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Isolation, connection and community

7-9 September 2020

Bethanie on the Park Plantation Street, Menora

The three-day conference will provide helpful information to assist caring for those in their senior years. All speakers will share their insights from years of experience connecting with seniors, no matter their cognitive or physical ability, in both clinical and creative ways.

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Day 1: Isolation

Monday 7 September

Isolation through pain and frailty
Presented by Elizabeth MacKinlay

Isolation through Dementia
Presented by James Ward

Isolation through grief
Presented by Steve Francis

The impact of isolation
Presented by Rochelle Masters

Day 2: Connection and community

Tuesday 8 September

Theology of isolation, connection and community
Presented by Kerryn Monger

Connection and community through pain
Presented by Elizabeth MacKinlay AM

Conference Panel Discussion
Presented by Field Experts

Isolation, connection and lessons from the road
Presented by Graham Mabury

Day 3: Connection and community

Wednesday 9 September

Subtle outcomes from COVID-19
Presented by Sue Ash

Pilgrimage to connection
Presented by Tania Watson

RAW impact of connection and community
Presented by Andrew Herden


Reverend Elizabeth MacKinlay AM

Anglican Priest and national fi nalist for Senior Australian of the Year 2009.

Reverend Elizabeth MacKinlay works tirelessly to promote a greater understanding of the many issues facing senior Australians.

Sue Ash AO

Special Adviser Community Services, COVID-19 to WA Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Sue is renowned for her distinguished service to the community, particularly in the area of social policy development, reform and implementation, and to the provision of services to people in need.

Reverend James Ward

Reverend and semi-retired.

With over 30 years’ experience in the ministry, James is a passionate advocate for sufferers of Dementia and the implications for their loved ones.

Rochelle Masters

Clinical Psychologist and Managing Director of Masters Psychology.

Rochelle is best known for her treatment of anxiety disorders in children, teens and adults.

Graham Mabury

O.A.M. Pastor and semi-retired

Graham has committed both his personal and professional life to services for those at risk or in need.

Dr Tania Watson

Executive Minister at Riverview

Tania’s mission in life is to help people from her church community fl ourish in their spiritual journey.

Reverend Steve Francis

Moderator of the Uniting Church in Australia and Synod of WA

Steve has served the Uniting Church with motivation, enthusiasm and boundless energy for over 35 years.

Andrew Herden

Engagement Director of RAW Impact

RAW Impact’s mission is to raise awareness worldwide to inspire powerful change through volunteering and sustainable projects whilst building communities.

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