Improving wellbeing in older people
For the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre, the capacity to flourish, to thrive, to live a good life, are the concepts that lie at the heart of wellbeing for older people, which is the reason they are undertaking a number of projects in the aged care domain.
A three-phased approach
In community aged care, the Centre is working in partnership with 7 metropolitan Councils to measure and build wellbeing amongst older people. In the first stage, 250 older people who receive community aged care services have completed the PERMA+ Wellbeing survey and receive a personal wellbeing report.
The second phase of the model involves the transfer of validated skills and strategies that build wellbeing and resilience.
The final phase of the project model involves the integration of resilience and wellbeing skills into the day-to-day lives of training participants through civic participation, social support and volunteering.