Australia’s Blueprint for Ageing takes on a new and exciting phase today with the launch of the Longevity Forum, an initiative housed within Per Capita.
The Forum’s mission is to continue the momentum of the Blueprint, launched at the National Press Club in Canberra on 3 September 2014, by pursuing the recommendations for rigorous and innovative policy solutions in the area of ageing and longevity outlined in the Blueprint.
Specifically, the Forum will take the ideas from the Blueprint and turn them into policies that improve the quality of life of older Australians and allow the country to harness ageing as a social and economic good. The Forum will be a fulcrum of applied policy work on ageing and longevity in Australia, bringing together the best ideas from business, government and the not-for-profit sectors. We look forward to working with leaders in each of these sectors.
Per Capita is delighted that Everald Compton AM, former chairman of the Panel for Positive Ageing, and tireless advocate of the rights of older Australians, has agreed to be the inaugural Chairman of the Forum.
The Forum’s structure and membership will evolve as discussions with prospective partners continue, and we anticipate making further announcements about these in the coming months.