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Healthy ageing

Productive Ageing – an individual’s perspective

Andrea Warr's picture

Productive Ageing is measured by participation in the economy and often referenced as a broad statistic. But what does it look like for each individual, and how can we create societal change to make ageing a positive aspiration? Andrea Warr, Co-founder of WiserLife, explains.

Australian pensioners living in poverty – get mad and spread the word!

Terrence Bondfield's picture

More than one-third of Australian pensioners are living below the poverty line, with costs of living rising while pensions stay low compared to other countries. Terrence Bondfield says it’s high time to look after our ageing population.

Measuring productivity and the benefits of interventions for osteoarthritis

Deborah Schofield's picture

As the final blog for our Productive Ageing forum we explore why interventions for chronic health conditions should be measured and valued like other costs in economic evaluations.

The right home, at the right time, the right place, and the right cost

Abby Bloom's picture

People over 65 without homeownership are at the mercy of a steadily increasing rental market. Abby Bloom explains why government and policymakers urgently need a plan for inclusive, intergenerational housing.

Ageing as a time of possibility, opportunity and influence

Lisa Langley's picture

We know the real productivity gains come from increasing workforce participation of people between 50 and 64 years of age. How can we remove barriers to enable this while better understanding the impact it will have on our society? Lisa Langley from COTA NSW explains.

Working and retiring under the new NSW Ageing Strategy

Helen Rogers's picture

When developing their Ageing Strategy, the NSW Government consulted with more than 4,000 older people. Helen Rogers explains what they learnt and what this means for the future of working and retiring.

In the modern workplace, age 50 is considered old

Jenny Brice's picture

Ageism at work is rife, but fear is stopping people from talking about it openly, says executive coach Jenny Brice.

The world of work is changing – what hopes for ‘productive ageing’?

Veronica Sheen's picture

Age discrimination, tough performance criteria, funding cuts and offshoring of jobs – Veronica Sheen says we need a full understanding of what the ageing workforce is up against in order to improve things.

Too many candles on the birthday cake?

Caroline Howe's picture

Australia is ageing. Between 2002 and 2042 the number of Australians over the age of 65 will increase from 2.2m to 6.2m. Dr Caroline Howe has tips to manage an ageing workforce.

The impact of population ageing and immigration on the Australian housing market

George Kudrna's picture

Australia has an accelerating ageing population, but fortunately we have strong inflows of young and skilled migrants. George Kudrna explains what this means for house prices.