Intersections: Ageing and Disability
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Disability is defined as any limitation, restriction or impairment which restricts everyday activities and has lasted, or is likely to last, for at least six months. It’s estimated one in every six Australians aged 65 years and over are living with a disability, an increase from just over one in every 10 in 2015.
Our panel of experts explore ageing and disability supports, barriers and strategies to enable informed choices.
This webinar covers:
- The key differences between the NDIS and Aged Care Systems, enabling informed choice.
- Barriers and strategies to overcome accessing services and support.
- The benefits of being informed and making future care plans.
- Advocacy support.
Meet the panel:
- Faith Lucas – Advocate, Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia
- Geoff Rowe – CEO, Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia
- Kevyn Morris – Member, OPAN National Older Persons Reference Group
- Martin Butcher – CEO, Regional Disability Advocacy Service
- Hosted by Kyle Olsen
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If you’re looking for more information about the resources shared by OPAN, our panel and people tuning into the webinar, please see the details below.
- Access information about disability advocacy services with the Disability Advocacy Finder
- Information about My Aged Care for people living with disability
- Information from My Aged Care for carers of people with a disability
- Ageing and disability resources available from ADA Australia (Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia)
- Speak Up resources, designed to help individuals take steps to solve everyday issues and be their own best advocate
- The Carer Gateway or call 1800 422 737
- The Disability Gateway or call 1800 643 787 for more information
- The Regional Disability Advocacy Service (RDAS) assists people with a disability living in the Murray district of North East Victoria and the Murrumbidgee district of Southern NSW.