Social inclusion

Proposed new SA branch to keep seniors in touch

National Seniors will hold an information session tomorrow (14 July) to gauge community interest in forming a new branch in Adelaide’s east.

Chairman Chris Guille and Chief Advocate, Adelaide-based former ABC broadcaster Ian Henschke, will speak at the session.

The proposed new branch will join six existing branches in Adelaide.

Mr Henschke said having a new branch of the national organisation, which was formed 41 years ago to promote the interests of older Australians, was timely for several reasons.

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The Australian population is ageing. Responding to this demographic change is critical to both capitalise on the opportunities and meet the challenges population ageing presents. Successful ageing represents principles adopted by different actors to improve outcomes for older people and society generally. It describes individuals' experience of 'the best old age possible'. Achieving it offers a range of benefits to individuals and the community as a whole in the context of population ageing.

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