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Ageing in the inner city: advocacy for the voiceless

Australian Journal on Ageing

Author: Hill, B. J., Basser, M. L.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1998


Describes the Healthy Older People Program of the South Eastern Sydney (Australia) Area Health Promotion Service, which has adopted a long-term multifaceted approach to improve the quality of life of highly disadvantaged older citizens in insecure accommodations. This work is based on qualitative research undertaken during needs assessment for a health promotion program for older people. The approach utilizes the clients' views & respects their autonomy. Advocacy for policy & environmental change is the principal strategy, working with local, state, & federal governments. Issues addressed in this ongoing project include pedestrian safety, access to fresh food, affordable housing, & health & welfare services.

Further Details

Pages: 16-17
Volume: 17
Issue: 1
Accession Number: 8.5.03
Keywords: New South Wales, older, health improvement
Reads: 229