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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

Public Transport and the Elderly

Posted in Policies by Ferne Edwards on January 16th, 2009

The section below is republished with permission from the Going Solar Transport Newsletter #92, 5 January 2009, compiled by Stephen Ingrouille. Going Solar newsletter provides an excellent commentary on local sustainable transport issues in Melbourne.

“Victorias public transport will be adapted for the elderly – including better staying healthy. Aged Care Minister Lisa Neville promised the Government would act on some of the report’s recommendations, including an education program for bus, train and tram drivers to accelerate and brake smoothly to prevent seniors falling. The minister said she would work with hospital administrators to establish better transport links between Southern Cross Station and public hospitals, with a senior bus service one possibility.”
Ref: Marika Dobbin, The Age, 18/12/08

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