Category: Ageing and aged care

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Australian Association of Gerontology 2016 Conference – Capitalising on the Ageing Dividend: Re-Imagining our Future –

National Convention Centre, Canberra 2 – 4 November Join us at the Nation’s capital on the 2nd to 4th November for the 2016 AAG Conference. “Capitalising on the Ageing Dividend: Re-imagining Our Future”. This conference will bring together inspirational keynotes and over 200 speakers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines who will share their experiences, research and knowledge.  … Continue reading Australian Association of Gerontology 2016 Conference – Capitalising on the Ageing Dividend: Re-Imagining our Future – »

Silver Rainbow: Strategy Project Achievements January 2014 – January 2016

Following are a list of some of the achievements of the Strategy Project over the last 2 years and some examples of current work. 1. Genders, Bodies and Relationships Passport The Passport is a tool to support clear communication between people and organisations on topics related to their genders, bodies, and relationships. This information is… Continue reading Silver Rainbow: Strategy Project Achievements January 2014 – January 2016 »

Report Back from the Department of Health LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy Working Group

This working group was established by the Department of Social Services, and has now transferred to the Department of Health. The role of the Working Group is to advise and guide the Department of Health on the implementation of specific goals and actions and the setting of future priority actions within the National LGBTI Ageing… Continue reading Report Back from the Department of Health LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy Working Group »

Modifying the home: the foundation of ageing in place

Michael Bleasdale, CEO Home Modifications Australia Home Modification as an early intervention Australia is one of a number of countries around the world which provides government-funded subsidies to older people, and people with disability, to modify their housing.  These programmes address home modifications reactively – they are often precipitated by a fall or injury in… Continue reading Modifying the home: the foundation of ageing in place »

What’s the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and how can it help me?

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission commenced operation on 1 January 2019. Its role is to protect and enhance the safety, health, well-being and quality of life of people in aged care. The Commission assumes the functions of the former Aged Care Complaints Commissioner and the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, and is committed… Continue reading What’s the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and how can it help me? »

Older Persons Advocacy Network

Author: Russell Westacott For the last 30 years advocacy services have played an integral role in ensuring recipients of aged-care services receive optimal and quality care. Aged-care advocacy organisations are located in each state and territory across Australia. These services are independent of aged-care providers. Funded by the Commonwealth these community-based organisations have been a… Continue reading Older Persons Advocacy Network »

Vale Kathy Anne Noble (1934-2015)

To have Trans people recognised as people, and not freaks. To have laws that are easy to comprehend and that make life easier for Trans people.” Kathy Anne Noble The Alliance acknowledges with sadness, the passing of prominent trans* activist and community member Kathy Anne Noble. Kathy was a tireless and courageous campaigner for trans*… Continue reading Vale Kathy Anne Noble (1934-2015) »

Silver Rainbow: A narrative for the Ageing and Aged Care Training Project in Australia

Over the course of the past 50 years Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) people have become substantially more visible in Australian society.  While there is still a long way to go, and many barriers to equality for LGBTI communities, these conversations are becoming less taboo and more common than they used to be. … Continue reading Silver Rainbow: A narrative for the Ageing and Aged Care Training Project in Australia »

Decades of Discrimination

Many older people have faced prejudice and discrimination throughout their lives. This is especially true when people have bodies, genders or relationships that challenge society’s understanding of what is considered to be the ‘norm’. In this context, the acronym LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex) is used. Imagine you are a person that is… Continue reading Decades of Discrimination »