News: ageing

Safeguarding laws in the spotlight

The hands of elderly people.

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the University of Adelaide is inviting views from the community and interested parties as part of its independent review of the state’s laws regarding the safeguarding of vulnerable adults.

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Ageing in place successfully could be all about where you live

Man takes in the view of Adelaide CBD

Research from the University of Adelaide has shown that neighbourhood characteristics – from the location of medical services and how much green space there is, to the number of people involved in volunteer activities - can have a significant impact on older people’s ability to age successfully at home.

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Older Australians beat the heat at home

Image of older person beating the heat at home

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have developed a guide for older South Australians to help them to keep the temperature in their homes comfortable during summer and winter.

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First frailty map highlights service need

Distribution of frail and pre-frail people in Adelaide 2027

An online interactive map, which shows for the first time where Australia’s frail and pre-frail people live today and in the future, will help plan services for healthy ageing.

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