Occupational therapy and the language of healthy ageing

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Abstract

Australians have one of the highest life expectancies in the world. Australian females aged 65 can expect to live for another 22 years and Australian males another 20 years. Most older Australians (7 in 10) consider their health to be good, very good or excellent (Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, 2018). Many people have positive expectations of life beyond retirement; they plan to use these years to prioritise activities which contribute to quality of life. Older people report there are multiple benefits of ageing; these include being able to spend more time with family, more time for leisure activities, and having more financial security. Additionally, more than half believe they are treated with more respect in old age (Pew Research Center, 2009)....
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-286
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Occupational Therapy Journal
Volume68
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Healthy ageing
  • Ageing populations
  • occupational therapy
  • workforce participation
  • Well being

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