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Thursday Three 2021 03 25

AAG's Weekly Update - 25th March 2021 View this email in your browser

AAG's Thursday Three

~ Submissions open including for ‘Art, Ageing & Innovation’ and ThinkTanks at the 2021 AAG Conference

~ WHO ageism and climate change update

~ Australasian Journal on Ageing (AJA) 40th anniversary & Virtual RRR editions - March Issue: Vol 40 (1)

Submissions for ‘Art, Ageing & Innovation’

New for 2021, the AAG Conference Planning Committee are inviting proposals for our on-site interdisciplinary exhibition space titled, ’Art, Ageing & Innovation’. Submissions can be in any form, from paintings, drawings, print and mixed media (screenings may be synchronous and/or asynchronous) that enriches, challenges, inspires and provokes reflection on ageing - inviting us to pause, and look at the familiar in a new way

Submissions for the 2021 AAG Conference opened on Monday 8th March and will close on 30 April 2021. Click here to submit an abstract for the Art, Ageing & Innovation, ThinkTank, Symposia or an oral or poster presentation.

The 54th AAG Conference welcomes abstracts submissions presenting ideas, critical reflections or case studies from practice, policy or the lived experienced are welcome.

Submit an abstract under one of the following six themes:

1 - Arts, design, innovation & technology
2 - Climate, environment and food
3 - Health and Medical
4 - Policy, advocacy, planning & change
5 - Service delivery, workforce & reform
6 - Social Engagement & Wellness

The 54th AAG Conference on the Gold Coast from 9th to 12th November 2021 with pre-Conference workshops on 9th of November.

Click here for more information about the 2021 AAG Conference or to submit an abstract

2021 Gary Andrews International Fellow - Professor Hiroko Akiyama, University of Tokyo

WHO ageism and climate change update

The WHO’s 'Global Report on Ageism' has been released following the launch in Geneva mentioned in the AAG’s Thursday3 of 18 March. This report brings together the best available evidence about the prevalence and impacts of ageism – and the huge costs to individuals, our communities, and economies. The report also clearly sets out the available evidence about what works to reduce ageism. To complement the report, there is a comprehensive campaign toolkit, with powerful images like the one above along with this short and powerful video.

AAG, as a member of the EveryAGE Counts Coalition Steering Group, is pleased to note that the WHO Global Report on Ageism (pp142-144) recognised EveryAGE Counts as a promising, research-based campaign to end ageism against older people. Ashton Applewhite, 2019 AAG Conference keynote speaker, was at the launch, having peer reviewed the report.

To access the WHO Global Report on Ageism, as well as the campaign toolkit click here

There’s also an update on another news item that was in the 18 March AAG Thursday3. The Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) joint lobbying at Parliament House, which AAG was a part of, led to a Senate Motion passed, stating that the Australian Government should develop a National strategy on climate health and wellbeing. The coalition of health voices garnered plenty of attention, with media coverage by RN Breakfast, AAP, The Guardian and more.

AJA 40th anniversary & Virtual RRR editions

Have you accessed the latest edition of the Australasian Journal on Ageing (Volume 40, Issue 1)?

This issue is curated by new Editor in Chief, Professor Debra Waters as the AJA celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Journal – with Dr Jane Sims, Deputy Editor sharing her insights.

The March issue gives readers a collection of articles that address contemporary topics in gerontology and geriatrics. Among the articles feature an Invited Editorial reflecting on the mental health of residents of aged care facilities within the context of COVID-19 and the Australian Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Dr Susan Ogle reflects upon kindness in the time of COVID-19.

An Editorial from AAG President, A/Prof Marguerite Bramble and AAG Regional, Rural and Remote (RRRSIG) convenor, Dr Rachel Winterton accompanies AJA’s most recent Virtual Issue on the topic of healthy ageing within rural and remote settings gives an overview of the ongoing challenges and some of the interventions employed to date.

There are an array of articles that will assist in guiding your research and practice and click here for the complete Table of Contents

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.

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

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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.

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