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20 Nov 14

Relevance of Grandparenting in Modern Families

The AAG NSW Division and COTA NSW invites you to their forum 'The Relevance of Grandparenting in Modern Families' presented by experts including internationally renowned researcher and speaker Professor Norah Keating from Canada.

At the forum you will cover the place of grandparenting in the lives of older persons today, the roles grandparents play in families and why older people are so often relegated to the sidelines in discussions about families and family relationships. In addition, the role of grandparenting in helping with child care and in raising grandchildren will be addressed and you'll hear from a grandmother who raised 7 children.

Hear from Leading Experts

PROF NORAH KEATING
Prof. Keating is a family gerontologist interested in issues faced by older adults and their families. She is Prof. of Family Studies and Co-Director of Research on Ageing, Policies and Practice at the University of Alberta, Canada; Prof. of Gerontology at the University of Swansea, Wales; and Director, The Global Social Initiative on Ageing for the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Her research includes family caregiving, social inclusion and age-friendly communities. She is a well-known speaker on the relevance of grandparenting, family caregivers of older adults, social connections and loneliness among older adults and what makes communities liveable for older adults.

DR. BRIDGET JENKINS PhD, BA (Hons)
Bridget is a Research Associate at the Centre for Social Impact, UNSW and at the Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW. Her areas of interest include grandparent kinship care, child care by grandparents, and the wellbeing of young people. Bridget’s PhD thesis looked at decision making and granparent care in Australia.
LUCY PORTER
Lucy is an active member of the Older Women’s Network NSW and a past Ambassador for Grandparents Day run by COTA NSW. She is involved in community groups especially the Kool Kids Club for children aged 7-13 years living in La Perouse and surrounding areas. Lucy has been a grandparent for 45 years and a grandparent carer of three grandchildren for seven years.

Event Details

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Event Date & Time: Thursday, 20 November 2014, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Event Location: Salvation Army, Level 4, 140 Elizabeth St., Sydney, NSW 2000, NSW

Registrations Open: 5th Nov 14 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 21st Nov 14 11:59 PM

Your Investment

AAG & COTA NSW Members: $20 (Please enter the code 'COTA' to receive this discount.)
Non-members: $30
Student/Concession/Retired Non-Members: $10 (please enter the code 'GRANDPARENT' to receive this discount).

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