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Thursday Three 2021 05 20

AAG's Weekly Update - 20th May 2021 View this email in your browser

AAG's Thursday Three

~ Screening Patrick Dodson, Father of Reconciliation

~ Thank you to all our AAG members

~ Open Letter calling for more ambitious action on climate change

Screenin Patrick Dodson, Father of Reconciliation

National Reconciliation Week provides AAG and its members an opportunity to reflect on our journeys of reconciliation. You are invited to join us at a special free online screening of ‘Living Black’ on Friday 28th of May. Host Karla Grant sits down with Senator Patrick Dodson as he reflects on his life, career, the reconciliation process, and the current state of Indigenous affairs in Australia.

Click here to register for this free event which is open to all members. We invite you to join us and learn from Senator Dodson’s incredible life and body of work.

The Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) formally supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart to secure constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. We praise the comprehensive work of those involved in creating the statement and working on the co-design process.

The full AAG statement regarding AAG’s support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and other resources can be found here.


More information about the Voice to Parliament process can be found here

AAG's ‘Reflect’ Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The RAP Working Group oversees and ensures the implementation of the RAP.

Thank you to all our volunteer AAG members

AAG supports the theme of the 2021 National Volunteers Week - Recognise, Reconnect and Reimagine. AAG recognises, thanks and celebrates the significant contributions by the hundreds of AAG and AAG Research Trust passionate volunteer members. You allow us to connect and reconnect in troubled times, whilst providing thought leadership across the space of ageing and reimagining what can be a brighter future.

You are the heart of AAG’s work and value AAG provide to the professions, industries and/or issues we represent. Whether you are on the AAG Board, Division Committee, Special Interest Groups, Student & Early Career Group, ATSIAAG, engaged in Conferences, webinars and events or part of the AAG Research Trust’s Grants Committees, we thank you.

It is a reflection of the commitment and hard work of members that we have been able to continue our capacity for influence, impact and action - to improve the experience of ageing through connecting research, policy and practice - for approaching 60 years now.

AAG’s Patron, the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), sent us a message of appreciation to our members who want to make a difference; “Volunteering takes many forms and volunteers come from all sorts of backgrounds. Together, you help strengthen our community in just about every way imaginable. We are grateful. We appreciate you, to all those who volunteer, thank you.”

Echoing Volunteering Australia’s message, it is vital for the sector to work together, share our collective knowledge and reimage how we can better support our dedicated and invaluable volunteers. With COVID-19 providing many challenges, it is more important than ever that we thank and recognise our volunteers.


The full video message from the Governor General

National Volunteer Week

Open Letter calling for action on climate change

AAG is one of 55+ organisations calling for strong #climatehealth action to protect us all from the escalating health threat from climate change.

The letter calls for the Federal government to prioritise health in the country’s contribution to the Paris climate change agreement; commit to decarbonising the healthcare sector by 2040 and implement a national climate strategy.

Click here to read the letter and who it was sent too.

Save the date

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

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

Major Partner

Destination Partner

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


'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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