Presented by Noosa Long Weekend Festival in Association with RSL Care
Australians are now living longer and there are proportionally more of us over the age of 60 than any time in our history.
Baby boomers are challenging current negative stereotypes of older people and rather than accepting that retirement means moving from paid work to a lifetime of leisure, some are exploring and entering into new careers and finding new pathways to remain active members of the community.
This forum explores the concept of a more positive approach to ageing from a policy, academic and personal perspective.
Dr Patricia Edgar AM, is a sociologist, educator, film and television producer, writer, researcher, and policy analyst. She has written a thought provoking book entitled “In Praise of Ageing” where she turns her attention to ageing policy in Australia.
Val French AM, is a journalist and academic, President and Founder of Older People Speak Out (OPSO) and has a Centenary Medal and Commonwealth Senior Achiever Medal. Val is very active in lobbying for the rights of older people.
Adele Horin was the social issues columnist and journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald for 18 years. In 2012 she retired from the SMH and set up her blog “Coming of Age” which explores how her generation is meeting the challenge of getting older.
Moderator Paul Barclay presenter and series producer of Big Ideas on ABC RN
Reinventing Retirement Forum
Date: Saturday 19th July
Time: 3.00pm Forum
Prices: $35.00 Adult - $30 Concessions (On presentation of Concession card)
Venue: Outrigger, Little Hastings Street, Resort and Spa (OLHSRS)
Duration: 90 minutes – No intermission
Outrigger, Little Hastings Street, Resort and Spa, Noosa Heads
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