Community Engagement Forum for Older Adults

Event Name Community Engagement Forum for Older Adults
Start Date 15th Sep 2017 10:30am
End Date 15th Sep 2017 2:30pm
Duration 4 hours

Community Engagement Forum for Older Adults
Western Syndey University Milperra
Building1, Level 1, Room 106, Bankstown Campus 
Friday, 15th September from 10:30am to 2:30pm 

About the event:  

In the last two years MARCS has organised two research forums that involved WSU researchers and industry representatives in the area of ageing. As a follow-up to these forums, MARCS is now holding a community engagement forum for older adults.

The idea for the forum came from older adults who have participated in various MARCS research projects over the last 5 years; these participants often expressed an interest in hearing more about the research and findings on relevant research topics.

The forum has several aims: (1) to bring together our older adult participants to meet with each other and the researchers; (2) to present MARCS research findings on ageing and discuss other relevant themes; and (3) to share knowledge on three general topics of interest: hearing, memory and mobility (this includes information about WSU research more generally).

An important outcome of this forum will be the establishment of a platform for engaging with the broader community. This will provide a conduit to present and discuss university research interests, and an opportunity to let others know about the outcomes generated. Such a platform will facilitate future research engagement and will act as a spring-board for other initiatives.


  • 10:30 - 11:00     Registration & Poster* presentations of MARCS research
  • 11:00 - 11:30     Welcoming & Opening lecture by Prof Chris Davis, MARCS Institute
  • 11:30 - 12:00     Showcase of MARCS research on Ageing by Ms Sonya Simonetti, Sonya Prasad, & Ms Julie Beadle.
  • 12:00 - 12:30     Lunch
  • 12:30 - 12:50     Talk on Memory by A/Prof Karen Liu, Occupational Therapy
  • 12:50 - 13:10     Talk on Mobility by Dr Matthew Liston, School of Science and Health
  • 13.10 - 13:30     Talk on Hearing by Dr Yatin Mahajan, MARCS Institute
  • 13:30 - 14:00     Engagement/Evaluation & Open Discussion with the audience
  • 14:00 - 14:30     Wrap up Tea & coffee

*Posters will be presented/stayed throughout the forum.

Organising Personnel: Prof Jeesun Kim, Prof Chris Davis, Dr Yatin Mahajan, and PhD students Simone Simonetti, Sonya Prasad, and Julianne Beadle.

RSVP Essential by Monday, 11th September.  Please contact: Simone Simonetti on, PH: 9772 6142 or Yatin Mahajan on, PH: 9772 6678.