Aged and Palliative Care
The John T Reid Charitable Trusts respects and recognises the integral role older people play in the community. Older people continue to make significant contributions to many aspects of our community prosperity, cultural richness and well-being. They provide a wealth of valuable experience, through participation in social and cultural life and as custodians of our history. Older people want to enjoy good health and remain active and independent for as long as possible. Supporting the needs of older people and carers in Australia often focuses on improving the quality of life for people living in aged-care facilities, and providing support to enhance the independence of the elderly. This may be through capital funding towards the fit-out of buildings, or supporting the establishment of programs that provide mental and physical stimulation. Programs focusing on the expansion of the older generation’s social networks and research into age-related disease are areas that the Trust has recently funded.