Our research addresses social, psychological, legal, health, economic and environmental needs such as climate change throughout the later stages of a person’s life-course to help improve and optimise the lives of ageing Australians.

Through our Grant-giving programs your donation will help fund research across the breadth of healthy and adaptive ageing and increased longevity needs, providing data and evidence-informed research to innovate and strengthen policy and practice.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Focus
The AAG Research Trust has set as one of its research priorities, a community focus on funding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led initiatives. Through the generosity of donors, over the past three years Indigenous research projects have been awarded and will continue to grow. Key to success was establishing a separate Panel of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers to lead the grant reviews and selection of Indigenous led applications.

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Bequests/Gift in Wills

Help improve the experience of ageing for ALL Australians

Include a gift to the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Research Trust in your will.

Together we can improve the experience of ageing

While people are living longer, we still have a long way to go to ensure that people can live a long and healthy life with dignity and choice. We still need to work at creating the environments and opportunities that enable people to be and do what they value throughout their lives.

Everybody can experience a healthy and adaptive ageing if we work together.

Being free of disease or infirmity is not a requirement for healthy ageing as many older adults have one or more health conditions that, when well controlled, have little influence on their wellbeing. Healthy and adaptive ageing considerations include pyscho-social aspects of ageing and include having enough money to live on, maintaining social networks and being housed safely and appropriately. Please consider a gift to the AAG Research Trust in your Will and join the mission to improve the experience of ageing for everyone through evidence-based policy and practice.

AAG is the only national organisation that is multi-disciplinary and wholistic connecting research, policy and practice. It puts older people’s lives and environments at the centre of their work by bringing together those with interests in all aspects of ageing research, education, policy and practice.

AAG is committed to promoting equity of access and outcomes for all older people by bringing together everyone needed to progress improvements in the experience of ageing.

If you have already decided to leave a gift to the AAG Research Trust in your will – please accept our heartfelt thanks for your foresight and generosity. Please contact us so we can thank you personally for your thoughtfulness.

Every person who leaves a gift to the AAG Research Trust will be a part of our family and enjoy:

  • An invitation to join our Legacy Circle and a Legacy Circle certificate
  • Name included each year in our annual report

Gifts in Wills – your questions answered

How do I make sure my loved ones don’t miss out?

We understand your loved ones come first. Most of our supporters include a gift to the AAG Research Trust after they have taken care of family and friends. Ask your solicitor or trustee company about the best way for you to do this.

How do I leave a gift to the AAG Research Trust in my Will?

You can use the suggested wording outlined below when speaking to your solicitor or trustee company.

How much does including a gift in my Will cost?

Writing or updating a Will is not as expensive as you might think. Solicitors can provide estimates on request, but the cost will depend on how complex your personal affairs are.

You can include a gift to the AAG Research Trust whenever you write or next update your Will.

Do I have enough money to leave a gift in my Will?

Many everyday Australians include charitable gifts in their Wills. They can look after their loved ones AND the causes that have been important during their lifetime.

Every gift – no matter its size, will help us continue our work to improve the experience of ageing.

Can I add a gift to the AAG Research Trust to my existing Will?

Yes – it’s as simple as adding a codicil (an amendment to your existing Will).

We recommend that you consult your legal advisor to assist you with this. You can request a codicil form on the confidential response form at the end of this booklet.

How will my gift be used by the AAG Research Trust?

Your gift left for general purposes will provide the AAG Research Trust with the flexibility needed to respond to critical priorities in the future. For example, it could help us to advocate for and support researchers, practitioners and organisation to undertake and translate world-class research. If you would like your gift to go towards something specific, please contact the Gifts in Wills team.

Your gift, no matter the size, will make a valuable difference.

Should I tell you once I’ve included a gift in my Will?

You can tell us you’ve included a gift in your Will if you want to. We’d love to hear from you if that’s what you choose, so we can thank you for your thoughtfulness. We can also keep you updated on our work.

For more information on leaving a gift in will.

We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your wishes and show you the valuable work and research being supported by the AAG Research Trust.

For more information please contact Catherine Stace.

Phone: 0419 290 412
Email: [email protected]
Mail: U 8 322-330 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda VIC 3182

Major Gifts

Every day, over 4.5 million older Australians are adapting to change. When these changes have a psychological, social or economic impact, many Australians may not speak up or advocate for their needs. Being older should not equate to remaining silent, especially on solvable issues.

By investing in the AAG Research Trust, you can help us deliver innovative new research projects that strengthen, protect and improve the environments and experiences of our ageing population, ultimately benefiting all Australians. Join us in finding new ways to define healthy and adaptive ageing and increased longevity in Australia.

If you are interested in making a major gift or would like to know more about our major gift program, please contact Catherine Stace on 0419 290 412 or [email protected]