Shaping the future: Planning for homes in an ageing world
June 17 2016
This lecture series provided a unique opportunity to interact with international speakers and the public and private sectors as partners and engage them in the broader debate around housing options for older people. It brought together leading international researchers and innovative champions from NSW.
The seminar was sponsored by the MACA, together with the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG), Council on the Ageing NSW (COTA) and Macquarie University.
Speakers included Professor Chris Phillipson, Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology at the University of Manchester and the executive director of the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA), Ian Day, from COTA, and Dr. Tine Buffel, Marie Curie Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester, and linked to the MICRA.
The lecture topics included:
- Home Ownership
- Affordable housing
- Age-Friendly Communities
- Measuring the outcomes of home-based care with older service users.
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John Ajaka, Minister for Ageing with Kathryn Greiner, Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Ageing
John Ajaka, Minister for Ageing with speakers and guests (From left: Professor Chris Phillipson (University of Manchester), Dr Tine Buffel (University of Manchester), Dr Adam Stebbing (Macquarie University), Minister John Ajaka, Ian Day (COTA), Dr Ben Spies-Butcher (Macquarie University), Kathryn Greiner (Chair of MACA), Felicity Barr (AAG)
Presentation from Professor Chris Phillipson (University of Manchester) on urban policy and age-friendly cities
Presentation from Dr Tine Buffel (University of Manchester) on age-friendly communities
Panel Discussion on the key challenges and opportunities in housing an older population. Speakers: Professor Chris Phillipson (University of Manchester), Enrico Sondalini (Treasury), Deborah Brill (Planning and Environment) and Brian Osterio
Brian Osterio presenting on his personal experiences speaking to older people about housing and access to amenities