COTA SA Conversations with Salisbury Seniors
Connect, thrive and live – Celebrating the International Day of Older Persons
Join us for a conversation around using social connections and interactions to build resilience, reduce loneliness and improve wellbeing.
Special guests speaking about:
- The Plug-in – an exciting new people-powered community program the realises the opportunities and possibilities of modern aging,
- Professor Renuka Visvanathan sharing the latest information about frailty prevention and social interaction to improve health and wellbeing,
- Social connections opportunities from COTA and the City of Salisbury.
Delicious refreshments and surprises!
FREE event – bookings essential.
The Plug-in interactive workshop exploring how people navigate community-wide changes and what would support their wellbeing as they experience change, as a tool to build resilience for us as individuals and in our communities. COTA SA’s consumer engagement team, The Plug-in is currently exploring these themes with older people across the state as part of a research project for the Office for Ageing Well. Led by members of The Plug-in team
Professor Renuka Visvanathan, University of Adelaide
Renuka is a geriatrician and Head of Unit of the Aged and Extended Care Services, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Central Adelaide Local Health Network. She is one of Australia’s leading researchers and a member of the World Health Organisation Clinical Consortium in Healthy Ageing. She will talk about the latest research in frailty prevention which reveals that social interaction is one of the most important factors to improving health and wellbeing. This is based on the “A.V.O.I.D.” principle developed by Canadian collaborators (the Canadian Frailty Network) where “I” stands for interaction.
Please note, this event is being held in line with Council’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic and is subject to any changes in directives provided by the State Government and SA Health.