Positive Ageing

The Aim of the Positive Ageing Forum is to provide an opportunity for consumers to hear current information about how older people can Positively Age. Presentations are aimed to educate and provide strategies to improve wellbeing in older adults. It is also to enable consumers to engage with Old Age Psychiatrists and Nurses. This is to help decrease stigma and fear of Old Age Psychiatry.

This Forum is Free to consumers in Seniors Week annually. Another aim is to expose consumers to access help and services available, ask questions about services, direct people where to get help and to dispel any Myths that are believed. The Psychogeriatric Nurses Association (PGNA) and the NSW Branch of the FPOA collaborate to hold the Positive Ageing Forum jointly. PGNA members are welcome but keep in mind the Forum is Not aimed at health professionals.

February 2020

Seniors Festival Event – Positive Ageing Forum:

Knowledge – Key to a Positive Old Age, 14 February 2020, Burwood RSL, NSW

96 Shaftesbury Rd, Burwood NSW 2134 (please note this forum is held at Burwood RSL in Shaftesbury Road and not at Club Burwood! (Click on this link for a map location)

This is a free community forum for seniors, for those who are ready to start planning for retiremement or anyone else interested in Positive Ageing. The whole event will be Auslan interpreted.

To register, please go to: positiveageing.floktu.com

9.30am to 3pm, Free Luncheon Provided


Opening Address – Dr Sue Packer
Senior Australian of the Year 2019

Taking Control – Enduring Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship – Associate Professor Sue Field
Adjunct Associate Professor in Elder Law

Taking Control – Advance Care Planning (ACP) in NSW and Advance Care Directives – Anne Meller
Clinical Nurse Consultant Advance Care Planning – Prince of Wales Hospital

Join the Dance Against Ageing – Gwen KorebritsCEO, Dance Health Alliance

The Impact of Loneliness and What Can Be Done About It – Dr Anne Wand
Staff Specialist Psychiatrist, Conjoint Senior Lecturer UNSW

Using Exercise as a Medicine to Target Frailty – Professor Maria Fiatarone Singh
Geriatrician, Sydney University

You’re Worried? Protection for the Vulnerable – Kim Handcock
Senior Constable, Aged Crime Prevention Officer

Ageing Well – Marcus Riley
Author of ‘Booming’ will Provide a Life Changing Philosophy for Ageing Well

For more information please go to the website www.positiveageing.net.au

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