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Seniors Forum on Health

We welcome our local seniors to come along to this free one-day forum to meet each other and learn about health topics requested by seniors themselves.

SPEAKERS:

Professor Sir Richard Faull – Neuroscientist, professor of anatomy, and director of the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland. He is a specialist in human neurodegenerative diseases.

Mark Dye – Co-founder and CEO of NUBU Pharmaceuticals, a New Zealand start-up business importing medical cannabis and innovators in related products.

Sandra Skipwith – Health Promotions Team Leader for the Bowel Screening Program with the Waitemata District Health Board.

Dr Leo Sheck – Ophthalmologist with Retina Specialists, who are supporters of Macular Degeneration NZ. Dr Sheck currently holds the chair of New Zealand Save Sight Society, which is a major funder of New Zealand ophthalmic research.

Kevin Lamb – CEO of Age Concern Auckland

PROGRAMME – MORNING

9.00am
Arrive & Register

9.30am
Morning Welcome by Colin Rose, Manager of Remuera-Newmarket Community Centre and Chair of Community Wellbeing Network Ōrākei

9.40am
Professor Sir Richard Faull, Professor Ngaire Kerse and Dr Makarena Dudley, “Brain Health and Alzheimer’s disease” and Q&A 

11.10am
Morning Tea

11.30am
Mark Dye, “Medical Cannabis” and Q&A

11.50am
Sandra Skipwith, “National Bowel Screening programme: Who it’s for, How it’s done and Why we need it” and Q&A

12.10am
Morning wrap up and outline of outside activities available during lunch break

12.20pm
Lunch (provided) and Outside Activities 

PROGRAMME – AFTERNOON

1.30pm
Dr Leo Sheck, “Macular Degeneration” and Q&A

1.50pm
Kevin Lamb “Mental Health Benefits of Social Connection” and Q&A

2.10pm
Introduction to Forum Discussion

2.15pm
Forum Discussion, led by Colin Rose

3.00pm
Possible Seniors Projects for 2022/2023, supported by Ōrākei Local Board

3.15pm
Forum Conclusion, by Colin Rose

3.20pm
Afternoon Tea, networking & more opportunities to engage in outside activities

4.00pm
Depart

Please register your interest by emailing pamela@stlukes.org.nz