Julie is addressing the invisibility of the LGBTIQ+ communities in aged care and how that population is about make itself known, increasingly and insistently, in the immediate future.
She has worked extensively in this area over the past two decades through the Human Rights Commission and more latterly in the past 2.5 years with Silver Rainbow and Rainbow Tick.
What excites Julie about the Age Concerns Everyone conference - " It is the word everyone. We are an aging population in some of the cultures that make up Aotearoa New Zealand. A lot of our seniors are being cared for by people of different cultures and thank goodness they are there but we all need to take responsibility and share the load."