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The Same Same but Different regional reform forum was proudly brought to you by Collaborative Project Officers - Maria Shialis (Southern Services Reform Group), Michelle Fuller (Southern Fleurieu & Kangaroo Island Positive Ageing Taskforce), Julie Wilhelm (Hills Positive Ageing Project), and Kay Stillwell (Riverland Murray Coorong Taskforce).

Held Friday 20 May 2022 in the Secret Garden, Marion Hotel, this event unlocked key themes of the new Support at Home Program.

The interactive format provided opportunities for participants to:

  • Network and engage with other stakeholders
  • Contribute to the collective discussion and feedback about the new Support at Home Framework
  • Be supported to prepare for the transition period.

Guest Speakers and Presentations

  • Jane Mussared (Chief Executive, COTA SA) 

Click here for her presentation(PDF, 2MB) 

  • Marni Curtis (Acting Director, Office for Ageing Well, SA Health) 

Click here for her presentation(PDF, 700KB)

  • Leanne Davis-King (Chair, SA Local Government Ageing Well Network)  

Click here for her presentation(PDF, 141KB)

  • Craig Frost (Team Leader, ACSA)  

Click here for his presentation(PDF, 376KB)

Planting for Success Activity Resource

The Planting for Success activity was specifically designed and developed by the Forum hosts for the ‘Same Same but Different’ Regional Reform Forum. The purpose of this activity was to encourage participants to reflect on different aspects of their organisation in relation to the proposed new Support at Home Program.

The guided script, along with the supporting Powerpoint slides, may be used within your organisation ensuring acknowledgement is given to the creators of this resource: Collaborative Project Officers of Southern Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Positive Ageing Taskforce, Riverland Mallee Coorong Taskforce, Hills Positive Ageing Project, Southern Services Reform Group.

Designed as a facilitated mindfulness exercise, with individual quiet reflection, this activity takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. You may choose to adapt it to suit your purpose and/or encourage discussion about each organisational element – in this case you will need to allow extra time accordingly. Please click on the links below to access the resources:

Planting for Success - PowerPoint(PPTX, 587KB)

Planting for Success - Script(PDF, 239KB)

Attendees on the day included Home and Community aged care organisations, local government representatives, peak bodies and Aged Care sector advocates, leaders of innovation and change, and others interested in contributing to this important priority area.

Thank you to all our stakeholders who attended the Forum. The day was a great success with your participation, support and contributions. The room was buzzing through interactive activities, Q&A session, networking and information sharing.

We are looking forward to planning our next combined regional forum – scheduled for late October 2022.