Saturday Seminar – New Tricks or Old tricks made new for a healthy old age. Developing ways to go well into the third Age

Tutor/Facilitator Jane Fyfield

Date: on/from Sat 20 Feb 2021 to Sat 20 Feb 2021
Frequency: Single Event
Class time: 2:30-3:30

Delivered ZOOM

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Presented by Jane Fyfield.

Certainly, our longevity gains in the last 100 years have exceeded all the previous millennia combined. Longer life isn’t just about expected length of life for a newborn, it is also about increases in life expectancy at all ages. The fastest growing demographic age category is now the 80+ group. With the current trend of gaining more years of life, how can we make the most of our Third Age? How soon will the fastest growing demographic be 100+?

Jane will talk about some of the tricks, supported by evidence, and enter into discussions about longevity, ageism, health achievements, quality of life, and perceptions.

Along with her co-founders of New Tricks Co, Jane has developed an online presence containing blogs and podcasts that explore new tricks for a healthy old age. She will talk about some of these tricks, supported by evidence, and enter into discussions about longevity, ageism, health achievements, quality of life, and perceptions. There is much to anticipate in the Third Age

Jane Fyfield is a Director and Founder of Healthcare International, a consulting firm that provides expertise in aged care development, management and service evaluation. She is also a Founder and Director of New Tricks Co, which is a health and wellness website that provides simple real-world advice on healthy ageing (website:

Jane has qualifications in geriatric medicine, health administration and public health, and has worked in these areas for about 40 years. She has also had a number of stints in teaching health and medical students, and is currently tutoring at University of Melbourne.

Jane has also been the National Medical Advisor in Health Strategy and Gerontology for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for about 20 years. Over the years she has been on the boards and committees of a number of organisations, including the Weary Dunlop Foundation (medical research) and Musica Viva. She has also been the Medical Director of a multi-campus aged care organisation which provided a full range of services to its clients from home and community care, independent living and residential care.

This seminar is open to all U3A Port Phillip members and subscribers and to the general public.

As there are limited numbers, please book in below.

This is an online live seminar, presented as a webinar on Zoom.

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To watch the seminar, return to this page any time after 2:00pm on Saturday the 20th of February. 

Click on this link to join the webinar from 2:20pm for a prompt 2:30pm start.

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