In this Spring edition, we highlight a number of recent activities that serve as powerful reminders of the importance of involving older people in decisions that directly impact their lives.

From the success of our recent Annual Summit – Menopause and Beyond – in which we considered how age and gender intersect with other social determinants to impact older women's health and wellbeing, to the co-design of a smartphone app to support the use of Seniors Exercise Parks, there is a transformative power in inclusive research and decision-making.

That spirit of inclusion and collaboration extends beyond our own initiatives. As I write to you, our nation is preparing to head to the polls on Saturday 14 October, where Australians will have their say in a referendum on whether to change the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing a body called the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.

NARI supports a ‘Yes’ vote on a Voice to Parliament. Late last month, we stood united with over 50 leading health organisations based in Victoria – including community health organisations, primary health networks and leading peak bodies like VicHealth and the Heart Foundation – collectively calling for a resounding ‘Yes’ vote on a Voice to Parliament.

Read the full edition of Ageing Well now.