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Older Australians shape how new technologies are developed

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 a range of innovative technologies, including some specifically developed for older people.

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Sing your way to healthier ageing

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 cognitive health in older adults in retirement villages.

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