Conference Programme

Our conference programme is still being finalised please keep checking back for updates.
 

Day One- 16 April 

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Time

Chancellor 1

 

Chancellor 2

 

Chancellor 6

 

8.30am - 9.00am Registration - tea and coffee available
9.00am Mihi Whakatau
9.20am - 9.30am National President's Welcome
Peter Oettli, Age Concern New Zealand
9.30am - 9.45am Opening Address
Hon Tracey Martin, Minister for Seniors
9.45am - 10.10am Keynote Speaker - The 2020s Will Be Different
Colin James, Senior Associate, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies,
Victoria University of Wellington
10.10am - 10.30am
 Morning Tea
STREAMS
Wellbeing
Stream sponsored by Ageing Well National Science Challenge 
The Changing Face of Ageing
Stream sponsored by CRESA
Social Connection and Loneliness
Stream sponsored by St John New Zealand 
10.30am - 11.15am Healthy Ageing Strategy
Jim Nicolson, Manager, Healthy Ageing,
Investment Priorities, Strategy & Policy
Ministry of Health
Our Prison Communities
Vicky Noble, Principal Health Advisor,
Department of Corrections
Cyber-Smart
Katrina Norman, Senior Stakeholder Engagement Advisor,
CERT NZ
11.15am - 12.00pm Advanced Care Planning
Helen Rigby, Advance Care Planning Facilitator
Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs
AgeConnect Nelson Tasman 
Caroline Budge, Manager
Age Concern Nelson Tasman 
Sponsored by: Heartland Bank
Enabling Older People to be Well-Housed
Scott Figenshow, CEO
Community Housing Aotearoa
12.00pm - 1.00pm Lunch
1.00pm - 1.45pm Live Stronger for Longer
Gill Hall, Manager Rehabilitation
ACC
Lifelong Curiosity
Colin McGregor, Director
ACE Aotearoa
Bigger and Better - What's Behind the Growth of
Retirement Villages
Maggie Owens, Immediate Past President 
Retirement Villages Association

1.45pm - 2.30pm State of the Aged Residential Care Industry
Simon Wallace, CEO
New Zealand Aged Care Association

The World of LGBTI 
Julie Watson, Silver Rainbow
Programme Leader, Kahui Tu Kaha

Aligning for an Age-Friendly New Zealand
Diane Turner, Director
Office for Seniors

2.30pm - 3.00pm Afternoon Tea
3.00pm - 4.00pm Health Care Home
Melissa Simpson,
Programme Lead, Health Care Home (HCH)
Compass Health

Hei Manaaki Ngā Kaumātua:
Enhancing the Quality of Life and
Wellbeing of Kaumātua
Rangimahora Reddy,
Chief Executive Officer, Rauawaawa Trust
Mary Simpson
Senior Lecturer, Management Communication,
University of Waikato
Mokemoke Kaumātua: Social Isolation and Loneliness
Among Older People

Merryn Gott, Professor of Health Sciences
Stella Black, Researcher, School of Nursing
University of Auckland
4.00pm - 4.30pm
Financial Activism and Education in the 21st Century:
The Paradigm of Change
Amanda Morrall, Head of Communications and Education
Sam Stubbs, Managing Director
Simplicity NZ Limited
4.30pm - 4.40pm 
Homecare Medical
Brian O'Connell
4.40pm - 4.50pm
Close of Day
6.00pm - 7.00pm

7.00pm - 10.00pm
Drinks and Nibbles sponsored by Summerset

Conference Delegate Dinner and entertainment by Lloyd Scott 



Day Two- 17 April 

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Time

Chancellor 1

 

Chancellor 2

 

Chancellor 6

 

8.30am - 9.00am
Start of Day - tea and coffee available
9.00am - 9.30am A Spark Within
Keynote Speaker - Pauline Grogan, Motivational Speaker
9.30am - 9.40am
ASB
Malcolm Allen, Information Security Consultant, ASB
Heather Woodards, Senior Investigator, ASB
9.40am - 10.20am Panel discussion - Rural Health and Technology
Facilitator - Craig Young, CEO
Telecommunications Users Association NZ

