A big thank you to LASA and the team for inviting me to speak at the Care and Ageing Expo last weekend. It was great fun and a great crowd! Hope to see you all again next year!
In the lead up to the LASA Care and Ageing Expo in Perth, 29th and 30th July at the convention centre, Melissa from Planning for the Next Season will have the opportunity to speak to Tim Gossage on radio station 6iX Perth. You can find 6iX on 1080 AM and 105.7 FM. Melissa’s conversation with Tim will be at 7:40 am on 26th July. Tune in if you want to hear more about the expo and Planning for the Next Season!
Are you caring for elderly parents or loved ones, confused about how to access home care support or aged care services or what choices are available in aged care? Do you need assistance to navigate the system?
Presenting the first ever Care & Ageing Expo in Western Australia, a showcase of products, services, information and education to enable you to compare the market and make an informed choice around the many aged care options.
Hear from experts across a whole range of aged care issues such as choosing home care or residential care, how to care for those with dementia, how to navigate the MyAgedCare website, hear about the latest technology in hearing aids and much more. The Bethanie Lifestyle seminar stage will provide a continuous stream of information from industry experts and discussion panels and give you the opportunity to ask questions.
Best ever news?
Planning for the Next Season will be presenting on the seminar stage and talking about how people can think and plan ahead for ageing well at home now and into the future. Melissa will be presenting at 1:45 pm on Sunday, 30th July at the expo. We encourage you to come down and have a chat as well as see what’s on offer.
For more information about the expo, including the program for the weekend, just click here.
It certainly has been a busy winter here in Perth for Planning for the Next Season!
Over the course of two days, about fifty (FIFTY!) seniors from the City of Belmont attended Planning for the Next Season workshops on 14th and 22nd June. The feedback from the sessions was outstanding. What’s more, more older people are now thinking and planning about how they can stay home well now and into the future with a good understanding about how the aged care system works and how they can be clear about articulating their needs with providers.
Well done to all the participants and a special thanks to Helen O’Sullivan at the City of Belmont for her great work with seniors and people with disability in the City of Belmont.
At Planning for the Next Season we are always working to bring you new ideas, tools and thinking. Soon, we’ll have a brand new resource available- the Planning for the Next Season facilitator’s guide! How soon? The guide is just about ready to go to print.
With the facilitator’s guide and participant workbooks, this means that organisations and groups, both formal and informal, will be able to run Planning for the Next Season workshops anywhere in the world!
Are we excited? You’d better believe it.
For more information before the launch, just send us an email. We’d love to catch up.
Planning for the Next Season is now offering workshops for groups of elders and/or groups of adult children (10-20 participants) interested in working through the Planning for the Next Season roadmap together.
The opportunity to work together in a group, developing a road map, gives everyone the chance to share their knowledge and wisdom around what works and what doesn’t when planning to stay well at home now and into the future.
Planning for the Next Season workshops are also perfect for people who are considering accessing home care packages and want to reflect on what they are truly looking to get out of their package.
Having a workshop is a great way of sharing experience whilst gaining new knowledge and tools in a peer setting.
We are now taking bookings for workshops, so ring us today on 0400 248 655 to book a time that suits.
This year has flown by at an unbelievable pace! It was easier to ignore the ‘Christmas is coming’ posts on Facebook before all the holiday decorations were up in the shops!
The holiday season is nearly well and truly upon us it would seem, but before the busy-ness of the season kicks into the highest gear, I wanted to fill you in on some upcoming events.
First, tomorrow, 4th November is the Rockingham Seniors and Carers Expo which will be held between 10:00-2:00 at the Mike Barnett Sports Complex on Goddard Street in Rockingham. I’ve seen the list of exhibitors and it will definitely be worthwhile going along if you are in the area. Planning for the Next Season will be there as well as our friends ne: Solutions, Affinity and so many more.
Seniors Week is next week!! Planning for the Next Season will be at the Have a Go Day in Burswood on 11th November. If you haven’t been to this event before, you definitely do not want to miss it. It’s a full day of trying new activities and having a chat with organisations/groups/businesses who are all committed to making life a bit easier for people over 50.
Finally, on 12th November, Planning for the Next Season, with ne: Solutions will be holding SEEC- Social Evening with Expert Conversation. This is an evening of conversation and networking for people who want to understand options for themselves or elder family members. Tickets are through Eventbrite and I’ve included the link below. We hope to see you there!
Are you or an elder thinking of downsizing and currently weighing up the options on whether a lifestyle village versus a granny flat is the best option to go? Do you have an older parent or loved one facing some questions about ageing, finances and options? Are you worried about costs, legal implications, and options available? You just want answers and relevant information to make the right choice? Then join us for a Social Evening with Expert Conversations (SEEC) in Legal, Finance, Senior Move Manager, Age Placement and Aging in Place. One evening with five professional experts for you to listen to and ask any questions you have. Format of the evening will give you the option to listen to an expert for 10 minutes on the key areas you definitely need to know, with a Q&A session afterwards. You then can move on to the next expert’s talk applicable to your needs, and so on, until you have listened and spoke with all or just those experts you require – whilst enjoying a glass of beverage or two in one easy to receive information Social Evening. This is going to be an evening not to be missed if you are looking for information and options for yourself or an older parent/loved one. The cost for the evening is $20 and registration can be made by clicking on the link below. Looking forward to seeing you there!!! https://eventbrite.com.au/event/17476169694/?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text