20 Oct, 2014 Per Capita Longevity Forum
The Longevity Forum is an initiative housed within Per Capita.
The Forum’s mission is to continue the momentum of the Blueprint for an Ageing Australia, which was 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.
The Longevity Forum is the advisory body of the Centre for Applied Policy on Positive Ageing (CAPPA), and Per Capita is delighted that Everald Compton AM, former chair of the Panel for Positive Ageing, and a tireless advocate of the rights of older Australians, has agreed to be the inaugural Chairman of the Forum.
Other forum members are Kathryn Greiner AO, Neville Roach AO, Professor Elizabeth Ozanne and Abby Bloom.