PANEL
Margaret Pittaway, RWNZ Board Member Health Portfolio
Mark Eager, CEO, Mobile Health
Dalton Kelly, Chief Executive, New Zealand Rural General Practice Network
Dr Ruth Large, Emergency Physician, Rural Hospitalist,Clinical Director Information Services
and Virtual HealthCare, Waikato District Health Board
10.20am - 10.40am
Morning Tea
STREAMS
Wellbeing
Stream sponsored by Ageing Well National Health Science Challenge 
The Changing Face of Ageing
Stream sponsored by CRESA
Social Connection and Loneliness
Stream sponsored by St John New Zealand 
10.40am - 11.15am The Power of interRAI Data: How Well are Older People Really?
Michele McCreadie, General Manager, interRAI Services
TAS
Banking Tips and Tricks - What You Need to Know About Scammers
Tina Mitchell
Deputy Banking Ombudsman - Prevention
Banking Ombudsman Scheme
Ageing Well National Science Challenge
Assoc Prof Debra Waters,
Deputy Director 
11.15am - 12.00pm Project Lift
David Clapperton,
Chief Executive, Horowhenua District Council

Changing the Use of Technology
Esther Perriam, General Manager, ElderNet
Good Homes: Enabling Older People
to Keep Connected
Kay Saville-Smith, Director
CRESA (Centre for Research, Evaluation
& Social Assessment)
12.00pm - 1.00pm Lunch
1.00pm - 1.45pm Panel Discussion - Workforce of the Future: Maximising the Potential
of Older Workers
Facilitator: Desigin Thulkanam, Manager, Policy & Health Promotion
Age Concern New Zealand
PANEL
Dr Judith Davey, Senior Associate,
Institute of Governance & Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington
Dr Jackie Blue, Commissioner: Equal Employment Opportunities/Women's Rights/SOGISC,
Human Rights Commission
Scott Miller, Chief Executive, Volunteering New Zealand
Richard Wagstaff, President, New Zealand Council of Trade Unions
Empowering Communities: Health Promotion Lessons from Japan
Gemma Wong
Health Promotion Advisor, Age Concern New Zealand
Sponsored by: Enliven 
Social Connection - An International Perspective
Louise Rees, Social Connection Advisor
Age Concern New Zealand
Sponsored by: Perpetual Guardian
1.45pm - 2.30pm Fiona Alpass, Health & Ageing Research Team (HART), Massey University
Paul Jarvie, Industrial Relations Safety Manager, EMA
Gerald Minnée, Policy Director, Labour and Immigration Policy, Labour, Science & Enterprise, MBIE
Crime Against Older New Zealanders
Chris Lawton, Chairperson, Community Patrols
of New Zealand

Common Sense Innovation
Sam Johnson, Head of Community Innovation
MyCare

2.30pm - 3.00pm Afternoon Tea
3.00pm - 3.45pm Steady as you Go: National Rollout
Desigin Thulkanam, Policy and Health Promotion Manager
Gemma Wong, Health Promotion Advisor
Age Concern New
Zealand
Sponsored by: BUPA
Does "The Changing Face of Ageing" Impact Abuse?
Hanny Naus, Professional Educator, Elder Abuse & Neglect Prevention
Age Concern New Zealand
Sponsored by: Public Trust

Systematic Review of Loneliness and Older New Zealanders, and Late-Life Asian Immigrants’ Social Connectedness and Loneliness

Dr Valerie Wright-St Clair, Associate Professor & Co-Director, AUT Centre for Active Ageing
Faculty of Health & Environmental Sciences
Auckland University of Technology

3.45pm - 4.30pm Get Savvy on Scams
Bronwyn Groot, Manager, Fraud Education
Commission for Financial Capability
Shared Opportunities for St John and Older People
Michelle Brett, Right Care Advisor, Hauora Maori,
Order of St John
Kim Jacobs, Community Health Transport Manager,
Order of St John

Late-life Living and Care Arrangements of Older Filipino-New Zealanders and The Elder Orphan: An Integrative Review

Dr Jed Montayre, Lecturer, Nursing
School of Environmental and Health Sciences
Auckland University of Technology

4.30pm - 4.40pm Conference Closing
7.00pm - 10.00pm Age Concern Member Organisations Dinner

Dinner Speaker: Garry Wilson, St John New Zealand, St John and the role for older volunteers
Dinner Speaker: Age Concern Nelson Tasman showcase 

Day Three- 18 April- Age Concern New Zealand Member Councils Only Day

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Time

Chancellor 1

 

Chancellor 2

 

Chancellor 6

 

8.30am - 9.00am Registration - tea and coffee available
9.00am - 10.30am A Collaborative Approach to Social Connection
Facilitator: Robert Aitken, Board Member,
Age Concern New Zealand

10.30am - 11.00am Morning Tea
11.00am - 1.00pm Age Concern New Zealand AGM
1.00pm - 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm - 3.00pm Peer Audit Review - Standards of Membership
3.00pm - 4.30pm Age Concern Governors' and Managers' Concurrent Workshops Age Concern Governors' and Managers' Concurrent Workshops