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Lifelong Health

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. 

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North Terrace
Adelaide 5000
South Australia

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PO Box 11060
Adelaide 5001
South Australia


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SAHMRI is located on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people.

The SAHMRI community acknowledges and pays respect to the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region. We also acknowledge the deep feelings of attachment and the relationship of the Kaurna people to their country. We pay our respects to the Kaurna peoples' ancestors and the living Kaurna people today.