2021 Positive Ageing Month


Friday 29 October
In conversation with Chris Mackey

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Join Chris Mackey on Zoom


October is Positive Ageing Month, and we're hosting events every Friday.

Or, find an event below for details:

Positive Ageing Month Launch - Watch our conversation with Dr Anne Ring

On Friday 1 October we heard from keynote speaker Dr Anne Ring, a 79-year-old health sociologist who will focus on the need to destigmatize the word “old” and the recent WHO finding that it’s those who hold positive views about their own ageing who live longer.

Featuring Mayor Cr Libby Stapleton, Cr Gary Allen, and CEO Robyn Seymour. The event is captioned and has an Auslan interpreter.

Anne Ring's website

Articles by Anne ring

In Conversation with the Lorne Historical Society - Friday 8 October

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Peter Spring and Cr Gary Allen of the Lorne Historical Society discussed the fascinating history of the construction of the Great Ocean Road.

Friday 8 October
1:00pm to 2:30pm

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In Conversation with the University of the Third Age (U3A) - Friday 15 October

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Find out about University of the Third Age (U3A) and what it has to offer, from artwork and Ikebana classes to yoga, tai chi and U3A poets launching three publications. The final 30 minutes will involve a trivia quiz.

15 October
1:30pm to 3:00pm


Andy Pobjoy – Piano Bar Livestream - Friday 22 October

Andy hosted a music event for over 55s.

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In Conversation with Chris Mackey - Friday 29 October

Find out ways to help boost your mood, draw on your personal character strengths, adopt helpful mindsets and strategies to manage stress.

Using positive psychology to promote wellbeing and positive ageing

This zoom presentation describes some of the most useful and practical strategies developed in the positive psychology field that apply well to positive ageing. Positive psychology focuses on increasing happiness as well as promoting engagement in life roles, positive relationships, personal meaning and achievement. Issues and strategies discussed include practical ways of boosting our mood, drawing on our personal character strengths, adopting helpful mindsets, and strategies for managing stress.

Chris Mackey (M.A. Clin. Psych.) is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and the principal psychologist at Chris Mackey and Associates, Geelong with 40 years’ psychotherapy experience. Chris has a particular interest in promoting optimistic approaches to mental health. He is author of the book, The Positive Psychology of Synchronicity: Enhance Your Mental Health with the Power of Coincidence. Chris aims to educate the wider community about positive psychology including in a monthly column in The Geelong Advertiser, through his positive psychology podcast, Psych Spiels and Silver Linings, the TV wellbeing show, Destination Happiness, and through his practice’s website at www.chrismackey.com.au.

Chris was awarded the 2019 Impact Achievement award at the Australian Allied Health Awards for his clinical research and media work.

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Held from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Join with the Zoom meeting link HERE

Meeting ID: 863 1889 5779
Passcode: 119566