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Ageism in Australia
By : Cheryl Johnson (Community Care, Vic)
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The International Federation on Ageing Conference took me to Denmark in June, with Community Care being the sponsors of my attendance. Over 1,000 participants appreciated a very full program but due to the elective base of the program it meant that you received much but also missed out on much! This was not a conference centred around churches but rather looked at the broader issues such as the ‘Meaning of the 21st century’, ‘Global ageing’, ‘The Economics of Ageing’, ‘The Opportunities of Ageing’, ‘Active Ageing and Ageing Well’ plus ‘Empowerment and Participation’. The Conference reiterated the reality that Australia, along with many parts of the world, is experiencing an important demographic transformation: that is, the unprecedented ageing of the population. Countries least able to adapt to these challenges are facing the most dramatic changes in the course of the next 50 years. In becoming global phenomena, ageing becomes a global responsibility, and a responsibility that becomes yours and ours.

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