualised tools.
45 and Up study
The Sax Institute is running the 45 and Up Study, working with the Cancer Council of New South Wales, the National Heart Foundation, Uniting Care Ageing, Beyond Blue and the Departments of Health and Human Services. The study has over 266,000 men and women from all over New South Wales.
Free e-book Population Ageing and Australia’s Future
Edited by Hal Kendig, Peter McDonald and John Piggott, the book contains several chapters written by leading scholars, some of whom are associated with Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing (CRAHW) and Centre for Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR). At the launch, Professor Hal Kendig said that new social science thinking and evidence points the way towards social, economic, and political changes that can improve individual and population ageing, but that many areas remain unexplored.
This volume provides evidence from many of Australia’s leading scholars from a range of social science disciplines to support policies that address challenges presented by Australia’s ageing population. It builds on presentations made to the 2014 Symposium of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.
The material is in four parts:
- Perspectives on Ageing
- Population Ageing: Global, regional and Australian perspectives
- Improving Health and Wellbeing
- Responses by Government and Families/Individuals
For the free e-book download go to:
[Source: Ruth Williams, Academic Convenor, Hallmark Ageing Research Initiative, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne]