Below are details of research projects funded by 2013 National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre Grants:
Seniors Downsizing on their Own Terms: Overcoming the Planning, Legal and Policy Impediments to the Creation of Alternative Retirement Communities
Principal Investigator: Prof. Eileen Webb (University of Western Australia)
This project aims to determine whether more Seniors would choose to downsize if there was a greater variety of housing options available within existing communities. The research seeks to determine ‘what seniors want’ and get their thoughts on new housing concepts, for example pocket communities, that are starting to emerge. This will be achieved through a national survey, interviews with 60 Seniors in three states and consultation with lawyers, planners and state and local housing authorities, as to the legal, planning and policy hurdles to realising these aspirations.
Appreciating Value: Measurement of the Economic and Social Contribution of Senior Australians
Principal Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Elizabeth Brooke (Swinburne University of Technology)
The project aims to measure the economic and social contribution of senior Australians by analysing:
- the human resources dollar benefits of mature-age workers
- social and economic contributions of forms of informal care, including adult care, childcare and grandparent care
- economic and social contributions of different types of volunteerism.
The project will also examine innovative international and national policies supporting seniors’ economic and social contributions
For more information on Grants, please call 03 9296 6800 or contact us via this website.