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Age-friendliness and liveability in Victoria

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Rydges Melbourne

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186 Exhibition Street

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This FREE session is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria - East Division

Within government policy, there is a growing emphasis on the relationship between environmental characteristics and population health outcomes – commonly referred to as liveability. From an ageing perspective, this intersects directly with the World Health Organisation (WHO) Age Friendly Cities and Communities framework, which is used internationally to improve the capacity of environments to support active ageing.

This session explores why it is important to consider age-friendly indicators both as part of, and in isolation from, wider liveability indicators and indices. It will also investigate some of the current initiatives aimed at increasing the age-friendliness and liveability of diverse communities and regions within Victoria, from the perspective of both macro and micro level approaches.

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Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians and Ambassador for Elder Abuse Prevention

Gerard Mansour is a highly respected and passionate advocate for the needs of older people, with over 25 years of leadership experience within the aged and wider community services sectors. As Commissioner for Senior Victorians, Mr Mansour provides advice to the Victorian Government on issues relevant to senior Victorians, such as the ability to live healthy, dignified and productive lives, and social engagement and empowerment. Mr Mansour’s role as Ambassador for Elder Abuse Prevention is focussed on giving older victims of family violence a voice. A priority is to raise community awareness so older people, their carers and family members are aware of the rights of senior Victorians and how to seek help. The Commissioner is committed to working towards an age-friendly and inclusive Victoria for all seniors.

Presenters:

  • Dr Kathleen Brasher, Department of Health and Human Services; Member of WHO Global Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Strategic Advisory Group -Age-friendly or liveability? What’s in a name
  • Dr Rachel Winterton, La Trobe University and Mr David Kidd, Northeast Health Wangaratta - Community engagement for developing age-friendly priorities: the WAVE project

Buffet breakfast provided so registration is essential (and places are limited).



Following this session, participants are able to join the second day of the 3rd Annual Symposium on Ageing and Old-Age in Asia-Pacific.

Please visit https://ageingsymposium2017.eventbrite.com.au for more details and ticket prices.

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