Tuesday 31 October 2023

Media Release

The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) has opened its new national office in Canberra, to better connect with government, industry partners, and fellow researchers on the issues facing older Australians and the opportunities for lasting change.

For almost five decades, NARI has been committed to improving the life and health of older people through research and its translation into evidence-based practice, and is Australia's only independent national research institute dedicated to ageing.

NARI Director, Professor Briony Dow, said this move is an exciting step in expanding the organisation's presence in the national conversation on ageing, and the decision-making processes that follow.

NARI's focus is, and has always been, improving outcomes for all older Australians – so it only makes sense that we have a home in the nation's capital, Professor Dow said.

“Our aim is to continue to put ageing on the national agenda, and elevate the voices of the older people and carers we work with each and every day.”

Co-located with COTA Australia in the National Press Club building, the addition of a central location will also offer NARI the opportunity to foster new and existing partnerships with organisations and bodies within the ageing and aged care industry.

“We're thrilled to be working alongside COTA in the literal sense now, after years of collaboration and partnership. Equally, there are so many individuals and groups doing vital work, and we look forward to further collaborating and innovating across our sector.

NARI’s work in Canberra will complement the day-to-day operations of their existing Melbourne location.

“Simply, all Australians deserve to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives – which is why we're taking our research and advocacy to the heart of the nation,” Professor Dow said.

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