Draft Programme

Thursday 1st October

Soundings Theatre

Rangimarie 2


Rangimarie 1
8.30 - 9.00am Registration
9.00 - 10.30am Mihi Whakatau
  Presidents' Welcome
Wayne Bradshaw and Dr Ngaire Kerse
  Opening Address
Dr Ashley Bloomfield
  Why Ageing is Central to a Present and Future New Zealand
Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley
10.30 - 11.00am MORNING TEA
11.00am - 12.00pm Housing Panel Discussion
Helen Potiki (Chair), Paul Barber, Troy Churton, Scott FigenshowSusan Jenkins, Dr Kay Saville-Smith, Yvonne Wilson
12.00pm - 12.30pm Keynote Presentation - Moments that Matter:  The Power of Now
Greg Ward 
12.30 - 1.30pm LUNCH
1.30 - 1.45pm Warming Up the Homes of Older New Zealanders
Raewynne Jacobs 
Death, dying and organ donation in the ICU
Dr Stephen Streat
‘Mā mua ka kite a muri; mā muri ka ora a mua’ :
Exploring kaumātua wellbeing in Tai Tokerau
Tia Dawes and
Dr Hilary Lapsley
A conversation with the Grey Whisper
Renée Hollis
1.45 - 2.00pm To renovate or not - are housing modifications the solution to support older people to age in place?
Tania Smellie and Linda Robertson
Dr Stephen Streat continued Tia Dawes and 
Dr Hilary Lapsley continued
Empowering digital inclusion of older adults: A stocktake of aged care facility websites    
Dr Wendy Wrapson
2.00 - 2.15pm Developing a framework for housing design that improves the quality of life for the high- needs elderly in New Zealand
Yukiko Kuboshima
Falls and staying well in New Zealand
Dr Ngaire Kerse
Medicines review services for Māori older adults - Kaupapa Māori approaches in health service research
Jo Hikaka
Creativity Village
Victoria Harbutt and Sophia Markwell
2.15 - 2.30pm 'Positive ageing' in place for community-dwelling older adults: Interpreting results of a scoping review
Tessa Pocock 
Frailty index for New Zealand older adults with complex needs
Rebecca Abey-Nesbit
Ageing and walking slowly to the stars
Dr Mere Kepa
Victoria Harbutt and Sophia Markwell continued
2.30 - 2.45pm Falling out of home ownership in later life: Determinants and consequences
Dr Bev James 
Predicting hospital admission and palliative care need
Dr Rhona Winnington

How to be old: we're all learning
Rachel McAlpine

Behind closed doors: Do the Dutch have a better way?
Sharon Adler and Margaret O'Connor
2.45 - 3.00pm Everyone Needs Good Neighbours:
The benefits of community-focused engagement
in retirement village development
Lucy Cooper 
Aged residential care health assistants work in a blurred domain
Dr Christine Clark

Rachel McAlpine continued

The CARE Village - A visionary Model of Care, breaking new ground, an innovative way forward for the delivery of aged care in New Zealand
Thérèse Jeffs
3.00 - 3.30pm AFTERNOON TEA
3.30 - 3.45pm Are older workers at increased risk of fatal injury at work?
Dr Rebbecca Lilley
Polypharmacy and medication-induced dry mouth in a national sample of dependent older New Zealanders
Professor W Murray Thomson
Christmas - more than just a moment: unwrapping the practices and expectations of a meaningful life event
Associate Professor Juliana Mansvelt

Predicting health and wellbeing in later life: 
The Health, Work and Retirement Study
Mary Breheny (Chair), 
Joanne Allen
Dr Christine Stephens 
and Ágnes Szabó

