33rd Aged & Community Services Australia National Online Summit.
On behalf of Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) and the 2021 Organising Committee we are delighted to invite you to attend the 33rd Aged & Community Services Australia National Online Summit.
ACSA is looking forward to hosting another remarkable aged care event in 2021!
2020 has certainly taught us all a great deal about adaptability, resilience, and using technology to keep connected.
We have embraced our Summit theme ‘A New Age for Aged Care’ and are excited to announce that our upcoming ACSA National Online Summit on 17 – 21 May 2021 will be a fully virtual/ online event.
We are exploring the most innovative methods to provide you with the best possible interactive online event. You will experience connection with industry colleagues from the convenience of your home or office.
launch of the first UN Global report on ageism
Join us on 18 March for a virtual interactive discussion that aims to challenge how we think, feel, and act towards age and ageing. This event will launch the first UN Global report on ageism, developed by WHO, OHCHR, UNDESA, and UNFPA. The report presents the latest evidence on a topic that has only gained greater relevance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will highlight what we know about ageism, why it matters, and how we can tackle it. It will kick off a global conversation that concerns us all and in which we all should have our say. People that join the first conversation will be provided with resources to spark their own conversations.
- Ageism refers to how we think (stereotypes), feel (prejudice) and act (discrimination) towards others or ourselves based on age.
- Ageism against older and younger people is highly prevalent worldwide.
- Ageism exists in our institutions, our relationships and ourselves, and affects us from childhood into older age.
- Ageism has an impact on all aspects of people’s health and costs individuals and society billions of dollars.
- Ageism can be combatted. Join the event to learn how.
Experimental Estimates of the Prevalence of Elder Abuse in Australian Aged Care Facilities
"The prevalence of elder abuse in Australian residential care is estimated to be 39.2%.” Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
Unlawful Sexual Contact In Residential Aged Care: A Practical Guide for Aged Care Providers Supporting Victims
Dr Catherine Barrett and the Australian Association of Gerontology has released a guide to help service providers respond to reports of unlawful sexual contact.
Compass Holiday Guide 2020
The Compass Holiday Guide 2020 is designed for older people, their family, friends and carers. The guide contains information, tips and resources to help support you during the holiday season, whilst providing information on staying connected and reducing social isolation.
The Outlook For Older Women in Australia is Dire – But No One Seems to Care
"Prior to Covid, women over 55 were already the fastest growing group among the homeless. Research released in August estimates that 400,000 women over the age of 45 currently face this fate". This article discusses how homelessness is increasingly becoming a reality for older women.