Brought to you by the Australian Association of Gerontology(AAG) in partnership with the University of Adelaide, the Eastern Collaborative Project, COTA and supported by Helping Hand.
You are invited to attend this most informative seminar presented by visiting international speaker Professor Anthea Tinker.
- When: 28 May 2013
- Time: 3 till 5pm followed by refreshments
- Where: Helping Hand Chapel Room, Cnr Fosters Road and East Parkway, NORTHGATE 5085
Free for AAG Members
$30 for Non-Members
$10 for Students/Concession Non-Members
Led by the Institute for Gerontology at King’s College London, the large Grandparenting in Europe study highlights an emerging childcare crisis particularly in the UK, as grandparents pick up childcare duties whilst parents work. Yet the pressure on grandparents to stay in work themselves as the pension age rises beyond 65, coupled with patchy and expensive formal childcare means more working parents will be unable to make work pay says Grandparents Plus.
Professor Anthea Tinker will present findings from this international study which has striking similarities with the social and political fabric of Australia. This is an important presentation for all grandparents and service providers, and will suggest ways we can offer support and services to this growing group of informal carers.
Professor Anthea Tinker, Professor of Social Gerontology, King’s College, London, UK
Anthea Tinker has been Professor of Social Gerontology at King’s College London since 1988. She has been a Consultant to the WHO, EU and OECD. She has undertaken a wide range of research in the field of social policy specialising in gerontology. She is the author or co-author of 32 books and over 300 articles and book chapters.
She was awarded the CBE in 2000 in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and was one of the ‘Women of the Year’ in 2002. She was elected a fellow of the British Society of Gerontology in 2008 and awarded the Society’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2010.
Registration is available in a number of ways via the AAG webpage. Click here to visit the page and register.
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