Information provision for an age-friendly community

Everingham, Jo-Anne, Petriwskyj, Andrea, Warburton, Jeni, Cuthill, Michael and Bartlett, Helen (2009) Information provision for an age-friendly community. Ageing International, 34 1-2: 79-98. doi:10.1007/s12126-009-9036-5

Author Everingham, Jo-Anne
Petriwskyj, Andrea
Warburton, Jeni
Cuthill, Michael
Bartlett, Helen
Title Information provision for an age-friendly community
Journal name Ageing International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0163-5158
Publication date 2009-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s12126-009-9036-5
Volume 34
Issue 1-2
Start page 79
End page 98
Total pages 20
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract A community designed to ensure people age well must provide appropriate information in order to ensure seniors stay healthy and secure and are able to participate fully in their community. The aim of this research is to understand issues impacting on older people’s capacity to access relevant information. This paper reports on early phases of action research designed to build ageing well initiatives at the local level in two cities in the south-east Queensland region of Australia. In both places, a range of stakeholders from seniors’ groups, service providers and different levels of government formed working action groups to explore criteria for improved systems of information dissemination to seniors. Many seniors report that they are not well-informed and, presumably as a result, not well connected with their community. Our research identifies both a range of barriers for seniors to accessing information and also their preferences regarding information provision. Local solutions proposed to address these barriers and preferences are outlined. It is proposed that applying the principles of information provision elaborated in this research would begin to address some perennial challenges for older people and enhance their social inclusion.
Keyword Older people
Ageing well
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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