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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Staying Connected: Social Engagement and Wellbeing Among Mature Age Australians

Published in March, 2013 as part of the ANU Social Networks and Aging Project, this paper explores wellbeing among senior Australians. The report examines how wellbeing differs between seniors in a variety of demographic groups; levels and patterns of social activity and engagement with family members and with friends. Results are based on data from the Social Activity and Wellbeing of Older Australians survey.

Also considered are the context for social engagement, including paid work and retirement, volunteer work, household composition and caring. The report also focuses on issues on differences between older adults in their fifties, sixties, and seventies and eighties.

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