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Embolden 2018 – Program Details

Embolden – A Fashion Parade

This fashion parade by older people will explore how perceptions of beauty change as we age, how ageing bodies can be celebrated and how we can empower ourselves as we age.

Date: Tuesday 9 October

  • 5.30 to 6.30pm: Drinks, canapés and art about beauty and ageing
  • 6.30 to 7.30pm: Fashion parade
  • 7.30 to 8.00pm: Mingling with the models

Where: St Kilda Town Hall Auditorium, Corner Brighton Road and Carlisle Street, enter via Portico

Cost: $20 for people aged 65+

Bookings essential

Embolden is a two day Conference/Festival for older people and service providers. It focuses on challenging ageism and building an age friendly world. A series of plenary presentations by older people and other experts will highlight strategies for healthy ageing and protecting ourselves from the damaging impacts of ageism. Presentations also focus on building age friendly communities.

The two-day event includes a Market of Great Ideas, a Fashion Parade and internalised ageism workshops.

Presenters include:

  1. Dr Ruth Williams, Academic Convenor, Hallmark Ageing Research Initiative, University of Melbourne
  2. Dr Ann Zubrick, Adjunct Professor Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies
  3. Professor Michael Tsianikas, Ageing in a Foreign Land project, Flinders University
  4. Sue Pieters-Hawke, writer, advocate, educator, consultan on positive ageing
  5. Marlene Krasovitsky, Campaign Director, Older Australians, Benevolent Society
  6. Leonie Sanderson, The Ageing Revolution Queensland
  7. Veronica Clarke, Community Development Officer – Seniors, City Of Melville, Perth
  8. Anne Tudor, Co-Coordinator Bigger Hearts Ballarat
  9. Robyn Burton, Diversity Project Manager ECH Adelaide

Activities include:

  • Market of Great Ideas: the St Kilda Town Hall will be transformed into a Market Place. Grab a latte, meet the innovators and talk to them about their great ideas
  • Kitchen Table presentations: A series of presentations by families will transport us to their Kitchen Tables to hear stories about ageing and respect for older people
  • Fashion Parade: A fashion parade by older people will explore how perceptions of beauty change as we age and celebrate ageing bodies and empowerment.
  • Ageism Workshop: This workshop invites us to reflect on the impacts of internalised ageism and launches a new strategy for protecting ourselves.

Date: Tuesday 9th October 2018 from 10.30am-8pm; Wednesday 10th 9.30am-3.30pm

Location: St Kilda Town Hall, Carlisle Street St Kilda

Cost: $49.60 for people aged 65+/unwaged inclusive of two-day program, tea/coffee, lunch and fashion parade

Bookings essential
Program details: Please download the flyer


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