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Social Isolation and Older People: National Roundtable Forum

Posted in Events, Policies, Research by Kate Archdeacon on October 19th, 2011

14 November , 2011
9:00 amto5:00 pm

This National Roundtable Forum will seek to develop a common understanding of the problem and identify key areas for action.  Social isolation amongst older people is known to lead to poor health outcomes and to increased demand for services ranging from home help to residential care. We are seeking to identify strategies to reduce or prevent social isolation. The forum will facilitate dialogue between decision makers and service providers while engaging older people in the policy development process. Successful approaches should be identified, supported and replicated. The forum will have a focus on evidence based best practice and developing ongoing collaborations between participants. Topics to be covered that impact on social isolation of older people will include:

  • Mental Health
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • Technology
  • Age-Friendly Cities
  • Late life learning
  • Social Participation, Intergenerational Opportunities and Community Services
  • CALD community issues

Monday 14 Nov 2011 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
ZINC at Federation Square, Melbourne

Conference fee: $190 Concession: $140

To register, visit