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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

The Neverland Masquerade Ball to be held on Friday September 9, 2016 promises to be a very special occasion. Enjoy a three-course dinner and beverages and dance the night away to The Baker Boys Band. Funds raised on the night from generously donated items, will be directed to IRT Foundation’s work to create age friendly communities and improve the lives of older Australians.

Featured Articles

ACT Career Check Up Expo

The ACT Career Check Up Expo is an initiative of IRT Foundation being delivered in partnership with the Australian Human Rights Commission and the ACT Government to provide seniors a one-stop-shop for planning their future and getting the right advice about working and retirement.

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.

IRT Foundation announces $160,000 in research funding

New research, funded by IRT Foundation's Research Grants program will help inform older Australians' health decisions. IRT Foundation is proud to support research by Australian universities that helps older people to age positively. Since 2009 we have committed $1.9 million to a range of research projects covering areas from clinical care to social studies and technology.

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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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