Hotel playing host

Leading Age Services WA chief executive Beth Cameron.
Leading Age Services WA chief executive Beth Cameron.

This Friday, more than 20 speakers from around the country will come together for the Parks and Leisure Australia WA State Conference, covering a range of topics including the future of Australian cities, how art in public space is linked to community health and wellbeing, the importance of events to local communities and the future of local public open space after local government reform.

Parks and Leisure Australia WA executive officer Leith Fradd said these were issues very much in the public’s thoughts.

‘Public spaces and facilities are vital for the health and wellbeing of our communities and are integral to creating thriving connected cities,’ she said.

‘It is clear that many of our health issues are related to not enough beneficial physical and social activity and these are linked to the adequate provision and ease for accessibility to parks and public open space, leisure facilities and opportunities to be with others’.

A week later, the hotel will host the Leading Age Services WA aged care conference from June 15 to 17, with some of the country’s biggest aged care providers coming together to discuss the future of care in an ageing population.

Leading Age Services WA chief executive Beth Cameron said the conference was a chance to give aged care providers access to the best information and expertise the country had to offer. ‘We will discuss the key challenges faced by the industry, how we need to address them today so that we can be prepared for the inevitable demands on our sector tomorrow,’ she said.

‘Australia has an ageing population and all of us need to think about how we will be able to support our ageing parents and grandparents.’