Ageism Awareness Day

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October 7 is Ageism Awareness Day

Change your perspective on ageing and older people by borrowing from a curated reading list for library users of all ages.
Place a free hold, sign up for an Ageism Awareness event, submit your competition entry and prepare yourself to be part of the conversation about ageism and its impacts.

Booklist: 

Click here to view the curated booklist(PDF, 309KB)

Events: 

Desert Island Reads: Authentic Stories of Ageing
Join Jane Caro and Joanna Nell in an online panel discussion about the books that help form their perspectives on ageing or stay socially engaged. 
Zoom, Tue 4 October 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Free event but bookings essential 
Click here to register

Games Event Extravaganza
Vermont South, Fri 7 October 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Free event but bookings essential
Click here to register

Portrait Photography with Your Smartphone
Doncaster, Fri 9 September 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Free event but bookings essential
Click here to register

Portrait Photography with Your Digital Camera
Nunawading, Wed 14 September 11.00 am – 12.00 pm
Free event but bookings essential
Click here to register

Competition: 

Share a photo to the library social media channels (and a caption of up to 100 words) depicting your own positive ageing experiences or share a photo of an older person in your life, to go into a draw to win a $100 Readings Voucher. It’s up to you what sort of photo and caption you’d like to share to reflect positive ageing.
Enter submissions via WM library social media channels (Facebook or Instagram)
Competition opens on Thursday 1st September 2022 and closes at midnight on Monday 31st October 2022. 
Full terms and conditions here.(PDF, 168KB)