SummitCare have partnered with Liverpool Council and Liverpool Library to bring you four free information sessions in September about healthy ageing.
Hear from experts and learn more about creating a positive ageing experience for yourself or a loved one, and maintain your control during the next stages in life.
Located at Liverpool Library every Tuesday in September from 10:30am until 12:00pm.
170 George Street, Liverpool NSW 2170
Sessions will include:
4th September: Dr. Kawaljit Singh, leading geriatrician (Health and wellbeing as we age)*
Dr. Kawaljit Singh is a leading geriatrician and consultant physician who currently works as a staff specialist in Campbelltown and Camden public hospitals. Dr. Singh also works as a visiting medical officer in Campbelltown Private Hospital.
Graduating with MBBS in 2002, he then completed his basic physician training in medicine and advanced training in geriatric medicine in Westmead and Nepean Hospitals, moving on to then achieving his fellowship in geriatric medicine in 2013.
Dr. Singh currently works as a conjoint lecturer in Macarthur Clinical School, University of Western Sydney and has been involved in research leading to being awarded with best poster presentation award in 2013 by Nepean Medical Research Foundation.
He can speak, read and write four languages including Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu and has vast experience in dealing with patients from multicultural backgrounds.
His area of expertise includes falls and balance assessment, frailty and osteoporosis prevention. His other areas of interest are in dementia, stroke prevention, polypharmacy and sexual health in older people.
"I believe in healthy aging. I am trying to achieve that through falls prevention clinic and general geriatric clinics. I am keen in promoting awareness about falls and frailty in the society so that our older people can enjoy their every moment." Dr. Kawaljit Singh.
11th September: Alzheimer’s Australia (Living with, or loving someone with, dementia)*
Answering your questions on what dementia is, along with who gets it and why. Alzheimer's Australia will go in-depth into the causes, types and symptoms and discuss current options for caring for someone that has dementia and the strategies you can adopt to ensure their quality of life is the best it can be.
Learn more about Dementia through Dementia Australia's helpful online information resources here.
18th September: Affinity Aged Care Financial Services (Aged care, finance and you)
The session will be all about how you can assist your parents or loved ones navigate the aged care ‘financial maze'.
At SummitCare we fully understand how complicated the financial aspects of aged care can be for families and we go to great lengths to encourage families to gather as much information as possible so that the best outcomes are achieved.
We have teamed up with our preferred financial partners Affinity Age Care Financial Advisors to bring you an information session which tackles the hard financial questions surrounding aged care and the next stages in life.
Find out more about our guest speaker Robert Craven here.
During the session we will comprehensively cover areas including:
- federal budget changes and how they will affect the families you support;
- fee structures and affordability of care;
- correct structuring of assets and income;
- Centrelink/Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) Pension entitlement;
- minimising the ongoing cost of aged care; and
- decisions around keeping or selling the family home and your estate planning wishes
25th September - Carers NSW and SummitCare Carers (support and home care)
Carers NSW is the peak non-government organisation for carers in NSW and a member of the National Network of Carers Associations. Their focus is on improving the lives of carers, and at Liverpool Library they will be introducing you to information surrounding your options for care at home and the support you can receive throughout the later years of life.
Carers come from all walks of life, cultural backgrounds and age groups. For many, caring is a 24 hour-a-day job and across NSW there are approximately 904,400 carers comprising individuals as young as eight years of age through to the very elderly.
Working in conjunction with SummitCare, you'll receive current information on how carers can benefit your life or the life of someone you love and what you need to know about home care.