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Free Charles Sturt University Course

Understanding Ageing

Charles Sturt University has design and given you the opportunity to join this magnificent Free course. It is self paced and flexible which means you can start and finish in your own time.

Whether you are an older person bringing your own rich experiences of growing older or a family member looking to understand more about ageing this program will enable you to explore and extend what you understand about ageing.

Maybe If you are looking to build a professional career in an field where research knowledge and demand for a skilled workforce will continue to grow? Working with older adults in a health related discipline or in aged care is a great choice for a fulfilling career.

Whatever your starting point, this program Understanding Ageing, is for you!

Understanding Ageing will:

  • Challenge your values and assumptions about ageing and hopefully bust some myths!

  • Discuss ageism and explain the role that ageism plays in harming the health and well-being of older adults

  • Discuss age related mind and body changes in ageing across the diversity of older adults

  • Consider some key actions we can take to support healthy ageing

  • Identify some important social factors that influence health and well-being of older adults

  • Discuss what makes for an ‘age-friendly’ health, social support or aged care service

  • Introduce you to the World Health Organisations framework for creating age friendly communities and

  • Offer strategies you can use to help build an age friendly community where you live.


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