Are you interested in participating in a research project and possibly winning an iPAD or $500?
A national research project is currently underway examining the social connections of older Australians and what interventions work to reduce social isolation.
Research has found both in Australia and overseas that people’s social connections are declining and this can lead to feelings of social isolation and loneliness. Our social networks allow us to share information, to learn, to be of value and to be valued. They are essential to well-being.
The research project is seeking the experiences and views of older Australians aged 65 years and over living in the community (not residential care). We wish to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of older people’s experiences in terms of social connections, social support, loneliness and social isolation.
This research will assist service providers in developing policy and practice to improve older peoples’ lives.
To take part in the study you can complete the survey online at:
or alternately, a paper copy of the survey can be mailed to you. Call Debbie Faulkner to request a survey or for further information on FREECALL 1800 789 199; 08 8313 3230; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All people taking part in the survey may enter into a draw to win an iPad or $500 (first prize) or one of twenty prizes of $100 each.
The survey opened on Wednesday 12 November 2014 and closes on the 31 March 2015.
This is a national research project involving a number of universities and a range of partner organisations and has been approved by the relevant Human Research Ethics Committees.
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