Rural Clinical School

Healthy Ageing Study

Australian Research Council Linkage Project - Community Engagement for Productive Ageing

Models to support rural healthy ageing through the maintenance of community involvement and contribution.

Rural setting Older people in rural Tasmania are providing insights into their lives which will help improve the way governments plan health services in rural Australia in the future. They are taking part in an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded research study.

The study is examining factors associated with ageing that challenge older rural people’s ability to maintain their social connections and community involvements. The study is also seeking to develop service models which address the impacts of these factors.

Published on: 28 Apr 2011