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Ageing Well Expo 2024

Discover the latest information, services, and expert advice in staying safe and well at the Ageing Well Expo 2024

Tuesday 18 June 2024, 10am - 3pm

Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre (PRACC)
35 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang

Whether you are planning for your own future or caring for a loved one, the Ageing Well Expo is the ultimate resource hub.

This FREE expo is all about building connections and will provide you with the opportunity to gather practical and up-to-date information on services and supports available to keep you informed, safe and supported to continue to live your best life. 

  • Information stalls from a variety of positive healthy living service providers.
  • Information sessions about knowing your rights, healthy nutrition, mindfulness, financial and advanced care planning.
  • Free activities, games, giveaways and entertainment.
  • Refreshments and sausage sizzle available for purchase.
  • Accessible venue and plenty of onsite parking available.

Bookings not essential.

Free Information Sessions

Below are some of the exciting sessions that will take place at the 2024 Ageing Well expo.

 

Elder abuse is any act which harms an older person and is carried out by someone they trust such as an adult child, family member, partner, carer or friend. The abuse may be physical, social, financial, psychological or sexual and can include mistreatment and neglect.

Come along for a lively discussion and to view some of the Warm Safe Homes on the online exhibition.

Seniors Rights Victoria in partnership with Housing for the Aged Action Group joined with the City Whittlesea to co-ordinate the Warm Safe Home Project in the community. Small cardboard house models were decorated by community members, who then added messages of what a warm safe home meant for them.

Using the Warm Safe Home as a focus, this presentation will define the right of everyone to live with respect and free from abuse.

Presented by Gary Ferguson Education Co-ordinator, Senior Rights Victoria.

Gary Ferguson has 25 years of experience in Community Education and Training, delivering programs to diverse groups of adults. Since May 2008, he has been the Education Co-ordinator at Seniors Rights Victoria, responsible for state-wide community
education and professional training in health, community, aged care, and related fields. Gary collaborates with various groups, including Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) populations, Aboriginal communities,
and the older Deaf community.

Seniors Rights Victoria is a free service available to individuals over 60 years of age.

This presentation is designed to educate the community on the importance of having a valid Will and Power of Attorney in place. Facilitated by a government-backed company providing financial and legal services at important life moments. 

The Legends of Brass is a group of retired older musicians who are still enthusiastic about making music. This group was formed in 2008 and continues to rehearse music during the afternoon in a non-threatening environment while enjoying the comradery of likeminded seniors who are passionate about brass music.

Under the Baton of Wayne Bowden OAM, the now 30 plus musicians have created a wide ranging repertoire of music ranging from sacred to swing, music from the stage and screen through to marches and popular music.

The Band has a strong community base and regularly plays at local events, age homes and festivals. 

This information session will talk about topics like Superannuation, Investments, Income and Assets test for Age Pension and Financial Planning.

Presented by Kirby Financial information Services Officer, Service Australia.

Kirby is a Financial Information Services Officer for Services Australia with 9 years of experience. 

Financial Information Service (FIS) is a 30-year-old free program providing education and information to help Australians make informed financial decisions throughout their lives, considering both current and future financial needs.  FIS Officers can help people understand their financial situation and build financial capability.

FIS services are provided through a dedicated FIS Phone Service, appointments (both face-to-face, and virtual), and through outreach presentations and online webinars.

This information session will provide details on how to improve your cyber security knowledge and be safe online.

The presentation will be delivered by Victoria Police and will cover the following topics: 

  • Identifying scams
  • Common scams
  • Protecting yourself from scams
  • Where to find help & support

Presented by Leading Senior Constable Sandra O’Connor, Victoria Police

Constable O’Connor is a member of Victoria Police for 33 years and specialises in dealing with victims of crime, offering crime prevention advice and conducting presentations to various groups on numerous topics.

It's important to plan ahead for health care decisions in case you are unable to make decisions for yourself. 

Planning can involves appointing a trusted decision-maker or talking to them about what is important to you.

This session went through understanding the components of Advance Care Planning and how Advance Care Planning can be useful for you and your family.

Presented by Northern Health by A/Professor Barbara Hayes, Clinical Lead-Advance Care Planning.

A/Prof Barbara Hayes is the Clinical Lead for Advance Care Planning at Northern Health.  She is a Palliative Care doctor but no longer works clinically.  Barbara has a teaching and research interest in ethics and law related to medical decision-making, end-of-life decision-making and decisions about cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  She is also interested in how culture and faith influence decision-making.

 

For more information email ageingwell@whittlesea.vic.gov.au or call the Positive Ageing Team on 9217 2170 and select option 4.