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'... just the beginning' /

by Dargaville, Rosemary | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1974Description: 232 p. bibliography.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: September 1974 "An exploratory study of care of the aged a Brotherhood of St Laurence Research Project." The origins and development of accomodation for elderly people provided by the Brotherhood of St. Laurence, with a profile of the residents at Carrum Downs, Lara and Brunswick as at June 30, 1972 Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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"I have had a past and I suppose I have a future, but ..." : a report to the Aged and Community Care Team, Brotherhood of St Laurence. /

by Nunkoosing, Karl | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Cook, Kay.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: vii, 27 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2006 Bibliography: p. 26-27Summary: Two researchers from Deakin University explored ageing in the city , through biographical interviews with twelve older or frail people who were clients of the Brotherhood s aged and community care services. They found that there were often complex connections between people s poverty, their precarious or problematic relationships, insecure or unsafe housing and ageing bodies and failing health.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

A Better Life: what older people with high support needs value /

by Katz, Jeanne | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Holland, Caroline | Peace, Sheila | Taylor, Emily | Blood, Imogen (ed.).

Publisher: Joseph Rowntree Foundation Nov 2011Description: 59 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report explores what older people with high support needs want from and value in their lives, and suggests a model for exploring factors that are facilitatory or compromising in these terms. People with high support needs in the UK are not a homogenous group, and although most are over 85 years old, there is considerable variation across age, ethnicity, health and social care needs, financial status and lifestyle. Little is known about what these people want and value, while negative assumptions are sometimes made about their ability to comment on and participate in decision-making and collective action. ...SummaryAvailability: (1)

A carrot and a big stick : understanding private health insurance and older Australians /

by Temple, Jeromey | National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre | Adair, Tim.

Publisher: Braddon, A.C.T. National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre 2011Description: PDF.Other title: NSPAC research monograph ; no. 1.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2011 Bibliography pp. 36-38 Appendices pp. 39-46Summary: Healthy and productive ageing rests considerably upon timely and affordable access to health care. In the near future, expenditure on health care is expected to rise as population ageing places heavier demands on the public health care system. The Federal Treasury projects government expenditure on health care on those aged 65 and over is to increase seven-fold from 2010 to 2050, and 12-fold for the over 85 age group over the same period. To alleviate pressure from the public health care system, from the late 1990s the then Howard government introduced key reforms to the private health insurance sector, which sought to encourage Australians of all ages to purchase private health insurance. These reforms are colloquially referred to as 'carrots' and 'sticks': those that provide incentives to purchase, and disincentives not to purchase, private health insurance. This intervention was considered necessary because over time there had been an ongoing decrease in the number of younger, healthier persons with health insurance relative to older persons and those with more complex needs - a process health economists term as an adverse selection spiral.Availability: (1)

A comparative analysis of the nativity wealth gap . /

by Bauer, Thomas K | Institute for the Study of Labor | Cobb-Clark, Deborah A | Hildebrand, Vincent.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:40:48 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Into & out of work Retirement & ageingSummary: international migration, wealth accumulationAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A road map for European ageing research /

by Futurage Project.

Publisher: Sheffield, U.K. University of Sheffield 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2011 Appendices pp. 89-106 Bibliography pp. 107-109 Index pp. 112-116Summary: This document contains the research agenda that will enable Europe to respond successfully to the unprecedented demographic challenges it faces. Its twin starting points are the high priority allocated to population ageing, by Member States and the European Union as a whole, and the fundamental importance of scientific research as the driver of innovations in public policy, in a wide range of clinical and other professional practices, and in the development of products and services. The combination of science and innovation will be the cornerstone of Europe's future success, both in terms of economic growth and the promotion of social quality for all citizens, and that equation lies at the heart of this Road Map.Availability: (1)

A squeeze on spending? An update on household living costs for senior Australians /

by Kelly, Simon | National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2013Summary: A 2011 National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre (NSPAC) research report into the costs of living found that water, electricity, gas, medical services and rent had all risen at more than double the inflation rate over the previous five years.2 This report follows up on that previous report by updating the price increases and examining their impact on the spending patterns of Australia's 2.9 million senior households.3 It focuses on findings for three senior age groups: households aged 75 years and over (75+ households), households aged 65-74 years, and households aged 50-64 years.Availability: (1)

A widening gap : the financial benefits of delaying retirement /

by Schofield, Deborah | National Seniors Australia Productive Ageing Centre | Callander, Emily | Shrestha, Rupendra | Kelly, Simon.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2013 Includes appendicesSummary: Using longitudinal data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) project, in this study Deborah Schofield of University of Sydney and colleagues quantify the household wealth of people who work from their early 60s through to 65 and beyond, and compare it those who do not work through these ages. The wealth of people who remain employed is significantly greater than that of those not employed, even after adjusting for different education, gender and family type. The detrimental impact on savings of not working beyond their early 60s is shown in the small decline in financial assets of such people.Availability: (1)

Accounting for population ageing in tax microsimulation modelling by survey reweighting. /

by Cai, Lixin | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Creedy, John | Kalb, Guyonne.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2004Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2004 Includes bibliographical references (p. 23)Availability: (1)

Activation, retirement planning and restraining the 'third age'. /

by Mann, Kirk.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Active ageing : a policy framework /

by World Health Organization.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland World Health Organization 2002Description: PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Bibliography : p. 57-58Summary: The policy framework is intended to inform discussion and the formulation of action plans that promote healthy and active ageing. The main sections of the publication are: ; 1.Global ageing: a triumph and a challenge ; 2.Active ageing: the concept and rationale ; 3.The determinants of active ageing: understanding the evidence ; 4.Challenges of an ageing population ; 5.The policy responseAvailability: (2)

Active ageing in active communities : volunteering and the transition to retirement. /

by Smith, Justin Davis | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Gay, Pat.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 28Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Active ageing, active learning : issues and challenges /

by Boulton-Lewis, Gillian (ed.) | Tam, Maureen (ed.).

