Building on an international theme, the title of the conference - ‘Ageing in a Foreign Land’ - highlights the important issue of ageing from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) perspective.

This unique conference with a multicultural perspective journeys into the deep cultural, spiritual, and linguistic areas of ageing amongst CALD communities. It represents a stimulating and colourful cross disciplinary and cross generational insight into our noiseless, but not silent, ethnic communities and neighborhoods.

The theme for 2017 is



We welcome attendance and participation from academics, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, service providers, aged care workers, and the community. An exciting program will include the following topics:




  • Integrating spirituality into the practice of health care
  • Resilience and spirituality
  • Spirituality and the process of ageing
  • End-of-life care
  • Spirituality in the workplace
  • Cultural heritage
  • Ageing traditions / expectations
  • Caring and support
  • Ageing in a highly technical environment
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Reshaping culture
  • Successful ageing
  • Ageing workforce and reforms
  • Old and new communities - learnings
  • Valuing diversity
  • CALD age friendly communities