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After years of discrimination, many LGBTQ people are 'terrified' of going into aged care

Following our recent webinar, LGTQIA65+: Equality for All, this ABC News article references one of our contributors, Claire Allen from ACON.

Key points:

  • The Royal Commission into Aged Care did not make any specific recommendations for the LGBTQIA+ community.
     
  • Advocates say residential care can be particularly frightening for the community, who have grown up with discrimination.
     
  • Volunteer visitor programs are trying to combat social isolation experienced by elderly members of the community.
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National Dementia & Aged Care Reform Conference

Informa Connect

In 2021, the 12th annual National Dementia & Aged Care Reform Conference will provide a critical national platform to de-brief on the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety as well as the Federal Budget 20-21.

On the first two days of the event, the National Dementia & Aged Care Reform Conference will bring together a host of leading experts to discuss best-practice strategies and initiatives for improving quality person-centered care across multiple settings, and will also detail the latest research, therapies and treatments, innovation, and technologies from around the world. The 2020 event presents a unique opportunity to explore what’s possible and embrace change.

On the third and final day of the event, we will provide a substantial conversation for improving care for older people in Australia – particularly in residential aged care. We believe it will be an important opportunity for a debrief after the findings come out, to take stock of how the industry is tracking with new standards implementation, and to spend time discussing areas for improvement, challenges, and next steps for reform.

07 Sep 2021 - 09 Sep 2021
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
VIC
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COVID 19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker

Check to see when you can book a COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccines will be available in phases. Groups of people get the vaccination at different times.

The groups are Phase 1a, Phase 1b, Phase 2a, Phase 2b and Phase 3.

Answer the short survey to find out what group you are in. 

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Will Australia’s aged care system be fixed?

COTA VIC

Unpacking the findings of the  Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

In an online community conversation, COTA Victoria will consider the royal commission recommendations. Can these outcomes inspire the generational change needed for our broken aged care system? And what do older people think about the findings?

Speakers include: 

  • Aged care and e-health consumer advocate, Judy Gregurke
  • Monash University Department of Forensic Medicine and geriatrician, Professor Joseph Ibrahim
  • Victorian aged care consumers and family members. 

Facilitated by SRV Education Co-ordinator Gary Ferguson.

This is an online event and will be hosted via Zoom. A link will be emailed to all registered participants closer to the event date.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

15 Apr 2021
Virtual Event
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ACT Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing

Expressions of interest are now being sought for the Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing (the Council)

Assisting the ACT Government and the Assistant Minister for Families and Community Services, the Council provides a link between the ACT Government and older Canberrans:

  • develop and implement positive ageing policies
  • advance the status and interests of older people in our community
  • consult with relevant community organisations and individuals to identify concerns and propose action.
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Understanding Dementia

Dementia Australia

This session provides an introduction to dementia, including an overview of different types of dementia, diagnosis, planning ahead and how to support someone living with dementia. The two hour session provides more detail about causes of dementia and obtaining a diagnosis.

Dementia Australia's facilitators have specialist knowledge, skills and experience. Suitable for: Members of the general public who are concerned about their memory and dementia or who are worried that someone they know may have dementia.

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ACST 

FREE EVENT

13 May 2021
Council Chambers, Millicent Library 1 Ridge Terrace Millicent, SA 5280
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Legal Issues for Older People

Shellharbour City Council

Join our panel of lawyers and seniors rights experts as they explore issues that older people and their families experience when planning for the future.

There will be a film screening of the play Piano Forte, which explores abuse of older people, followed by a discussion and a chance to ask the panel members questions. Free refreshments will be provided.

Bookings via Eventbrite or by contacting: 4221 6007

Free parking available under the building.

10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST

08 Jun 2021
Shellharbour City Libraries, 76 Cygnet Avenue Shellharbour City Centre, NSW 2529
NSW
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Retirement Villages - What You Need To Know

Aged Rights Advocacy Service (SA)

Are you thinking of moving into a Retirement Village or currently living in one?

Did you know retirement village residents receiving aged care services have aged care rights?

Join us for a discussion on Tuesday, 6th April 2021 at 10.30am on:

  • What is a retirement village?
  • The role of the Retirement Village Unit
  • ARAS’ Retirement Village Advocacy Service
  • Key issues reported by residents
  • Dispute resolution strategies
  • Charter of Aged Care Rights for those receiving home care support services
  • Safeguards for Ageing Well – living a positive life
06 Apr 2021
Virtual Event
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Melbourne Disability Expo

Social Impact Institute

The Melbourne Disability Expo is set to be the biggest and most anticipated Disability Event on the 2021 Calendar. The National Disability Insurance Scheme is now rolled out across most of Victoria metro and regional areas. This means thousands of residents with disabilities from the greater Melbourne region have gained greater control over their lives and will be on the lookout for the most suitable services in their local area to meet their individual needs.

 The expo features:

  • FREE ENTRY
  • 100+ exhibiting service and product providers from a variety of categories 
  • Presentations and speakers from Government agencies and disability organisations 
  • Kids entertainment and live all-ability performances
  • Cafe and break out rooms

There are a range of exhibitors including:

  • Government and advocacy organisation
  • Aids and equipment providers
  • Financial and legal services
  • Education, training and employment providers
  • Social and leisure options
  • Transport and vehicles
  • Health and medical products and services
  • Allied health professionals 
  • Support services including in home care providers
19 Nov 2021 - 20 Nov 2021
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre South Wharf
VIC
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Brisbane Disability Expo

Social Impact Institute

The Brisbane Disability Expo is set to be the biggest and most anticipated Disability Expo on the 2021 Brisbane calendar. Thousands of residents with disabilities from the greater Brisbane region will have the opportunity to gain greater control over their lives and be on the lookout for the most suitable services in their local area to meet their individual needs.

The expo features:

  • FREE ENTRY
  • 100+ exhibiting service and product providers from a variety of categories 
  • Presentations and speakers from Government agencies and disability organisations 
  • Kids entertainment and live all-ability performances
  • Cafe and break out rooms

There are a range of exhibitors including:

  • Government and advocacy organisation
  • Aids and equipment providers
  • Financial and legal services
  • Education, training and employment providers
  • Social and leisure options
  • Transport and vehicles
  • Health and medical products and services
  • Allied health professionals 
  • Support services including in home care providers
15 Oct 2021 - 16 Oct 2021
Royal International Convention Centre 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, QLD
QLD