Publications

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Growing older, feeling younger

Subjective age studies have consistently shown that self-perception of age or ‘felt age’ is a powerful predictor of a person’s well-being. The current study gathered data from the members of National Seniors Australia on their felt age, how old...
Dec 2017
National Seniors Australia
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Bridging the Digital Divide

National Seniors conducted an annual survey in 2017, and spoke to members through policy forums held in a number of areas across Australia. Digital issues dominated forum discussions, with some audiences expressing intense frustration at the rate of...
Dec 2017
National Seniors Australia
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Downsizing: Movers, planners, stayers

Downsizing is a major consideration for Australian homeowners when they enter retirement. The current study gathered data from the members of National Seniors Australia on their reasons for downsizing, and asked about some policy measures that may...
Nov 2017
National Seniors Australia
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Be Heard: Snapshots of members’ views

This is a report for the members of National Seniors Australia (National Seniors) about the ways they are being heard. It has three parts: 1. Annual Survey: Be Heard provides a glimpse into the lives of National Seniors’ members in the first six...
Nov 2017
National Seniors Australia
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Better ways of assessing cognitive health

Given the central importance of normal cognitive function to decision-making in later life, National Seniors Australia contracted the Flinders Business School and the University of Western Australia to undertake a study into better ways of assessing...
Nov 2017
National Seniors Australia
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Seniors more savvy about retirement income

A report by National Seniors Australia and Challenger. The National Seniors Australia (National Seniors) study reported here was an online survey designed to collect information as part of the 2017 National Seniors Social Survey (NSSS) (Wave 6)....
Oct 2017
National Seniors Australia
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Healthy Ageing: The state of the evidence and available resources

Australia’s population is growing older and a greater proportion of Australians are living longer than ever before. As a result, more people are developing, and living longer with, diseases and disabilities associated with ageing. With escalating...
Oct 2017
National Seniors Australia
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Consumer Directed Care In Australia: Early stage analysis and future directions

A new research report from National Seniors Australia examines the introduction of Consumer Directed Care (CDC) in community care services in Australia. The report, based on a survey of 4,267 National Seniors members, has revealed 98 per cent...
Aug 2017
National Seniors Australia
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Over 50s: still not confident about their retirement income

A recent survey of approximately 3,000 Australians over the age of 50 conducted by National Seniors Australia asked about their current and expected financial situations, planning behaviours and strategies for managing financial ...
Sep 2016
National Seniors Australia
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4th Seniors Sentiment Index

The Seniors Sentiment Index is a summary measure of how older Australians (5o years and over) view different aspects of their lives. The Index is calculated based on self-assessments of financial, health and social wellbeing and is complemented...
Sep 2016
National Seniors Australia
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