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Thursday Three - 2021 12 16

AAG's Weekly Update - 16th December 2021 View this email in your browser

AAG's Thursday Three

~ Launch of the ATSIAAG Report: Yarns on the (Virtual) Veranda

~ 2022 AAG Research Trust funding up for grabs

~ Staff changes – farewell to Tonye and Tom

~ Draft 2021 AAG AGM minutes and AAG Research Trust Update

This will be final edition of Thursday Three for 2021, where it is actually a Thursday Four!
On behalf of AAG thank you for your support this year and wishes you a restorative and celebratory end of the year. Stay safe, and we look forward to a fantastic 2022 with you.

ATSIAAG Report: Yarns on the (Virtual) Veranda

Yarns on the (Virtual) Veranda’ workshop aimed to explore the lived experiences and insights of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across different settings in Australia. The report summarises the proceedings and outcomes of the 8th National Workshop of the AAG Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group (ATSIAAG), which was held online on 9th November 2020.

The report was launched at the 2021 ATSIAAG (Virtual) Yarn Up on 25th November 2021, which included members of ATSIAAG and Friends of ATSIAAG.

Click here to read more about the report and previous ATSIAAG workshop reports


AAG Reconciliation Action Plan, Reflect
AAG resources that were developed through our Reflect RA
Friends of ATSIAAG information and signup page

2022 AAG Research Trust funding up for grabs

The AAG Research Trust is pleased to provide advanced notice that the 2022 grants round opens for applications from 27th January and closes on 15th March 2022 for the:

RM Gibson Program – four grants (+ possibility of one dementia focused DARF grant) of up to $7,000

Strategic Innovation Program – two grants (+ possibility of one dementia focused DARF grant) of up to $30,000.

These funding rounds are only open to current financial AAG members.

When the grants round opens guidelines will be provided for all funding opportunities including focus for the grants and eligibility criteria.

As in 2021 the RM Gibson Program will be run concurrently with the 2022 Strategic Innovation Program and both funding rounds may include an additional grant through a partnership between the AAG Research Trust and the Dementia Australia Research Foundation (DARF).

Visit RM Gibson Program and Strategic Innovation Program for more information.

Staff changes – farewell to Tonye and Tom

This year we say goodbye to Tonye Segbedzi and Tom Voigt of the Policy Team who were both working one day per week for AAG.

After approaching six years, Tonye Segbedzi, AAG’s first Senior Policy and Research Officer is leaving. Tonye made a massive impact both on AAG focus and directions with the CEO, that led to the purpose and principles that still stand up today. Importantly, Tonye was crucial in the foundational work on the policy work that laid the foundation for the growth of the Policy team.

In November, Tom Voigt, after two and half year, has decided to focus on enjoying retirement. Tom was key in the development of papers – in particular- Adaptive Ageing and Trauma, Growth and Resilience and in his early days setting up AAG’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

Thanks so much to Tonye and Tom for their massive contributions to AAG

2021 AAG AGM draft minutes

Members, please review the draft minutes of the 2021 AAG Annual General Meeting and update on the AAG Research Trust by clicking here.

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