Melbourne launch: Index of wellbeing for older Australians

Date 14:00 PM 01 March 2016 - 17:00 PM 01 March 2016
Location 67 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Presenters: Professor Jeni Warburton, Robert Tanton and Barbara Mountjouris on behalf of Gerard Mansour


You are invited to join us for the Melbourne launch of innovative research prepared for The Benevolent Society by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) on older Australians’ wellbeing. You will hear from Prof Rob Tanton (NATSEM), Chief Investigator for the research, from Gerard Mansour (Commissioner for Senior Victorians), about his investigation of isolation and loneliness among older Victorians and from Prof Jeni Warburton (La Trobe University) about wellbeing among older Australians in rural communities.

Program

Chair: Dr Helen Kimberley

2.00
Welcome – Prof Shelley Mallett, BSL Research & Policy Centre

2.10
Purpose of the research – Kirsty Nowlan, The Benevolent Society

2.20
Index of wellbeing for older Australians – Prof Rob Tanton, NATSEM

3.00
Melbourne launch of Index of Wellbeing for older Australians – Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians

3.15
Afternoon tea

3.35
Isolation and loneliness among older Victorians – Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians

4.15
Wellbeing among older Australians in rural areas – Prof Jeni Warburton, La Trobe University

5.00
Finish

For more information, please view the following presentations from the event.

Professor Jeni Warburton, Wellbeing among older Australiansin rural areas (PDF, 1.25 MB)
Robert Tanton, Index of Wellbeing for Older Australian (PDF, 1.58 MB)
Barbara Mountjouris, presentation on behalf of Gerard Mansour, Addressing isolation and loneliness of older people (PDF, 2.17 MB)


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