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Ageing and Changing Focus of Seminars and Exhibition
More than 75 exhibitors and two days of seminars on subjects as diverse as the use of robots and technology in care and ageing through to cooking and modifying a home for the elderly, will be part of the Care And Ageing Expo on August 4 and 5 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The expo will be a one-stop shop for people contemplating their latter years and families looking to provide support for their parents.
Exhibitors will range across categories from residential care and home care to retirement living, equipment, healthcare, service providers, medical consultants, financial and legal, support groups and technology.
Health care for seniors is among the many themes of the Care And Ageing Expo.
Speakers on two separate stages will discuss major issues relating to finance, retirement home options, living at home, dementia and Alzheimer's, but will also shed some light on developments in technology, cooking for the elderly and modifying a home for seniors.
On the Saturday, the Bethanie Lifestyle Seminar Stage hosted by former ABC radio and television presenter Verity James, will include a Welcome to Country by Tom Little; Living Longer Living Stronger; Planning for Aged Care; a Living with Dementia Panel; Wills and Enduring Powers; Your Rights in Aged Care; Aged Care Finances; What will it cost?; and a Retirement Village Living Panel.
Relax with business colleagues and friends with a coffee from the pop-up café.
On Sunday the program will include Prevention and Recovery - Seniors Guide to Healthcare; My Health Record What's in it for you?; The Future of Home Care; Supporting People Living with Dementia; Advanced Health Directives and Advanced Care Planning; Quality Hearing Services; Aged Care Finances: What will it cost?; and Cyber Crime and Safety for Seniors.
The more informal innovAGEING Chat Lounge will focus on information focusing on innovation in products and services for the aged care consumer.
Discussions will include: the use of Robots in Aged Care Therapy; Deliberations and Dilemmas for Over 55s Downsizing; PARO - Robotic Harp Seal being used in the care of dementia patients; modifying a home for convenience, comfort and safety; nutrition for healthy ageing; Silver Chain's Integrum Care program; Painchek virtual reality facial-recognition technology; peer to peer technology skill development; care and support for culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; and virtual reality goggles that allow carers to gain a greater understanding of the impact of dementia from the perspective of a person living with the condition.
There will be a session on owning a home and land in a retirement village; complimentary hearing screenings; a search directory that provides information about aged care services; moving into aged care; and changing regulations for My Health Record.
The expo is hosted by Leading Age Services Australia.
It will feature the Community Vision Retreat, an area within the expo where visitors can sit and relax with business colleagues and friends with a coffee from the pop-up cafe.
There will also be music from jazz vocalist Jeanie Proude of the Jeanie Proude duo with her jazz and soul music from 9.30am to 1pm each day followed by the Gumnut Stompers jazz trio playing the iconic music of Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Scott Joplin and Jellyroll Morton from 1pm to 4.30pm.
Where:Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA
Cost:Pensioners free, adults pre-purchase $8 and $5 for concession and seniors card holders or at the door at $10 for adults and $7.50 for concession and seniors card holders. Aged, veteran and disability pensioners and children under 18 are free.