21 September 2016
Helping Hand and UniSA
Creating innovative outcomes and impacts for a new ageing horizon
The University of South Australia (UniSA) and Helping Hand recently celebrated 20 years of an enterprising and fruitful partnership with the signing of a memorandum of understanding underpinning the ongoing collaboration of our two organisations.
As part of this event, Mr Ian Hardy, Helping Hand Chief Executive highlights the significant growth of the partnership from its origins of an industry placement program for nursing students, to a multifaceted relationship with student placements across a wide variety of disciplines and a diversity of research projects , helping to deliver change and impact across important areas of aged care services policy and practice.
Dr Alexandre Kalache, Director of the International Longevity Centre in Brazil and leading pioneer in and advocate of ageing issues for close to forty years also reflects on the importance of partnering in changing approaches to ageing in our communities, highlighting the role of partnering in the development of the Age Friendly Cities framework internationally.