Ageing in Aotearoa: The New Zealand Health, Work & Retirement Study

1:00 PM
7:00 PM

Wharewaka Function Centre 2 Taranaki Street Wellington, Wellington 6011

One-day symposium highlighting key findings and implications from healthy ageing research in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond.
Health & Ageing Research Team | Massey University

The New Zealand Health, Work and Retirement Study (NZHWR) has been investigating the health and wellbeing of older New Zealanders since 2006. Run by the Health and Ageing Research Team (HART) at Massey University in its 18th year, NZHWR is the longest ongoing longitudinal study of ageing of its kind in Aotearoa New Zealand.

To mark the occasion, HART will launch a book summarising and telling the story of NZHWR - hear all about it from Principal Investigators Prof Christine Stephens and Prof Fiona Alpass as well as a panel of HART researchers at the one-day symposium "Ageing in Aotearoa".

The event will highlight key findings and implications for healthy ageing around economic wellbeing and older workforce participation (e.g., senior entrepreneurship, employment, retirement), health and wellbeing (e.g., lifestyle and chronic disease) as well as social participation (e.g., family support, social capital, loneliness, caregiving).

The symposium will feature keynotes by Professor Perminder Sachdev, Associate Professor Martin Hyde, and Associate Professor Siautu Alefaio-Tugia as well as a pre-recorded special address by Professor Sir Michael Marmot.

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