3 January 2017 – economic-powerhouse-fuelled-by-senior-smarts
The Economic Development Board is leading the State’s activation in understanding how South Australia could assist to shift society’s mindset, from ageing being considered a social and economic burden to that of a social and economic opportunity. They will do this through realising the untapped asset of people aged 60 years plus, focusing on productivity and not dependency. The program of work that has culminated in this report signals an important step in the State’s development and leadership to understand and respond to the changing wants and needs of citizens as they age well. Reflecting on this report, it offers ideas, and most importantly, serves as knowledge to prompt South Australians to actively engage in global opportunities the Ageing Well sector offers.
South Australia should be positioning itself as the SiliconValley of aged care as current thinking about submarines and mining as a silver bullet for the economy is “plain stupid”,according to the chief of the state’s Economic Development Board.Read news release
This year should be a time for action and not more planning and promises.
Read news release
A new centre to help the state’s food and beverage businesses develop and deliver high value,
market leading products is now operating from the Waite Campus.Read news release