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

'Mask up, look down' to reduce risk of falls, urge physiotherapists

Leading physiotherapists concerned face masks will increase falls and injuries in older people are urging Australians aged 65 years and older to look down regularly while walking when they are wearing a mask. Read more

From the Director

An update from NARI Director Professor Briony Dow. Read more

CALD Dementia Research Action Plan launched

Despite people from CALD backgrounds comprising over one-third of Australia’s older population, they are under-represented in dementia research, which potentially translates into less than optimal care. Read more

Help NARI understand the COVID-19 impact on Australian adults

NARI is currently conducting an Australia-wide study of how COVID-19 is affecting the health and wellbeing of Australian adults. If you are aged over 18 years we want to hear from you. Read more

New Victorian falls and balance services directory

A Victorian falls and balance services directory is being developed by NARI in collaboration with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. Read more

New study on grief in older people

Grief can affect people at any stage of their lives and is a natural response to a significant loss like the death of a family member or friend. In this study, would like to find out more about the effects of grief on older people’s quality of life, wellbeing and healthcare use. Read more

New COVID-19 resources for older people

NARI has developed COVID-19 survival tip-sheets to help older people stay healthy, fit and connected during the pandemic. Read more

New Director of Aged Care Research

Dr Joan Ostaszkiewicz is reframing continence care to place dignity at its centre Read more

New films tackle elder abuse of people with dementia

NARI has launched a new film series: Balancing the older person’s rights and carers needs: Elder abuse in the context of dementia, to provide health and aged care workers with the knowledge and confidence to respond to elder abuse in the context of dementia. Read more

Vale Professor Allan McLean

15 February 1945 - 7 March 2020 Read more

From the Director: NARI responds to COVID-19

We are particularly aware of the vulnerabilities of older people to COVID-19 Read more

Agreement between Deakin University and NARI to strengthen ageing reserach in Victoria

A Memorandum of Understanding between NARI and Deakin University will deliver solutions for older people through new approaches to research and education. Read more

NARI welcomes State Government's investment to support Victorian's to age well

Older Victorians across the state will receive the care they need, thanks to the Victorian State Government’s $3.6 million investment into research led by the National Ageing Research Institute. Read more

Falls put under the spotlight at the Royal Commission by National Ageing Research Institute

There is an urgent need for more high-quality research to learn what can effectively prevent falls in residential care, especially for people with dementia. Read more

Submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

NARI and the Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC) have made two new submissions into the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Read more