Diaries at the ready!

Here’s a round-up of the important events of the next days and weeks…

For a full list of listed conference events throughout the year, click here. To list your conference or event, email here.

Today… National Seniors Australia chief executive, Michael O’Neill, calls for an articulated retirement income policy from the federal government in his address to the Self Managed Super Fund industry’s national conference at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank.

Above: speaker at the Future Housing for Older Australians symposium tomorrow, Prof Julian Disney

Tomorrow, Friday 25 Feb 2011, 9.00am – 5.00pm.…. Future housing for older Australians – Barriers to Innovation.  AHURI and The Benevolent Society are hosting a one day symposium that will discuss and debate innovative solutions and practical steps to creating better housing outcomes for Australia’s ageing population.  At the SMC Conference & Function Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney.   $250 – Government and corporate sectors and $150 for NGOs and the community sector.  More information here.

The annual Tri-State Conference 2011 kicks off this Sunday 27 February (to 1 March) at the Albury Entertainment Centre.  Telephone: 03 9805 9400 or click here for more information.  

Above: National Seniors CEO, Michael O’Neill

In Melbourne on 3 March, National Seniors Australia is hosting a forum and public debate to discuss “Australia’s crumbling aged care system”. Michael O’Neill, National Seniors Australia CEO, will be in Melbourne to listen to the stories of those affected and lobby policy makers for urgent reform. The forum is from 4pm to 6pm at Melbourne Town Hall (Supper Room). All invited.  RSVP to 03 9650 6144 or  click here to email.   

National Seniors is hosting another of these public forum events in Perth on Tuesday 8 March. This forum will be held at Sutton Community Centre (opposite Curtin University), Uniting Church Home Rowethorpe, Jacaranda Avenue, Bentley from 2:30 pm.  RSVP by 5pm Friday 4 March 2011to  08 9420 7274 or email here:

If you’re in Canberra, on 3 March, Goodwin Aged Care Services is hosting a fundraising event to assist the Queensland Flood Appeal, in particular the residents and staff of Pine Lodge Home for the Aged at Rocklea where residents remain evacuated due to extensive flood damage. Billed as ‘a night to be remembered’ the event entails a cocktail function with ‘fancy food and drinks’ on 3 March at the Goodwin Lifestyle Club in Ainslie in Canberra’s inner north.  Bar opens at 6pm, canapés served from 6.30pm and the auction commences at 7.30pm.  Cocktail and lounge suit is the dress code. Tickets, $100. Call Karen Lomax  on (02) 6175 5177 ASAP if you can make it.   

Still in CanberraAnglicare Australia and United Voice (formerly LHMU) have joined forces to host a community sector forum looking at how the new aged and community care system might ensure access for all to high quality care services as needed, regardless of background or wealth. The event, called, ‘Living on a low income and care in later life’ is taking place 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Wednesday 9 March in the Location Common Room, University House, ANU, Canberra.  Cost is $120 including GST.   RSVP by 1 March 2011 to anglicare@anglicare.asn.au  More information? Call Roland Manderson from Anglicare Australia (02) 6230 1775 or Sam Porter from United Voice (02) 8204 3042

Early bird registrations are now open for Alzheimer’s Australian NSW’s ‘new look’ ‘Memory Walk and Memory Jog’ fun run, to be held at Lilyfield in Sydney’s inner west on 15 May 2011. This year’s event has been moved to a new location at Leichhardt Oval #3, with the course to follow the well-known Bay Run.  As well as 2km and 7km walks, participants who are up for more of a challenge can now take part in a 7km or 9km fun run.  Individuals or teams are encouraged to seek sponsorship from family, friends and colleagues.  For more information, to register or to sponsor a Memory Walker or Memory Jogger, click here.

Nominations are now open for the Aged & Community Services WA Excellence in Care Awards, now in their third year. Winners will be announced at the ACSWA Excellence in Care Awards Gala Dinner at the Astral Room at Burswood on June 10. Award categories include: Employee, Volunteer, Organisation, Industry Supporter, Trainee, Media and Aged & Community Excellence.  Nominations close Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Download a nomination form here

Final urgent reminder about  the Aged Care Queensland annual state conference, only a few weeks away now:  23-25 March, Conrad Jupiters on the Gold Coast.  Dinner theme is ‘billionaire beach party’!  Click here for all the information you need.  Dowload a registration form here.

Also this month:

Association of Private Nursing Services (APNS) National Conference
7-8 March
Swiss Grand Hotel, Bondi Beach
T: 0418296279
E: spstewart@bigpond.com

ACS NSW & ACT Residential Aged Care Forum
“Managing and Working on the Frontline”
10 March
Sydney Masonic Centre
T: 02 8754 0400
W: www.agedservices.com.au

Hotel, Hospitality and Design 2011
14-16 March
Sydney Conference and Exhibition Centre
W: www.hhdexpo.com.au

3rd Annual National Telemedicine Summit 
21-22 March
Sydney Harbour Marriott, Circular Quay
W: www.iir.com.au/telemedicine

Hospital Patient Costing Conference
24-25 March
Brisbane Marriott Hotel
W: www.iir.com.au/patientcosting

Patient Centred Design Forum
28-29 March
Sydney Harbour Marriott
W: www.informa.com.au/patientcentred-design

Developing the Role of the Nurse Practitioner
28-29 March
Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne
W: www.iir.com.au/nursing

20th Anniversary Medico Legal Congress
28-29 March
Parkroyal Darling Harbour, Sydney
W: www.medicolegalcongress.com.au

Retirement Communities World Australasia Conference
28-30 March
Hilton Hotel, Sydney
T: 02 9021 8808
E: enquiry.au@terrapin.com

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