ASLaRC Aged Services Unit
The ASLaRC Aged Services Unit is part of the Health and Well-Being Research Cluster of Southern Cross University. A primary goal of ASLaRC is to improve the health and well-being of older people in our region and beyond, through teaching, research, the promotion of evidence-based practice and community engagement.
Our vision is to be an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence in relation to the delivery of aged services for regional and rural communities, through collaboration with other SCU staff; with Local, State and Federal government and non-government organisations and with other researchers in ageing and related topics nationally and internationally.
A major focus of ASLaRC's research is end-of-life care and advance care planning, with a commitment to social justice.
Australia and other populations throughout the world are ageing. There is an on-going, and growing, focus at National, State and Local Government levels on Healthy Ageing, Aged Care and Aged Services. ASLaRC is well-positioned to contribute to this.
Northern NSW is home to a growing retirement community – already the percentage of the region's population aged '60 and better' is much higher than the average for NSW overall, and indeed, for Australia and is growing at a faster rate than most of the country. As a result, ASLaRC is becoming a critical resource to a range of community stakeholders in planning and implementing programs and services for both well and frail older people.
Can We Live to 150 Years? a poem by Colleen Cartwright
Updated: 12 September 2012