Healthy Ageing for Seniors Festival

February 6, 2023 - 10:00am to February 10, 2023 - 3:00pm
HMRI Healthy Ageing for Seniors Festival 2023

HMRI is hosting a Healthy Ageing for Senior Festival as part of the 2023 NSW Seniors Festival. 

Learn how to stay strong and healthy in your senior years with the latest medical research and practical advice.

Our world-leading researchers will present 8 FREE sessions covering a broad range of topics from cooking to mental health.

  1. Understanding Alzheimer’s - SOLD OUT (Waiting List Available)
  2. The Science of Balance - SOLD OUT (Waiting List Available)
  3. A Healthy Mind & Brain for Positive Ageing - SOLD OUT (Waiting List Available)
  4. Exercising for Healthy Ageing - SOLD OUT (Waiting List Available)
  5. Nutrition – Healthy Eating on a Budget
  6. Living with Stroke
  7. CPR and Heart Health - SOLD OUT (Waiting List Available)
  8. Parkinson's & Gut Health  Your Microbiome - SOLD OUT (Waiting List Available)

The festival will be held between 6th -10th February 2023 at NEX, Newcastle.

There'll be giveaways and free information handouts, demonstrations, interactive classes and more.

Only seniors aged 60 and over are eligible to attend as these are designed to be interactive and in-person.

If you're a senior, you can attend as many free sessions as you like, but places are limited so register now to avoid disappointment!

Session 1: Understanding Alzheimer’s - SOLD OUT (Waiting List Available)

10am - 12pm  |  Monday 6 February 2023 

This FREE session will give you a better understanding of:

  • The origins of Alzheimer’s disease and the latest research 
  • What are the modifiable risk factors – how you can adapt to reduce risk factors
  • How to access the latest clinical trials on prevention and treatment
 
Session 2: The Science of Balance - SOLD OUT (Waiting List Available)

1pm - 3pm  |  Monday 6 February 2023

This FREE session will give you a better understanding of:

  • How balance works in the body
  • Exercises and activities you can do to improve your balance and avoid dizziness
  • Proactive steps you can take to reduce your risk of falls
 
Session 3: A Healthy Mind and Brain for Positive Ageing - SOLD OUT (Waiting List Available)

10 - 12 am  |  Wednesday 8 February 2023

This FREE session will give you a better understanding of:

  • How to promote cognitive function and maintain your memory
  • Keeping your brain and mind healthy and happy as you age 
  • The link between 'brain-mind-emotion' mental health

 

Session 4: Exercising for Healthy Ageing - SOLD OUT (Waiting List Available)

1pm - 3pm  |  Wednesday 8 February 2023

This FREE session will give you a better understanding of:

  • How to build a stronger, fitter and healthier body in your senior years
  • Practical advice on what the best activities and exercises are for you
  • Exercises you can do both seated and standing - something for everyone!


Session 5: Nutrition – Healthy Eating on a Budget

10am - 12pm  |  Thursday 9 February 2023

This FREE session will give you a better understanding of:

  • What to eat for a stronger, healthier body on a budget
  • Nutrition essentials and practical advice for healthy ageing
  • Recipes and a food budgeting recipe toolkit that will help you live well and age well

Session 6: Living with Stroke

1pm - 3pm  |  Thursday 9 February 2023

This FREE session will give you a better understanding of:

  • Healthy stroke rehabilitation and recovery post-stroke as a senior
  • Signs of stroke, stroke prevention and secondary prevention
  • Exercises and activities as well as modifiable risk factors for stroke
  • The latest programs, clinical trials and resources available to help improve the lives of those living with stroke. 

Session 7: CPR and Heart Health - SOLD OUT (Waiting List Available)

10am - 12pm  |  Friday 10 February 2023

Join HMRI Emergency Medicine researchers, paramedics and Emergency Department clinicians in this FREE session where you will learn:

  • The most  effective and up-to-date way to give CPR 
  • What you can do in an emergency to help save your loved ones
  • About the latest research and advice in CPR and heart health.

Session 8: Parkinson's & Gut Health - Your Microbiome - SOLD OUT (Waiting List Available)

1pm - 3pm  |  Friday 10 February 2023

This FREE session will give you a better understanding of:

  • The latest medical research findings and practical advice on Parkinson's disease and your gut health.
  • What the science says about probiotics
  • The gut microbiome, understanding the relationship between food and gastrointestinal health.

All sessions will be hosted at NEX, Newcastle. 

Parking is available at NEX (fees apply - click here for more details). Street parking is also available.