Aged care expo providing support

INFORMATION: Doris Gioffre, Aged Rights Advocacy Service abuse prevention program manager, at her stall at the expo.
INFORMATION: Doris Gioffre, Aged Rights Advocacy Service abuse prevention program manager, at her stall at the expo.

An array of colourful information stalls adorned the Unity Hill venue for the Aged Care Expo held in Port Lincoln on September 7.

The aim of the expo was to provide members of the community with an opportunity to gather information about the services from around the region. 

There were a range of guest speakers at the event and each provided an overview of the role of their organisation.

Guest speakers included representatives from Department of Human Services Financial Information Service, the Aged Rights Advocacy Service, Dementia Australia and My Health Records.

Information from local speakers included; how to access aged care services through My Aged Care registration, options for residential living with Retire Australia and where to get support and information about dementia.

Visiting services from Adelaide spoke about the Aged Rights Advocacy Service, Financial Information Service and My Health Records.

Local aged care organisations will be set up to answer questions and stall holders ranged from residential care, home care services, day options, equipment and other health supports. 

Those attending were able to talk to local and visiting health workers from a wide variety of aged care services and gain valuable information to assist with the future planning of their care and needs.

Participants with the Men’s Shed provided tours of the venue and cooked the sausage sizzle lunch for those attending the expo.