Advocacy

The National Ageing Research Institute advocates for older people through submissions, roundtables and meetings with politicians.

Its advocacy work is grounded in evidence-based research aimed at improving health and aged care practice as well as to guide policy to invest in solutions for positive ageing for Australia’s older people.

Our Ambassadors Dr Patricia Edgar and Dr Don Edgar are strong advocates for our work as well as the need to invest in and fund research into positive ageing.

Recent advocacy includes:

  • hosting experts in ageing for the inaugural Positive Ageing Roundtable
  • preparing submissions to the Mental Health Review
  • being invited to the Victorian Ministerial Advisory Committee for Senior Victorians to examine issues affecting older people
  • preparing a discussion platform about promoting workplace participation for older Victorians
  • participating in the national Ministerial Dementia Forum.

NARI also raises issues about older people’s health and wellbeing and the importance of positive ageing in the media.