Connections and Community - A Sense of Belonging ONLINE LAUNCH
Join us for the online launch of our 50+ Report: Connections and Community - A Sense of Belonging
Our connection to community can provide a sense of belonging, feelings of trust and safety, and foster togetherness. Across the world, the pandemic has brought into sharp focus the strengths and weaknesses of communities and their ability to come together to support and protect the most vulnerable people in our communities.
The findings of this survey demonstrate that we are fortunate - that in most cases we have communities that are cohesive and that came together during this challenging time to connect with and support one-another.
COTA NSW will be launching our 50+ Report 'Connections and Community: a sense of belonging' on Thursday 8 April from 10am-11am. It will be a virtual launch.
COTA NT Seniors Expo
Seniors EXPO 2021 is about celebrating Territorians’ resilience, strength and unity. This year’s Expo shines a spotlight on multicultural diversity.
10.00am – 2.00pm
The Women's Circle: Tales of Ageing & Culture
The Older Women's Network NSW Seniors Week Event will be a community conversation about ageing and culture.
Treatment of older people and in particular, women, in our contemporary society is a complex and pressing challenge. As a part of Seniors Week, we would like to look at the role of Elders from the lens of different cultural backgrounds.
Thu 15th Apr 2021, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm AEST
Love Your Body
Love Your Body is a lifestyle program for over 50s. The program focuses on key healthy lifestyle factors contributing to good health.
About this Event: 4 Week Program
Love Your Body is a lifestyle program for over 50s. The program focuses on key healthy lifestyle factors contributing to good health delivered in a structured, simple and fun social setting.
- 11.30am - dietary topic talk
- 12.00pm to 12:30pm - physical activity talk and light exercise session
- 12:30pm to 1.00pm - meal prep, meal and social time
Bookings are essential as places are limited
Booking via Eventbrite or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (or calling Sue Kendrick on 08 8941 1004)
Webinar: COVID-19 vaccine rollout across aged care
The Department of Health is holding a webinar on Friday 26 March, 2.00pm-3.00pm AEDT, to discuss the national COVID-19 vaccination program’s rollout across aged care.
The live webinar will follow a Q&A style format and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the event.
The webinar will cover:
- an update on the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout in residential aged care
- COVID-19 vaccination of the aged care workforce
- guidance for in home care or Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers on advising clients on access to COVID-19 vaccinations.
- Professor Michael Kidd AM, Deputy Chief Medical Officer
- Adjunct Professor (Practice), Alison McMillan, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer
- Ms Lisa Peterson, Assistant Secretary, COVID-19 Vaccine Aged Care Taskforce.
Scams- Free online forum for CALD community
A scam is a trick. Scammers target people via email, phone or sometimes-in person. A Scammer’s goal is to get your personal or financial details or to pressure you to help with illegal or criminal activities. Scammers may steal directly from you or use your personal or financial details to commit other crimes including fraud and identity theft.
This forum is supported by Eastern Community Legal Centre, Australian Taxation Office, Services Australia, Bounce –Refugee Youth Mentoring Program, Center for Holistic Health, Indian Care.
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM AEDT
Navigating aged care services with older people at risk of homelessness
Online discussion covering how aged care workers can support older people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Homelessness is a growing problem among older people and predicted to continue to affect more people because of the ageing population and declining rates of home ownership among older people.
One in six people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Australia is over the age of 55. With Australia's ageing population rapidly growing and predicted to double by the year 2050, older people living in insecure housing is expected to increase accordingly.
Join us on March 30, 11.30 AM Australian Eastern Daylight Time for a live online discussion covering how aged care workers can support older people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
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.
COVID-19 response update for Carers
This webinar on 23 March is part of a series on the COVID-19 response and the vaccine rollout. The panel will provide key updates and answer participants’ questions.
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm AEDT