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MC, Verity James, on the Bethanie Lifestyle Stage

BETHANIE LIFESTYLE STAGE SCHEDULE

MC - Verity James

10:15am to 10:20am - Welcome to Country
Kevin Fitzgerald

10:20am to 10:30am - Official Welcome
Hon. Kyle McGinn MLC

10:30am to 11:00am - Ageing Well, Your Choice
Mark Kinsela - COTA WA
With over 650,000 Australians retiring in the next 5 years, most people over 65 can expect to
live well into their 80s and early 90s. But while most of us have spent our lives planning for our retirement, many haven't thought about what sort of life they want when they get there. This presentation examines how to live a good life after 65, introduction to issues you might expect
and how to overcome and prepare for obstacles. We will also be releasing some interesting research on how older people want to communicate and be communicated to.

11:45am to 12:15pm - Leading the way in the Aged Care Experience
Annie Pathak - Bethanie
With seventy years of experience, Bethanie continues to deliver aged care that focusses on the individual, while creating physical environments designed to enhance our residents experience. But what does this look like, and what should you be considering in an aged care home? Hear from Bethanie experts designing the experience and leading the teams in person-centred care
in this lively panel discussion.

1:00pm to 1:30pm - All Ears: The link between hearing health, dizziness and falls 
Dr Barbara Heinze - Ear Science Institute Australia
Join for a session exploring how our ears are related to balance and dizziness. Highlighting Perth-based research from Ear Science Institute Australia, we will identify the risk factors and the impact of untreated hearing loss and dizziness.

2:15pm to 2:45pm - Navigating & Enjoying Retirement
Margaret Walsh - Association of Independent Retirees
Tips and tricks to prepare for retirement and enjoy an independent, happy and fulfilled lifestyle after retirement. What to consider and choices available in planning for a long
and enriching life in retirement including health, employment, finances, housing, fellowship, interaction and social.

FRIDAY 2 AUGUST

SATURDAY 3 AUGUST

10:30am to 11:00am - Recognising and Reducing Scams and Online Risks
David Cook - ECU School of Science
This presentation will show the ways seniors can be scammed and tricked. It will cover important security for online banking, staying safe on the internet, and how to keep your information private. Dr David Cook will show you what he can see when hackers use people as targets to access their information and their money. This presentation will explain the new tricks that have emerged in the last 12 months, helping you to refresh your “cyber posture”.

11:45am to 12:15pm - Everything About Home Care Package Services
Deb Whitelock - Amana Living
We will touch on different areas of the home care package client journey including how
to access support, what is included in your home care package and how to get the most
out of it. We will also discuss frequently asked questions, having an open discussion and inviting questions throughout the presentation.

1:00pm to 1:30pm - Planning for the Future
Elders Rights WA

2:15pm to 2:45pm - Aged Care Fees & Charges Overview
Andrew Hopkins - WA Aged Care Financial Solutions

Finding an Aged Care facility that meets your needs and has accommodation available
is no easy task. In this emotional time for a family, crucial financial decisions must be considered. The financial implications of Aged Care are complex, with relevant facts and figures changing regularly throughout each year. Unfortunately, seemingly simple financial decisions taken in haste can have long term detrimental financial implications.

JUNIPER AGEING WELL STAGE SCHEDULE

MC - Tod Johnston
 

11:15am to 11:40am - Eat Well. Age Well
Tess Sutton - Lite n' Easy
A healthy diet is critical to ageing well. Healthy eating for an older person can look a little
bit different to how it did in their younger years. Regardless of a person’s ageing experience, food can and should continue to be a source of pleasure and joy as well as nutrition. Food is central to our quality of life.  

12:30pm to 12:55pm - How Allied Health Support Can Help you Reach or Maintain your Goals
Shaun Lee - Juniper
Join Allied Health Manager Shaun Lee who will share with you how physiotherapy, podiatry and occupational therapy can help you reach or maintain your goals. Taking a reablement approach the team can guide you to get back to or maintain doing the things you love. Reablement is all about supporting people to be as independent as possible, for as long as possible, with the choice and control being placed in a customer’s hands.

1:45pm to 2:10pm - Staying at Home with the Best Palliative Care
Andrew Allsop - Silverchain
Andrew Allsop, Silverchain WA Director Clinical Operations for Palliative Care, will talk about how this service supports people with life-limiting illnesses in Perth. Learn more about the options available and how Silverchain works with families to provide the best care, home delivered.

3:00pm to 3:25pm - Why an Exercise Physiologist should become your BFF (Best Friend Forever) as you get older
Exercise & Sports Science Australia
Exercise is the most important tool you have to stay as healthy and independent as possible. But if you’re not doing the right exercise for you, you might be wasting your time and effort and not getting the results you need.  We’ll explore the benefits of working with a university qualified Exercise Physiologist to ensure you are achieving your health and fitness goals.

FRIDAY 2 AUGUST

SATURDAY 3 AUGUST

11:15am to 11:40am - How Allied Health Support can Help you Reach or Maintain your Goals
Shaun Lee - Juniper
Join Allied Health Manager Shaun Lee who will share with you how physiotherapy, podiatry and occupational therapy can help you reach or maintain your goals. Taking a reablement approach the team can guide you to get back to or maintain doing the things you love. Reablement is all about supporting people to be as independent as possible, for as long as possible, with the choice and control being placed in a customer’s hands.

12:30pm to 12:55pm - Lifespan Dance - Seated Dance Classes
Paige Gordon - Lifespan Dance
Come and learn some Seated Dance sequences and experience the benefits
of Seated Dance classes.

1:45pm to 2:10pm - Discover the Upside of Ageing
Sally Gilchrist - LiveUp
Science tells us that 75% of ageing is attributed to our lifestyle choices (not our genes). LiveUp is a healthy ageing guide that will give you personalised and localised suggestions to help you keep doing the things you already love, or to try something a bit different. Discover to the upside of ageing with LiveUp!

3:00pm to 3:25pm - Feeling of Community
Kylie Pratt - Harold Hawthorne Community Centre
A presentation highlighting the organisations involvement in the community by providing Home and Community Care, a vibrant community centre, independent living units

Bethanie Central Stage

The Bethanie Central Stage serves as the primary space for informative and educational sessions featuring prominent guests and speakers throughout the weekend.

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Juniper Ageing Well Stage

The Juniper Ageing Well Stage offers a more relaxed setting for smaller sessions featuring a blend of information, entertainment, and discussion groups.

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