Conference Programme

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

If you would like to be part of the programme you can submit your abstract to Stephanie Clare.

Day One

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Time

Chancellor 1

 

Chancellor 2

 

Chancellor 6

 

8.30am - 9.00am Registration
9.00am - 10.10am Mihi Whakatau
National Presidents Welcome
Address from Minister

The 2020s Will Be Different
Keynote Speaker: Colin James, Senior Associate, Institute for Governance and Political Studies
                              Victoria University of Wellington 
10.10am - 10.30am
Morning Tea
STREAMS
Wellbeing
The Changing Face of Ageing
Social Connection and Loneliness
10.30am - 11.15am Healthy Ageing Strategy
Jim Nicolson, Manager, Healthy Ageing,
Investment Priorities, Strategy & Policy
Ministry of Health
Our Prison Communities
TBC
Cyber-Security
11.15am - 12.00pm Advanced Care Planning
Helen Rigby, Advance Care Planning Facilitator
CCDHB
Ageing Well National Science Challenge
Assoc Prof Debra Waters, Deputy Director
Tomorrow's Housing
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
Age-friendly Communities
Diane Turner, Director
Office for Seniors

1.45pm - 2.30pm Review of Funding Model
Simon Wallace, CEO
New Zealand Aged Care Association

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

RVA - The Future
TBD
Retirement Villages Association
2.30pm - 3.00pm Afternoon Tea
3.00pm - 4.00pm Health Care Home
Melissa Simpson,
Programme Lead, Health Care Home (HCH)
Compass Health

Te Ao Māori
Rangimahora Reddy,
Chief Executive Officer, Rauawaawa Trust

Mokemoke Kaumatua: Social Isolation and Loneliness
Among Older People

Merryn Gott, Professor of Health Sciences
Stella Black, Researcher, School of Nursing
University of Auckland
6.00pm - 7.00pm
7.00pm - 10.00pm
Drinks and Nibbles sponsored by Summerset
Conference Delegate Dinner

Day Two

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Time

Chancellor 1

 

Chancellor 2

 

Chancellor 6

 

STREAMS
Wellbeing The Changing Face of Ageing Social Connection and Loneliness
9.00am - 9.30am A Spark Within
Keynote Speaker - Pauline Grogan, Motivational Speaker
9.30am - 10.15am 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
10.15am - 10.35am
Morning Tea
10.40am - 11.15am The Power of interRAI Data: How Well are Older People Really?
Michele McCreadie, General Manager, interRAI Services
TAS
Banking Ombudsman
Tina Mitchell
Deputy Banking Ombudsman - Prevention
Banking Ombudsman Scheme
Local Age Concerns Successes
Caroline Budge, Funding and Community Support
Age Concern Nelson Tasman
11.15am - 12.00pm TBD 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 Ageing in Japan
Gemma Wong, Health Promotion Advisor
Age Concern New Zealand

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
New Zealand Council of Trade Unions representative
Fiona Alpass, Health & Ageing Research Team (HART), Massey University
Social Connection - International Perspective
Louise Rees, Social Connection Advisor
Age Concern New Zealand

1.45pm - 2.30pm Community Patrols of New Zealand
Chris Lawton, Chairperson

Common Sense Innovation
Sam Johnston, Head of Community Innovation
MyCare

2.30pm - 3.00pm Afternoon Tea
3.00pm - 3.45pm National Rollout Steady as you Go
Desigin Thulkanam, Policy Manager
Age Concern New
Zealand
Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Hanny Naus, Professional Educator, Elder Abuse & Neglect Prevention
Age Concern New Zealand

Research
Valerie Wright St-Clair, Associate Professor and
Co-Director, AUT Centre for Active Ageing
Dr Jed Montayre, Lecturer, Nursing,
School 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
St John
Sarah Manley, Director of Community Health Services
Research (continued)
Valerie Wright St-Clair, Associate Professor and
Co-Director, AUT Centre for Active Ageing
Dr Jed Montayre, Lecturer, Nursing,
School of Health & Environmental Sciences
Auckland University of Technology
7.00pm - 10.00pm Age Concern Member Organisations Dinner

Day Three

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Age Concern New Zealand Member Councils Only Day

Time

Chancellor 1

 

Chancellor 2

 

Chancellor 6

 

8.30am - 9.00am Registration
9.00am - 10.30am A Collaborative Approach: Social Connection/
Campaign to End Loneliness

Louise Rees, National Social Connection Adviser
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 - 4.30pm WORKSHOP