2010 forum

Older and Online, a National Seniors Productive Ageing Forum, was held on Wednesday 31 March 2010 in Launceston, Tasmania.

The aim was to help older Australians find out about the benefits of being online in later life (even without a computer), the latest research on social networking for older adults, learning online through U3A, and the latest advances in e-health. 

More than 100 people attended the event in Launceston and approximately 80 watched online as the presentations were streamed live to the web.

So that older adults can continue to reap the benefits of the forum, the presentations have been recorded and can be downloaded below.

At the bottom of this page you will find useful links for improving your online experience.


Download the video - 38 MB

This video includes welcoming remarks from:

Peter Matwijiw, General Manager Policy and Research
Justine Elliot, Minister for Ageing

Older and Online: Who, What, Where, Why and How

Download the video - 151 MB

This video includes the following presentations:
Linking older Australians to the internet
Dr Sandra Haukka, Queensland University of Technology

Click here for handout from Dr Sandra Haukka

Getting online without a computer

David Cook, Broadband for Seniors

Click here for powerpoint presentation from David Cook

Alive and Online: Improving your social life and enhancing your health

Download the video - 216 MB

This video includes the following presentations:

Successful ageing and online social networking
Dr Heather Booth, Australian National University
Click here for powerpoint presentation from Dr Heather Booth

HealtheRecords and Healthy@Home
Ros Hill, Northern Area General Health Services

Getting and Staying Online

Download the video - 255 MB

This video includes the following presentations:

Learning online with U3A
Dianne Delchau, U3A Online
Click here for powerpoint presentation - U3A Online

Everything you ever wanted to know, but were too afraid to ask!
Panel: Dianne Delchau, Dr Heather Booth, Ros Hill, National Australian Bank

Wrap-up and Future Directions 
Dr June Hazzlewood

Peter Matwijiw


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