Positive ageing research centre launched

Developing industry-focused research and training is a leading objective of the newly established Centre of Positive Ageing and Wellbeing at Torrens University.

Developing industry-focused research and training is a leading objective of the newly established Centre of Positive Ageing and Wellbeing at Torrens University.

The Adelaide-based centre, which opened this month, aims to build strong industry partnerships with the aged care sector and will focus on education, training and research.

Professor Justin Beilby, vice chancellor of Torrens University Australia, said the centre’s key focus will be addressing how society perceives and promotes positive ageing.

“The centre seeks to transform, and improve, the perception we have of ageing, and to encourage communities to develop supportive environments for healthier ageing,” he said.

“While Australia’s aged care sector is well established, it faces significant challenges in developing service models and introducing innovative practices in an increasingly consumer-driven environment.

“Developing approaches that can be integrated across the industry is critical to the centre’s long-term success,” said Professor Beilby.

A photographic exhibition from a research project exploring older people’s perceptions of healthy ageing will be on display during the launch of the new centre.

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1 thought on “Positive ageing research centre launched

  1. Interesting although the promotion, perception and experiencing of positive ageing is vastly different.

    I’m not an academic but recently completed a dissertation on counseling for positive ageing among people with addictions. Again, a social group hardly explored.

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