Publications

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Once bitten twice shy: GFC concerns linger for Australian seniors

Retirement planning and investments are major considerations for Australians over 50.The impact of the global financial crisis (GFC) still lingers ten years on, with 7 out of 10 concerned about another potential market collapse. Yet despite many...
Jul 2018
National Seniors Australia
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The Centrelink Experience: From ‘waiting, frustrating, hopeless’ to ‘helpful, friendly, positive’

National Seniors Australia regularly gathers data about how older Australians are faring across many areas of service access and general wellbeing through surveys, policy forums and qualitative interviews. The intent of this research is to raise...
Jun 2018
National Seniors Australia
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Accentuating the positive: Consumer experiences of aged care at home

A major report by National Seniors Australia has found most seniors receiving aged care at home think workers treat them with respect, met their personal care and support needs, and were well trained. However, about 50 per cent of people...
Apr 2018
National Seniors Australia
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Hope for the best, plan for the worst? Insights into our planning for a longer life.

Australians are enjoying among the longest life expectancies in the world, a trend which is expected to continue.They are also being asked to do something not previously required of their parents and grandparents, namely, to save for a longer life...
Feb 2018
National Seniors Australia
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A Little Help from My Friends: Getting good advice in the Information Age

When the Beatles wrote “With a Little Help from My Friends” in 1967, they weren’t thinking about health and retirement advice, yet family and friends have always been a trusted source of information. Since the sixties, information delivery has been...
Jan 2018
National Seniors Australia
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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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