Publisher: Dordrecht, The Netherlands Springer 2011Description: xii, 180 p.: ill.Summary: This book is concerned with the general issues of ageing, learning and education for the elderly and then with the more specific issues of why, how and what elders want to learn. This monograph consists of 10 chapters written by various internationally renowned researchers and scholar-practitioners in the field. The world's population is ageing rapidly. Ageing has an impact on all aspects of human life, including the social, economic, cultural and political domains. Understanding and providing for ageing is therefore an important issue for the twenty-first century. The focus of this book is the education and learning aspect of participation as people age.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Addressing the stigma associated with dementia /

by Alzheimer's Australia NSW.

Publisher: North Ryde, N.S.W. Alzheimer's Australia NSW 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Alzheimer's Australia NSW. Discussion paper ; no. 2.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 Bibliography : p. 30-31Summary: The purpose of this paper is to raise public awareness about the effects of stigma associated with dementia, to address the need to change the way we, as a society, approach dementia, and to make recommendations for further action.Availability: (1)

Adult development and aging /

by Cavanaugh,John C | Blanchard-Fields, Fredda.

Edition: 6th.Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing 2006Description: xv, 551 p., R 1-50, I 1-22.Notes: Contents: Studying adult development and aging -- Neuroscience as a basis for adult development and aging -- Physical changes -- Longevity, health, and functioning -- Where people live: person-environment interactions -- Attention and memory -- Intelligence -- Social cognition -- Personality -- Clinical assessment, mental health, and mental disorders -- Relationships -- Work, leisure, and retirement -- Dying and bereavement -- Successful aging. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.Summary: Written within a biopsychosocial framework, Cavanaugh and Blanchard-Fields' best-selling text covers the specific ages-stages of adult development and aging. In its unparalleled coverage of current research and theory, the authors draw clear connections between research and application. The book's focus on positive aging and the gains and losses people experience across adulthood distinguish it from its competitors.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Age : the older people's platform. /

by Age, the European Older People's Platform.

Publisher: 05/18/2004 11:32:29 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 05/18/2004 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: AGE, the European Older People's Platform, aims to voice and promote the interests of older people in the European Union and to raise awareness of the issues that concern them most. Everyone in the European Union is increasingly affected by decisions taken by its institutions: the Council of Ministers, the Commission, the European Parliament and the Court of Justice. Decisions affect the daily lives of all its inhabitants - including older people.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Age of opportunity : transforming the lives of older people in poverty /

by Centre for Social Justice. Older Age Working Group.

Publisher: London, U.K. Centre for Social Justice 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A policy report by the Older Age Working Group Chaired by Sara McKee June 2011 Bibliography : pp. 149-153Summary: Life expectancy in Britain has increased dramatically over the last 80 years. This is an achievement that should be celebrated unequivocally as many older people have been able to realise the opportunities a longer life has afforded. Home ownership has reached unprecedented levels and civic participation is widespread. Yet there is another side of the coin. This review's interim report, The Forgotten Age, identified another group of older people in Britain for whom increased life expectancy has not yet afforded greater opportunities. With one in five pensioners living below the poverty line, we analysed the wide range of challenges facing older people in our most deprived communities: stubbornly high levels of social isolation, not helped by poor transport routes particularly in rural areas; the poor housing conditions in which many (and even many homeowners) live; the poor health from which many suffer; the lack of access to good, independent financial advice and a faltering social care system. We believe, however, that for this group later life does not have to be this way. We believe the challenges identified in The Forgotten Age are not insurmountable and that for these individuals later life can be the 'time of gifts' it is for so many others. Age of Opportunity focusses on reforms to bring about this change.Availability: (1)

Age positive. /

by Age positive.

Publisher: 05/18/2004 10:33:49 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 05/18/2004 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Age Positive is a UK Government site to help employers end age discrimination. News about legislation. Good practice guidance, case studies, business benefits, discussion forum.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Age shock : how finance is failing us. /

by Blackburn, Robin.

Publisher: London, U.K. Verso 2006Description: 328 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-309) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Aged and Community Services Australia. /

by Aged and Community Services Australia.

Publisher: 05/18/2005 12:32:12 05/24/2005Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 05/18/2005 12:32:12 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The Australian Affiliation of Voluntary Care Associations Incorporated was established in 1975 in response to the then Minister for Social Security, the Honorable Bill Hayden, seeking to negotiate with a single point of contact and unified voice for not-for-profit providers of aged care services in Australia. In October, 1991 the Association's name was changed to Aged Care Australia Incorporated and on 4 September 1999 the Association's name was changed to Aged and Community Services Australia to reflect the broader services provided by members. State Associations work with each other as well as with the ACSA National Board.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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