Healthy Ageing Initiative

The HaBs Faculty Healthy Ageing Initiative is a growing community of practice around healthy ageing, incorporating research, research training, curriculum development, student activities, and community engagement and partnerships.




Using Deliberative Democracy to generate recommendations to support people living with dementia to walk safely

18 October 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
This webinar covers the experience of conducting a Deliberative Democracy and the recommendations generated from this research.
a group of older people using technology around a table

Empowering People Living with Dementia through Inclusive Technology and Research Co-Design

20 September 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
This seminar explores four projects aimed at including people living with dementia in the co-design of research and technology.

Community Knows Best! Walk with Us

30 August 2023 1:30pm2:30pm
The Healthy Ageing Research Team (HART) has been immersed in research across the Torres Strait Islands and far north Queensland for over two decades. The team of clinicians, academics and researchers aspire to work with Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal communities to enhance the health and wellbeing of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through research.
A male doctor with an elderly man laughing

The Role of Exercise for Healthy Vascular Ageing

21 June 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
This webinar will provide an overview of vascular ageing physiology, the impact of vascular ageing on our heart and brain, markers for early detection, and the role exercise plays in healthy ageing by modifying or delaying this vascular deterioration.
Safe Animal Friendly Environments (SAFE)

Safe Animal Friendly Environments (SAFE) – a tool for supporting people and their pets to stay together as long as possible

19 April 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
This webinar will be presented by Dr Janette Young, Lecturer in Health Sciences (Health Promotion & Health Services), University of South Australia.


How can you support healthy ageing in rural Queensland

Designing fit-for-community aged care facilities

Funding to expand our research on providing culturally sensitive and community-inspired facilities adapted to each community.

Aged care placement support bursary

Student support bursaries help cover costs for accommodation, traveling expenses, and living expenses for a student to undertake rural placement.

Improve student experience while on rural placement

Support research to tailor rural and regional placements to increase the likelihood of students settling in the communities after their studies.

Support us

By supporting the Healthy Ageing Initiative you will help to advance the field of aged care, and healthy ageing in regional and rural Queensland. Every gift makes a difference. 

Amelie Casgrain
Advancement Manager

T: +61 7 3346 3039
M: 0499 362 782