Engaging With Ageing: Health and Wellbeing Expo

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 will be doing cooking demonstrations and there will be lunch and refreshments provided.

Bookings can be made by phoning the council on 8366 9222

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G-TRAC Announced as Finalist in 2014 COTA SA Awards

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 Judy McKenzie was also a finalist for the Every Generation Physical Activity Award, recognising the outstanding contribution by an individual (all ages) to encourage older people to remain physically active.

The awards are given each year as part of the Every Generation Festival in October.

Each year the Festival continues the tradition of celebrating the valuable contribution made by older South Australians to the community. During the month of October events and activities are held for South Australians of all ages to come together to celebrate the achievements of older people.

The Every Generation Festival is both an intergenerational festival and a public acknowledgment of the contribution that seniors make to our society. It is a time for older people to share their achievements with people of all ages. A highlight of the Festival is the Every Generation Festival Awards. These Awards recognize the importance of a philosophy of positive ageing, as well as acknowledging the many contributions of older individuals and organisations to our society.

G-TRAC in partnership with Campbelltown Council will host an intergenerational festival event Engaging with Ageing –A Health and Wellbeing Expo on 14 October. Find out more by clicking on the ‘G-TRAC Events’ tab on the G-TRAC News & Events page.

G-TRAC would like to thank our partners, consumers and students who have embraced the intergenerational learning opportunities.

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Dr Jeanine Teo Clinical Educator from G-TRAC with Skye Jacobi, Director of Office of the Ageing SA Health and Fitness Leader Judy McKenzie

Judy McKenzie with COTA CEO Rosetta Rosa and Dr Jeanine Teo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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U.S. Professor shares his research with G-TRAC

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 Campus before listening to four G-TRAC researchers present their current research topics.

Dr Ruth Teh, Dr Shailaja Nair, Ms Asangi Jayatilaka and Dr Damith Ranasinghe presented and Professor Morley addressed the workshop participants on the latest research ideas from UK and USA and critiqued the researchers topics and presentations.

Professor Morley also spoke of the website Frailty.net where helpful information and resources from around the world can be found.

 

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G-TRAC joins in Australia’s First National Aged Care Open Day!

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 care and encouraged us to think about challenging the stereotypes of ageing and getting the community more involved.

The day was a huge success, with hundreds of people coming to participate in activities, learn about local services and join in the performance by the rock choir ‘The Silverbeats’, a feisty, fabulous, over 65s group.


 

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G-TRAC Video Launched

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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Inaugural Lecture Video Now Available

Director of G-TRAC Centre, Professor Renuka Visvanathan gave her inaugural lecture this year on ‘Achieving Healthy Ageing by better addressing Nutritional Frailty’.

The popular lecture covered important research being undertaken at the University of Adelaide on this vital national research priority.

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$50,000 Grant for Research into Ageing in 2015

Resthaven Inc. has made available one $50,000 Research Grant to be administered through the Adelaide G-TRAC Centre. The aim of this research grant opportunity is to support a linkage or partnership grant application for research commencing in 2015.

Please note that this grant is a cash commitment. Funds will be released following evidence of success in a grant application (NHMRC or ARC) and ethics approval granted for the research project.

Priority research focuses for 2015 include but are not limited to promoting positive/healthy ageing, promoting functional independence or recovery, dementia management, falls prevention, medication optimisation and pain management.

Closing date: Monday 25 August, 2014 at 5pm

To find out more about the G-TRAC- Resthaven Grant Scheme and apply, click here.

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G-TRAC Newsletter: Autumn 2014

G-TRAC has celebrated a year since its official opening at an event with partners, community members and students.

We have a had a an excellent start to 2014 welcoming our new students and launching our 2014 seminar series ‘Challenges of Care in an Ageing Population’.

We are also pleased to announce our new G-TRAC Consumer Advisory Group has now been established meeting regularly at the centre.

Health and Aged Care consumers are central to G-TRAC’s activities and we are very grateful to the many consumers who are part of our teaching and research programs.

Find out more about the G-TRAC Centre and more in our Autumn 2014 Newsletter.

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Professor Visvanathan Presents Inaugural Lecture

Date: Tuesday 20 May 2014
Time: 5:30pm (with refreshments and networking to follow)
Location: Napier Lecture Theatre G04, North Terrace Campus

Director of G-TRAC Centre, Professor Renuka Visvanathan will be giving her inaugural lecture this year on ‘Achieving Healthy Ageing by better addressing Nutritional Frailty’,  reviewing the important research being undertaken at the University of Adelaide on this vital national research priority.

Poor nutrition is a major threat to healthy ageing in Australia and worldwide. Weight loss as a result of poor nutrition is about more than losing fat, it leads to muscle loss which in turn leads to frailty, reduced mobility, and falls. On the other hand, good nutrition and exercise together with other strategies may prevent loss of muscle and strength. Employed early, these strategies will help older Australians achieve the goal of ‘Healthy Ageing’.

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Free Lecture

For more information, contact G-TRAC on 8313 2144 or email gtrac@adelaide.edu.au

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School of Medicine End of Year Function

The School of Medicine End of Year Function was held on the 13th December 2013 and was a great opportunity for titleholders, staff and PhD students to get together and celebrate the year that was.

The AUMO Jazz Band played into the night at the Adelaide Uni Boat Shed, with the sun setting over the new Adelaide Oval development.  $250 was raised to go to the
AUMO Foundation and the School matched this figure to donate $500 in total.

A big thank you goes out to everyone who donated, the band and everyone who made the night possible.

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