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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

Research participants

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



Co-designing research with older people

Join us on 22nd March to learn about conducting co-design research with older people. This interactive half day online workshop is suitable for researchers and aged care professionals.


Author: Esther tan

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

  • Government must fund significant structural reforms to aged care

    NARI has welcomed the final report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, and supports its call for a new human-rights based Act, but says Government must fund structural changes to ensure the Act can be implemented to its full intent. Read more

  • Call for Greek-Australian community to evaluate dementia films

    NARI is calling for assistance from the Greek-Australian community to evaluate three new Greek-language short films about dementia. Read more

  • 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