Publications

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Growing Plants, Growing People: Older volunteers in botanic gardens

Volunteering in botanic gardens presents itself as one way to enable people to engage with the natural environment. But what do we know about how older people engage with botanic gardens?  What motivates them to volunteer their time to...
May 2011
Productive Ageing Centre
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The Elephant in the Room: Age Discrimination in Employment

There is no doubt that older workers make a massive contribution to Australia’s economy. An earlier report released by the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre, Still Putting In, showed that older workers contributed $59.6 billion a year...
Apr 2011
Productive Ageing Centre
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Getting Involved in the Country

Productive ageing in different types of rural communities Productive ageing recognises the contribution of older people to economic, social and cultural growth and helps build a sustainable community. Being involved in community life is good...
Dec 2010
Productive Ageing Centre
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Later Life Learning: Unlocking the Potential for Productive Ageing

Engagement in learning throughout life has been linked to economic, social and health benefits. Unfortunately, individuals who are the most likely to benefit from continued learning are the least likely to participate. As older adults become...
Oct 2010
Productive Ageing Centre
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The Future of Aged Care in Australia

Providing for quality care in later life is a key concern of Australians as they age. In a survey of 801 Australians aged 50 and over conducted by National Seniors Australia earlier this year, 74% of respondents said aged care was an ...
Sep 2010
National Seniors Australia
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Healthy Ageing Quiz: Practical tips for ageing well

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...
Jun 2010
Productive Ageing Centre
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Making Good Connections

How community participation enriches learning, wellbeing and a sense of identity in older men Learning is a lifelong process and an important component of successful ageing. Many people understand the value of learning in gaining foundation skills...
Feb 2010
Productive Ageing Centre
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Moving or staying put: Deciding where to live in later life

Where do Australians want to live as they get older? What factors do they consider when making a decision about where to live in later life? Although it is widely accepted that the majority of older adults prefer to live in the community...
Nov 2009
Productive Ageing Centre
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My Generation: Are Australian baby boomers the retiring kind?

The largest and most influential age group in Australia is set to start leaving the paid workforce during the next 20 years. The so-called ‘baby boomer’ generation, made up of almost 5.6 million Australians born between 1946 and 1965, is...
Aug 2009
Productive Ageing Centre
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Experience Works: The Mature Age Employment Challenge

Tackling rising unemployment and underemployment rather than combating skill shortages will be the principal mature age employment policy challenge facing government and the wider community over the next few years. Once the current...
Jun 2009
Productive Ageing Centre
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