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You can learn a lot at this Care & Ageing Expo
The Care & Aging Expo provides a comprehensive source of information to Western Australian consumers. This could help you to make an informed choice about all things to do with aged care.

This is often a difficult journey to being. It can be hard to understand the problems of caring for loved ones or looking at how they can be better prepared for the future. This Expo will benefit those people who plan for their own needs, as well as the children or relatives who are planning for family members.

I know I have looked at this problem for myself, however, gave up, as I found it all "too hard". This type of Expo is ideal for people like myself, who would benefit from talking to people in the industry. You will be able to hear from experts across a wide range of aged care issues. Some of these include:

Choosing home care
Choosing residential care
Caring for those with dementia
How to navigate the MyAgedCare website
The latest technology in hearing aids
And much more

The Bethanie Lifestyle seminar stage will provide a non-stop stream of information from industry experts. There will also be discussion panels and you will have the opportunity to ask questions here.

The expo will be held on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August 2018, from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in Perth. You can learn about things like the fact that by the end of 2018 every Australian will have a digital "My Health Record".

At the Bethanie Lifestyle seminar stage, you will hear Kirsten Beckingham speaking on Sunday at 10.45 am. Kirsten is from WA Primary Health Alliance and will explain just what this means for you and what is in it for you.

Exhibitors will include the following:

Residential Care facilities
Home Care Providers
Retirement Living providers
Equipment providers (wheelchair, Zimmer frame etc)
Service Providers (e.g Silver Chain)

Health Care providers (physiotherapists, cognitive therapists, counsellors etc)
Legal, financial, banks and super funds
Vulnerable care groups indigenous, LGBT, homeless
Support Groups
Local, state and federal government agencies

The Chat Lounge is another place where visitors can get more information. This is a more informal stage which is open to business presentations of interest and other miscellaneous sessions. These may include advancing technologies and also what retirement village is the correct one for you.

The Community Vision Retreat is a chill out area within the expo where you will find comfortable seats. It is also a place where visitors can relax and talk with friends or business colleagues over a coffee from the cafe.

There will be approximately 70 exhibitors at this huge ego, so it will be well worth attending. You can check them out at the expo website.

About the organisers
1. Leading Aged Services Australia - The Care and Ageing Expo is an initiative presented by Leading Age Services Australia (LASA). These people are the national peak body representing providers of age services across residential care, home care and retirement living.

LASA is the single unified voice for aged care service providers, and the first point of call for governments, and industry on aged care issues.

2. CMS Events - this firm has professional industry experience built over 25 years. They have a thorough background of operating events and exhibitions, and a broad knowledge of marketing, sales, operations and financial control to apply their skills across a range of industries and styles of events.

They do everything from consulting, structured business planning to full event management.

$8 - Adult
$5.00 - Concession, including health, seniors and student cards
FREE - Aged pension, veteran and disability pensions
FREE - Children under 18 years
Companion cards are accepted

$10.00 Adult
$7.50 Concession, including Health, Seniors and Student cards
FREE - Aged pension, veteran and disability pensions)
FREE Children under 18 years
Companion cards are accepted

You can find out more and book right at the bottom of this page.

You can also read a lot more about the event from last year's Expo here.

Getting There
There are several ways to get to the Expo:

Swan Taxis - 13 13 30
Black and White Taxis - 13 10 08
Bus - Elizabeth Quay Bus port
Train - Elizabeth Quay train station
Driving - Access to PCEC paid parking is from Mill Street
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Why? For an Expo on aged care
When: 4th and 5th August, 2018
Where: Perth Convention centre
Cost: Varies - see article
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