OPAN presents 16 November 1:30-2:30pm: The Ageing Mosaic First Nations Communities Free online event.
“Older people have a vital role in Aboriginal communities, in terms of leadership, caregiving and continuity of culture. As such, the health and wellbeing, and aged care needs, of older Aboriginal people are emerging priorities.” – NEURA ‘Sharing the Wisdom of our Elders’ report.
People from First Nations communities deserve respect, support and to be treated with the dignity to maintain their identity and culture as they age.
Our panel of experts will explore the importance of informative and inclusive aged care services and identify programs and supports for older First Nations people.
• Uncle Terry Donovan – Knowledge Translation Facilitator, Aboriginal Health and Ageing Program, NEURA
• Kevyn Morris – Member of Older Persons Advocacy Network National Older Persons Reference Group.
• Rhonda Smith – Aboriginal Sector Support & Development Officer, Booroongen Djugun, Aged Care Facility, Kempsey, NSW
• Christene Polanski – Advocate, Seniors Right Service, Broken Hill, NSW