Ageing with Attitude

A series of informative sessions for people considering their lifestyle choices as they grow older.

These sessions will cover legal issues, housing options, finances, volunteering and finding new ways to stay connected with your community

Dates: Sunday 6 May to Thursday 10 May 2018
Venue: All sessions will be held at Glen Eira Town Hall in the Theatrette Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield
Times: Monday to Thursday, 6.30pm to 8.30pm (Sunday 4pm)
Cost: $5 per session
Bookings required: book online*

For further information, contact Council’s Healthy Ageing Officer on 9524 3333.

Sunday 6 May — Opening night

Sunday from 4pm in the Gallery before moving in to the Theatrette

Join us in the Gallery for The New Look: 1960’s Fashion in Melbourne from 4pm. Diane Soumilas — Curator will give an engaging talk about the exhibition and an insight into the evolution of 1960’s fashion in Melbourne during this vibrant decade of cultural and social change.

After light refreshments, comedian and host Monica Dullard will open the series with her hilarious show Ageing with Attitude in the Theatrette.

Monday 7 May — Finance Matters

Financial Information Service Officer from the Department of Human Services will present: The Financial Information Service, an overview on Age Pension entitlement, Carer Payments and concession entitlement and the costs and considerations regarding residential care.

Tuesday 8 May — Housing Matters

Speakers from Housing for the Aged Action Group and Residents of Retirement Villages Victoria will discuss housing options in Glen Eira, including what to ask and think about before moving house and/or downsizing. 

Wednesday 9 May — Legal Matters — Planning Ahead

Life presents many different circumstances. As people age it’s important to ensure that they have planned to cover future circumstances. Enduring Powers of Attorney are documents which appoint another person to make decisions, in the event that such decisions can’t be made. These decisions relate to lifestyle, medical treatment, assets, property and finances. Advanced Health Care Directives provide information about your preferences in relation to medical treatment. This Planning Ahead session presents information in a simple and interactive way on Enduring Powers of Attorney. A free kit Take Control is provided to participants. 

Thursday 10 May — Lifestyle choices and keeping engaged with your community

Social isolation is one of the biggest causes of depression as people age. This session will focus on what opportunities Glen Eira organisations and clubs can offer older adults for new activities and ways to stay connected within your community.

Australian Camps Association’s Alan Bull will encourage you to join one of their over 55s camps and try some of those activities you have on your bucket list — abseiling and rock climbing, canoeing and flying fox.

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