2014 Productive Ageing Forum

Healthy Living for Productive Ageing

On Tuesday 24 June, National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre hosted a free public forum which brought together leading health experts to discuss the latest research and healthy living tips for over 50s.

Held at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, the forum was host to guest speakers from Alzheimer's Australia, the National Stroke Foundation, beyondblue, the Heart Foundation and Victoria University’s Institute of Sport, Exercise & Active Living.

Master of Ceremonies and award-winning science and medical journalist, Dr Gael Jennings, guided the audience through expert presentations on Alzheimer's and stroke prevention, healthy eating, depression, anxiety, exercise and active living.

Watch the presentations from this event here.

Flick through the photos from the forum here.

Program of events

Click here to download a PDF version of the Program.

To download the presentations from our forum speakers, click here.

Time

Session

Speaker

9.30

Registration

 

10.00

Welcome

Dr Gael Jennings
Senior Lecturer, Centre for Advanced Journalism, University of Melbourne

Michael O’Neill
Chief Executive, National Seniors Australia

10.15

Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention

Denise Wissmann
Senior Clinician, Alzheimer’s Australia Vic

Stroke Prevention

Kevin English
StrokeSafe Ambassador, Stroke Foundation

11.15

Break

 

11.45

Depression and Anxiety in Older People

Marie-Anne Schull
Older Adults Project Manager, beyondblue

Alzheimer’s Disease: Support for Carers

Denise Wissmann
Senior Clinician, Alzheimer’s Australia Vic

12.45

Lunch

 

1.30

Physical Activity for Healthy Living

Dr Jannique van Uffelen
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living, Victoria University

Healthy Eating for the Heart

Beth Scholes
Nutrition Advisor, Heart Foundation

2.30

Break

 

2.45

Health and Employment

Dr Tim Adair
Director, National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre

3.15

Close

 

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