Thursday 30th September

Sponsored by
Perpetual Guardian

Sponsored by
Ageing Well National Science Challenge

Sponsored by
Ryman Healthcare

Sponsored by
Ministry of Health
8.30 - 9.00am Registration
9.00 - 10.30am Mihi Whakatau
  Presidents' Welcome
Wayne Bradshaw and Dr Ngaire Kerse
  Opening Address
Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall, Minister for Seniors
  Keynote Presentation:
Creative Research with Older People
Professor Vanessa Burholt
10.30 - 11.00am MORNING TEA
11.00am - 12.00pm Panel Discussion: Dementia Action Plan
Catherine Hall (Chair), Scott Arrol , Dr Matthew Croucher , Dr Makarena DudleyAlister Robertson  
12.00pm - 12.30pm Keynote Presentation:
Why Ageing is Central to a Present and Future New Zealand
Distinguished Professor Emeritus Paul Spoonley
12.30 - 1.30pm LUNCH NZ Association of Gerontology (NZAG)
Annual General Meeting
1.30 - 1.45pm Opinions of retirement village living
John Collyns
The experiences of people with aphasia receiving speech language therapy in Aotearoa
Robyn Gibson
‘Mā mua ka kite a muri; mā muri ka ora a mua’ :
Exploring kaumātua wellbeing in Tai Tokerau
Dr Marama Muru Lanning and
Dr Hilary Lapsley
A conversation with the Grey Whisper
Renée Hollis
1.45 - 2.00pm Developing a framework for housing design that improves the quality of life for the high- needs elderly in New Zealand
Yukiko Kuboshima
How does dance affect the health and wellbeing of older adults who have fallen?
Francine Hills
Dr Marama Muru Lanning and 
Dr Hilary Lapsley continued
Moving beyond functional ability into thriving:
positive aspects of ageing
Bernie White
2.00 - 2.15pm 'Positive ageing' in place for community-dwelling older adults: Interpreting results of a scoping review
Tessa Pocock 
Falls and staying well in New Zealand
Dr Ngaire Kerse
Medicines review services for Māori older adults - Kaupapa Māori approaches in health service research
Jo Hikaka
Creativity Village
Victoria Harbutt 
2.15 - 2.30pm Leaving home ownership in later life: Determinants and consequences
Dr Bev James 
Frailty index for New Zealand older adults with complex needs
Rebecca Abey-Nesbit
Ageing and walking slowly to the stars
Dr Mere Kepa
Victoria Harbutt  continued
2.30 - 2.45pm Everyone Needs Good Neighbours:
The benefits of community-focused engagement
in retirement village development
Lucy Cooper 
Predicting hospital admission and palliative care need
Dr Eamon Merrick and 
Dr Rhona Winnington

How to be old: we're all learning
Rachel McAlpine

Exercise Break: Steady As You Go©
2.45 - 3.00pm Exercise Break: Steady As You Go©
Aged residential care health assistants work in a blurred domain
Dr Christine Clark

Rachel McAlpine continued

The CARE Village - A visionary Model of Care, breaking new ground, an innovative way forward for the delivery of aged care in New Zealand
Thérèse Jeffs
3.00 - 3.30pm AFTERNOON TEA
3.30 - 3.45pm Are older workers at increased risk of fatal injury at work?
Dr Rebbecca Lilley
Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on the health and psychosocial well-being of Māori, Pacific Peoples and New Zealand Europeans living in aged residential care
Dr Sharmin S Bala
Christmas - more than just a moment: unwrapping the practices and expectations of a meaningful life event
Associate Professor
Juliana Mansvelt

Predicting health and wellbeing in later life: 
The Health, Work and Retirement Study
Mary Breheny (Chair), 
Joanne Allen
Dr Christine Stephens  
and Ágnes Szabó

