Friday, January 21, 2022

First Care & Ageing Well Expo for Melbourne

More than 70 exhibitors and a host of experts in all facets of ageing will share their expertise with visitors to Melbourne’s first Care & Ageing Well Expo to be held at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre on February 12 and 13.

Exhibitors will range from residential care, home care, retirement living, equipment, service providers, to health care, legal and financial, medical, consultants, technology, and support groups.

The Careapp Lifestyle Stage will provide a continuous stream of information from industry experts to discussion panels and will give audiences an opportunity to ask questions.

The Uniting AgeWell Chat Lounge will have a focus on ageing well, staying healthy, innovative products to make life easier and consultation with health professionals, as well as entertainment.

There will also be a help desk and information service, with comprehensive lifestyle solutions for older people and exciting speakers with a wealth of advice for getting the most out of life.

Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) CEO Sean Rooney says the expo is about informing and enabling older Australians and their families to explore how to age well with confidence.

The Care and Ageing Well Expo was created by LASA in 2017 and has been held four times in Western Australia.

As well as showcasing service and products relevant to an ageing population the Melbourne expo will be backed up by an outstanding program of fascinating information sessions and lots of fun.

Mr Rooney said the Aged Care Royal Commission had pointed out that technology and advanced care should be a priority for the industry and the Expo was a way of showing how technology could be integrated in into older people’s lives.

“So many things can make our lives better and there are so many high-tech products and services that assist Australians to age well,” he said.

“We are bringing everything together at the expos, so people can understand what services and supports are available and can talk to the passionate and informed people who provide them. Bringing a focus on ageing well in later life.”

Event organiser Richard Campbell from CMS Events said the event aims to provide inspiration and support for our older population and their families, to plan for ageing well.

The expo will showcase the complete scope of services and products in retirement living. home care and residential care that will assist families, older people and the community.

The organisers are fully compliant with COVID-19 practices and will welcome the event back after having to cancel for the last two years.

The Melbourne Expo will be open from 9.30am to 4pm on February 12 and 13, 2022. Entry is free and pre-registration is encouraged to assist the management and crowd flow.

More information is available at www.careandageingexpo.com.au

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