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An increase in older people, both in actual numbers and as a proportion of the population, is surging towards us. While there has been some concern that this surge might be a destructive tsunami, many people believe (with strong support from evidence) that this shift can be managed for the well- being of both older people and the country. The 2012 New Zealand Association of Gerontology Conference will focus on the health aspects of an ageing population, presenting up-to-date research and informed discussion about the health needs of an ageing population, how New Zealand can best serve those needs, and the impact of that ageing population on the New Zealand health system.
There will be five strands within the conference:
1) Older People & Cognition
2) Carers, Families, Partners
3) Community Approaches to Ageing
4) Active Ageing and Participation
5) End of Life
For each strand there will be one plenary session (for all attendees at the conference) and three seminar/workshop sessions. This is an opportunity for all those involved in ageing, which is all of us, to receive up to date information and have informed discussion about what the future possibilities are for New Zealand.
We look forward to welcoming you to Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, Auckland in September 2012.
Convenor, NZAG Conference 2012
Co-Director, The Applied Ageing Research Group; and Senior Lecturer, The School of Nursing,
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland
Liz Binns – Senior Lecturer and Clinical Educator, Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, School of Rehabilitation and Occupation Studies, AUT University
Ngaire Kerse - Professor, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland
Chris Perkins - Director, The Selwyn Centre for Ageing and Spirituality; and Old Age Psychiatrist
Diana Spratt-Casas – Project Manager, Specialised Services for Older Adults, Waitemata District Health Board
Valerie Wright-St Clair - Senior Lecturer Research Pathway School of Occupational Science and Therapy; and President, New Zealand Association of Gerontology (NZAG)
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