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Community engagement: Focus on age-friendly Indigo

Age-friendly health system flyer

Currently, we are seeking older people, their carers and families to help us create an age-friendly health system in Indigo Shire. If you know an older person living in Indigo Shire, or a carer or family member, who would like to be part of a team building an age-friendly health system, please contact Tricia Hazeleger, Engagement and Participation Coordinator, for more information. Email tricia.hazeleger@upperhumepcp.com.au or phone 0427 659 721. Download flyer.

Parent and community session: It’s time we talked about porn 

Wed 29 May, 6 pm – 7.30 pm
Catholic College, Wodonga 

This free parent session explores issues that are often not covered in sex education in schools, including how young people are influenced by explicit sexual imagery and the implications for their capacity to negotiate consent, mutual respect and gender equality.

This session will be led by Maree Crabbe, Director of the violence prevention project Reality & Risk: Pornography, young people and sexuality. In this session, Maree will explore:

  • What parents need to understand about pornography and its influence on young people’s sexual understandings and expectations.
  • How parents support their children’s healthy social and sexual development in an age of pornography.

Professional Learning: Sex Ed by Porn? Pornography, young people and sexuality

Thur 30 May, 9.30 am – 3.30 pm
The Scots School, Albury 

Teachers and health professionals are invited to attend this subsidised session with Maree Crabbe, Director of the violence prevention project reality & risk: Pornography, young people and sexuality.

Reality & Risk provides training for teachers, youth workers, counsellors, police and people working in fields such as health promotion, youth justice, sexual assault and family violence. The training assists participants to develop their understanding of how easily accessible pornography is influencing young people’s sexual expectations and behaviour. It builds participants’ confidence and skills to address these issues with young people, and provides an introduction to resources available to support this work. Register now!

Forum:Driving Improvement in Community Services

Wed 5 June 2019, 9 am – 5 pm
Melbourne Cricket Ground (live webinar facilities available) 

Community services frontline workers, operational and quality managers and executives are invited to join this free forum hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). This forum is an opportunity to learn about the roles and responsibilities of all parts of the Victorian community services system in ensuring safe, effective, connected and person-centred community services. Participants will better understand opportunities to identify and drive improvement and lead the culture change required to achieve excellent service outcomes and experiences for service users. Keynote speakers include Disability Services Commissioner Arthur Rogers, Susan Hannah from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, and Argiri Alisandratos from DHHS. To support regional and rural attendance, live webinar facilities will be available. Download flyer.  Register now to attend or live stream.

Short courses: Adult Palliative Care—Hume Region

Four short courses—20–25 June 2019
University of Melbourne Shepparton Medical Centre, SheppartonNursing, GPs, medical and allied health professionals are invited to register for the University of Melbourne’s Adult Palliative Care courses, which provide an introduction into essential aspects of palliative care. Delivered face-to-face in partnership with the Centre for Palliative Care, the courses are available for one day or up to four days. Each course runs for a full day and is highly practical. A study discount is available to the first 20 enrolments for 2019. Register now!Four one-day courses are available:

  • Pain Assessment Management in Palliative Care—20 June 2019
  • Symptom Assessment Management in Adult Palliative Care—21 June 2019
  • Palliative Care in Non-Malignant Contexts—24 June 2019
  • Family Centred Palliative Care and Cultural Issues—25 June 2019.

Program: Leadership in Healthy Ageing

Three modules—start dates of each module: July, September and November 2019
Wangaratta Regional Study Centre, Charles Sturt University
Cost of three modules: $2,400 plus GST (scholarships may be available)

Designed to strengthen community capacity in response to a growing ageing population in the Ovens Murray Region, Charles Sturt University, in conjunction with Department of Health Human Services Victoria, has created a program that will help you to develop the skills to lead an effective response to community needs. It will connect you with colleagues and agencies, foster partnerships, and support innovative thinking in positioning your community as liveable and inclusive for older people.

Participants will learn how to:

  • understand and interpret various social models of ageing
  • examine the social determinants of health in ageing
  • analyse the choices and options available to older adults
  • create social policy and age friendly communities
  • develop individual and structural healthy ageing opportunities
  • develop the systems necessary to support this work.

Module topics:

  • Social determinants of health and ageing—starts July 2019
  • Creating healthy ageing opportunities and age friendly communities—starts September 2019
  • Leadership in developing age friendly communities—starts November 2019

For enquiries and registration, email Robin Harvey at rbharvey@csu.edu.au or Ilena Young at ilyoung@csu.edu.au. Register by 15 June 2019. Download flyer.

Conference: Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) 2019 Conference

Tue 5 Nov – Fri 8 Nov
International Convention Centre, Sydney

If you would like to be part of this multidisciplinary conference in Ageing in Australasia AND have the opportunity to share your expertise with Australian and international thoughts leaders, note that the deadline for abstract submission has been extended to midnight on Monday 13 May. The notification of acceptance will take place the week starting Monday 3 June. Note that if your abstract submission is selected for a presentation in the AAG 2019 Conference, you will be notified via email during that week.

Submissions presenting ideas, critical reflections or case studies from practice, policy or the lived experience are also welcome.

You are invited to submit an abstract under one of the following themes:

  • Health and medical
  • Service delivery and workforce
  • Policy, advocacy and planning
  • Social engagement and wellness
  • Environment, design, innovation and technology


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