Ageing is often viewed negatively and as a low priority in health care, policy and government. Efforts to address the challenges of an ageing population have been done haphazardly and inefficiently, in isolation or in competition and with duplication of effort. It has been widely acknowledged that current systems are not designed to provide optimal support for older people.

Working as a strategic partnership, we are combining resources and expertise to influence policy and practice in Victoria and beyond for the benefit of older people.

Research is currently funded by financial contributions from the partner organisations, philanthropy, donations and the Victorian Government. MARC is managed by NARI, a centre of excellence in ageing research. We are particularly grateful to the JO & JR Wicking Trust for agreeing to support this Collaboration for the next five years.