MACE 2020 Maroochydore
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Where is it?
When is it?
Thursday, February 13th 2020
9am to 3pm
Rob Cross: Suncare Community Services
Presentation: Navigating Aged Care
Rob joined Suncare in Jan 2017 with a desire to make growing older something we can all look forward to. Coming from a diverse background including Commando, Sales Manager, Police Officer, Media Consultant and Business Development he sees his role in Suncare as ‘Passion meets Profession’. During his time with Suncare he has organised social events and activities that benefit our community elders including entering a team of 95 seniors in the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon’s 2km walking event. He is active in the promotion of wellness in ageing, a member of the Healthy Ageing Partnership and regularly presents to community organisations, health and industry organisations on aged care support.
Originally from Bermuda, via England, when not at work you can find Rob on the beach as a surf lifesaver supporting his young daughters at nippers or swimming/biking/running in a triathlon or walking the beach with his wife and newest family member, a foxie cross named Django.
Elder Abuse Prevention Support and Service
Presentation: Safeguarding Your Future
Julian Porter is the Managing Solicitor for Suncoast Community Legal Service. As part of the Elder Abuse Prevention Support and Service, run by Relationships Australia QLD, Elder Law, free advice is offered to seniors over 60.
Presentation: Medical Cannabis Treatement Options
Dr James Connell grew up on a farm in rural NSW and graduated from Medicine at University of NSW. He has always been interested in pursuing general practice due to the varied nature of the work, freedom to pursue multiple interests and the connection it brings with patients and their families. Dr Connell has gained a special interest in cannabis medicine over recent years. In his practice he has been using cannabis medicines in the treatment of chronic pain, opioid reduction and cessation, mental health disorders, chronic disease management, palliative care, sleep disorders, GI disturbance, neuroprotection and more. Despite its diverse range of actions, it is paired with a favourable side effect profile and has become a very helpful tool in his doctor’s bag. Dr Connell has done extra education and training through Dr Sulaks- Healer certification and has been focusing his studies in the area of Cannabis Medicine.