3.45 - 4.00pm Considering workforce ageing from organisational perspectives: the case for (and against) case studies
Dr Sally Keeling
Positive experiences of family caregivers when caring for people with Parkinson's disease: a narrative review
Martyarini Budi Setyawati
Improving Ageing with Big Data
Dr Hamish Jamieson
Symposium continued
4.00 - 4.15pm Exercise Break: Steady As You Go©
Oral care knowledge and perspectives among carers of home-based dependent older people
Moira Smith
Dr Hamish Jamieson cont'd
Symposium continued
4.15 - 4.30pm Working hand in hand:
The development of
Asian services at
Age Concern Auckland
Ray Law  and Felix Lin 
Oral care can break the vicious circle of deconditioning in older adults in hospital settings
Keiko Oda
Please visit our Exhibition Hall and meet our sponsors
Symposium continued
4.30 - 4.45pm The Clubs Hub: connecting people with clubs
Virginia Warbrick
Exercise Break: Steady As You Go©
A place to call home : Influences on wellbeing when ageing in place with purpose
Robyn Johnston
Top down or bottom up: Embarking on an age-friendly strategy
Nicky McDonald 
4.45 - 5.00pm Today and Tomorrow: Transforming Public Transport for Ageing Communities
Carole Gordon
Hidden in plain sight: 
Macular Degeneration
- the cost to individuals and society
Anna-Louise Crane
What does wellbeing mean for older adults in New Zealand?
Dr Priya Saravanakumar
Wasted Wisdom: Substance use and misuse in ageing New Zealanders - a hidden epidemic
Charmaine Diver
5.00 - 6.30pm (5.00 - 6.00pm)
Social connection amongst older adults: an evaluation of the film 'Manawaroa'
Merryn Gott and
Lisa Williams
Writing for Publication: How to get published in a scholarly ageing journal
Professor Debra Waters and Dr Jed Montayre

6.30 - 7.00pm Early Career Researchers' Networking Event
6.00 - 7.00pm Entertainment

Friday 1st October

Sponsored by
Perpetual Guardian

Sponsored by
Ageing Well National Science Challenge

Sponsored by
Ryman Healthcare

Sponsored by
Ministry of Health
8.30 - 9.00am Registration
9.00 - 9.30am  Keynote Presentation:
Health and Disability Review
Martin Hefford
9.30 - 9.45am  The role of a dispute resolution scheme
Susan Taylor
Dietary patterns and their association with cognitive function and metabolic syndrome in older New Zealand adults
Karen Mumme
Enhancing wellbeing and social connectedness for Māori elders through a peer education (tuakana-teina) programme: a cross-sectional baseline study
Rangimahora Reddy and 
Dr Mary Simpson 
Whānau and finance
9.45 - 10.00am Development of an app to provide a digital platform to record one’s life storybook
Alister Robertson
Leadership and oversight of mental health and wellbeing in Aotearoa: the new Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission
Karen Orsborn
He Kāinga Pai Rawa: Te Kete Mātauranga mō te Hanga Whare Tino Pai Rawa
Dr Sophie Nock
Professor John G Oetzel ,
Rangimahora Reddy ,
and Yvonne Wilson
We now have three certainties in life: death, taxes… and scams
Bronwyn Groot
10.00 - 10.15am  Banking and EPAs - tips and tricks
Nicola Sladden
Emerging retirement wellbeing issues
Jane Wrightson
Chronological Kaleidoscope of Auckland’s
Age-Friendly Evolution
Dr Judy Blakey

Utilities Disputes: We're here to help
Jessica Niemack
10.15 - 10.30am  Building a dementia-friendly New Zealand
Catherine Hall
 Jane Wrightson  continued
Dr Judy Blakey continued Volunteering in an Ageing Population: the benefits of volunteering for the wellbeing of older persons
Michelle Kitney
10.30 - 11.00am MORNING TEA
11.00 - 11.30am  Keynote Presentation:
Māori and Mate Wareware: Update on a Māori diagnostic tool (MANA) and a Māori-friendly phone app for whānau 
Dr Makarena Dudley
11.30am - 12.00pm Precarity, assets and capabilities: Growing older in a small New Zealand rural community
Associate Professor Chrys Jaye
12.00 - 12.15pm A tale of two vaccines: Covid and Alzheimer’s
Dr Doug Wilson, Ryman Healthcare Senior New Zealander of the Year
12.15 - 12.30pm Summerset's ‘Best of Life’ philosophy - a great example of thriving communities
Kirsty Johnson and Orquidea Tamayo Mortera
12.30 - 1.30pm LUNCH
1.30 - 1.45pm Symposium:
Understanding the transport and mobility needs of an ageing population -  
New Zealand Prospective Older Adult Transport and Health Study (NZPATHS)
Dr Rebecca McLean  (Chair),
Professor Jennie Connor
Professor Sue Crengle
Associate Professor
Joanne Taylor

and Dr Trudie Walters 
Malnutrition and frailty co-exist in older adults admitted to long-term residential aged care
Dr Carol Wham
Please visit our Exhibition Hall and meet our sponsors

