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Australia’s heart of positive ageing, here for you

Australia’s heart of positive ageing, here for you

Positive ageing is staying connected to the people we love, enjoying the activities that bring us joy, and looking forward to the experiences we’re yet to try. It’s what we wish for our family, friends, and ourselves.

Bolton Clarke is shaping the future of positive ageing, with a focus on bringing positivity to life through lifestyle programs, connection to community and finding innovative ways to enable wellbeing – all underpinned by expert care, applied knowledge and health leadership.

Enabling, celebrating and supporting older Australians
to live and age positively.

<p>Australia&rsquo;s largest independent not-for-profit aged care provider</p>

Australia’s largest independent not-for-profit aged care provider

We reinvest into services and innovations that benefit our clients, residents and their families.

<p>Connected services and living options</p>

Connected services and living options

We are among only 3% of Australian aged care providers offering a full continuum of care services and living options.

<p>A multi-award winning leader in care</p>

A multi-award winning leader in care

We are recognised nationally and internationally for excellence in leading positive ageing innovations.

Caring for Australians

since 1885

Our name recognises our early founders, Brigadier William Kinsey Bolton and Lady Janet Clarke.

Two incredible humanitarians who saw people in need and how they could help, as leaders of the Returned and Services League and the Royal District Nursing Service.

With RSL Care and RDNS at the heart of Bolton Clarke’s DNA, we have continued to expand to offer more services to more people nationally.

William Kinsey Bolton
Lady Janet Clarke
The Royal District Nursing Service
Brigadier William Kinsey Bolton, founder of the forerunner of the RSL.
Lady Janet Clarke, president of the Melbourne District Nursing Service.
The Royal District Nursing Service in their first Model T Ford cars.
Ex-servicemen at Kingshome, Queensland’s first War Veterans’ home.

What positive ageing means to our community

“Making sure that you’re safe in your environment. And it’s about choices and about decision making, and these are all important when it comes to your wellness.”


“Positive ageing to me is getting out of life what you want as you grow older.”


“Live in the moment, having fun in the village, and forming new friendships. Our residents do that really well. That’s the success of a good village.”


“It’s about fulfilling one’s life. To be able to do things and have activities, so that they can live independently for a really long time.”


Leading the way in positive ageing

The Bolton Clarke Research Institute provides evidence-based solutions to enhance the health and wellbeing of older people living in the community, our retirement villages and residential care homes. The institute’s work focuses on four key areas.

  1. Optimising health and wellbeing
  2. Combating loneliness and isolation
  3. Addressing mental health and wellbeing
  4. Evaluating the implementation of assistive technology
Leading the way

Research and innovation

Co-design at Fernhill

Fernhill residential aged care home was co-designed with residents, families and community members, and the Queensland University of Technology Design Lab.

EDDIE + Program

Funded by the Federal Government’s Medical Research Future Fund, The Early Detection of Deterioration in Elderly Residents (EDDIE +) program was designed to provide resources and training for the early detection of clinical deterioration with a focus to reduce hospital admissions from residential aged care communities.

The Ian Potter Foundation Grant

Bolton Clarke Research Institute is leading a four-year collaborative Connecting Communities to Care project aimed at reducing social isolation, loneliness and depressive symptoms.