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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

2021 Seniors Safety and Wellbeing Seminar

The City Of Canterbury Bankstown And Partners

Information on: Home and fire safety, Seniors rights and the law, Fraud and crime prevention, Finances and the law, Dementia and Elder abuse, Healthy living and nutrition, Staying socially active and enjoying a Zumba and Tai Chi class on the day.

15 Jun 2021
Virtual Event

Harnessing the Power of Older Workers

Australian Human Rights Commission

Australians today are living longer and healthier lives. We are also working longer and it is now commonplace to see four or five generations working side by side. However, long term unemployment for older workers is on the rise and new data shows that almost half Australian businesses are reluctant to recruit older workers. 

11 Jun 2021
Virtual Event

ICT and the aged care reforms | Webinar

The Social Deck

The Department of Health is holding a series of webinars to share information about the aged care reforms announced in the 2021-22 Budget and in response to the Aged Care Royal Commission.

These webinars are an opportunity for anyone who uses or needs aged care, who works in aged care or who has an interest in improving aged care in Australia to learn more about the reforms.

23 Jun 2021
Virtual Event

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.


Tales of assault and bullying in disabled care home

A supervisor at a NSW residential care home for disabled people was charged with assault, stalking and intimidation over his treatment of a blind and autistic man, an inquiry has heard.

The same carer was also accused of sexual misconduct towards a teenage girl in another facility and supervisory neglect after allegedly falsifying a client's medication chart.