One-stop shop for Care and Ageing Well to go national…

Australia’s leading one-stop shop for care and ageing well is moving into Melbourne in 2020.

Featuring 100 exhibitors, dozens of compelling information sessions and lots of fun, the Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Care and Ageing Well Expo is expected to attract thousands of people.

“Nowadays, there are so many amazing services, products and innovations to support older Australians to age well,” said LASA CEO Sean Rooney. “But to give people confidence in making the right decisions, they really need a one-stop shop.

“The Expo brings everything together under one roof, where they can talk to a wide range of individuals and organisations that specialise in delivering products and services to enable better ageing.

“This is backed up by an exciting speakers program, explaining the issues important to older people, from lifestyle to financial and legal matters.”

The Expo, which has led the way in Western Australia for the past three years, will be held at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre on May 2 and 3 and at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on August 1 and 2.

Both events are centred on ageing well and providing ideas and solutions for our older population to plan for the years ahead with confidence, armed with knowledge and assurance for them and their families.

Mr Rooney said ageing well was a golden opportunity that must be shared across the country.

“Ageing isn’t a burden, it’s a bonus, and the new Melbourne Expo is all about allowing Australians to enjoy the best lives they can as they age,” he said.

“We’re inviting the nation to focus on better ageing futures – and have some fun along the way.

“With the newest technologies and innovations in community connections and care, the Expos exemplify the increasing options to make the most of our longer lives.”

Organiser of the expos, CMS Events Managing Director, said the care and ageing landscape had changed enormously in recent years with a vastly increased range of services to cater to the growing older age group category.

“The expo is growing in demand as a showcase and information hub for people commencing their journey into a comfortable aged care future,” Mr Campbell said.

“Providing relevant and detailed information is one of the most pressing issues when older Australians start navigating the pathway to ageing well.

“It can be quite a complex process with the expo providing steps bringing providers together so older people and their families have the opportunity to assess their range of options in the one place.”

The expos will open from 9.30am to 4pm each day and will include a comprehensive information packed seminar program with 12 sessions over two days.

A revamped Chat Lounge focusing on small groups has another 12 sessions providing ongoing opportunities to learn about ageing well, be entertained and discuss issues with consultants about the journey ahead.

Entry to both expos this year will be free, although patrons will be encouraged to register to keep them up to date with planned activities and to give them more streamlined entry.

A new greeting station will provide directional information for people on entry.

The popular lounge retreat will again provide a space for visitors to take a break and talk to friends, along with a café for meals, snacks or a coffee.

Exhibitor categories will include: active recreation and senior’s groups; consultants; disability; equipment providers; funeral directors; health care providers; home care providers; home improvement; legal, financial, banks, superfunds, insurance; local, State and Federal Government agencies; medical and pharmacy; residential care providers; retirement living providers; service providers; support (volunteer) groups; technology; travel; vulnerable care groups; wellness providers; and workforce, recruitment.

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