2015 Productive Ageing Forum


Planning for a successful retirement

On Tuesday 23 June, National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre hosted a free public forum that brought together leading experts to provide information about planning for a successful retirement.

Held at Melbourne Town Hall, the forum was host to guest speakers from Leadership Victoria, the University of New South Wales, Justice Connect Seniors Law, the Department of Human Services, the Municipal Association of Victoria, and the University of Melbourne.

Master of Ceremonies, Dr Janice Davies, guided the auidence through expert presentations on community leadership through volunteering, planning for retirement, legal issues associated with ageing, and government and community services available to support ageing at home.

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.

To download the fact sheets from the forum, click here.

9:30 – 10:30 Registration  
10:30 – 10:45 Welcome

Dr Jan Davies
Independent Consultant

Michael O’Neill
Chief Executive
National Seniors Australia

10:45 – 11:15

Community leadership through the
not-for-profit board table

Sofie Anselmi
Manager, Leadership Impact
Leadership Victoria

 11:15 – 11:45 Break  
 11:45 – 12:45 Is it just a matter of time? Why some people

plan for retirement and others do not



Legal issues associated with ageing

Dr Joanne Earl

Senior Lecturer
University of New South Wales


Lauren Adamson
Manager and Principal Lawyer
Justice Connect Seniors Law

 12:45 – 1:30 Lunch  
 1:30 – 3:00 Ageing and remaining at home: financial

issues and government services



Community services to support living at home



Design for an ageing population: creating
buildings and places that meet the needs of
an ageing society

Bill Burn

Financial Information Service
Department of Human Services


Derryn Wilson
Policy Officer
Municipal Association of Victoria


Professor Alan Pert
Director Melbourne School of Design
University of Melbourne

 3:00 - 3:15 Close  

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