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Lecture Overview

Mavis never socialised and was labelled "aggressive" by the staff at this residential aged care facility. Yet Sue Hendy managed to get Mavis along to a regular 4pm session of cards. How? This heartwarming talk will expand your view on what it means to 'age positively' and challenge you to think about how you perceive growing old.


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Sue Hendy

Sue Hendy has a background of more than three decades of working as an advocate for older people. This has culminated in her present role as CEO at Council on the Ageing Victoria, which she has held over 13 years. Sue has previously worked in residential aged care, local and state government; predominantly with a focus on older people, but has also focused on women, people from non-English speaking backgrounds, people with disabilities and indigenous Australians. Sue is a regular speaker at conferences and workshops within Australia and overseas, workshop facilitator and is a regular guest on radio including ABC, 3AW and Golden Days Radio. Sue is also on many Taskforces, state committees and reviews relating to ageing and ageing well. See Educator Profile


64 Total Rating(s)
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Kenny Biso
31 Oct 2019

Very informative.

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Sandra Cowan-Legge
29 Oct 2019

I found this resource to be very informative and enjoyed it.

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Kate Jolly
19 Oct 2019

Very engaging and made great points.

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Cindy Lee Gray
29 May 2019

good to reinforce my existing knowledge and to hear another perspective

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Renata Wissmann
29 May 2019

Very engaging

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Elizabeth Fernandez
26 May 2019


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12 May 2019

Great listening and valid points to keep in front of mind.

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Georgie Pout
12 May 2019

Very good practice points about the positives of ageing

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Margaret Smith
04 May 2019

A very real challenge to the way I personally view ageing and then realizing that this view will influence my perspective and subsequent care of patients and residents. Well presented.

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Jennifer West
02 May 2019

great all staff looking after elderly people should listen to this

CPD18m of CPD
Total Rating(s)  64
Published28 March 2018
Expires 10 April 2020
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