Conversations for Change

Conversations for Change

The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria (OCAV) has initiated Conversations for Change as our contribution to thought leadership about ageing in Victoria.

In June 2018, our second Conversations For Change was Let’s Retire Retirement. The keynote speaker was Dr Kay Patterson AO, Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner with resident Irene Renzenbrink providing her perspective on the importance of retiring retirement.

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The role of new technologies in the age friendly community of 2030 was a contribution from Dr Raelene Wilding, an academic and researcher at La Trobe University. Her research has included exploring the ways in which migrants in Australia use communication technologies and visits to care for their elderly parents in the home country.

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Is Homeshare the Answer? Was a contribution from Dr Patricia Edgar, the author of In Praise of Ageing ( 2013), PEAK, Reinventing Middle Age (With Don Edgar) 2017, who attended the first Conversations for Change.

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On April 20 2018 Minister Richard Wynne launched our first publication What Should An Age-Friendly Community Look Like in 2050?

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Model trains capture most little boys’ hearts and imaginations. But it seems grown men and a few grown women are just as interested.

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