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The voices of older women

Not for profit aged care provider, Benetas, launched the ‘Women at Work – The voices of older women’ research paper yesterday which highlights the contribution of older women in Australia.

Not for profit aged care provider, Benetas, launched the ‘Women at Work – The voices of older women’ research paper yesterday which highlights the contribution of older women in Australia.

Launched on the eve of International Women’s Day (which is celebrated today), the research explores the perceptions of older women on their working life and their thoughts on the opportunities presented to younger generations.

Benetas researchers spoke to women between the ages of 66 and 92 years about their experiences in employment throughout their lives, and what they thought about the opportunities available to younger women today.

Special guest speaker included Noeline Brown, Ambassador of Ageing, who spoke to DPS News about a year ago and encouraged people to talk about the “positive stories of ageing”.

“You only hear bad things about ageing,” Ms Brown said.

“My role as ambassador and as a member of the ageing community is to talk about the positive stories of ageing – and there are many out there,” Ms Brown claims.

Stay tuned to DPS News for reports on the findings of the research paper.

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