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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.


Portrait of Sue Hendy
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.




47 Total Rating(s)

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Jennifer Walters
16 Mar 2019

Very insightful.

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Michelle Anne Koning
06 Mar 2019

This resource was great,

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Joan Testa
16 Nov 2018

Excellent education to view. A positive outcome for the client is always satisfying.

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12 Nov 2018

Very interesting and relevant topic in aged care

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Teresa Perry
14 Aug 2018

Sue Hendy is an inspiration speaker.

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Mark James
15 Jul 2018

Vdry informative

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Adrienne Hokin
08 Jul 2018

The educator presented this topic clearly with stories of improving the lives of the elderly

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shea Hine
04 Jul 2018

Brilliantly said, very insightful. Thank you!

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Kerry Helwig
18 Jun 2018

Positive changes ahead for aged care

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Diane Robson
31 May 2018

Great to have been a part of this