The call for presentations for the Active Ageing Conference 2017 is now open, with aged care providers, community services, councils, researchers, allied health and other relevant professionals invited to submit.
Now in its third year, the Active Ageing Conference supports organisations and staff in delivering wellness, reablement and restorative care approaches.
Hosted by Australian Ageing Agenda and Community Care Review, and organised by Interpoint Events, the event is taking place on 30 August at Bayview Eden Melbourne.
The conference’s organising committee, which consists of representatives of community care, allied health and education providers, invites submissions on a wide range of topics across the active ageing spectrum. The call for presentations closes 31 March.
Topics of interest include:
- Reablement programs
- Restorative care
- Collaborating with other providers/services to deliver programs
- Active ageing in rural and remote environments
- Pastoral and spiritual care
- Social connection
- Active ageing for CALD and special needs groups
- Organisational leadership and staff development
- Use of assistive technology and other aids in active ageing
- Co-production: developing programs with clients
The wellness, reablement and restorative approaches are based on mounting evidence of their effectiveness in assisting older people to improve their function and reduce the need for ongoing care and support.
But implementing these approaches will challenge many providers, as their workforce will need to be trained and supported to successfully deliver the reablement and wellness focus.