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Thursday Three 2021 02 11

AAG's Weekly Update - 11th February 2021 View this email in your browser

AAG's Thursday Three

~ 2029 IAGG World Congress bid submitted

~ Latest AJA includes Disasters and resilience, human rights & Covid-19

~ Join AAG in support of the Building Better Homes Campaign

2020 IAGG World Congress bid submitted

Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG), along with our partners Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM) and New Zealand Association of Gerontology (NZAG), submitted our bid in December 2020 to bring the 2029 IAGG World Congress of Gerontology to Sydney, Australia and Queenstown, New Zealand.

The next step is to present to the IAGG World Council which is likely to be during the IAGG World Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina (12-16 June 2022), which was delayed from 2021 due to Covid-19.

We are excited to bring this significant event back to Australia, 32 years since last hosting in Adelaide in 1997. Hosting the World Congress in Sydney, with a Leadership Summit in New Zealand, is an opportunity to promote the great work that is being done in both countries and our continued efforts to improve research, and evidence-based policy and practice in the region.

Click here for more information about our 2029 IAGG World Congress bid

Related:
International Association of Gerontology & Geriatrics (IAGG)
International Longevity Alliance – Global Alliance

Latest AJA includes Disasters and resilience, human rights & Covid-19

Have you accessed the latest edition of the Australasian Journal on Ageing (Volume 39, Issue 4)?

The December issue is the final one curated by outgoing Editor in Chief, Professor Lynne Parkinson. We thank her for her stellar contributions to the AJA over many years. There is an Editorial from the new Editor in Chief, Professor Debra Waters, from the University of Otago in New Zealand. AAG works closely with Debra, as she is also the Vice President of the New Zealand Association of Gerontology.

The AAG’s 2021 Hot Topic Disasters and Resilienceis reflected in an Invited Editorial by Matthew Carroll. AAG Student and Early Group (SECG) works closely with Matthew as he is the Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) Convenor. The AAG 2020 Glenda Powell Travelling Fellow, Sue McGrath, has written about human rights and older people in the context of Covid-19 context. There are also a number of Letters to the Editor pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A systematic review of the effective features of physical activity programs for culturally and linguistically diverse older adults appears, plus one on pharmacist-led medication reviews in aged care residents with dementia. As always, there is a range of articles for a multidisciplinary audience of gerontologists and geriatricians, professionals who share an interest in the opportunities and challenges of an ageing society, ranging from a brief report on treatment outcomes in older adults with hoarding disease to a study of the prevalence of and risk factors for loneliness in rural older adults.

Remember All AAG members automatically are subscribed to the AJA and can access these online at no charge. Please remember to login via the AAG website prior to clicking on these articles

Related: A conversation on 'Future Proofing human rights in Australia' with Sue McGrath, 2020 Glenda Powell Travelling Fellow and Keryn Curtis. This was held directly after the 2020 AAG AGM November 2020

AAG in support of the Building Better Homes Campaign

The Building Better Homes Campaign is determined to see minimum accessibility standards included in the National Building Code, ensuring the Code meets the needs of all Australians.

Early in 2021, Building Ministers from across Australia will meet to consider whether to include mandatory minimum accessibility standards in the National Building Code. This will be a critical decision for the hundreds of thousands of Australians with mobility impairments who cannot get access to housing that meets their needs. Changes to the National Building Code will then come into effect in all states and territories on 1 September 2022.

Joining the campaign helps to support the Mandatory accessibility standards within our National Building Code. In turn, this would ensure hundreds of thousands of Australians would have access to appropriate housing.

Read more about AAG’s position in the August 2020 AAG submission on the accessible housing consultation Regulation Impact Statement

Sign and share this Building Better Homes campaign petition to show your support for people with disabilities, seniors, and those with mobility impairment.

AAG is one of the coalition peak body partners on the Building Better Housing Campaign. To view more information about the building better homes campaign and to join click here

Related:
AAG policy papers and submissions

Save the date

54th AAG Conference - Gold Coast, 9 - 12 November 2021
(9 November Pre-Conference Workshops)

Click on the banner below to view a video from the Conference Chair, Dr Katrina Radford

Click here if you are interested in partnering at the 54th AAG Conference on the Gold Coast

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'Thursday Three' is AAG’s Weekly Update for members and friends of AAG. It aims to provide you with an engaging weekly snapshot of news and activities from AAG and beyond through three short 'bites'. If you missed previous editions, click here for the summaries and links .

AAG's purpose is to improve the experience of ageing through connecting research, policy and practice. Why not join in? For more information, email Michael Tan at AAG.

Australian Association of Gerontology acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, to Elders past and present, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples including members of the Stolen Generations. For further information see AAG’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group (ATSIAAG)

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