Ageing in Australia: Challenges and Opportunities by Kate O'Loughlin, Colette Browning, Hal Kendig

By Kate O'Loughlin, Colette Browning, Hal Kendig

This stimulating quantity examines the numerous faces of Australia’s growing old inhabitants, the social and wellbeing and fitness matters they deal with, and the stairs being taken—and many who might be taken—to aid make certain a extra optimistic and efficient later existence. person and societal growing old are conceptualized as developmental in nature, socially diversified, and marked via lifestyle demanding situations stemming from the country’s fiscal constructions, attitudes, geography, political panorama, and infrastructure. Wide-ranging assurance (e.g., future health, inequalities, employment, transportation) assesses concepts on hand to older humans, and the position of households, employers, carrier companies, executive organisations, and others in selling or increasing these offerings. The book’s double emphasis on demanding situations in older people’s lives and possibilities for reinforcing their caliber of existence is on transparent reveal as case stories research coverage issues—and suggest solutions—in a societal and person context.

Included within the coverage:

· Australian advancements in growing old: matters and history.

· Cultural range, well-being, and ageing.

· Indigenous Australians and growing older: responding to range in coverage and practice.

· bettering the overall healthiness and employment participation of older workers.

· Housing and the environments of ageing.

· well-being prone and take care of older people.

The wealthy examples in Ageing in Australia include a intensity of figuring out and proof for sociologists, gerontologists and psychologists learning getting old, wellbeing and fitness care execs supplying care to older humans, and coverage analysts assessing parts for improvement.

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Media representations often operate on the same stereotypes of older people that are found in the workplace; that is, they are seen in either a very positive way (affluent, healthy, active, happy) or a more negative way (burden, sick, frail, poor, dependent), rather than depicting the heterogeneity and diversity that would be found in any other group in the population. 1 Baby Boomers and the Media The baby boomer cohort has come in for particular attention in the way that they are portrayed in the media, particularly around attitudes and lifestyle (Tavener et al.

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