Game Changers: Life Long Living

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Wednesday 17 October 2018

As part of the Seniors Festival, this Game Changers Conversation explores innovations in how older communities are living better and being more proactive in advocating for a say in how they live.

Around 3.7 million Australians (15% of the population) were aged 65 and over in 2016. With the growth of our ageing population, what does the future of aged living look like and how are older people influencing change? 

The baby boomers were the first generation to face the new ‘third age’ with its unprecedented expectation of a decade or two of relatively healthy life after retirement. They are accustomed to having a voice when it comes to how they live their lives. As the baby boomer generation ages and retirement ages are on the up there is increasing demand for choice in how older people live their lives from accommodation and health care services, to support in career development.

Join a panel of experts to challenge the expectations of aged living, discover innovative projects being developed to support older people, and hear how older generations are influencing positive change for the benefit of our ageing population.


This event is free and open to the whole community.

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  • Elena Pereyra
    Cohousing Australia
  • Gabriele Rukas
    Sectoral Development Officer, Aged Care & Disability, Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria
  • Myfan Jordan
    Director Social Innovation, Per Capita

About the Game Changers Conversation Series

The Game Changers Conversation series presents pivotal ideas, personalities and moments in Australia's evolving story for public discussion and debate.

It is a project of the Footscray University Town initiative – a partnership between Maribyrnong City Council and Victoria University that sees education, jobs, creativity and opportunity at the heart of the future of Footscray.

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Portrait of Talgium for the Victorian Seniors Festival


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Pop-up Bar
5.30pm - 6pm

6pm - 7.30pm


VU at MetroWest (Footscray) 138 Nicholson Street