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Healthy Ageing Forum to be hosted on Sunshine Coast

Healthy Ageing Forum to be hosted on Sunshine Coast
January 14, 2021

Sunshine Coast Council and University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) have partnered to deliver the Healthy Ageing Forum - 'Getting Old is not a Disease' - on Saturday 20th February.

A key focus of the Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041 is to empower the community to live healthy and active lifestyles with Sunshine Coast Council Community Portfolio Councillor David Law encouraging participation in this well-planned forum.

Law adds “It is an excellent opportunity for Sunshine Coast residents to participate in this free forum and hear from leading health professionals and I encourage people to get in quickly as spots are not going to last long.”

The Forum will feature some of the latest chronic disease research and lifestyle recommendations from a range of renowned health experts including those from Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) and USC.

Registrations are now open with keynote speaker Dr Sam Manger, President of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine stating that the free forum was designed for people over the age of 50 to experience, enjoy and increase their knowledge.

Dr Manger notes “this is a great opportunity for people to discover more about the leading causes of ill-health in Australia.”

Associate Professor Chris Askew is leader of Healthy Ageing Research at the Sunshine Coast Health Institute and a member of the Clinical Exercise Physiology team at USC and advises “the forum will bring together researchers and clinicians with expertise in cardiovascular disease, liver health, and the mind and brain.

“This will be a great opportunity for participants to learn about chronic disease prevention and management, including tips and advice about exercise, diet and reducing stress.”

Presenters include Sunshine Coast University Hospital Professor of Cardiology Kim Greaves, Professor of Hepatology James O’Beirne, USC Associate Professor of Psychology Mathew Summers, USC Professor of Sport Sciences David Jenkins, Dr Anthony Villani (Nutrition and Dietetics) and keynote speaker Dr Sam Manger.  

Stallholders include BreastScreen Queensland, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service’s Health Promotion staff, plus USC Thompson Institute, My Health for Life Stroke Foundation, Council’s Healthy Sunshine Coast, parkrun Australia, CWA Country Kitchens, Arthritis Queensland, 10,000 Steps, Health and Wellbeing Queensland and Cancer Council Queensland.

The forum runs from 8.30am-3.30pm on Saturday 20th February. Registrations are essential as places are limited. Register here. COVIDSafe practices apply.

Image courtesy https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/

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