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PPE training modules available to aged care workforce

PPE training modules available to aged care workforce

NSW Government Health Education and Training (HETI) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) training modules have been made available to the aged care workforce. To find the three modules go to the HETI site to log in and access the PPE Modules page.   The HETI...

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Free Online Dementia Course

Free Online Dementia Course

Preventing Dementia is an open online course offering university-quality education on the latest research in dementia risk and protective factors. This free online course investigates the best available evidence about dementia prevention, drawing on a range of...

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Information for older Australians on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information for older Australians on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

My Aged Care have updated key information about COVID-19 on their website. Some of the topics covered include: Where do I find the most up-to-date information? Where do I find specific advice for older people? Can I get help with food and shopping? I need urgent home...

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Responding to Elder Abuse online training now available

Responding to Elder Abuse online training now available

A new, free training program called the 5 steps to detecting and responding to abuse, neglect and exploitation is now available from the Ageing and Disability Commission (ADC). The online training module has been designed to increase confidence in detecting and...

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Older persons COVID-19 support line

Older persons COVID-19 support line

The Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line has been set up to provide information, support and connection for older Australians during the period of social distancing measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. COTA Australia, National Seniors, Dementia Australia and...

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Confronting age prejudice on Radio National

Confronting age prejudice on Radio National

In the latest episode of God Forbid, James Carleton and the panel discuss age discrimination. What actually is ageism? And how do we identify it when we all have an age? What impacts do ageism have on older people’s rights? Listen to the program here

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Free online yoga classes for people over 60

Free online yoga classes for people over 60

  Invitation to participate in a free University of Sydney research study promoting healthy ageing with online yoga classes. The ‘Successful AGEing (SAGE) yoga trial’ aims to measure the effect of two yogaprograms on falls and other measures of health and wellbeing....

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Dementia Australia live webinars

Live webinars are being held twice monthly during Covid Upcoming webinars: Recently diagnosed with Dementia 25 August 2pm -3pm Communication 3 September 11am-12noon Recently diagnosed with Dementia 8 September 2pm -3pm Click here to view all the webinars scheduled to...

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Everybody Now! and Feros Care present Gran Slam 2020

Calling all passionate poets aged 70 or older. Gran Slam invites seniors in Queensland and New South Wales 70 years and over (or 50 years and over for Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people) to take part in a series of online workshops, culminating...

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