Survey: Tell us about the major social, environmental and economic events that have affected you

Perhaps you have been affected by a natural disaster such as a bushfire or extreme weather event, or you have felt the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic?

If so, The Plug-in invites you to participate in our latest project by sharing your experiences of major change events and completing our survey.


The Plug-in is supported by Office for Ageing Well and Wellbeing SA to undertake research exploring how older South Australians navigate major social, environmental an economic events and the resulting impacts, with a particular focus on older people living in regional centres.

Through this project, we want to learn about your experiences over the past few years, what major events you have experienced and how you and your community have responded to and worked through the impacts they had on your everyday life. For example, these may include natural disasters such as bushfire and drought, and the economic and social changes that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The findings of this research will inform local programs in your area and be shared with decision-makers in state government, local health networks, councils, not-for-profit organisations and other service providers with the intent of improving everyday life for older South Australians.


What’s involved?

The first stage of the project is a survey which you are invited to complete online by clicking the link below. If you are unable to complete the online survey, please contact The Plug-in to obtain a hard copy or to complete the survey over the phone. You can also indicate if you wish to be involved in the second stage of this project.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to participate in this project, you must be aged 50 years or over and be willing to share your experiences.

The survey will take less than ten minutes to complete and your responses will remain confidential in accordance with Australian Privacy Principles.


Your contribution will make a difference to the lives of older South Australians.

For further information please contact The Plug-in on (08) 8224 5526 or email

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