Engagement, Lifestyle and Meaning Study (ELMS)
Project partners: City of Onkaparinga, ECH Inc, South Australian Office for Ageing Well
Ongoing engagement in meaningful activity is widely recognised as a crucial aspect of ageing well. The ELMS is concerned with increasing our understanding of how older adults can effectively maintain engagement with life in the face of changes that occur with age. Specifically, this project aims to (a) develop a better understanding of the factors that enable and inhibit late life engagement, and (b) develop and evaluate a person-centred intervention that can effectively promote activity engagement. The Chief Investigators on this project are Tim Windsor, Emeritus Professor Mary Luszcz, Associate Professor Ruth Walker (Flinders University), Dr Trevor Mazzucchelli (Curtin University), and Associate Professor Robert Stawski (Oregon State University). Partner Organisation for the ELMS include Onkaparinga City, ECH Inc, and the Office for Ageing Well.
Supported by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant