AgeWISE Seminar 2017 features IT innovations impacting in the quality of life of Older Adults and those who care for them. This year the seminar is sponsored by SmartHealth, Waikato DHB’s online health service.
Registrations are open, and must be in by Friday 6 October. The seminar itself is on Friday 13 October at the Distinction Hotel and Conference Centre in Hamilton.
This bi-annual seminar has been held in the Waikato since 2007. It is an opportunity for all people and services working with older adults in our community to come together and showcase the great work they are doing. The seminar regularly attracts 150 attendees from the wider aged care sector. The relationships formed via this forum and the increased awareness of each other’s work supports the integrated approach to services.
The registration fee of $65 for a full day seminar is excellent value.
This seminar is of interest to
- Community providers and agencies – voluntary providers, iwi providers, general practice, home based support providers, older peoples organisations and those with an interest in older peoples issues and services
- Residential care providers – managers and all staff with an interest in the broad spectrum of services for older adults
- Tertiary care providers who interact with older people but do not specialise in their care.
- Specialist service providers for older adults – great for enhancing connections across the care continuum
- People with an interest in the development of services for older people and issues affecting older people
Topics and presenters this year include Emeritus Professor Dame Peggy Koopman-Boyden on “Age Friendly Hamilton”, as well as:
- Online wound education
- Virtual healthcare in residential aged care
- Kaumatua managing life transitions
- Advance care planning primary care perspective
- Older persons and rehabilitation overview
- Arthritis self-management support
- Volunteers Waikato
- Whare Aroha CARE, a safe place where people live normal lives
AgeWISE is the Waikato District Health Board model for integrated services for older people. The AgeWISE Advisory Group focuses on strengthening the network of people and agencies with an interest in the health and support of older people in order to improve services provided. Current members of the AgeWISE Advisory Group are: Dame Professor Peggy Koopman-Boyden (chair), Dr Stewart Wells, Colin Patrick, Evelyn Weir, Jan White, Rangimahora Reddy, Craig Scaman, Andrew Swanson-Dobbs, Graham Guy, and Corrie Bronkhorst.