Annie Farthing, Allied Health Academic at the Centre for Remote Health and Vice President of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG), attended the AAG annual conference in Melbourne in November. The conference offered a great opportunity to shed light on its theme ‘Advancing not Retiring’ and presented research, practice and education about ‘active players, a fair future’.
“As we are starting to live longer we have more time to contribute to society, and every sector of society can have a role in making ageing a time of strong engagement”, said AAG President, Associate Professor Christine Stirling.
Professor Sir Michael Marmot was the International Gary Andrew Fellow and gave the conference a focus on the challenges of a fair future for everyone.
Pre-conference workshops included Addressing aged care workforce issues in rural and remote Australia, and Exploring appropriate aged care needs assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people hosted by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group.
Reports on both these workshops will be released in the New Year.