Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC)

Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration


The Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC) is a unique collaboration of health, research, aged care and advocacy organisations working together to improve the lives of older people.

Our vision is that older people received the best possible care and support through services, programs and policies which support health and optimal quality of life.

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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.

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