All of us want to age well. But what does ageing well mean? For most of us it means being able to do the things we need to do and the things we want to do.
So where do we go to get the right information on healthy ageing? We can go down to the bookshop or try the internet, but how accurate is the information?
We need to find a credible, research-based source of information on healthy ageing. Something that is easy to access, backed by science, and tailored to individual circumstances. Something that gives us options for positive action. That’s where the Healthy Ageing Quiz began.
There is a large and growing body of evidence related to healthy ageing. However, there is no one place that draws this information together for people wanting to maximise their current and future health. One solution to this problem was to develop a tool, based on scientific evidence, that enables people to assess their current lifestyle choices in light of what is known about healthy ageing.
In 2009 the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre funded the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) to develop a Healthy Ageing Quiz. What follows are some key findings from the development of the Healthy Ageing Quiz. Of course, the quiz is a key outcome of the project, and is included in this report.
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