LASA to kick 10 days of its National Congress starting Monday – 10 key themes on the agenda

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The peak body is taking its annual Congress online this year with the theme: ‘Achieving an Amazing Ageing Experience – it takes community, commitment and collaboration’.

For two weeks from 12 to 23 October 2020, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) is bringing together keynote speakers, interactive sessions, networking opportunities, virtual trade exhibits and unique activities with 10 key categories to be explored:

  1. Building a Culture of Respect (consumer engagement focus)
  2. Ageing in Place (home care)
  3. Workforce & Culture
  4. Financials & Funding
  5. Governance & Risk
  6. Innovation, Research & Development
  7. COVID-19 & Aged Care
  8. International Perspectives
  9. Marketing & Communication
  10. The Future of Ageing

Speakers will include Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck, Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt AM (on building a culture of respect for older people), Opposition aged care spokesperson Julie Collins MP, Dr Norman Swan, Brad Meehan (member of the Aged Care Quality Association and Managing Director of Strativity Group), Billie Jordan (Hip-Operation Crew), and Louise O’Neill (CEO of Aged Care Workforce Industry Council).

“This innovative event is about making Australia the premier place to age,” said LASA CEO Sean Rooney. “That means more integration within communities and increased intergenerational connections.

“We need Australians to be interested, engaged and comprehend aged care better and we must broaden the general participation of people in making the system the best.”

“It is not just going to happen because we wish it to occur, it is going to happen because we take action.”

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