Learn directly from the life experiences and perspective of the experts in ageing


In the near future, you may be fortunate to spend time with an older person in an education session

The older person has an amazing amount of life experience. They are generously giving of their time to help you learn about their story and the reality of ageing from their perspective. The older person may have similar ideas, opinions and background to you or they may be very different. Regardless, try to be open to hearing what they have to say and to understanding their situation.

Here are a few tips to help you get the most from the learning experience:

Respect their reality

Remind yourself that the older person is the expert in their life, their body, and their story. While others might have expertise in certain health fields or other professions, the older person is THE best person to explain their own 'lived reality'.

How can I get involved?

If you, as a student, can see value in learning from an older person in your chosen field, submit your details below or forward this website on to your course coordinator.