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Thursday Three - 2021 06 24

AAG's Weekly Update - 24th June 2021 View this email in your browser

AAG's Thursday Three

~ Super Early Bird registrations for 2021 AAG Conference closes 30 June 2021

~ NAGATSIAC’s 5-year plan endorsed by Minister Hunt

~ AAG Special Interest Groups

Super Early Bird registrations closes 30 June

If you haven’t already, take advantage and get the best registration deal for this year's conference, whilst also becoming an AAG member. You can save yourself up to $330 on the Conference registration if you take advantage of the Super Early Bird rate which closes on 30 June 2021. While you’re at it, become an AAG member when you register for the conference if you haven’t already.

Action: Take advantage of the Super Early Bird rates for the 2021 AAG Conference before 30 June 2021 and become an (if you haven't already) AAG member and register by clicking here

Click here to find out more about the 54th AAG Conference
Click here to find out more information on what each State Division is offered by way of assistance to attend the conference

NAGATSIAC’s 5-yr plan endorsed by Mnst Hunt

Former Co-chair of the AAG ATSIAAG, Graham Aitken, was Master of Ceremonies at the launch ofOur Care, Our Way, Our Future - Transforming care pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders; A 5-Year Plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care (2021-2026)by Ms Jill Gallagher AO, Chair of NAGATSIAC, at Parliament House, Canberra on 22 June 2021. The plan was supported and endorsed by the Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health and Aged Care.

The National Advisory Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care (NAGATSIAC), a ministerial appointed national advisory group funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health, announced that it plans to incorporate noting that it has been operating as a peak voice for Indigenous aged care at the national level.

Professor Tom Calma AO and Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services also spoke in support of the plan. Other AAG members of NAGATSIAC who were present include Professor Tony Broe (NeuRA) and Dr Kate Smith (UWA), along with our friends from the Healing Foundation.

AAG ATSIAAG’s submissions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Join AAG Special Interest Groups

Network and work with others to host AAG events and contribute to policy by joining a Special Interest Group

AAG has a number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) where AAG members meet with others to learn, share and expand their understanding of the multidisciplinary field of gerontology.

You can see AAG’s current SIGs here on the AAG website.

In addition, AAG members are discussing forming SIGs on the following topics:

~ Ageism against older people/reframing ageing, including interactions with other forms of discrimination (e.g. sexism, ableism)
~ Climate change and ageing
~ Dementia
~ Diet, nutrition and ageing
~ Economic perspectives on ageing
~ Geographies of ageing
~ Mental health, wellbeing and ageing

AAG SIGs are exclusive for AAG members. If you are interested in joining an existing AAG SIG or one of the new proposed SIGs, please email Dr Sandra South, AAG’s Policy and Research Manager, at

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

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