Dying to Know Day,8 August, is Australia’s public awareness campaign encouraging the nation to open up to sharing and talking and planning for end of life. This initiative is about how, as people and communities, we can be better at knowing what to do when someone is dying, caring or grieving.
You can get involved by hosting an event or joining an event in your local community.
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posted on 2nd Aug 2019
Each year, as part of National Carers Week, Carers Queensland runs a competition specifically for carers. It’s an opportunity to get creative, have some fun and share your talents with others.
In 150 words they want to know why you care.
The reasons why you care may be very simple or they may be complex. You may care because of love, cultural reasons and obligation or simply because you believe you are best placed to offer the quality of … Read the rest
posted on 5th Jul 2018
The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is hosting free webinar presentations to help older Australians stay safe online.
Running from 10-20 July, through their Be Connected program, these webinars aim to help the four million older Australians that are keen to improve their digital literacy, but want help addressing online safety concerns.
Presentations will be offered on two topics:
1. Safer online shopping, banking and public Wi-Fi access.
2. Can you spot a scam?
During the presentation participants will be … Read the rest
posted on 5th Jul 2018
National Advance Care Planning Week, 16 ‐ 22 April 2018, encourages all Australians, regardless of their current health status to make their future health care preferences known. The initiative challenges people to start conversations with loved ones about what living well means to them and to consider who they would want to speak for them, if they were too sick to speak for themselves.
Organisations and community groups are invited to host an event to help raise … Read the rest
posted on 12th Apr 2018
Stepping into the Future: Tapping into the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Person’s in Society.
Ageism is a widely prevalent and prejudicial attitude that stems from the assumption that age discrimination, and sometimes neglect and abuse of older persons is a social norm and therefore, acceptable. It is a reality in some form in all societies, and finds expression in individuals’ attitudes, institutional and policy practices, as well as media representation that devalue and exclude older persons.
Such discrimination … Read the rest
posted on 29th Sep 2017
COTA Queensland’s Annual Policy Forum, timed to coincide with the official opening of Seniors Week 2017, will focus on Creating Age-friendly Communities.
Keynote speaker is John Byrne, Change Agent and Specialist Adviser in Urban Design, Planning, Policy and Housing.
John will be joined by Dr Kathleen Brasher an inaugural member, World Health Organization Global Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Strategic Advisory Group, who was an invited expert on the Tasmanian Government’s Age Friendly Communities Project and is currently Principal Project Leader, … Read the rest
posted on 10th Jul 2017
The WE ARE QLD social project celebrates the diversity of Queensland communities in the lead-up to Queensland Day celebrations on 6 June.
WE ARE QLD shines a light on everyday Queenslanders, and their place in our great state.
This Queensland Day, take a moment to think about what makes you a special part of this great state and share your Queensland story.
Share your WE ARE QLD message and win!
Every Queenslander who shares their WE ARE QLD message using … Read the rest
posted on 31st May 2017
A photographic exhibition of laughter, loss and leisure
23 January-28 February 2017
Like most people, designers rarely think about ageing or getting old.
A new exhibition at APDL – entitled Living in Aged Care: A photographic exhibition of laughter, loss and leisure – addresses this knowledge gap by providing unique insight into the day-to-day lives, experiences and expectations of older Brisbane residents living in one Brisbane aged care facility.
Funded by the Australian Research Council and BallyCara, the research explored … Read the rest
posted on 7th Feb 2017