A celebration dinner for John Richards Initiative 10 year's anniversary was held on Monday 22 May 2017. The primary purpose was to thank, acknowledge and congratulate Mr John Richards OAM for his generosity and dedication to La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga campus in the establishment of the John Richards Initiative in rural ageing and aged care as well as his ongoing and continuous support. His contribution is critical to the 'identity' and positioning of AW campus' as the only dedicated rural ageing and aged care research centre in Australia. This successful event engaged the broader local key stakeholders such as Albury Wodonga Health, councils, other health services and community groups.
As part of our celebrations we will also host the 3rd Annual International Symposium on Ageing and Old-Age in Asia Pacific in conjunction with La Trobe Asia in Melbourne 11-12 October.