"The Elderly":
A discriminatory term that needs to disappear
Dr Diana Amundsen
1.45 - 2.00pm  Symposium continued Dietary change as a result of a prostate cancer diagnosis
Dr Asmita Patel
Please visit our Exhibition Hall and meet our sponsors
Learning in later life: Concepts, exemplars and issues
Dr Brian Findsen
2.00 - 2.15pm   Symposium continued Texture-modified diets, nutritional status and mealtime satisfaction:
A systematic review
Xiaojing Sharon Wu
Please visit our Exhibition Hall and meet our sponsors
Exercise Break: Steady As You Go©
2.15 - 2.30pm   Symposium continued Eating less the logical thing to do? Vulnerability to malnutrition with advancing age:
A Qualitative Study
Dr Carol Wham
Empowering our seniors through volunteering
Nilima Venkat
Visiting aged care innovators in countries with other healthcare systems benefits New Zealand's elderly
Dr Jan Weststrate
2.30 - 2.45pm   Exercise Break: Steady As You Go©
Older adults' utilisation of a natural medicine clinic in Auckland
Dr Asmita Patel
Pacific Perspectives in Ageing in New Zealand: The voices of Elders on social isolation and loneliness
Tafaoimalo Loudeen Parsons,
Taimalieutu Kiwi Tamasese and
Charles Waldegrave

Carers' sleep status and themes of living well together with dementia
Dr Rosie Gibson

2.45 - 3.00pm   Creating a human habitat for aged care
Suzanne Simpson and 
Joy Tlapi
AWESSoM Ageing Well Programme
Dr Ngaire Kerse
Symposium continued
Dr Rosie Gibson cont'd

3.00 - 3.30pm AFTERNOON TEA
3.30 - 3.45pm Symposium:
AgeConnect: 'Countering' Loneliness and Social Isolation
Caroline Budge and 
Keryn Roderick
Falls Prevention and Older People
Campbell Clark  
Tai Kaumātuatanga: Older Māori co-creating research on loneliness and social isolation challenging Western perspectives
Professor Chris Cunningham,
Dr Catherine Love and Charles Waldegrave
The rise and significance of Senior Entrepreneurship
Dr Judith Davey
3.45 - 4.00pm  Symposium continued Pressure Injury Prevention in Older People
Paula McKinnel
Symposium continued Ageing and thriving through intergenerational social enterprise in Aotearoa
Anne Purcell
4.00 - 4.15pm  Symposium:
Contributing to Aotearoa becoming age-friendly: Impacting on policy, practice and the wellbeing of older people

Dr Kay Shannon  (Chair), 
Jo Conaglen and 
Sara Napier  

A New Road Ahead for Senior Driver Resources
Craig Waterworth
Mahana: Connecting across the generations
Emily Preston
A focus on equity: Developing a Culturally Appropriate Assessment Model 
Dr Brigette Meehan 
and Julie Palmer
4.15 - 4.30pm  Symposium continued
Use of relational and supportive interventions for residents living with dementia who like to walk
Christianah Adesina
What is frailty? Perspectives from Chinese clinicians and older immigrants in New Zealand
Dr Gary Cheung
Diversional and Recreational Therapy in Aotearoa New Zealand
- A Snapshot
Orquidea Tamayo Mortera
4.30 - 4.45pm  Symposium continued
Cochlear implants for ageing New Zealanders: Raising awareness of health benefits
Holly Teagle and Caroline Selvaratnam
Predictors of care home placement in people with dementia in Aotearoa      
Associate Professor
Sarah Cullum

Cyber Hygiene: CERT NZ's top tips for looking after yourself, online
Rob Pope
4.45 - 5.00pm  Symposium continued
Workshop continued Neighbourhoods, social connections and loneliness
among older people
Hannah Phillips-Wood
Rob Pope continued
5.00 - 5.30pm  Reflections and Closing Ceremony