As the average life expectancy in Australia continues to increase, people are working later in life, and as a result the age of our workforce is rising. The challenge this creates for Employers, is maintaining productivity whilst keeping employees safe, without the risk of injury or aggravation of age-related conditions. Furthermore, the challenge of implementing healthy initiatives relevant to a multigenerational workforce presents as an ongoing concern. Dr Ryan will discuss the biology, physiology & psychology of ageing whilst also exploring ideas of designing an age friendly workplace. She will discuss how to develop and build action plans to assist in retaining the “ageing” workforce along with their expertise, whilst at the same time implementing strategies to encourage younger employees to adhere to safe work practices early on in their career. Dr Ryan will assist the audience in understanding better ways to manage the work environment, the individual, and their work/life balance by applying a case study approach to the presentation.