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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:


Building knowledge through funding research into ageing-well in Australia


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

Facillitated by renowned journalist Ellen Fanning, Mind the (generational) Gap will bring Ita Buttrose and Tom Tilley to debate the hot issues affecting their generations. The format will encourage active discussion and allow the audience to engage with both sides of the issue.

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

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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