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We believe older people should be respected, healthy and included

Mental health tips for aged care workers and managers

NARI has mental health tips and strategies to help aged care workers and managers best handle stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic, to optimise wellbeing.


Author: Kathryn Squires

How to stay active at home: Exercises for older people

NARI's exercise videos can help older people stay active at home, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic when you may not be as physically active outdoors. The exercises were developed by allied health professionals with expertise in exercise for older people.


Author: Kathryn Squires

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Make a difference in the lives of older people and those who care for them by volunteering to be involved in research.



Our Impact


active research projects exploring all aspects of ageing


articles in national, state and specialist media in 2019


peer-reviewed academic papers published in renowned journals over past year

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Latest News

  • From the Director

    The work of the National Ageing Research Institute is more important than ever during these difficult times, and I am please to share with you our 2020 - 2024 Strategic Plan. Read more

  • Aged care homes sought for 'Befriending' research project

    Do you have residents with symptoms of depression, anxiety or loneliness? We are recruiting older people living in residential aged care for a trial of ‘befriending’ – regular conversation with a new friend to talk about topics of mutual interest. Read more

  • Seniors exercise parks improve physical and mental health of older people: research

    Older people who do regular physical activity at Seniors Exercise Parks show significant improvements in physical and mental health and wellbeing, new research shows. Read more

  • Vale Zelma Riddell

    It is with great sadness we acknowledge the passing last month of long standing and loyal research volunteer Zelma Riddell. Read more