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Welcome to the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies (CAPS)Research Funder/Centre

Type of institution

Research centre


   CAPS is a centre where scholarship in ageing and pastoral studies can be pursued. The process of ageing is examined within the context of meaning in life and wellbeing for ageing. Quality of life issues    for older people, including living with dementia, are subjects for research and education.

   An integral part of the Centre's work, based on its research, is to speak on ethical and policy issues relating to ageing.


The Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies (CAPS), is a not for profit centre for multi-disciplinary research, education and policy development in pastoral studies, ageing and related ethical issues, CAPS seeks to:

Affirm the integrity and dignity of human beings across the life span;

Explore the spiritual dimension of ageing and meaning of life issues in the context of an ageing society;

Examine ethical issues related to ageing;

Assist people to learn to live in an ageing society;

Assist people to learn to live in an ageing society;

Reduce barriers that may exist between the different age groups of society;

Develop policies related to ageing;

Disseminate the findings of its research to all with a professional interest in them and to older people.

Main research areas

Research and consultancy


Policy development in Ageing


Meaning of life

Quality of life issues


Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies
15 Blackall Street
ACT 2600


+61 2 6272 6215


+61 2 6273 4067


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