3Points Connect – Living to 100 a Blessing or a Curse? 1st October 2017 The 3Points Connection Series is presented by 3Bridges. The theme for 2017 is Building Inclusive Communities. The outcomes that the 3Points Connection Series seeks to provide include: A purposeful connection with forward-thinking people to build collaborative inclusive communities Models for sustainable social ventures that focus on solving wicked problems Opportunities to develop innovative partnerships between business and community The aim of the conference was to provoke thoughts around aging, issues, and opportunities that come with living a longer life. It was about reframing aging and our attitudes towards older people. It was about recognizing the contribution that older people bring to society without disregarding the issues that arise from living a longer life. Mr. David Coleman MP, Federal Member for Banks, opened the event following 3Bridges CEO Rosemary Bishop introduction to our 3Points Connect Series. Our keynote speakers included: Dr. Patricia Edgar – Children’s television activist, Media policy developer, Sarah Davidson – Co-Acting CEO Council on the Ageing NSW, Dr. Catherine Barrett – Director Celebrate Ageing, Professor Brian Draper – University of NSW. Key presentations covered: Reinventing Middle Age and In Praise of Ageing – Dr. Patricia Edgar Intimacy and Ageing – Dr. Catherine Barrett Healthy Ageing and the Importance of Engagement of Older People – Sarah Davidson, COTA Suicide in Older Age – Professor Brian Draper The event was a great success. Our guests were representatives from local, state and federal Governments, Allied Health, Primary Health Network, Alzheimer’s’ Australia NSW, Aged Care Providers, Holman and Web (legal company), corporate businesses, other charities and residential care providers, community services, and local councils. We had around 70 guests attending. The venue was donated by the HLB Mann Judd, Kent Street, Sydney.