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This newsletter commenced in May 2018 and was information and commentary on older adult and carer wellbeing. You are welcome to peruse previous publications by clicking the hyperlinks below. Please note that this eNewsletter concluded April 2020 - you can click the image below for the last edition.

Seasons of Change: Issue 21 of PsychAGE News

Previous publications

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

Issue 21, April 2020, Seasons of Change








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)