Events

Game Changers: Life Long Living

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.

Register

This event is free and open to the whole community.

Registrations will open in September. 

Speakers

Speakers will be announced in late August.

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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When?

Pop-up Bar
5.30pm - 6pm

Conversation
6pm - 7.30pm

Where?

VU at MetroWest (Footscray) 138 Nicholson Street
Footscray
Australia

Get in touch

Bec Carey-Grieve
Manager, Place and Creative Programs
Victoria University
Phone: 
+61 3 9919 7043