Massive win on accessible housing – what does it mean?
In what is a major win for seniors, the nation’s building ministers have agreed to include accessible design on the National Construction Code (NCC), creating better options for older Australians.
Delivering Digital Skills For Groups
Our ‘Delivering Digital Skills Sessions for Groups’ webinar will give you hints and tips to get started wth your Be Connected program. This webinar is designed for organisations who are about to start their digital literacy program, or those wishing to learn more about tried and tested methods. We will explore how to plan and deliver your first group sessions using a ‘blended learning’ approach. Blended learning combines people and digital, allowing your learners to get the benefit of understanding and practising a new skill while knowing they’ve got someone to turn to if they need help.
Please choose only one webinar to attend.
May 13, 2021 – 2pm
June 3, 2021 – 2pm
June 24, 2021 – 2pm
CaptureIT Learner Management: Registrations & Reports
Learn about how to register learners and view reports using CaptureIT.
In this webinar, we will discuss how to manage your learners on CaptureIT, as well as the differences between the Learning Portal and CaptureIT.
Join us to become an expert on learner management through Be Connected programs.
Please choose only one webinar to attend.
May 6, 2021 – 2pm
May 27, 2021 – 2pm
June 17, 2021 – 2pm
Get Started - Introduction to Be Connected
Join this interactive webinar to learn about the Be Connected program. We will cover who our Network is, how they run their programs, as well as funding information, the support we provide and an overview of the websites/resources.
Please choose only one webinar to attend
April 29, 2021 – 2pm
May 20, 2021 – 2pm
June 10, 2021 – 2pm
The 26th National Older Women's Network Conference
It is with great pleasure that we announce that the 26th National Conference will be held in Brisbane on the 7th and 8th of October, 2021.
2021 Australian Association of Gerontology Conference
Share Your Research, Practice, Or Lived Experience At The 2021 AAG Conference.
Submissions are open for the 2021 Australian Association of Gerontology Conference . The conference invites us to explore how we can work differently to improve the experience of ageing through connecting research, policy and practice. The 54th AAG Conference will be held on the Gold Coast from 9th to 12th November 2021 with pre-Conference workshops on 9th of November. There will be virtual participation options available.
National Volunteer Week 2021
National Volunteer Week (NVW) celebrates the invaluable contribution of the volunteering community across Australia.
Volunteering Queensland, alongside Volunteering Australia and the other state peak bodies lead the nation in celebrating the important work of volunteers across the country.
Following from events of 2020 which saw a huge shift in the sector and many pertinent events cancelled, we plan on making NVW2021 a celebration to remember.
Banks unite to help customers experiencing financial abuse
Australian banks are launching updated guidelines on financial abuse as part of their continued focus on responding to family violence and elder abuse.
The updated industry-wide approach is designed to ensure bank staff are equipped to recognise signs of financial abuse.
Navigating aged care services with older people at risk of homelessness
Online discussion covering how aged care workers can support older people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Homelessness is a growing problem among older people and predicted to continue to affect more people because of the ageing population and declining rates of home ownership among older people.
One in six people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Australia is over the age of 55. With Australia's ageing population rapidly growing and predicted to double by the year 2050, older people living in insecure housing is expected to increase accordingly.
Join us on March 30, 11.30 AM Australian Eastern Daylight Time for a live online discussion covering how aged care workers can support older people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
launch of the first UN Global report on ageism
Join us on 18 March for a virtual interactive discussion that aims to challenge how we think, feel, and act towards age and ageing. This event will launch the first UN Global report on ageism, developed by WHO, OHCHR, UNDESA, and UNFPA. The report presents the latest evidence on a topic that has only gained greater relevance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will highlight what we know about ageism, why it matters, and how we can tackle it. It will kick off a global conversation that concerns us all and in which we all should have our say. People that join the first conversation will be provided with resources to spark their own conversations.
- Ageism refers to how we think (stereotypes), feel (prejudice) and act (discrimination) towards others or ourselves based on age.
- Ageism against older and younger people is highly prevalent worldwide.
- Ageism exists in our institutions, our relationships and ourselves, and affects us from childhood into older age.
- Ageism has an impact on all aspects of people’s health and costs individuals and society billions of dollars.
- Ageism can be combatted. Join the event to learn how.