Positive Ageing Journey 2019. Hosted by Burnie Brae and UQ The Positive Ageing Journey will be held on June 29th from 9.30am - 2.30pm. Tickets are $20.00 per person and include guest speakers, morning tea and lunch. This years guest speakers for the Positive Ageing Journey include world renowned Professor Roly Sussex, TV chef Alastair McLeod and garden great Ross McKinnon. Tickets are limited so don't miss this years Positive Ageing Journey 2019.


Are you ready to live your life to the fullest and maximise your physical, mental and social well being?


The 2019 Positive Ageing Journey will build on the success of the previous events and provide a day of thought-provoking, interactive, educational presentations. The event aims to give Seniors the tools to live vivaciously and be full of life well past retirement.

Currently more than 1 million people living in Queensland are aged over 55 years, making up 25 per cent of the total population. The over 55’s aspire to remain living independently in their own homes for as long as possible. To enable this, they need access to information and advice about services that support their independence and enhance their experience of ageing.

A variety of presentations will be included that will aim to educate the audience, topics will include:

    • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
    • Cultivating strong relationships and social connections
    • Enhancing mental wellbeing


WHEN: 29th June 9.00am – 3.00pm

WHERE: Burnie Brae Centre, 60 Kuran Street, Chermside

COST: $20.00 (price includes morning tea & lunch)




Our guest speakers on the day will include

Alastair Mcleod, Professor Roly Sussex, Dr Libby Flynn,

Ross McKinnon plus many more.









Alastair McLeod TV Chef will present s cooking session at this years Positive Ageing Journey



You may recognise Alastair from TV, he has appeared in Channel Seven’s
Great Day Out and Network 10’s Ready Steady Cook. Aside from TV – Alastair
is a chef, ambassador and corporate host, bestowed with the gift of quick wit!
A session not to be missed.









Professor Roly Sussex will present insights into the use of language and how it can be used to push back against the ageing process.


Roly Sussex is currently Research Professor at the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation, and in the School of Languages and Cultures, at the University of Queensland. His current research is located in the triangle between language, culture and society, and technology.

He is co-chief investigator in the PainLang Research Group at the University of Queensland, which is investigating the use of language in the diagnosis, treatment and management of pain.

You may also be familiar with Roly from his work on ABC Radio, this year we look forward to him offering a variety of useful insights at the

2019 Positive Ageing Journey event.




Ross McKinnon AM is the retired Curator of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Cootha.  Ross’s knowledge of gardening and in particular his insights on Australian native rainforest

Ross McKinnon retired curator of the Qld Botanic Gardens will give a session titled ‘Up the Garden Path – The Retiring Gardener’

plants guarantees he is a sought after speaker around the globe. At the 2019 Positive Ageing Journey Ross will be speaking about the retiring gardener and he will leave you inspired to enjoy all the benefits gardening has to offer, not only to physical health but also mental health.











Dr Libby Flynn will be at the 9th annual Positive Ageing Journey

Dr Libby Flynn will be speaking about Music Therapy & the role it plays in Ageing


Dr Libby Flynn is a Brisbane based music therapist, researcher and musician.
She has completed both her Masters and PHD from The University of Queensland.

Libby will be speaking about Music Therapy & the role it plays in ageing at the
2019 Positive Ageing Journey.






As promised by Dr Libby Flynn at Saturday’s Positive Aging Journey – below is the video link for the research program:

If you have a diagnosis of dementia, or care for someone with dementia at your home, you may be eligible to participate in this research project.



Learn tips on how to stay safe in your senior years


Senior Constable Paul Bagnall has been a member of the Queensland
Police Service (QPS) for 10 years and is a Crime Prevention
Officer. He will be providing valuable tips on how to keep happy,
safe and secure in the Senior years. His session will include
information on:

  • Cyber scams
  • Scams
  • Security risks in the home





Healthy Connections


Dr Sharon Hetherington from Healthy Connections is a fully qualified Exercise Physiologist and will be talking about Exercise and Brain Health.

Learn about exercise and brain health with Dr Sharon Hetherington














UPDATE – The 2019 Positive Ageing Journey is SOLD OUT!