4914.0.55.001 - Newsletter: Age Matters, May 2007  
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7-8 June 2007
Cultural Diversity in Ageing 2007 National Conference
Melbourne, VIC

The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing presents this conference with the theme: "Behind every person is a long journey. Meeting the aged care needs of our culturally and linguistically diverse community." By 2011, it is predicted that nearly 23% of Australians aged 65 and over will be from a culturally and linguistically diverse background. This conference will provide the opportunity for the aged care industry to understand the needs of our culturally and linguistically diverse society, exploring issues around language and communication, current and future service responsiveness, culturally inclusive management and policy development.

Further information can be found at the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing website www.culturaldiversity.com.au or telephone (03)88237900

20-22 June 2007
2nd Australian Housing Reserachers' Conference
Brisbane, QLD

This follows the highly successful inaugural conference of housing researchers held last year, which attracted approximately 100 delegates. The theme is 'Reshaping Australasian housing research'.

Further information can be found at http://www.uq.edu.au/housingconference2007/

28-29 June
4th National Conference on Depression in the Elderly
Sydney, NSW

The theme of this conference is 'Successful Ageing: Countering Depression in Old Age'.

'We have chosen to look at depression through the prism of successful ageing, to put depression in perspective, to suggest that striving for a creative, healthy, spiritually satisfying and socially integrated life in older age is the best way to minimise depression. Yes the basic issues of service development for elderly depressed people will be well addressed by experts from Australia and abroad. The relationship between depression, funding and care planning will be covered. The tragedies of suicide and loneliness in old age will be explored. But we will also spend time looking at music, art, spiritual expression and explorations of the nature of happiness as they relate to depression'.

Further information can be found at http://www.hammond.com.au

11-13 July 2007
Australian Social Policy Conference
Sydney, NSW

The theme for the 2007 conference presented by the Social Policy Research Centre is 'Social Policy through the Life Course: Building Community Capacity and Social Resilience'. This theme encapsulates two interrelated issues in social policy. The first concerns life-course transitions, including the diverse challenges and opportunities which people experience within their age, gender, social, economic and cultural contexts. The second focuses on identifying the interconnections between social investment policies, services and programs which build both community capacity and social resilience for individuals situated within their social networks.

Further information can be found at the Social Policy Research Centre website www.sprc.unsw.edu.au or telephone (02) 9385 7802

19-20 July 2007
The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey Research Conference 2007
Parkville, VIC

The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for the discussion of research based on the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey. Attendance at the conference is open to all persons interested in the HILDA Survey and longitudinal survey research. Submissions of papers are now being sought.

Further information can be found at www.melbourneinstitute.com. The HILDA web site will be updated regularly in the lead up to the conference.

24-26 July 2007
The Ageing Workforce Summit 2007
The Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW

The key theme of the summit is 'Enabling you to discover the latest development in Age Management and Workforce Planning'. Key learning topics include:

  • Recruiting, retaining and engaging the mature worker
  • Implementing a successful workforce model
  • Integrating age management strategies into a core company goals
  • Applying flexible workforce practices
  • Developing succession strategies and preparing for knowledge loss
  • Productive and safe workplaces for the ageing workforce.

To register telephone (02) 9080 4090 or email info@iir.com.au. You can also visit www.iir.com.au/ageingworkforce.