Dignity Party – the party for all ages!

Dignity Party President, Rick Neagle attended the Council of the Ageing (COTA) AGM where the guest speaker was Mr Michael Rungie, South Australian Economic Development Board member.

Mr Rungie gave an overview of the innovation within our economy that is impacting directly on older South Australians. He framed his comments around the economic value to our state of agriculture, food and wine exports, education, tourism, and the growth in the health and ageing sectors.

Two (2) components of the health and ageing sector are driving economic productivity; firstly, the creation of jobs and secondly, the Living Well project:  https://www.cotasa.org.au/blog/2016/living-well-now.aspx

The Living Well project is boldly reframing the way we age, leading to more participant focussed policy in the community. Living to age 100 will soon become the norm, as advancements in health care realise greater life expectancy. The current narrative is that the longevity of mid-life will extend from 25 years to 80 years. Midlife is the time to acquire money and assets, show leadership in the family and community and build investment in the self. COTA has developed the Plug-In, a new on-line concept, providing the influencers for modern ageing www.theplugin.com.au

One interesting concept is the idea of older people taking a “gap year” following retirement to travel and rest. This pattern of behaviour is already being demonstrated by retirees.

Dignity Party are pleased to see the plenty of energy and interest in issues of ageing. We also know that much of the jobs growth within the health and ageing sector is due to the rollout of the NDIS. We encourage South Australians of all ages to find out more about the Dignity Party, and we value the input and support of older members.

The recent Universal Design Forum, hosted in Adelaide by Kelly Vincent, heard about the importance of including good design in tourist facilities and attractions. Knowing that many older Australians (baby boomers) will choose to travel domestically, South Australia can cash in by earning a reputation as a state that is easy to get around for older people, people with disabilities as well as parents with prams.


Dignity Party Film Night – Wonder

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You are invited to the movies!  Come and see the new release movie, Wonder (PG) with Dignity Party on Friday 8th December, 2017 at Wallis Cinemas Mitcham!  We’d love to have your company.

Ticket Prices:
Concession Ticket: $15
Concession plus 5 Raffle Tickets: $20
Ticket only: $20
Ticket plus 5 Raffle Tickets: $26

A bit about the film
Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August “Auggie” Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.  Julia Robers and Owen Wilson are joined by Jacob Tremblay, as Auggie, in this screen adaptation of a New York Times bestseller.

Date: Friday 8th December 2017
Start time: 06:00pm (film screens 6.30pm)
Venue: Wallis Cinemas Mitcham Level 1 Mitcham Shopping Centre, 119 Belair Road, Torrens Park

Wallis Cinemas Mitcham is wheelchair accessible. Open captions will be available for this screening. Audio description is available upon request (please advise of this when booking).

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Disability Pride Parade 2017
Accessible toilets on the Parade route: standard accessible toilets are available inside Parliament House on North Terrace. An accessible toilet with ceiling hoist (BYO sling) is available at the Community Visitor’s Office, 3rd floor Flinders University building, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide.

Participation in the Disability Pride Parade is free and open to everyone. If you would like to participate, meet us at 10.00am at the steps of Parliament House. Everyone is welcome!

Help spread the word and invite others through the Facebook event!

Wear purple! to show your support. You are welcome to bring your own banners and placards with messages of support. We will be providing free purple hats and balloons, and free disability inclusion banners to participants.

The purpose of the Disability Pride Parade is to celebrate the 2017 International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), the United Nations day promoting understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.

We invite you to join us to celebrate disability with a rally on the steps of Parliament House where we will hear from Dignity Party MP Kelly Vincent and others.

10.00am Wear purple and join us at Parliament House, North Terrace

10.15am Hear from Dignity Party MP Kelly Vincent and others!

11.00am The Pride Parade moves down King William Street to Victoria Square/Tarndanyangga.

11.15am We join the International Day of People with Disability ‘Celebrate on the Square’ activities.

We hope to see you there to celebrate inclusion with us!
Rick Neagle
President, Dignity Party
0431 704 074