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Thursday Three 2021 03 11

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AAG's Thursday Three

~ FINAL REMINDER – 8 grants worth $125k from two funding programs close 16 March

~ Vale Dr Alison Rahn

~ Add your voice - AAG response to the Royal Commission

8 grants worth $125k close 16 March

The AAG Research Trust’s dual program round with 8 grants worth $125k, close Tuesday 16th March.

Strategic Innovation Program – up to 3 x $30,000 awards, including one grant with a substantive dementia focus as part of a partnership between the AAG Research Trust and Dementia Australia Research Foundation (DARF)

RM Gibson Program – up to 5 x $7,000 awards, including one grant with a substantive dementia focus (Dementia Australia Research Foundation or DARF partnership).

If you haven’t already check out the recording of the webinar, “AAG Research Trust – All you need to know”, which gives hints and tips, along with providing an insight into the structure and workings of the AAG Research Trust and its Grant award processes. The funding round opened on 28th January.

For further information about the AAG Research trust and the dual funding programs, along with the recording of the webinar, click here

Vale Dr Alison Rahn

AAG were saddened to learn that Dr Alison Rahn passed away last Saturday March 6th after four years of sustained treatment for metastatic breast cancer. Despite her illness she continued to campaign for and researched older people's rights to intimacy and more general care until the end. She valued her colleagues in the AAG and she can feel sure that her contributions to the field achieved some traction.

Alison played an active role in the NSW AAG Division Committee and was part of the organising committee for the AAG Conference in Sydney in 2019, where she helped organise and participated in an expert plenary panel entitled, “Valuing Connections and Intimacy at any Age”. Click here to view her presentation from the session. Alison was also one of the inaugural recipients of the AAG Strategic Research Grants in 2018 for her project, "Permission to speak: Giving older adults a voice in teaching health and aged care providers how to communicate about intimate matters". This project is part of ‘no use by date’ video series and Phil, her husband, said Alison would be pleased to know that the videos are in circulation. Alison’s no use by date videos can be accessed here.

Add your voice - AAG response to the Royal Commission

There’s still an opportunity to register for most of the 15 AAG forums related to the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care. There are 12 remaining that run between Thursday 11th to Friday 19th March. Feedback so far has been very positive from the three completed.

The AAG member led forums to come include: Assisted Technology; Promoting a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) aged care workforce; Governance and Management of Aged Care; Dementia; Elder Abuse; and Economic perspectives on aged care funding and implications for quality of care and quality of life. Thank you to those that have already registered.

Register and attend by clicking here AAG Member only forums for responding to Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety final report throughout March 2021


AAG and ATSIAAG’s responses to the Royal Commission

The Aged Care Royal Commission Final Report

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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 .

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