Growing old in rural and remote Australia

Fresh on the recent hearings of the Royal Commission into aged care and safety in Darwin, Broome and Cairns, the Australian Journal of Rural Health publishes a special issue focussing on older persons’ health in rural, regional and remote Australia.

Jointly edited by Dr Evelien Spelten (La Trobe University) and Professor Oliver Burmeister (Charles Sturt University) the issue draws together 13 research papers that show that ageing is not just about institutionalised care, illness, and death.
A key finding highlighted in the research as Spelten and Burmeister point out in their
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