The forum, which was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Wednesday 27 September, brought together around 200 diverse voices to drive conversations on reimagining the way people think about, act on, and embrace getting older, with a focus on ageing well by finding a purpose.
Highly respected South Australian explorer and environmental scientist, Tim Jarvis, has worked in sustainability for 30 years and has undertaken treacherous expeditions including the recreation of the historic Antarctic journey of heroic era explorers, Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton. He now devotes his time to several environmental projects around the world.
Guests had the chance to hear Tim’s own experience with ageing and be inspired to reimagine ageing and explore their own purpose full of endless possibilities, regardless of age.
“I think we’ve all got the spirit of adventure in us and want to see what we are capable of in order to find out a bit more on what life is all about. I encourage all older people to continue discovering things about the world,” Tim said.
Also joining in on the important conversation was a diverse mix of panel speakers, including the Executive Director of the Office for Ageing Well in SA Health, Cassie Mason, President of the Turkish Association of South Australia, Tanya Kaplan OAM, Community Advocate, Mary Safe, and LGBTIQ+ Activist and Historian, Will Sergeant OAM.
Guests had the chance to interact with each other, as they spark conversations about reimagining ageing and challenge the stereotypes to uncover what it means to age well in 2023
Photo credit: Russell Millard Photography