The purpose of the AAG Research Trust is to stimulate research that improves the experience of ageing through innovation in policy and practice.
Through our grant-giving programs we fund research across the breadth of healthy and adaptive ageing and increased longevity.
Our research addresses social, psychological, legal, health and economic needs throughout the later stages of a person’s life-course to help improve and optimise the lives of ageing Australians.
Research findings contribute to the United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing priorities and advancement of civil society in Australia. Our research and grant programs and projects are governed by our guiding principles of evidence-informed; multidisciplinary and wholistic; independent; collaborative; and fair.
How do we define healthy and adaptive ageing?
We define healthy and adaptive ageing as a whole of person approach to improve and optimise the lived experience of ageing and enabling individuals and society to realise the benefits of increasing longevity. Healthy and adaptive ageing considerations include not only managing health conditions but, as importantly, having enough money to live on, maintaining social networks, being housed safely and appropriately, and adapting to major social and environmental changes such as climate change.
Australian Association of Gerontology Research Trust (AAG Research Trust) purpose is to provide funds for ‘research relating to, and for furthering the knowledge and understanding of, gerontology’ (Clause 4.1a, Trust Deed for AAG Research Trust).