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September Update

AAG WA Division seeks to Engage Young Leaders on their Committee

Several aged care organisations in Western Australia have embraced the opportunity to engage a new generation of younger Board members through the Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care Boards program. In support of this initiative, the AAG WA DIvision Committee are seeking expressions of interest from young professionals interested in ageing for a place on the Committee. With Australia’s ageing population, professionals specialising in gerontology are increasingly in demand. This is a unique opportunity to become involved with the Division Committee of Australia’s largest multidisciplinary professional association of people working in the diverse fields of ageing.

What will you gain?

  • The opportunity to network with a wide cross-section of people from the many disciplines of gerontology
  • Experience in committee involvement and the potential of becoming involved on the AAG National Board
  • Experience in planning events on aged care and ageing topics
  • Significant registration discounts for conferences, seminars and webinars
  • Access to members only research funding, awards and bursaries
  • Updates on the latest gerontology news and research through the AAG newsletter and e-alerts
  • An invitation to the WA Committee’s annual Christmas celebration

What is the commitment?

  • Attendance at (5) five Committee meetings per year
  • Attendance at (4) four WA AAG Seminars/Events
  • Will need to join the AAG (Assistance with AAG membership fees and event registration may be available)


The position will initially be for a twelve month period with possible extension. Interested candidates should submit an expression of interest consisting of a CV and a short covering letter outlining your interest in the role to Kristen De San Miguel by no later than Wednesday, 25 September 2013.

Recent Events

Aged Care: What do we Want from the Next Government?
The Living Longer Living Better (LLLB) Aged Care Reform Package has been the subject of momentous debate among aged care industry peak bodies, providers and other stakeholder groups.

With the federal election looming and the possibility of great change for the aged care sector, it was a pivotal time in considering what we want from the next federal government. With this in mind, the WA Division delivered an event which invited people to hear from three aged care industry leaders about their aspirations for the future of the sector and debate what the industry would like to see happen in the next government term. The event, held on July 16, was attended by clinicians, service providers, academics, state government employees, members of parliament, consumers and carers.

To view the summary please of the presentations please click here. It is also available in the Past Events section.

Dementia and Palliative: Research and Practice
On Tuesday 27 August, the WA Division of the AAG together with Palliative Care WA held this much anticipated event. The event featured presentations from internationally renowned palliative care researchers, Professor Lorna Rosenwax and Prof Bev McNamara from Curtin University and two leading palliative care clinicians, Michelle Harris and Felicity Beaulieu, from the Bethanie Group who have been involved in implementing a range of innovative service improvements in residential aged care facilities to better meet the care needs of residents with dementia and their families.

To view the summary please of the presentations please click here. It is also available in the Past Events section.

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