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SilVR Adventures – Finalist in the 2020 InnovAGEING National Awards for Enhancing Consumer Experience!


We’re on a roll this week! ūüŹÜ¬†SilVR Adventures¬†has been selected as a finalist in the 2020¬†#InnovAGEING National Awards for Enhancing Consumer Experience! We’re honoured to be among such esteemed company with the other finalists who are reshaping #ageing¬†well in¬†#Australia.

This recognition is especially sweet, as it’s focused on¬†#innovation, about change, giving people what they want, being more productive and delivering quality services.

Huge appreciation to one of our partners,¬†Penny Stanley¬†and her marvellous team at St. Joseph’s Aged Care for their commitment to innovation and improving the quality of life of their¬†#residents¬†with our¬†#VR¬†based¬†#enrichment¬†experience and¬†#communication¬†#solution¬†to¬†#reduce¬†#isolation¬†and¬†#loneliness¬†during¬†#Covid19.

Also, big thanks to¬†Leading Age Services Australia (LASA),¬†Merlin Kong¬†and of course, the awesome¬†SilVR Adventures team!‚≠ź We look forward to the Awards event on 26th Nov!

Read more here: https://www.innovageing.org.au/2020-innovageing-national-awards-finalists/

WINNER! Future of Ageing Awards 2020 – Technology – Health & Wellbeing: SilVR Adventures!

What a wonderful achievement!¬†SilVR Adventures¬†has WON the¬†#Technology¬†‚Äst#Health¬†&¬†#Wellbeing¬†#Award¬†in the¬†#2020¬†Future of Ageing awards with our¬†#virtualreality¬†based enrichment experience and communication platform for seniors.

It’s humbling to be in such great company and to #win an award that recognises efforts to help #transform the #industry and improve the quality of life of #seniors in aged care, retirement living and home care.

It’s extremely satisfying to be selected by an esteemed panel of experts that conducted a series of assessments to determine the final winners and criteria including the potential benefits on a national level, sustainability in terms of cost, resourcing and environmental impact.

Awards judge and Leading Age CEO, Katie Smith Sloan, said; ‚ÄúShining a light on exemplary programs and initiatives is critical as we work hard to make the world a better place to grow old. We can learn a great deal from these award winners.‚ÄĚ

It’s an honour to win and our sincere thanks to the judges, Inside Ageing, Novigi, our innovative customers, partners, their inspiring residents and, last but not least – the amazing SilVR Adventures Team!


Aged Care issues under the spotlight in new podcast series

Renowned authors, industry leaders and prominent advocates from across Australia and New Zealand are taking to the mic to examine some of the biggest issues in aged care in a new podcast.

Currently halfway through its first series, the Aged Care Enrichment (ACE) podcast has explored innovation in aged care, the challenges of adapting to a Covd-19 reality and perceptions of dementia, among other topics.

ACE is produced by SilVR Adventures, a Melbourne-based start up with the mission of reducing isolation by bringing seniors together through shared experiences in virtual reality.

We wanted to provide a platform for leading figures from across the aged care sector and beyond to share their knowledge and experiences.

‚ÄúWorking to deliver the highest quality of care for seniors takes collaboration and innovation – we hope to contribute to that with the ACE podcast.‚ÄĚ

Each fortnight our host, Ash De Neef, will be talking to some of the most experts and thought leaders working in aged care today, as well as those working to shape how it looks in the future.

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Guests on the podcast so far

Episode 1: Christine Bryden – author and dementia advocate

Diagnosed with early onset dementia in 1995 at the age of 46, Christine Bryden has become a passionate and outspoken dementia advocate, including writing five books on her experiences. Here Christine talks about her work to address the misconceptions around dementia and her fight to the way people with dementia are viewed.

Episode 2: Julianne Parkinson – CEO of the Global Centre for Modern Ageing

Julianne Parkinson is the head of a not-for-profit that helps organisations create and trial products that help older people live and age well. In this episode, Julianne shares new research on how older Australians are adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic. She also discusses ways to smooth the transition from care in the home to life in aged care facilities.

Episode 3: Kellie Curtain – journalist and author

Kellie Curtain is the author of the acclaimed What Will I Wear to Your Funeral? Рthe poignant story of the final weeks of her mother’s life and their conversations together. In a frank and fun conversation, Kellie champions the importance of having difficult conversations around dying and talks about her support of the Advanced Care Planning Week.

Episode 4: Karen Lake – Operations Clinical and Quality Manager for Ryman Healthcare

Karen Lake oversees standards of care, service and safety across Ryman retirement villages. Most recently, Karen has been working on a new model of care for people with dementia. In a wide-ranging conversation, Karen opens up about the ideas that underpin this new model of care and the new innovations that could help tackle the challenges of ageing.

Future guests on the ACE podcast include TV personalities, academics and senior leaders of major care organisations.

All episodes so far can be found at: https://ace-aged-care-enrichm.captivate.fm/

The series is also available on all major podcast and streaming platforms by searching ‚ÄúAged Care Enrichment‚ÄĚ on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, YouTube and more, and you can subscribe to be notified when future episodes are released.

Wise Words feature on SilVR Adventures by Springwise Intelligence

Shout out to Springwise Intelligence for the follow up feature on SilVR Adventures. The world has certainly changed a bit since our article in December and was a pleasure to be asked to join the global ‘Wise Words’ series!

Thanks to Holly for the opportunity – it was fun discussing how we have progressed and adapted our model during the Coronavirus pandemic.

You can read the full article here: https://www.springwise.com/wise-words/virtual-reality-coronavirus-silvr-adventures-colin-pudsey

Seniors adventure the world, virtually – HospitalHealth Feature

Thanks to Hospital + Healthcare for the feature on SilVR Adventures! Over the past few months we have seen significant growth with new clients using of our group virtual reality solution in hospitals and multi-purpose sites ranging from patients with depression, anxiety, dementia and palliative care – even for their own front-liners to enjoy as a shared recreational activity during the Covid crisis.

It’s hugely exciting for our business and we welcome new innovative partners to help continuously improve our solution based on user experience and needs. You can see more here:

Thanks for the feature SmartCompany!

The Melbourne-based startup provides communal virtual reality (VR) sessions for seniors in aged-care facilities in order to reduce loneliness and isolation, and drive social engagement among residents…

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