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UQ program prepares older Australians for car-free life

February 22, 2018
Researchers from The University of Queensland have developed an innovative program that prepares older Australians for life without a car. Dr Theresa Scott, from UQ’s School of Psychologysaid the CarFreeMe program is designed to help seniors retire from driving and still maintain their community engagement and wellbeing.

Older Australians shape how new technologies are developed

February 22, 2018
Retirement village residents have been given first access to test and provide feedback on technology in development stages. As part of the Florence research project , students and researchers from The University of Queensland and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, participated in a technology showcase at AVEO Durack that displayed...

Placement affirms student’s pursuit to work with children

February 22, 2018
A physiotherapy assessment provided by a University of Queensland student gave a five year old girl the chance to learn without difficulties. Physiotherapy student, Gabriella McCosker completed a five week clinical placement at SPARK Child Wellbeing, a service for children with developmental, behavioural and learning difficulties.

Why laughter is the best medicine

February 22, 2018
Humour is a free underestimated resource with many benefits older adults can use in their everyday lives to promote their health and wellness. Research by registered psychologist and Master of Psychology student Ms Sharon Taylor from The University of Queensland’s School of Psychology, investigated humour styles and how humour was used by retirement village residents...

Sing your way to healthier ageing

February 22, 2018
Singing in harmony with a choir and penning a song may decrease the rising number of older adults in retirement villages who experience social isolation and memory decline. Researchers from The University of Queensland and Canterbury Christ Church University in the United Kingdom developed Live Wires, a music program designed to enhance social connectedness and...