3.45 - 4.00pm Considering workforce ageing from organisational perspectives: the case for (and against) case studies
Dr Sally Keeling
Eating and drinking at home: self-reported swallowing and nutrition status in older community- dwelling New Zealanders
Marie Jardine
Improving Ageing with Big Data
Dr Hamish Jamieson
Symposium continued
4.00 - 4.15pm "Tell someone who cares": Understanding motivation and workplace engagement among caregivers in aged residential care, New Zealand
Dr Jenny Prentice
Oral care knowledge and perspectives among carers of home-based dependent older people
Moira Smith
Dr Hamish Jamieson cont'd
Symposium continued
4.15 - 4.30pm tbc Oral care can break the vicious circle of deconditioning in older adults in hospital settings
Keiko Oda
The state of lifelong learning for seniors in Aotearoa : What we have discovered from our recent ACE Aotearoa Environmental Scan and what the implications are for lifelong learning in the future
Colin McGregor
Symposium continued
4.30 - 4.45pm The Clubs Hub: connecting people with clubs
Virginia Warbrick
tbc A place to call home : Influences on wellbeing when ageing in place with purpose
Robyn Johnston
Top down or bottom up: Embarking on an age-friendly strategy
Nicky McDonald and 
Mary Jaksch
4.45 - 5.00pm Today and Tomorrow: Transforming Public Transport for Ageing Communities
Carole Gordon
Hidden in plain sight: 
Macular Degeneration
- the cost to individuals and society
Henry Ford
What does wellbeing mean for older adults in New Zealand?
Dr Priya Saravanakumar
Mobilising New Zealanders about climate change
Eddie Christian
5.00 - 6.00pm
Writing for Publication: How to get published in a scholarly ageing journal
Professor Debra Waters

6.30 - 7.30pm Meet the Academics - Student Event in "Signs of a Nation"
7.30 - 11.00pm Dinner and Entertainment - Te Marae

Friday 2nd October

Soundings Theatre

Rangimarie 2


Rangimarie 1
8.30 - 9.00am Registration
9.00 - 9.30am  Keynote Presentation:
Technology-Mediated Communication in Familial Relationships and its Influence on Isolation and Loneliness
Professor Vanessa Burholt
9.30 - 10.00am  Keynote Presentation:
Māori and Mate Wareware - Update on a Māori diagnostic tool (MANA) and a Māori-friendly phone app for whanau
Dr Makarena Dudley
10.00 - 10.15am  Banking and EPAs - tips and tricks
Nicola Sladden
Fraud Hurts
Tom Hartmann
Chronological Kaleidoscope of Auckland’s
Age-Friendly Evolution
Dr Judy Blakey

Utilities Disputes: We're here to help
Mary Ollivier
10.15 - 10.30am  Building a dementia- friendly New Zealand
Catherine Hall
Tom Hartmann  continued
Dr Judy Blakey continued Volunteering in an Ageing Population: the benefits of volunteering for the wellbeing of older persons
Michelle Kitney
10.30 - 11.00am MORNING TEA
11.00am - 12.15pm  Panel Discussion - Taking a Breath: Reflections on Covid-19
John Parsons (Facilitator), Dr Judy Blakey, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Murray Edridge, Simon Wallace
12.15 - 12.30pm Summerset's ‘Best of Life’ philosophy - a great example of thriving communities
Kirsty Johnson and Orquidea Tamayo Mortera
12.30 - 1.30pm LUNCH
1.30 - 1.45pm Symposium:
Understanding the transport and mobility needs of an ageing population -  
New Zealand Prospective Older Adult Transport and Health Study (NZPATHS)
Dr Rebecca Brookland (Chair),
Professor Jennie Connor
Dr Sue Crengle
Dr Helen Owen and
Dr Joanne Taylor 
Malnutrition and frailty co-exist in older adults admitted to long-term residential aged care
Dr Carol Wham
Are you making a difference?
How do you know?
Let's do some evaluation!
Dr Jeffery Adams

