Registrations open for 2018 National Age-friendly Communities Forum

27 April 2018.

The first National Age-Friendly Communities Forum will be held in Wellington in June.

The key-note speaker for the 2018 forum will be Christine Young, Director of Community Development for the City of Melville Council.

She will discuss how age-friendly was implemented in Western Australia.

The forum is a chance to learn more about the age-friendly approach. The concept was developed by the World Health Organisation and encourages government and communities to consider the needs of older people.

The forum will encourage the sharing of ideas and contributing to the development of New Zealand’s age-friendly approach.

Attendees will hear about the success that the programme has had overseas and in New Zealand.

The day will also include workshops and presentations by experts.

We encourage everyone to come along, whether you’re from the community, working in council, non-government organisation, academic or government agency.

To register, please follow this link.

Note attendance is free and catering will be provided.

Registrations close on Friday 1 June 2018 at 5pm.

2018 National Age-friendly Communities Forum:

Time 9.30am to 4:00pm

Date Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Location The Grand Hall

Parliament

Wellington

2018 Age-friendly Communities Forum Program

9am-9.30am- Registrations open
9.30–9.45am- Welcome and opening remarks from Hon. Minister Tracey Martin
9.45-10.20am- Office for Seniors Director Diane Turner
10.20 to 10.50am- Morning tea
10.50 to 11.40am- Christie Young- Western Australian experience to implementing Age-Friendly programme
11.40am to 12. 15pm- Hamilton’s experience in working towards becoming an Age-friendly city
12.15pm to 12.45pm- Dr Stephen Neville discusses the findings from the evaluation of the three Pilot Communities
12.45pm to 1.15pm- Lunch
1.15-2.00pm- Break Out Session One
2.00-2.45pm- Break Out Session Two
2.45pm to 3.15pm- Afternoon Tea
3.15pm to 4.00pm- Question and Answer with a panel of experts
4.00-4.15- Wrap Up and close.

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