Age Friendly Communities Professional Development Day

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Age Friendly projects.

The first LG Professionals WA Age Friendly Communities Network Forum 2019 will be an opportunity to hear from a range of experienced practitioners about different Age Friendly Community projects - what's worked well, what hasn't and what went wrong!
A great opportunity for lessons learned from different speakers, with an interactive workshop facilitated by Peter Kenyon, (Bank of I.D.E.A.S.) to understand learnings in a collaborative and constructive forum.


9.30 - Coffee and Registration

10.00 - Welcome, Age Friendly Communities Network Chair, Christine Young

10.10 - Age Friendly Communities Planning across an organisation, 
             Kay Raymond, City of Fremantle

             A cross functional approach, engaging with relevant service areas was the
             aim of City of Fremantle's age friendly planning. Hear what went well,
            what was challenging and what they have learned from trying to get 
            involvement across an organisation.

10.30 - Building an Age Friendly and Accessible Business Network,
             Veronica Clark, City of Melville

             The development of MAFAB (Melville Age Friendly Accessible Business
             Network) has been a journey in partnership with Garden City Shopping
             Centre which has been expanded to other local businesses - what does
             it take to get a major shopping centre and small businesses on board
            with age friendly practice?

10.50 - Hand to Heart - A Partnership between local government and a non
             for profit organisation, Antonella Segre, Connect Groups WA

             The project aimed to connect socially isolated older people and is
             delivered in partnership with local government and Connect Groups
            WA. Hear the perspective from Connect Groups as the major partner.
            How was it working with local government on a shared outcome?

11.10 - Play nicely in the sandpit together - that's the answer,
             Heidi Cowcher, Shire of Williams

             Regional collaboration can save local governments' money, increase
             efficiencies and achieve long-term sustainability and development.
             Proving the point is the 4WDL Well Aged Housing Project, a joint effort 
             between the Shires of Williams, West Arthur, Wagin, Woodanilling,
             Dumbleyung, Lake Grace and Kent, which delivered 50 dedicated
             independent living units for their communities.

11.30 - Working together - the partnership between Cities of Joondalup,
             Stirling and Wanneroo,
             Pauline Sookloll, City of Joondalup, Kate Burton, City of Stirling,
             Louise Giles, City of Wanneroo

             The Cities of Joondalup, Stirling and Wanneroo established a Regional
             Age-Friendly Network group in 2016. The partnership is an important
             platform for information sharing and discussion around opportunities
             to collaborate. This has been a catalyst to develop a range of
             Age-Friendly initiatives, which have been both challenging and rewarding

11.50 - Interactive workshop - facilitated by Peter Kenyon

1.00 - Lunch

1.30 - Workshop and conclusion

2.15 - Update from Australian Age Friendly Communities Forum 
           (Melbourne, November 2018)
           Kay Raymond, City of Fremantle, Deena Lazzari, City of Melville

2.30 - International update,
           Christine Young, Age Friendly Communities Network Chair

2.45 - Australian Age Friendly Communities Forum (November 2019, Perth)

3.00 - Close


Terms & Conditions:
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Where, when and how much?

Thursday 7 March 2019


City of Melville.

Cost (incl GST)

$64 Member,
$72 Corporate Council Member*
$80 Non-Member

*Online registration is not available for this option please complete and return a registration form via email

Registrations close Thursday 28 February 2019


Flyer as a pdf:

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