Over the past ten years SAGE Tours has built an enviable reputation as a world leader in its class. There is nothing else like it available to Aged Care and Retirement Living providers. Size doesn’t matter, it’s invaluable to all, from small stand alone to large corporates.
SAGE delegates have a unique opportunity to evaluate the advancement of Eldercare from a global perspective and receive insights from some of the world's most highly respected industry professionals.
Supported through its international connections, alliances and partnerships, SAGE, as the endorsed study tour operator for Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) and Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) continues to grow and support its mission and name; Studying and Advancing Global Eldercare.
People over the age of 65 make up a quarter of Japan’s population, and this demographic will only continue to grow rapidly: seniors are on track to reach 40 per cent in the coming years. As the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement age, nations around the world are forced to contend with how to address the challenges created for the government and economy. How does Japan, a nation always at the forefront of technology and innovation both in theory and practice, address this pressing and universal issue?
While robots have long been used in industrial settings, Japanese researchers have pushed the envelope of what technology is capable of, where it can be applied, and who it can help. This unique tour will examine pioneering examples, sites, and conceptual approaches in the burgeoning field of elderly care in a nation known for its forward-thinking treatment of the elderly. Participants will engage at an executive level with Japanese senior managers, local government representatives, and top industry associations. This tour is aimed at CEOs, senior executives, and facility managers looking to gain fresh insights into care delivery for their organisations.
New Zealand retirement village operators are internationally-recognised as being world leaders in this sector and the industry is rapidly-growing, with approximately 5,000 dwellings either undergoing consent or in construction around the country. This represents an additional 20% capacity due to come on stream in the next two or three years.
This SAGE study tour will visit a mix of retirement villages and some co-located care facilities in Auckland, Tauranga and Rotorua. This tour provides an outstanding opportunity to network with your industry peers, as well as including roundtable forums and the opportunity to visit some innovative approaches to retirement living and aged care.
Due to popular demand SAGE are returning to Switzerland in 2017. The tour will include attendance at the IAHSA Global Ageing Conference in Montreaux.
This tour will be aimed toward leading innovation in care, visiting organisations in Zurich, Basel and Bern. The tour will involve spending a week studying the Swiss Aged Care system, engaging at executive level with Swiss senior managers, local government representatives and peak industry associations.
This tour would suit CEOs and senior Executives studying strategic and fresh insights into care delivery and organisational change. Innovation and excellence in best practice for delivery of hospitality services was reported as one of the highlight learnings from the 2015 SAGE Switzerland trip. The highly positive feedback from delegates on the excellent 2015 program encouraged the early return of this trip in 2016.
“If I was talking to a group of aged care executives thinking about overseas study travel, I would say pick SAGE, no one else does it as well. I would also say that every aged care and retirement living CEO needs to do at least one SAGE study tour. It’s money well spent, it’s a good investment. The tour organiser Judy Martin is so good at what she does, she is talented with great connections and when you do a tour you can see the work that has gone into the focus and organisation and I really appreciate that.”
Madeline Gall, CEO of Lifeview in Melbourne