Older locals asked to take part in survey

PEOPLE aged 60 and over in Northern Rivers and North Coast region are needed to contribute to a study about their health, wellbeing and quality of life.

The study aims to explore health and social issues faced by people as they age. Most people want to stay living in their own home as long as possible, but sometimes there are not sufficient resources, family, or community services to support them to do that. Participating in this study offers people a chance to contribute their perspective and experiences.

Participants will complete a confidential survey, which takes 15-20 minutes to complete. It can be completed online or on paper and posted back using the Reply paid envelope. People who complete the survey will receive a $5 grocery gift card.

The research is being conducted by researchers from the School of Rural Medicine, University of New England in Armidale, the University of Sydney and in partnership with Disability and Ageing organizations across NSW and QLD. This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of New England.