Working Session: Growing Old in the Pacific
Organizers: Marama Muru-Lanning and Hilary Lapsley
This working session builds on informal sessions held at the previous two ASAO conferences. In 2019 in Auckland there was lively discussion about a range of topics and a future publication. For 2020 in Hilo participants are asked to supply an abstract or paper draft by 1 November 2019. These will then be circulated to all workshop participants. Discussion at the workshop will focus on developing each abstract or paper draft for publication.
Cross-cutting themes arising from the introductory session were categorized as follows:
Offers for Hilo 2020 so far include:
Alan Howard and Jan Rensel on changing patterns of old age on Rotuma
Marama Muru-Lanning, Tia Dawes, Hilary Lapsley and Mere Kēpa on supporting the wellbeing of Māori elders in a changing world
Ofa Dewes and Kylah Williams on Pacific ageing in New Zealand, particularly end of life.
Julie Flinn on ageing Pacific peoples in the United States, particularly Marshall Islanders.
Sarina Pearson on digital stories of end of life care from Māori and Pacific New Zealanders.
Makiko Nishitani on ageing Fijian and Tongan migrant orchard workers in Australia.
We would welcome any further offers of contributions to the Workshop Session. Participants listed above who have not yet sent in an abstract or paper draft are urged to do so by 1 November. Any further interested participants should communicate as soon as possible with Marama Muru-Lanning (firstname.lastname@example.org ) cc. Hilary Lapsley (email@example.com ).
Marama Muru-Lanning, University of Auckland <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Hilary Lapsley, University of Auckland, <email@example.com>