Publications

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Long Term Care Insurance: A Survey of Providers’ Attitudes

The announcement of the Federal Government’s “Living Longer, Living Better” aged care reform package in April 2012 has stimulated debate around potential mechanisms to fund long term care in Australia. With the considerable costs of long...
May 2013
Productive Ageing Centre
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Staying Connected

Social Engagement and Wellbeing Among Mature Age Australians This National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre research report explores wellbeing amongst senior Australians. The report, authored by researchers from the Australian...
Mar 2013
Productive Ageing Centre
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Retirees Needs and Their (In)Tolerance for Risk

The most important financial needs for Australian retirees are: - meeting their medical expenses;- having their income last for their lifetime; and- making sure their purchasing power keeps pace with inflation. Addressing these three goals...
Mar 2013
National Seniors Australia
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Relocation to a Retirement Village

Who Considers Relocation and What are People Looking for? Retirement villages remain an important component of aged care, despite the preference of many senior Australians to remain in their own homes as they age. This National ...
Feb 2013
Productive Ageing Centre
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The Role of Financial Literacy & Financial Adviser Anxiety in Older Australians’ Advice Seeking

The future financial security of senior Australians will be influenced by the effectiveness of their financial plans. Key to ensuring this goal is the financial literacy of the individual, as well as their access to appropriate...
Jan 2013
Productive Ageing Centre
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Planning to be Productive - The Detailed Retirement Planning Strategies of Australian Pre-Retirees

Central to the goal of successful and productive ageing is adequate planning for retirement. Together with Insuranceline, National Seniors Australia has been conducting research on the prevalence and types of plans that pre-retirees have in...
Dec 2012
National Seniors Australia
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Seniors Sentiment Index

As the number of Australians aged 50 years and above increases, it is becoming more important to understand how these senior Australians view their own lives, as well as life in Australia more generally.  In partnership with...
Dec 2012
National Seniors Australia
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Health of Senior Australians & Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs They Face

Cost of living pressures remain an ongoing issue for senior Australians. In 2011, the Productive Ageing Centre commissioned a report from Simon Kelly, which showed nearly three-quarters of a million older households (aged 50 years and over...
Dec 2012
Productive Ageing Centre
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Where Will I Live as I Age?

Senior Australians’ Needs and Concerns about Future Housing and Living Arrangements One important aspect of the wellbeing of mature age Australians is their ability to, where possible, remain living independently in adequate and...
Dec 2012
National Seniors Australia
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The Retirement Quiz

What do we need to enjoy a successful retirement?  In 2010, the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre launched the Healthy Ageing Quiz – to provide practical tips to assist with ageing well. This quiz focused on a broad...
Nov 2012
Productive Ageing Centre
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