SENIORS will have the chance to hear from an expert on cybercrime at the second Care and Ageing Expo to be held at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre this weekend.
Dr David Cook is a lecturer and researcher in the School of Science at Edith Cowan University.
He specialises in gerontechnology, studying the effects of technology on older people.
Cyber criminals actively target older Australians using the internet, telephone, email and social media platforms, and Dr Cook’s presentation will help older people guard against becoming victims.
But that is just one element of the Expo, which will provide a continuous stream of information from industry experts and discussion panels with opportunities for questions from the floor.
Experts in fields as diverse as how to choose between home care or residential care to how to care for those with dementia, the latest technology in hearing aids, setting up wills and enduring powers of attorney will address attendees.
An informal chat lounge will have presentations including modifying your environment, and retirement villages – over 55s downsizing.
Dozens of exhibitors will include residential care, home care and retirement living providers as well as health care, legal and financial, medical, consultants, technology and support groups.
Expo organiser Richard Campbell said the inaugural Care and Ageing Expo had been very successful and this year will be significantly larger, with up to 80 exhibitors expected.
“There is a considerable thirst for information on what’s available and our aim is to provide as diverse a range of information as we can,” Richard said.
“It’s great that there are now services available for all sorts of needs that take into consideration cultural diversity, dementia care, the wide range of lifestyle villages, residential care facilities, home care services and much more.
“But it takes time to consider those options – something that is a luxury when pressure is on to make significant lifestyle changes – but hopefully bringing together so many exhibitors will make that process easier.”
The expo will be open from 9.30am to 4.30pm on August 4 and 5.
Discounted tickets are available for pre-purchase at $8 for an adult, $5 for concession card holders and free for pension card holders. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $7.50 for concession card holders.
Food and coffee can be purchased from the cafe onsite.
More information and tickets are available from www.careandageingexpo.com.au