"The Elderly":
A discriminatory term that needs to disappear
Dr Diana Amundsen
1.45 - 2.00pm  Symposium continued Dietary change as a result of a prostate cancer diagnosis
Dr Asmita Patel
Dr Jeffery Adams continued Learning in later life: Concepts, exemplars and issues
Dr Brian Findsen
2.00 - 2.15pm   Symposium continued The effect of shaped texture-modified diets, fortification and supplements on nutrition outcomes in adults with dysphagia: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Xiaojing Sharon Wu
Dr Jeffery Adams continued Urgent Rethink of Retirement Living Needed for Rapidly Ageing Population
Josephine Gagan
2.15 - 2.30pm   Symposium continued Eating less the logical thing to do? Vulnerability to malnutrition with advancing age:
A Qualitative Study
Dr Carol Wham
Empowering our seniors through volunteering
Nilima Venkat
Visiting aged care innovators in countries with other healthcare systems benefits New Zealand's elderly
Dr Jan Weststrate
2.30 - 2.45pm   Inclusive Streetscapes: Older people's perspectives on transport systems and wellbeing
Janine Wiles
Older adults' utilisation of a natural medicine clinic in Auckland
Dr Asmita Patel
Pacific Perspectives in Ageing in New Zealand: The voices of Elders on social isolation and loneliness
Tafaoimalo Loudeen Parsons, Taimalieutu Kiwi Tamasese and Charles Waldegrave

Carers' sleep status and themes of living well together with dementia
Dr Rosie Gibson

2.45 - 3.00pm   Creating a human habitat for aged care
Joy Tlapi and Suzanne Simpson
AWESSoM Ageing Well Programme
Dr Ngaire Kerse
Symposium continued
Dr Rosie Gibson cont'd

3.00 - 3.30pm AFTERNOON TEA
3.30 - 3.45pm Symposium:
AgeConnect: 'Countering' Loneliness and Social Isolation
Caroline Budge and Keryn Roderick
Injury Prevention in Older People
Tom Jackson, Paula McKinnel and tbc
Tai Kaumātuatanga: Older Māori co-creating research on loneliness and social isolation challenging Western perspectives
Professor Chris Cunningham,
Dr Catherine Love and Charles Waldegrave
The rise and significance of Senior Entrepreneurship
Dr Judith Davey
3.45 - 4.00pm  Symposium continued ACC continued Symposium continued Ageing and thriving through intergenerational social enterprise in Aotearoa
Anne Purcell
4.00 - 4.15pm  Symposium:
Contributing to Aotearoa becoming age-friendly: Impacting on policy, practice and the wellbeing of older people

Professor Stephen Neville (Chair), Jo Conaglen
Sara Napier
Kay Shannon
Prof Valerie Wright-St Clair

It's not the equipment, it's the instructors - experiences of older adult gym members
Carolyn Cairncross
Mahana: Connecting across the generations
Emily Preston
A focus on Equity: providing value from interRAI comprehensive clinical assessment for policy development
Dr Brigette Meehan
4.15 - 4.30pm  Symposium continued
Registered Nurses' first interventions for residents living with dementia who like to walk
Christianah Adesina
What is frailty? Perspectives from Chinese clinicians and older immigrants in New Zealand
Dr Gary Cheung
Diversional and Recreational Therapy in Aotearoa New Zealand
- A Snapshot
Orquidea Tamayo Mortera
4.30 - 4.45pm  Symposium continued
Cochlear implants for ageing New Zealanders: Raising awareness of health benefits
Holly Teagle, Ellen Giles and Caroline Selvaratnam
Predictors of care home placement in people with dementia in Aotearoa      
Dr Sarah Cullum
Cyber Hygiene: CERT NZ's top tips for looking after yourself, online
Rob Pope
4.45 - 5.00pm  Symposium continued
Workshop continued Neighbourhoods, social connections and loneliness
among older people
Hannah Phillips
Rob Pope continued
5.00 - 5.30pm  Reflections, Prizegiving and Closing Ceremony - Soundings Theatre