Australia’s leading senior’s advocacy organisation COTA Australia has congratulated the government on the launch of its new Life Checks campaign, website and resources, which may potentially provide life checks and information for more than 9 million mid-life and older Australians.
COTA Australia CEO, Ian Yates, said the Life Checks questionnaire and supporting resources are recognition that we need to plan as a nation for a population that is living longer than ever before.
The new Life Checks website includes an … Read the rest
posted on 22nd Jan 2019
This paper calls for a new policy framework for ‘a middle-ageing Australia’. It offers ideas for policy reform across the areas of work, education, health and community-building regarding the growing middle-aged demographic.
There are seven million Australians aged 50-75 years who are facing an extended life expectancy in a volatile and rapidly changing economic and political environment. The authors argue that Australia and its political leaders have an opportunity to take the lead in bringing the nation round to a … Read the rest
posted on 24th Oct 2017
Stepping into the Future: Tapping into the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Person’s in Society.
Ageism is a widely prevalent and prejudicial attitude that stems from the assumption that age discrimination, and sometimes neglect and abuse of older persons is a social norm and therefore, acceptable. It is a reality in some form in all societies, and finds expression in individuals’ attitudes, institutional and policy practices, as well as media representation that devalue and exclude older persons.
Such discrimination … Read the rest
posted on 29th Sep 2017
Last month’s Seniors Week brought out some interesting perceptions about seniors and ageing. We will be following this up over the next twelve months through continuing the Face of Ageing campaign. The intention of this campaign is to challenge the negative attitudes and stereotypes faced by older adults.
Recent research by the International Federation on Ageing revealed that ageism was the most tolerated form of social prejudice when compared to gender or race-based discrimination. The Revera Report on Ageism: Independence … Read the rest
posted on 5th Sep 2016