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NT Grandparents Day


The first ever Grandparents Day for the Northern Territory is on the last Sunday of October.

Territorians everywhere will be encouraged to hold their own celebration of their grandparents, grand-friends, kin, and those who take on the role of a grandparent in their family or community.

The website launching soon will include everything you need to know. 

31 Oct 2021

Brisbane Aged Care Conference

In today’s contentious aged care environment, it has never been more necessary to have quick access to education that raises the bar for registered nurses in aged care. 

The Brisbane Aged Care Conference covers how to prevent unnecessary transfer to hospital, when to listen and when to speak when dealing with complaints, care considerations for an older person with dementia, the latest on safe sedative use and the role of dementia care mapping.

25 Nov 2021 - 26 Nov 2021
Mercure Hotel Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD, 4000

Melbourne Aged Care Conference

The Melbourne Aged Care Conference will be covering how to prevent unnecessary transfers to hospital, when to listen and when to speak when dealing with complaints, care considerations for an older person with dementia, the latest on safe sedative use, the role of dementia care mapping and much more.

11 Nov 2021 - 12 Nov 2021
Oaks On Collins in Melbourne, VIC, 3000.

Compassion Fatigue And Healthy Boundaries Workshop

Carers WA

Carers WA presents an interactive workshop for carers exploring some of the common challenges experienced when caring for a family member, friend or loved one. Compassion fatigue is a natural part of the caring role and can often result in feeling burnt out. One of the best preventatives for burn-out is having clear boundaries and being able to communicate them effectively.

Together, we will practice self-supporting behaviours and learn skills to create longevity and resilience within the caring role. This engaging workshop will include reflective tools and strategies for you to take home.

17 Jun 2021
Cockburn Health and Community Facility, 11 Wentworth Parade, Success WA

Orange Seniors Expo

Orange City Council

Orange seniors are invited to a morning tea with a side of legal advice, blood pressure checks, community housing information, and financial help.

The Orange Seniors Expo is an opportunity to find out about a range of services available in Orange to help seniors remain at home and part of the community.

10 Jun 2021
CWA Hall in Robertson Park, Orange NSW

New ageing resource - KeepAble

According to research, the key to ageing well and living a good quality of life for longer is to compress functional decline by living more healthy years rather than just living longer. This can be achieved by:

  • moving regularly – through everyday activities and exercise
  • staying socially connected
  • maintaining a balanced diet, and
  • having a sense of purpose.

KeepAble aims to do what the name suggests. We’re dedicated to finding and sharing evidence-based research, resources and real-life stories about ageing well, so older people can live well for longer.



Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing

The Cultural Diversity in Ageing Conference 2021 focuses on promoting equity and inclusion for older people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

The theme for 2021 is Care to Communicate – Hearing the voices of older people. The conference will showcase a line-up of speakers who are working to improve the ways in which aged care services can garner the voices of older people to shape a more equitable aged care system, now and into the future.

17 Jun 2021
Virtual Event

Forum 2: Driving Long-Term Change – Australia's Response to Elder Abuse


This forum will discuss what Australia has achieved and what more must be done to end elder abuse since the Australian Law Reform Commission’s “Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response” report was released in June 2017, and the release of the Commonwealth’s “National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians (Elder Abuse) 2019-2023” in March 2019. The webinar is the second in the Walk the Talk Forum Series 2021. These important conversations will continue in the 7th National Elder Abuse Conference in Hobart in February next year.  

15 Jun 2021
Virtual Event

Stir A Cuppa For Seniors

Seniors Rights Victoria

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2021 is on Tuesday the 15th of June. Once again, we’re looking to councils, community groups and local organisations to join us in promoting the rights of older people as a way of preventing elder abuse occurring in our communities.

Join us for a Conversation on Ageing facilitated by Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians and Ambassador for Elder Abuse Prevention with a small discussion panel of seniors and a young person from

Dress code: Add a touch of purple to your attire.

15 Jun 2021
Flagstaff Gardens, Corner of William St and Dudley St, West Melbourne, VIC 3003

Walks Against Elder Abuse

COTA Tasmania

Join us for Walks Against Elder Abuse and other WEAAD activities on Tuesday 15 June.

HOBART WALK: WHEN: Gather at 9.45am for a 10am start, Tuesday 15 June. WHERE: Collins St end of Elizabeth Street Mall.

LAUNCESTON WALK: WHEN: Gather at 9.45am for a 10am start, Tuesday 15 June. WHERE: St John St end of Civic Square.

BURNIE WALK: WHEN: Gather at 9.45am for a 10am start, Tuesday 15 June. WHERE: Wilmot St footpath outside the Marine Terrace car park, opposite the cinema.

Registrations are essential for all walks. To register email or phone 6231 3265 by 10 June.

15 Jun 2021