Innovation in ageing for regional communities: planning for productive ageing in the Wide Bay/Burnett region of Queensland

Soar, Jeffrey and Garlick, Steve and Waterman, P. and Gururajan, Raj (2005) Innovation in ageing for regional communities: planning for productive ageing in the Wide Bay/Burnett region of Queensland. In: 38th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, 09-11 Nov 2005, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present and invite comment on a Program of Innovation in Ageing for Regional Communities. This research-in-progress has been developed as a product of collaboration by researchers from two universities with campuses in the Wide Bay/Burnett region of Queensland (the University of the Sunshine Coast and the University of Southern Queensland). This region has one of the fastest growing populations of retirees and is one of the poorer performers economically. The research was informed from information gathered in consultations with stakeholder organisations. The aims of the Program are to assist regional communities in better understanding and addressing increases in the percentage of older people in their populations including the use of technologies. GIS (Geographical Information Systems) are a key tool used for understanding the spatial context of older people. The focus is on practical steps of experimentation, demonstrator projects, evaluating technology, development and implementation of standards, change management, and the development of rigorous financial cases for investment incorporating how benefits will be realised.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:20
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: Program of Innovation in Ageing for Regional Communities, Wide Bay/Burnett
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111001 Aged Care Nursing
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/420

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