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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Join us for a ‘The Poetry of Grief – An original performance where music, poetry and research meet’. We will present a series of poems crafted from interviews with bereaved older adults that will take you on a journey of grief – through the ups and downs. We will focus not only on the sadness but also on the resilience, strength and courage that can come from a significant loss. Together we will challenge the notion that grief has an expiry date.

After a sold-out performance at Tempo Rubato in July 2022, NARI researcher Dr Katrin Gerber, concert violinist Sarah Curro and actors Marylla Powell and Dennis Coard are doing a second performance on Sunday 28 August 2022 at 3:30 pm at Jazzlab in Brunswick. Tickets are available via Jazzlab.

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