Past Events

17 Sep 19

‘Ageing – The NEW evidence’

This two-hour session will involve a keynote presentation from Ralph Hampson, Q&A and discussion about what areas of ageing U3A members would like follow up information on and who/where/when they can obtain the information they need?

The key messages which will be delivered as part of the key note presentation include:

  • Be interested and interesting
  • Connect and renew
  • Use it or lose it!
  • Create purpose and meaning
  • Choose your attitude


Dr Ralph Hampson is an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne: teaching, developing online courses and undertaking research. Prior to this he has over 35 years’ experience in health, ageing and community services and operated a consultancy service for 11 years providing strategic planning, service evaluation, mentoring and clinical supervision.
Ralph was the National Manager of Research and Evaluation at the Starlight Children’s Foundation from 2010-2015 where he continued his interest in how creative approaches can be used to enhance the lives of children and young people.
His PhD research focused on the impact of the built environment on older people in residential aged care facilities. It has been published in journals, newsletters, industry magazines and presented at local, national and international conferences. Ralph also teaches Ageing, Health and Human Services in the interdisciplinary Master of Ageing.

Dr Rajna Ogrin is currently working as Senior Research Fellow at Bolton Clarke Research Institute, a large Not-For-Profit provider of services across the spectrum of at-home support, retirement village living and residential care across Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia. A podiatrist by background, Dr. Ogrin has research interests in chronic disease management, prevention of foot problems in people with diabetes, accelerating healing of older people with wounds; community based, person-centred interprofessional care; and translating evidence into practice. Her work is underpinned by co-design with key stakeholders, and involving the use technology as indicated. Her focus is to make meaningful improvements in the lives of older people.

Teresa Donegan, Social Worker & Mediator.

Dr Josefine Antoniades is a research fellow at the National Ageing Research Institute where she works on an innovative
multi-media project-Moving Pictures-which aims to improve dementia awareness in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities through film making. Her prime research interests include the nexus of culture, mental health and health behaviours, in particular in underserved and vulnerable communities.

Please note that numbers are limited to 10 AAG representatives.

Knox U3A - Vacation Program

1A Park Boulevard, Ferntree Gully

Tuesday 17 September, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Event Date & Time: Tuesday 17th September 10.30am - 12.30am

Event Location: Knox U3A, Vic

Registrations Open: 6th Sep 19 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 17th Sep 19 2:00 PM

Places Available: 10

Registration is free

This registration page has strictly limited allocation of 10 places which are for AAG members only

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