In partnership with COTA & ACSA
Planning consumer centric spaces for Australia’s ageing population


Creating facilities that offer innovative, modern living spaces combined with care to drive business growth
Developed in partnership with COTA and ACSA

The design and development of living spaces for the ageing population of Australia is a growing sector due to the influx of baby boomers that has already begun. As people are encouraged to stay at home and receive home care packages, providers need to change their model to accommodate for higher needs care in the villages, whilst residential providers need to ensure their homes are equipped to provide high needs and end of life care.

The COTA & ACSA Designing & Developing Retirement Living & Residential Aged Care conference that took place on 16th & 17th July 2019 in Sydney brought together leaders from the retirement living and aged care sectors to identify how they can design and develop villages and facilities that meet the care needs of tomorrow’s consumers.

What will you gain by attending?
  • Recommendations on appealing to the needs of the baby boomer demographic
  • Strategies for diversifying and growing your property portfolio
  • Lessons from innovative organisations who are creating the next generation of villages and facilities
  • Methods for refurbishing and renovating to update existing stock
  • Insights from Canada and around Australia on the best practice for developing the future of accommodation for over 65s
Who will attend?
Executive leaders across Aged Care & Retirement Living including:
  • Managing Directors
  • CEOs, COOs, CFOs
  • Directors of Retirement Living & Operations
  • Directors & Managers of Design, Construction & Development
  • Directors & Managers of Infrastructure, Facilities & Assets

Attend to learn:

  • Understand & prepare for new standards & modern consumers
  • Design & construct modern retirement & aged care accommodation
  • Renovate & refurbish existing stock to meet the expectations of the baby boomers
  • Plan for integrated care in retirement & residential spaces
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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


What People Are Saying

  • “Thank you for an excellent conference with the high calibre industry participants & external consultants in attendance. It was so relevant in assisting us map our future direction in the Retirement Village sector.”

    Peter Lollo
    Chief Executive Officer, Choice Retirement Communities


  • Date: 10 Apr 2017  By: Jessica Farrelly

    “All retirement village owners and developers need is land use policy that supports, rather than hinders, development.” A report commissioned by The Property Council of Australia highlights a range of barriers to successful retirement village developments –  the primary hurdle being the need to compete on the open market to secure suitable land sites. The …

  • Date: 1 Mar 2017  By: Mark Bindon

    It’s been well documented over the last decade or two that Australia, and indeed the world at large, is ageing rapidly. There is a vastness in this phenomenon that is difficult to scope. It’s not just the sheer volume implicated, but a range of other factors that will need to be considered by government, seniors, …

  • Date: 20 Apr 2016  By: Jessica Farrelly

    While technology presents a range of benefits for the retirement living sector, it can also make it easier for people to stay in their homes for longer. Luke Grieve, Operations Manager Aged and Community Care at Telstra Health spoke about whether technology could be the death of retirement villages at the LASA conference in Queensland. …

  • Date: 22 Feb 2016  By: Bill McDonald

    The ‘Continuum of Care’ concept in the New Zealand context relates to the provision of an array of housing and combined services to cater for the changing needs of residents as they age within a single campus or retirement village setting.  Sounds like a great idea, but there are plenty of examples where the concept …

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