Lecture Overview


Mavis never socialised and was labelled "aggressive" by the staff at this residential aged care facility. Yet Sue Hendy managed to get Mavis along to a regular 4pm session of cards. How? This heartwarming talk will expand your view on what it means to 'age positively' and challenge you to think about how you perceive growing old.


Sue Hendy

Sue Hendy has a background of more than three decades of working as an advocate for older people. This has culminated in her present role as CEO at Council on the Ageing Victoria, which she has held over 13 years. Sue has previously worked in residential aged care, local and state government; predominantly with a focus on older people, but has also focused on women, people from non-English speaking backgrounds, people with disabilities and indigenous Australians. Sue is a regular speaker at conferences and workshops within Australia and overseas, workshop facilitator and is a regular guest on radio including ABC, 3AW and Golden Days Radio. Sue is also on many Taskforces, state committees and reviews relating to ageing and ageing well.




44 Total Rating(s)

Excellent education to view. A positive outcome for the client is always satisfying.

Joan Testa
16 Nov 2018

Very interesting and relevant topic in aged care

12 Nov 2018

Sue Hendy is an inspiration speaker.

Teresa Perry
14 Aug 2018

Vdry informative

Mark James
15 Jul 2018

The educator presented this topic clearly with stories of improving the lives of the elderly

Adrienne Hokin
08 Jul 2018

Brilliantly said, very insightful. Thank you!

shea Hine
04 Jul 2018

Positive changes ahead for aged care

Kerry Helwig
18 Jun 2018

Great to have been a part of this

Diane Robson
31 May 2018

Very well presented, and relevant to where I work.

Suzanna Potter
29 May 2018

Very informative.

Rhonda Briggs
24 May 2018

Excellent advocate for our Ageing population

Nichole Dutschke
22 May 2018

I like this presenters realistic and and down to earth approach. I can see she would be a lovely advocate for elders in our care.

Carmel Green
20 May 2018

Wonderful video straightforward and so positively engaging! Definitely made me re-think how I view older people and ageing and how I can create a more positive and meaningful difference in my work with older people. Well done!

Kimberley McBride
18 May 2018

A great presentation of thought provoking material

Michele shanahan
13 May 2018

Great lecture Very interesting

Lynne Richardson-Cooper
11 May 2018


Kerry Flude
09 May 2018


Rita Burma
09 May 2018

Very well put and most relevant

Alison D maddison
06 May 2018

Always love to hear about our care in the field of the aged. Great presentation and insight.

Helen Felsch
05 May 2018

Informative and positive information

Karen Gruber
03 May 2018

Great lecture

Dorothy Bardoutsos
02 May 2018


Chetna Sharma
02 May 2018

Interesting and inspiring.

Marian Soares
27 Apr 2018

strongly recommend watching

Stephen Dunk
25 Apr 2018

Informative and thought provoking.

Dianne Joy Beamish
18 Apr 2018

Enlightening, and enjoyable. The speaker has a terrific voice, lovely to listen to.

Dianne Joy Beamish
18 Apr 2018

Extremely good content and a brilliant presentor. Well done!

Anna Lau Hwee Tzer
16 Apr 2018

enlightening topic

Maria Jennifer Trahair
15 Apr 2018

Thought provoking

Robyn Poga
15 Apr 2018

Nice topic, enlightening.

Jhoanna de Castro
15 Apr 2018

Very informative and educator is well engaged and given realistic examples of challenges that we face at work.

Rajwinder Kaur
12 Apr 2018

very interesting and informative session

Jenny whitbread
11 Apr 2018

Very enlightening.

Maree Findlay
11 Apr 2018

This made it realise I had stereotype ageism. Limiting my ability to think outside the box.

Elizabeth Dodd
11 Apr 2018

Fantastic resource.

Brynie Riky
10 Apr 2018

Very good resource for understanding that once you age, you don't have to be old... you are still a very valued member of a community (family, group etc).

Judy Berry
09 Apr 2018

Informativee presentation. I believe people's attitudes towards the elderly need to change. Our seniors have a welath of knowledge and life experience in times that many of us had not even been born yet. It's a shame that older people are often put into the 'forgotten' or 'too hard basket'. They are still a valuable asset to our community.

Judy Berry
09 Apr 2018

It is good resource for positve aging.

Samjhana Khadka
09 Apr 2018

A very informative and interesting session

Cheryl Algie
09 Apr 2018


cheuk yi fung
09 Apr 2018

Excellent lecture. Wonderful to listen to someone so passionate about their work and society at large regarding the ageing process.

Christine Lynette Kinross
09 Apr 2018

Interesting and informative

Jennifer Francis
09 Apr 2018

Very knowledgeable and interesting lady to listen to

Marnie Took
08 Apr 2018

She was very experienced and used professional and unbiased language to help get her point across. Would definitely recommend to anyone who works with elderly patients, or even has an elderly person in their lives.

Kristine Lim
07 Apr 2018


Agnes Asbury
07 Apr 2018

A very engaging lecturer who knows her job and inspiring, projected through her personal experiences. She reminds people that the little things we do can have great impacts on people.

Sarah Moore
06 Apr 2018


Soumyamol Binesh
04 Apr 2018

It was very informative and brought across with much clarity > enjoyed the stories of personal experience that the presenter shared.

Andreas Waltmann
03 Apr 2018

Very practical in her approach and something everyone should think about and be more mindful when assisting patients.

Gwenneth Morrison
03 Apr 2018

Excellent, especially for someone who works in aged care.

Michele Selby
20 Mar 2018


marianne duchemin burton
25 Jun 2017