News News NARI welcomes State Government's investment to support Victorian's to age well 8 August 2019 Older Victorians across the state will receive the care they need, thanks to the VictorianState Government’s investment into research led by the National Ageing Research Institute.Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, the Hon Luke Donnellan joined NARI researchers,clinicians and older Victorians this week to announce $3.6 million over three years to enableNARI to deliver a suite of cutting-edge research. As Australia’s only independent medical research institute dedicated to ageing, NARIdevelops world-leading initiatives to improve quality of life and health for older people.NARI Director, Associate Professor Briony Dow welcomed the funding and said that it willenable the Institute to deliver world-leading research in areas identified as priorities by olderVictorians. “NARI would like to thank the Victorian Government for its long-term support and this newcommitment of three years of funding, which will enable us to plan for the longer term andextend our range of research projects which will benefit older Victorians and their families,”Associate Professor Dow said. The funding will support the development and translation of seven research projects,including an online resource guide for clinical practice and an updated audit tool to improvesafety of older people while in hospital. This investment will also enable NARI to examine the creation of a single registry to increaseknowledge on ways older Victorians engage with health and aged care services.“Each of these programs are designed to help the Victorian government to plan for the futureand deliver a vision of what older people should expect, from ageing well through to end oflife,” Associate Professor Dow said. “Our aim is to demonstrate how a preventative and early intervention focus can better meetwhat older people want and need, particularly if their wish is to stay in their own homessafely for longer,” she said. Funding will continue to support the Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC), aninitiative by NARI that partners with health services, aged care services, advocacy groupsand older people from across Victoria.