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.




 A diverse group of elderly individuals smiling happily in a group photo.

A Demographic Perspective on Healthy Ageing

19 June 2024 12:00pm19 July 2024 1:00pm
In this talk Pia Wohland will first examine the evolution of healthy aging research from a demographic perspective, tracing the historical progression of demographic studies on aging and shifts in focus over time.
A person preparing food by cutting vegetables on a board.

Nutrition for cognition and other adventures

15 May 2024 12:00pm1:00pm
This seminar discusses the direct impact of food on our cognitive functions and emotions, detailing how certain dietary choices can affect our mental health, concentration, and mood. The significant influence of diet on the development of chronic diseases the environmental benefits of shifting towards plant-based diets will also be presented.
a diverse group of elderdly men and women enjoying a game of cards with coffee and snacks

I Age in Ways that I Find Meaningful

3 May 2024 12:00pm1:00pm
In this talk Professor Helene Fung presents her findings from studies on social relationships, attention, memory, emotion and problem solving, across adult samples (aged 18 to 90+ years), from Hong Kong, USA, Canada and Germany, to show that aging is not just about declines.
a group of people looking at pictures on a wall

Museums as Public Health Assets

13 March 2024 12:00pm1:00pm
This presentation explores how museum wellbeing programs such as QAGOMA’s Art and Dementia program offer opportunities to fill the gap for life-long learners, through meaningful and stimulating engagement, and positive social interaction.
A group of people in a bright studio environment doing guided mediation

Understanding the Science of Stress and Strategies for Healthy Ageing

21 February 2024 12:00pm1:00pm
Chronic stress is a pervasive problem, affecting people across the lifespan, but especially adults and the elderly. Moreover, the upheavals that occurred as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic have only exacerbated the problem.

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.


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