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IRT Foundation supports research, education and advocacy, and partnering with the community to create age-friendly communities. We do this through:

Research

Building knowledge through funding research into ageing-well in Australia

Community

Funding practical solutions for achieving
age-friendly communities

Education and Advocacy

Supporting initiatives to change people's perceptions
of older people and of ageing - and to
influence decision-makers

Latest Events

The Illawarra Career Check Up Expo for Mature Workers will be held on Wednesday 15 February 2017 from 9am - 7pm at Wollongong Town Hall.

The Career Check Up Expo is an initiative of IRT Foundation to provide seniors a one-stop-shop for planning their future and getting the right advice about working and retirement. The Illawarra Expo will be held thanks to a Liveable Communities Grant from NSW Family and Community Services.

Featured Articles

IRT Foundation's Age Positively Research Forum

IRT Foundation has invested $1.9 million in research enabling older Australians to age positively. That's research that helps us live longer, feel well for longer, and remain active and independent for longer. On 13 December 2016, IRT Foundation's Age Positively Research Forum featured recipients of our annual Research Grants program present key findings from their studies into issues such as dementia, health management and enabling technology.

The Good Life latest episode

The Good Life YouTube channel delivers professionally produced, commercial-free monthly episodes on everything from news, people profiles, lifestyle and finance. The initiative is one of IRT Foundation’s key education and advocacy initiatives.

$150k to make Australian communities more age-friendly

Age-friendly advocacy body IRT Foundation recently announced $150,000 in funding for 12 successful recipients of its Community Grants Program.

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There are numerous ways that you can be involved in our programs
and help support the work we do.

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