Current approaches to maintain and improve well-being in older people focus on external providers of welfare or healthcare and do not meet the expectations of older people. One reason for this failure is the focus on the deficits of older people at the expense of considering them the sources of solutions. This assumption is unfounded and represents a very large source of potential innovation.

This project aims to recognising the assets and experience of older people and take a “social movement” approach to optimising the well-being of older people. To achieve this, we are developing a network to be co-led by older people currently using the MePACS personal alarm service, and includes local experts from healthcare, research, design and technology from Peninsula Health and Monash University.

For further information please contact Chris Moran –