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ACSA partners with Australian Association of Gerontology on future age
The Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) and Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) enabling future collaboration to advance the understanding and experience of ageing in Australia.
The MoU between AAG and ACSA facilitates the sharing of organisational knowledge and expertise to support evidence-informed approaches to improving aged care practice.
In a practical sense the MoU means that AAG and ACSA will:
- Co-operate on projects focussed on ageing, aged care and dementia.
- Collaborate on forums, conferences, workshops and other meetings.
- Co-develop education materials and fact sheets.
ACSA CEO Pat Sparrow said ACSA is a not-for-profit peak body in the aged care services sector, delivering a range of policy, event and education-related member services to organisations across Australia.
“We see AAG as a natural partner in our efforts to improve the lives of older Australians,” Ms Sparrow said. “Going forward, we will be co-operating with AAG on projects focussed on ageing, aged care and dementia.”
AAG CEO James Beckford Saunders said AAG is a growing not-for-profit membership-led peak body. Since 1964, it has worked to improve the experience of ageing through connecting research, policy and practice, through a range of policy, events and education activities for both individual and organisational members and other stakeholders. Half of AAG’s members are researchers and educators, with the other half made up of aged care and health practitioners and other experts in ageing.
“Both parties have a desire to collaborate in areas of mutual benefit and recognise that they have similar visions, goals and activities connecting stakeholders and facilitating collaboration to improve the experience of ageing,” Mr. Beckford Saunders said.
“We look forward to working collaboratively with Australia’s best gerontologists and those who deliver aged care services on the ground on research and projects that improve outcomes for all older Australians.”
Media contacts: Emily Parkinson, ACSA Media Manager: 0420 390 031