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Research project exploring older people's experiences

Do you have ideas and suggestions about how homes and communities could be better designed to suit the needs of older people?

The Living Well Now project aims to provide greater insight into older people in South Australia are living
The Living Well Now project aims to provide greater insight into older people in South Australia are living

UniSA with the assistance of COTA SA is looking for South Australian participants aged 60 years and over to contribute to its Living Well Now project.

Investigating environments that enable people to live well and thrive in their 60s and beyond, this project aims to provide greater insight into the diverse ways that older people living in South Australia move through their home and community environments in their everyday lives.

Participants will be invited to talk, either face-to-face at a time and location of their choice or by telephone, about their everyday experiences of mobility inside and outside their homes or places of residence.

Researchers are interested in hearing about for instance daily travel experiences (such as driving, walking, or taking public transport) and activities performed at home (such as cooking, gardening or using the internet). They would also like to learn about any barriers to mobility and any strategies that you have for managing these barriers.

By drawing on the lived experiences of older people, the project will generate deep qualitative insights and promote a wider conversation among older South Australians, government and the ageing services sector in South Australia around designing appropriate and supportive environments for older people.

The project runs until February 2017. To participate contact Dr. Claire Langsford, phone: (08) 8232 0422 or email:


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