By Kate O'Loughlin,Colette Browning,Hal Kendig

This stimulating quantity examines the various faces of Australia’s getting old inhabitants, the social and health and wellbeing matters they deal with, and the stairs being taken—and many who may be taken—to support determine a extra optimistic and effective later existence. person and societal growing older are conceptualized as developmental in nature, socially various, and marked by way of way of life demanding situations stemming from the country’s financial buildings, attitudes, geography, political panorama, and infrastructure. Wide-ranging insurance (e.g., well-being, inequalities, employment, transportation) assesses recommendations to be had to older humans, and the position of households, employers, carrier companies, govt companies, and others in selling or increasing these offerings. The book’s double emphasis on demanding situations in older people’s lives and possibilities for reinforcing their caliber of lifestyles is on transparent exhibit as case stories research coverage issues—and suggest solutions—in a societal and person context.

Included within the coverage:

· Australian advancements in getting older: concerns and history.

· Cultural range, well-being, and ageing.

· Indigenous Australians and getting old: responding to variety in coverage and practice.

· improving the health and wellbeing and employment participation of older workers.

· Housing and the environments of ageing.

· overall healthiness companies and deal with older people.

The wealthy examples in Ageing in Australia contain a intensity of knowing and proof for sociologists, gerontologists and psychologists learning getting older, well-being care execs delivering care to older humans, and coverage analysts assessing components for improvement.

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