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Please join us for to celebrate innovation and cultural diversity at this collaborative active ageing seminar event. The event will celebrate the ideals of World Cultural Diversity Day and is for all health and aged care practitioners and community members. Come prepared for to join the ACTIVE and INNOVATIVE theme.

Opening by Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator for New South Wales

Presentation by Dr Helen Feist: Culturally Diverse Perceptions of Ageing Well: What do we know and where are the knowledge gaps
A/Director of the Australian Population and Migration Research Centre, University of Adelaide

Introduction to presentation by Mr Joe Caputo OAM JP: Chair of the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA). 

Presentation of 10 Innovative Multicultural Programs and Projects


When

Friday 12 June, 8.30am – 12.30 pm. *Registration from 8.30am

Where

Adelaide Pavilion
Veale Gardens, cnr South Terrace & Peacock Road,
Adelaide SA 5000
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Cost: $20 per person.
* some subsidised places are available please contact G-TRAC at gtrac@adelaide.edu.au

Parking: Limited spaces available at Adelaide Pavilion adelaidepavilion.com.au.

Refreshments: Brunch-morning tea will be served. Please notify us of any special requirements.

Register: Click here

Contact

Rosie Bonnin, Centre Coordinator | Email gtrac@adelaide.edu.au | Phone 08 8313 2144

*Faces – Cultural Diversity Artwork Courtesy of Jane Mac-Smith  

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Palliative and End of Life Care Approaches

You are invited to the Challenges of Care in an Ageing Population: G-TRAC Healthy Ageing Seminar Series. The Centre is holding an ongoing series of seminars and workshops in on key Aged Care topics. The sessions are delivered by a range of specialists. All Health and Aged Care practitioners and Consumers are welcome to attend. The next seminar will be presented by: Professor Merryn Gott

Palliative Care and Challenging Ageism

In this presentation I will draw on our recent research to demonstrate the pivotal role the aged care sector plays in palliative care provision in New Zealand. Internationally, New Zealand has a very high proportion of the population dying in aged care settings; we have also found evidence that they are being used as ‘de facto’ hospices, with a high proportion of residents admitted from public hospitals to aged care settings to die. As a result there is an urgent need to optimize palliative care in these settings. I will present evidence that has informed a new partnership model between gerontology and specialist palliative care nurse specialists, which we have just started piloting in two facilities in Auckland.

Look at me! Using visual methods to create new images of women and ageing

The impact of negative stereotyping around older women’s bodies has long been recognized. The second World Assembly on Ageing in Madrid identified a need to create new images of ageing women to challenge this form of ageism. This presentation will discuss a project run in Sheffield, England, which aimed to do just that. Using participatory research methods we worked with diverse groups of older women to create a range of new images which were exhibited in several public spaces. A DVD produced as part of the project will be shown, allowing the women to articulate their reasons for participating in the project, and their experiences of so doing, from their own perspective.

Professor Merryn Gott

Professor Merryn Gott is the 2015 Northern Communities Health Foundation Visiting Professor.

Professor Gott is the Professor of Health Sciences at the University of Auckland where she is the Director of Research, School of Nursing and the Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research). She is also a visiting Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield, UK.

Professor Gott currently leads an international research programme in the field of palliative and end of life care, with a particular focus upon the needs of older people and care delivery outside of specialist palliative care settings. She has been involved in conducting research with older people for 20 years and has a particular interest in developing models of palliative and end of life care to meet the needs of ageing populations. Her research has been supported by substantial grants from the New Zealand Health Research Council, the UK Department of Health and National Institute of Health Research, Research Councils and Health Charities. She has published over 130 papers in peer reviewed journals, as well as a number of books, most recently International Perspectives on Palliative and End of Life Care for Older People, published by Oxford University Press.

During her time as the Northern Communities Visiting Professor, she will be delivering a number of public lectures and seminars and she is a keynote speaker at the SA Palliative Care State Conference 2015.


When
Wednesday 27 May, 3.30 – 5.30 pm. Please arrive at 3.20pm for a 3.30pm start.

Where
Adelaide G-TRAC Centre
61 Silkes Rd
Paradise SA 5075
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Register

Register for the event by clicking here.

* Networking and refreshments served between speakers. Please advise if you have any dietary requirements.

Contact

Rosie Bonnin, Centre Coordinator | Email gtrac@adelaide.edu.au | Phone 08 8313 2144

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The Adelaide G-TRAC Centre are looking for expressions of interest for the Teaching on the Run Supervision Foundation training 1 day workshop. The Centre is funding 20 FREE places (normally training costs $300 +per person) for the “Teaching on the Run” foundation workshop training that aims to strengthen skills in facilitating, supervising and mentoring students or [...]

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Healthy Ageing – Mobility and Frailty You are invited to the Challenges of Care in an Ageing Population: G-TRAC Healthy Ageing Seminar Series.The Centre is holding an ongoing series of seminars and workshops in on key Aged Care topics. The sessions are delivered by a range of specialists. All Health and Aged Care practitioners and [...]

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G-TRAC in partnership with Campbelltown Council is hosting an inter generational festival event ‘Engaging with Ageing –A Health and Wellbeing Expo’ on 14 October 2014: a fun, informative day that everyone is welcome to join. The expo has an action theme and there will be activities, dancing demonstrations, information booths, entertainment and community art activities. Sprout [...]

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The University Adelaide G-TRAC Centre was presented with their finalist certificate at the launch of the 2014 Intergenerational Festival at COTA SA today. G-TRAC is a finalist in the Every Generation Intergenerational Award which recognises exemplary initiatives that bring older and younger people together in partnership. We’re also pleased to announce that G-TRAC advisor and Community Fitness Leader [...]

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Professor John Morley is the Divisional Director of Geriatrics at St Louis University which focuses on frailty, nutrition, sarcopenia, Alzheimer’s disease and delirium. He visited Adelaide G-TRAC Centre to take part in the G-TRAC Research Workshop on Thursday 7 August. He joined the G-TRAC team for lunch and a tour of the Resthaven Aged Care [...]

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The Resthaven Aged Care Campus with the Adelaide G-TRAC Centre opened their doors to the local community on Friday 20th of June 2014 for the inaugural National Aged Care Open Day. The event was opened by Professor Ian Maddocks Senior Australian of the Year 2013. He applauded the campus for their innovative work in aged [...]

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The Adelaide G-TRAC Centre has launched an exciting new video outlining the centre’s teaching and training programs. Students, consumers and staff are featured working together within a range of aged care settings. 

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