Healthy ageing

NARI continues to do extensive research into healthy ageing, growing the evidence base in this area to show how our physical activity, diet, social participation, sleep habits and behavioural choices all impact on our health and wellbeing as we get older.

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IMPACCT: Improving Mood through Physical Activity for Carers and Care Recipients Trial

IMPACCT aims to investigate an innovative physical activity intervention specifically designed for older carers and the people they care for to undertake together in their own homes. This is the first project that targets both the care recipient and the carer. The project has finished recruiting and will be completed by the end of 2016.

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Residents of Retirement Villages of Victoria (RRVV)

This project involved NARI undertaking independent research to learn more about the experiences of retirement village residents before and while in residence. The full results are yet to be published. NARI was contracted by Residents of Retirement Villages Victoria (RRVV) Inc to conduct the research.

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Ageing Bodies and Embodied Interactions: Creating Social Inclusion through Mediated Presence

This research will create knowledge about the design of technologies to facilitate older people’s active social participation. A technological intervention will be trialled with small groups of older adults in both urban and rural settings, with the aim of creating a sense of presence between people who are not physically together.

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Camping for Change

The primary aim of this project is to use the camp setting to help seniors flourish. We will offer an outdoor education program in a residential camp setting for 20 culturally diverse older people. Camps will offer a vibrant learning environment, which will stretch participants’ personal resources in demanding but stimulating way

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