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2021 BETHANIE LIFESTYLE STAGE PROGRAM

Saturday, 14 August

10.15am - 10.30am - Welcome Address 

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10.30am - 11.00am - State of The Older Nation 2021 Report

Christine Allen - Council on the Ageing (COTA) WA

Report on the recently released (June 2021) State of the Older Nation survey –

where seniors across Australia responded to a series of questions about their life.

This gives a snapshot – and a comparison – to how seniors

responded to the same questions in 2018.

11.30am - 12.00pm - Aged Care Planning

Chris How - Bethanie Group 

Whilst we can’t control our ageing, we can control how we age and with a little bit of

planning it should be a positive experience.

It is important that we plan for the future when it comes to aged care. Too often we see

families rush to find a service after a particular event placing pressure on families

This presentation will provide some practical tips on how you can plan for aged care services.

It will encourage people of all ages to consider what they are looking for when it comes to

services and begin the conversation with their family to ensure everyone is on the same page.

They say good things come to those who wait but from my 20 plus years of experience in aged

care, even better things come to those who plan.

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12.30pm - 1.00pm - Cyber Crime & Safety for Seniors

Dr David Cook - Edith Cowan University 

Find out the latest advances in mobile phone and online security. This presentation covers identity theft, cybercrime, online banking and mobile phone deception. David explains the big-ticket items in the war against crime on the internet. This session includes emerging New Scams during Covid, and how to remain safe when staying in lockdown and isolation. This is a must-see opportunity to ask about everything from Ransomware to Medical records, to keeping your money safe from online thieves.

Dr Cook has been presenting on Cyber Crime in conjunction with the Council on the Ageing for over 10 years. His views on Password Protection have been adopted by older people all over the world.

1.30pm - 2.00pm - Dementia Support Australia - Service Overview

Kate Howard - HammondCare - The Dementia Centre

The presentation will include an overview of the service Dementia Support Australia provides nationally. An overview will be provided of the various tiers of service and eligibility criteria, including pathways to refer. A short case study will also be discussed.

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2.30pm - 3.15pm - Aged Care Finances - What You Need to Know

Craig Billing - Destination Financial Planning

Navigating the current aged care system is a confusing, emotionally draining and overwhelming experience.  Craig’s extensive knowledge and experience of assisting more than 250 families

provides relief and empowerment to families starting the journey on behalf of a loved one.

Post extensive training and accreditation as an Aged Care specialist, Craig was invited to become

part of the highly regarded national Aged Care Gurus network to provide advice to families on

Aged Care financial matters.

Sunday, 15 August

10.15am - 10.30am - Welcome Address

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10.30am - 11.00am - Demystifying Aged Care

Duncan Guy - Baptistcare

Duncan Guy leads the Customer Services team at Baptistcare. With over 20 years’ experience in

health care across a range of sectors, he has a particular intertest in understanding and contributing to positive customer service experiences with a world class approach to individualised health care.

Duncan developed Baptistcare’s ‘Demystifying Aged Care’ information series over three years ago.

Since then Baptistcare have hosted over 50 information sessions for seniors and community groups across WA. The series also had Baptistcare named a finalist in the Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) Aged Care Awards for outstanding achievement in the aged and community sector

for Innovation in Service and Design. The ‘Demystifying’ series has now extended to include a podcast hosted by legendary broadcaster Graham Mabury and a comprehensive 40 page Demystifying Home Care Guide – all free resources for seniors and families wanting to learn more about aged care in WA.

11.30am - 12.00pm - Brain and Hearing: How Lions Hearing Clinic is changing the way we age

Dona Jayakody & Jordan Bishop - Lions Hearing Clinic & the Ear Science Institute Australia

The health and scientific community agree that unaddressed hearing loss increases the risk of Dementia among older adults more than any risk factors, including alcohol overconsumption, traumatic brain injury, obesity and hypertension combined!

Join us for a session exploring the current research findings from the Brain and Hearing research team at Ear Science Institute Australia. We will explore how you can reduce cognitive decline as you age by recognising and treating any hearing loss.

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12.30pm - 1.00pm - My Future Care: Advance Care Planning

Sabena Lund - Palliative Care WA

Do you want to have a say in your lifestyle and health care choices at the last stage of your life?

Take the time to consider your priorities and learn how you can plan for your future.  Look at the

documents involved in advance care planning and where you can get support to fill them out.

1.30pm - 2.00pm - From Wills to Health Directives

Evelyn Burke-Shyne - ABS Succession Lawyers

We will discuss the basics of Wills, Powers of Attorney and advance health directives

but we will also delve into strategies to protect your loved ones. We will look at case

studies to illustrate that being informed and prepared will give you peace of mind for

today, tomorrow and the future.

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2.30pm - 3.00pm - Aged Care Finance & Planning for Care

Jennifer Langton - Aware Super, presented by Gordon Wallace, Aware Super

Navigating the care system can be a time of great stress for families.  We provide guidance through a complex system, clarity on the financial implications & practical tips for making the journey easier.