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Making life better for older Australians
The Perth Care and Ageing Well Expo in August will focus on ways to make life easier for older Australians.
Cutting edge technology will feature at the Care and Ageing Well Expo
The State's biggest expo for older Australians will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on August 14 and 15. It will feature speakers across two stages and more than 90 exhibitors and speakers.
The expo was created by Leading Age Services (LASA) in 2017 and is expected to attract thousands of people. A host of new and innovative products and services are helping to make life better for older Australians.
Advice from a host of service providers will be available.
LASA CEO Sean Rooney says the expo concentrates on helping people enjoy the best of lives and supporting people who need assistance. He says it is important for the nation to care about better ageing futures, using innovative technologies and community connections to make the most of lengthening lives.
The Care and Ageing Well Expo aims to give families and their older relatives confidence and convenience in living the best life.
A cafe and lounge provides a spot to refresh and rest.
Every aspect of helping older people live better lives is drawn together at the expo, enabling people to talk to organisations and experts to focus on better ageing.
Speakers will include the CEO of the Council on the Ageing in WA, Christine Allen, who will talk about the value of older West Australians.
On the Bethanie Lifestyle Stage, speakers will talk about retirement and aged care choices, cybercrime and safety for seniors, caring and dementia, financial planning, demystifying aged care, retirement living, palliative care, and a lawyer will discuss wills and advanced health directives.
Lots of products to make life easier will be on show.
Sessions at the Ageing Well Lounge will be more casual and look at attributes for ageing well, aged care as a career gateway, a LIFESPAN dance presentation, assistive technology and home design, a presentation from WA Police on 'Safe and Found', a session on connecting with the NBN, the Bethanie Dancers, hearing health, nutrition, and pet therapy.
The expo will offer a forum full of information for people, whether they are beginning to understand the journey of caring for the aged or seeking to be better prepared for the future.
CMS Events Director, Richard Campbell, who runs the expo, says the aged services industry was evolving rapidly, particularly in the light of the latest Federal Budget and the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
Two stages feature a wide range of presenters.
Many innovations were being introduced to encourage older Australians and their families to have a balanced outlook on living a healthy and comfortable life. For families who are starting on the journey, the expo will help them to understand their options and provide solutions with products and services to meet their needs.
Seminars will be live-streamed for those unable to attend.
The expo features products to make ageing easier.
The Perth Expo will be open from 9.30am to 4pm on August 14 and 15. Entry is free and pre-registration is encouraged to assist the management of crowd flow.