Projects, Partnerships and Presentations
On this page we share some of our projects, partnerships and presentations we have been involved in as part of the Communities of Respect project.
Innovative approaches to challenging ageism (2019)
Presented at a workshop for service providers hosted by the Celebrate Ageing Program in March 2019 which included a new framework for assessing and challenging ageism and a suite of innovations for service providers. Photos below: presentations by Maria Berry and Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians (photo courtesy Kathryn Bramwell).
Co-curator of Embolden2018, a National Conference/Festival challenging ageism and building respect for older people, hosted by the Celebrate Ageing Program. Photo below, the Embolden2018 team with: Rod White, Dr Catherine Barrett and Maria Berry (photo courtesy Julian Meehan)
Bush Blokes (2018)
Worked with Celebrate Ageing to coordinate a Runway (catwalks against ageism) of older Bush Blokes to the Embolden2018 Festival to challenge ageism and promote a message of support to struggling older farmers. The Runway included models from the City of Wangaratta - on the cat walk for the first time - including 82 yo Cr Ken Clarke OAM – Mayor of Wangaratta, Community Leader Robert Floyd and Health Consumer Representative Ray Newland. The models wore flanelette shirts as a show of support for older farmers going through tough times on the land. Ken Clarke was interviewed for print and radio and an article in the Wangaratta Chronicle was entitled Mayor will don flannelette to combat ageism and Fashionable Mayor is looking the part. Robert was interviewed for the Border Mail for an article entitled The Bush Celebrating their Age. Watch the video of the Bush Blokes on the catwalk below.
Together Making Change - National Elder Abuse Conference (2017)
Delivered plenary presentation to the National Elder Abuse Conference hosted by Senior's Rights Service in Sydney in 2017. Presentation focus: Engaging Consumers in Rural and Remote Areas to Create Change. View the Plenary by clicking the link here.