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15 Mar 19

Healthy Ageing - A Lifelong Process - Seminar (Hunter Chapter)

Healthy ageing covers a wide range of issues. This seminar offers new perspectives on healthy ageing across the life course. Presentations will report findings from recent Australian and UK research on healthy life expectancy and outline practical approaches to encourage healthy ageing in late life, including community and residential care settings and even at end of life. A panel of distinguished speakers will discuss concepts of autonomy and independence in healthy approaches to care.

  • Learn the latest news on life expectancy
  • Explore new approaches to healthy ageing
  • Network with colleagues across sectors

Keynote speakers will include:

Dr John Ward
Major interests now include establishing the Hunter as the lead area for dementia care in the country through the activities of the Hunter Dementia Alliance. I have an increasing personal interest in healthy ageing but also in the social indicators for health that prevent many Australians from living comfortably into older age.


Professor Carol Jagger
Carol Jagger is the AXA Professor of Epidemiology of Ageing at Newcastle University and she is Deputy Director of the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing. Her research programme spans demography and epidemiology with a focus on mental and physical functioning in ageing, including measurement, and she is the leading UK researcher on healthy life expectancy. Her recent research on past and future trends in years with multi-morbidity and care needs is informing current debates on social care. Carol is a Chartered Scientist, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and the Gerontological Society of America and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.



Professor Julie Byles
Global Innovations Chair in Responsive Transitions in Health and Ageing, Director of the Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing – a Priority Research Centre at the University of Newcastle, and Lead of the Public Health Program within HMRI. As a researcher Julie is interested in healthy ageing, and the role of health services in maintaining quality of life for older people.



Help, with dignity - Panel Discussion

As people age they may need greater support with daily activities, and help to remain socially connected. They also should preserve the right to have a say in what happens to them, and the right to be treated with dignity. This panel will involve a Q and A style discussion on how we can provide support to older people within the framework of healthy ageing, and at the same time respecting their human right to autonomy and independence.

Julie Byles will lead with discussions around a UN convention on the rights of older people, how this fits within a healthy ageing framework, and how this may challenge the way we “help” older people. Viv Allanson and Dimity Pond will give a perspective on how these needs and rights are met through health care and long term care, and important considerations in recognising what care a person may want as well as what we as providers may feel they need. Audience members are encouraged to pose questions and contribute to the discussion.



Come along and hear new thinking on healthy ageing from these and other speakers on age-friendly communities, approaches to integrated care and new models of residential and end-of-life care.

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Some parking will be available in the HMRI car park; please car pool where possible.

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AAG EVENTS TEAM 8TH MARCH

Event Date & Time: 15th March 8.30am - 3.30pm

Event Location: The Hunter Medical Research Institute Lecture Theatre, NSW
HMRI Building
John Hunter Hospital Campus
Lot 1 Kookaburra Circuit
New Lambton Heights
NSW 2305

Registrations Open: 25th Feb 19 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 15th Mar 19 11:59 PM

Your Investment

AAG members $30
Non-Members $35
(includes morning tea & lunch)

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