Flinders CFI researchers explore why care is important across the lifespan

In partnership with COTA SA, Caring Futures Institute researchers have presented a webinar about the importance of care relationships for people at all stages of life.

The session on 18 October highlighted the fundamental care needs of people at all stages of life and the importance and value of caring for others and self.

The Caring Life Course Theory, development of which was led by Caring Futures Institute Foundation Director Professor Alison Kitson in collaboration with fellow researchers at the Institute, was a key focus of the session.

Rebecca Golley, Deputy Director Caring Futures Institute says the webinar represents a valuable relationship.

“In 2021, Flinders Caring Futures Institute formalised its partnership by becoming an inaugural COTA SA supporter.”

“We value this partnership based on our shared values of ensure self-care and caring are front and foremost across the life span.”

The webinar featured the following presenters:

• Jane Mussared, CEO COTA SA
• Nicky Baker, Physiotherapist
• Anita DeBellis, Nurse
• Morgan Pankhurst, Dietitian
• Michael Lawless, Psychologist
• Rebecca Golley, Deputy Director Caring Futures Institute

Jane Mussared says she was pleased with the outcome of the webinar.

“We are very excited about the quality of the Caring Futures Institute work, and very keen to make sure that our community knows about it!”

“COTA SA is keen to keep these opportunities flowing.”

The Caring Futures Institute (CFI) is Australia’s first fully dedicated research centre for the study of self-care and caring solutions leading to better lives, better communities, better care and better systems across the lifespan.

The activities of the Caring Futures Institute complement the COTA SA mission to advance the rights, interests and futures of Australians as we age.

COTA SA represents more than 633,000 older South Australians aged over 50.

A recording of the webinar can be viewed here.

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