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Healthy Ageing and Community Care Symposium

We will be welcoming academic staff, students, aged and home care service providers, health care providers, industry and professional bodies, and community members who have an interest in healthy ageing and/or community care.

Hosted by the UniSC Healthy Ageing Hub - Gympie, this Symposium will showcase UniSC research and local community-based initiatives. It aims to identify opportunities for further collaboration both within the University and with key community stakeholders.

The Symposium program includes a morning showcase of speakers, and an interactive afternoon panel session and World Café workshop. The panel session will provide an opportunity for participants to engage with healthy ageing and community care experts to discuss priority areas in healthy ageing and community care. Following on from the panel session, participants will rotate between four breakout groups in a World Café-style workshop that will explore strategies to address regional priorities.

The Showcase will include presentations on:

Inter-generational Creative Exchange: a model for practicing creativity together to increase quality of life, by Dr Andy Ward from UniSC, School of Business and Creative Industries.

Sudoku and salad? Exploring the myths and facts of lifestyle for healthy brain ageing, by Dr Sophie Andrews from UniSC, Thompson Institute.

Kilkivan ageing-in-place. The Rise & Shine concept, by Rosie Fitzgerald from Kilkivan & District Community Care Association Inc.

Social isolation in Residential Aged Care Facilities and novel mitigation strategies, by Dr Apil Gurung from UniSC, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine.

Enabling the transition from student nurse to Registered Nurse – the Transition to Practice project, by Dr John Rosenberg from UniSC, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine.

Program

Registration and Morning Tea

9.30am 

Welcome and address

10am

Showcase (Lecture Theatre)

 

Session 1: Intergenerational Creative Exchange: a model for practicing     creativity together to increase quality of life, by Dr Andy Ward from UniSC, School of Business and Creative Industries.

10.30am

Session 2: Sudoku and salad? Exploring the myths and facts of lifestyle for healthy brain ageing, by Dr Sophie Andrews from UniSC, Thompson Institute.

10.55am

Session 3: Kilkivan ageing-in-place. The Rise & Shine concept, by Rosie Fitzgerald from Kilkivan & District Community Care Association Inc.

11.20am

Session 4: Social isolation in Residential Aged Care Facilities and novel mitigation strategies, by Dr Apil Gurung from UniSC, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine.

11.45am

Session 5: Enabling the transition from student nurse to Registered Nurse – the Transition to Practice project, by Dr John Rosenberg from UniSC, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine

12.10pm

Lunch

12.35pm

Panel and workshop session (Room GY.G.16 - 17)

 

Session 6: Panel led by Professor Pamela Meredith from UniSC, Dr Amanda Clacy from Comlink Australia, Gaylene Johnston from Community Action, and local community members Professor Jayne Clapton and Barb Yule.

1.10pm

Session 7: World café workshop that will explore strategies to address regional priorities, and afternoon tea.

2pm

Session 8: Wrap up, summarise and strategise.

3pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost: $25 per person*

*Free entry for full-time students.

Numbers are limited - register now via Eventbrite!

For more information, please email gympie@usc.edu.au.