Thursday, 13 July
Older people now account for an increasing share of the population—15% of Australians were aged 65 and over in 2014, compared to 8% in 1964. In addition, there has been a ninefold increase in the number of people aged 85 and over, up to 456,600 or 1.9% of the population in 2014. These trends are predicted to continue into the future, particularly as the baby boomer generation ages. Based on population projections by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, by 2064 there will be 9.6 million people aged 65 and over (including 1.9 million aged 85 and over) constituting 23% of Australia’s projected population.
Join your WA Chapter and our guest speaker Associate Prof. Dale Bagshaw for a discussion on the challenges and the opportunities for elder mediation in this scenario.
Resolution Institute thanks Jackson McDonald who are generously hosting this event.