This newsletter commenced in May 2018 and is information and commentary on older adult and carer wellbeing. You are welcome to peruse previous publications by clicking the hyperlinks below. And please click the image on the right if you would like to request that your details be added to the subscriber database. Alternatively you can send Felicity an email by clicking here. Enjoy!
Holding the Space for Age: Issue 20 of PsychAGE News
Issue 1, May 2018, The Ending of Life
Issue 2, June 2018, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Issue 3, July 2018, Decline Not a Sign of Failure
Issue 4, August 2018, Sexuality, Eroticism and Sensuality
Issue 5, September 2018, The Working Life
Issue 6, October 2018, (Scott Morrison) Are You Paying Attention?
Issue 7, November 2018, Managing Distress in Older People
Issue 8, December 2018, SA Don't Go That Way! Resicams: You Do The Math
Issue 9, February 2019, Falling in Love
Issue 10, March 2019, Profiling palliAGED
Issue 11, April 2019, Budget Rollout
Issue 12, May 2019, Special Excerpt Series: The Perfect Storm
Issue 13, June 2019, Special Excerpt Series: Residential Living
Issue 14, July 2019, Special Excerpt Series: Types of Distress
Issue 15, August 2019, Special Excerpt Series: Invitations for Engagement
Issue 16, September 2019, Special Excerpt Series: Grief and Loss
Issue 17, October 2019, Special Excerpt Series: Ageism
Issue 18, November 2019, Special Excerpt Series: Bringing Sexy Back
Issue 19, January 2020, New Beginnings
Issue 20, February 2020, Holding the Space for Age
Advocacy and Evolution of Aged Care Services and the Medicare Injustice
2016: Felicity's email to Council of the Ageing (COTA) re Medicare injustice
2017: COTAs petition campaign started in January re Medicare injustice
2017: Australian Association of Social Work's (AASW) letter to the Honourable Greg Hunt re Medicare injustice
2017: AASW pre-budget submission, page 5, 'Medicare, mental health and services for older people.'
2018: Felicity's speech re Medicare injustice when launching Counselling & Psychotherapy with Older People in Care on World Social Work Day
2018: Felicity's letter to SA Mental Health Commissioner re Medicare injustice, co-signed by President of the AASWSA Dr Mary Hood and requested by the Commissioner after the launch
2018: Federal budget and, "$83 million to address the drastic shortage of mental health services in residential aged care facilities."
2018: COTA's Federal budget summary
2018: Australian Ageing Agenda's Federal budget summary
2019: Beginning the funding rollout to improve access to psychological services to aged care residents (but still no opportunity for residents to be supported by private practitioners)