Victoria Cornell is a member of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG); a Board member and the Vice President – Australian Board of Directors of the Association of Gerontology (AAG) and Trustee of the AAG Research Trust; the founding member – Housing and Built Environment Special Interest Group, AAG; and a committee member – South Australian branch of Australian Association of Gerontology.

Older people (a significant and growing proportion of Australians) are a highly diverse group with different housing needs and aspirations. Well located, desirable retirement housing is unaffordable for all but the relatively wealthy, requiring considerable upfront capital.

Limited alternative options include principally to stay in the (often unsuitable) family home, move to a retirement village (affordable options are often inappropriately designed and/or poorly located), or to residential care.

This presentation will share details from her recent Churchill Fellowship travels and report, exploring how and why alternative models overseas (e.g. purpose-built multigenerational housing, co-housing, shared equity housing) are successful and how they can be implemented in Australia.

View Victoria’s project here

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