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21 Mar 13

2013 AAG & ACS Rural Conference: living and belonging

The conference will be of interest to health and aged care practitioners,researchers, policy makers and planners, older people and anyone interested in current issues in ageing and aged care.

"This year’s theme is “living and belonging”

Australians living in regional and remote areas can experience poorer health than people living in larger urban areas. Issues of geographic isolation and dispersed communities can result in reduced access to services and
vulnerability to environmental change. The good news is however, people in rural areas often enjoy very high levels of social connectedness.

The availability and sustainability of health and social services is important for all. With older people often representing a higher proportion of the population in rural communities, access to social networks and required support agencies can assist wellbeing, feelings of belonging and an enjoyable quality of life.

For more information and to register for this conference, please visit the ACS website.

Event Date & Time: 21 & 22 March 2013

Event Location: Orange Ex-Services Club, Orange

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