In partnership with COTA & ACSA
Planning consumer centric spaces for Australia’s ageing population
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Day 1 - Tuesday 16th July, 2019

Registration, coffee & networking
Opening remarks from the Chair
Ben Myers
Executive Director
Retirement Living Council
Unpacking future directions for aged care & retirement
KEYNOTE: Thought leadership for customer integration in retirement living
  • Leading best practice for seniors community design
  • Embedding consumer considerations at every stage from design to operation
Ben Myers
Executive Director
Retirement Living Council
Understanding the expectations of consumers & the changing landscape of aged care
  • Analysing the impact of policy reforms and amendments on the sector
  • Engaging with consumers to gain an understanding of their expectations
  • Preparing for the future of the sector
Ian Yates AM
Chief Executive Officer

In this fun, interactive session, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow attendees and speakers in two minute bursts, to exchange business cards and set up conversations for the rest of the event.

Morning tea & networking
Designing & constructing spaces with baby boomers in mind
Assisted Living Apartments – Creating the future

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” (Abraham Lincoln)

The exceptional growth in assisted living accommodation is creating the future for retirement living with services. This session will show you how you can capitalise on this standout opportunity to create a differentiated accommodation asset class that meets the needs of next generation of 80+ retirees. Learn about the built form, funding model, services, delivery and risk profile and how this model will place future occupancy pressure on residential aged care facilities.

Bruce Message
Partner & Strategy Director
One Fell Swoop
Leef five factor Residential Design Model – independence through enablement
Professor John Pollaers OAM
Aged Care Sector Committee
Department of Health
Maximising the potential of your architect
  • Adapting to the rapidly changing industry and times
  • Taking responsibility for energy consumption
  • Factoring in the long term life-cycle costs
  • Getting the most out of development opportunities
Lara Calder
Managing Director
Calder Flower Architects
Networking lunch
INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: Building & renovating retirement & residential accommodation

Reimage of the aged care model facilitated by One Fell Swoop

WELL Building standard – healthier people through better building facilitated by Cottee Parker Architects

Preparing for consumers with higher needs care facilitate by TBC

Designing on a budget to provide affordable accommodation
  • Minimising cost in planning design & construction
  • Aligning design with consumer expectations for affordable accommodation
  • Lessons from developments on a budget
Bryan Lipmann
Chief Executive Officer
Afternoon tea & networking
CASE STUDY: Developing the nursing home of the future
  • Lessons from the Aalborg Care Consortium
  • Designing a facility that blends seamlessly into the community
  • Incorporating modern technology into aged care facilities
Lars Nøhr
Senior Consultant (Chief Advisor), Quality and Innovation
Department of Care for the Elderly and Disabled in Aalborg Municipality
CASE STUDY: Investing in high rise aged care accommodation
  • Analysing the potential for vertical style living for every level of care
  • Identifying the best areas for high rise assisted care living
  • Co-locating retirement and residential care in a high rise building
Stewart Scott
General Manager, Property and Sales
Matthew Fisher
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Day One
Networking Drinks

Day 2 - Wednesday 17th July, 2019

Welcome, coffee & networking
Opening remarks from the Chair
Judy Gregurke
National Manager Aged Care Reform
Designing consumer-centric facilities that allow for choice & flexibility
  • Creating spaces that are adaptable and allow for community interaction
  • Redefining how space is used to align with consumer choice
  • Embedding care considerations into infrastructure
Kerri Rivett
Chief Executive Officer
Shepparton Villages
Legal Role Play Session
  • Role play between solicitor acting for her father for a sale off-the-plan from a new development
  • A quick learning curve of some areas of the law that a developer often tries to cut corners with a new project
  • Hopefully entertaining but definitely informative
Guy Vinden
Head of Healthcare, Aged Care & Retirement Living
Atkinson Vinden Lawyers

Get to know the room in this session as delegates share their challenges in developing retirement living & residential aged care This session is a great opportunity to collectively discuss and solve problems that aged care and retirement providers around the country are facing.

Morning tea & networking
The Terraces Paddington: Creating an Inner City Seniors Community
  • Showcase the co-location of residential care and retirement living to create a vibrant community for seniors in inner Sydney
  • Identify how the project integrated heritage responsibilities and a modern health & wellness focus into the overall design
  • Discuss how PAC incorporated dementia design principles and independent living unit resident feedback along the journey
John Ishak
Executive Manager Development
Presbyterian Church (NSW) Property Trust
Paul Sadler
Chief Executive Officer
Presbyterian Aged Care NSW & ACT (PAC)
PANEL DISCUSSION: Exploring the connection between location & consumer attraction
  • Understanding how to attract the baby boomer demographic through location
  • Discussing village and aged care integration into the community
Ben Myers
Executive Director
Retirement Living Council
Alistair Christie
Australian Retirement Villages Residents Association (ARVRA)
Networking lunch
CASE STUDY: Designing a dementia friendly retirement village
  • Understanding the facility requirements for consumers with dementia
  • Including dementia design principles in facility planning
  • Making a vision reality and attracting investment for an innovative model
Lucy O’Flaherty
Chief Executive Officer
Glenview Commmunity Services
Developing a plan to account for the costs of higher level care
  • Attracting investment for accommodation that allows for higher levels of care to be delivered
  • Making home care in retirement living financially viable
Paul Browne
Managing Director
LDK Healthcare
Attracting capital through a strategic partnership
  • Lessons from a partnership with an international investor
  • Benefiting from partner knowledge
  • Reducing costs for consumers through the partnership
Natalie Kwok
General Manager Acquisitions, Legal & Tax
Ingenia Communities
Closing remarks from the Chair followed by afternoon tea
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Key Speakers

Ben Myers
Executive Director
Retirement Living Council
Matthew Fisher
Lars Nøhr
Senior Consultant (Chief Advisor), Quality and Innovation
Department of Care for the Elderly and Disabled in Aalborg Municipality