Since 2006, 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.
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 Global Aging Network (GAN), formerly International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) conference in Montreux.
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 return of this trip in 2017.
Studying and integrating with Danish Aged Care system – what lessons can we learn”.. The study tour is designed to give SAGE delegates insight into Danish Aged Care /Seniors Living. During the study tour, participants will visit the most significant public and private institutions from a regional and national perspective. The visits to the elder care facilities will highlight, not only successful commercial models in the field, but will give an overview of the current Danish system of elder care.
Delegates will also attend the Global Aging Network (GAN), formerly International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) conference in Montreux. This tour is aimed at CEOs and senior Executives looking to gain fresh insights into care delivery for their organisations.
The main SAGE tour is geared to Senior Level Executives where SAGE delegates will be privy to exclusive presentations focusing on selected topics. Presentations will be held at various housing, community services, and business locations in Atlanta including Continuing Care Retirement Community (Independent and Assisted Living as well as nursing care) and Federally-subsidized housing to support elders with low-incomes. Tours and discussion of the levels of care/services offered at each location.
This trip is timed to align with the Leading Age USA annual conference in New Orleans. This is the largest Seniors Living conference in the US attracting over 6000 delegates and 500 exhibitions. SAGE delegates will be offered post tour options to attend this event.
The study tour is designed to give SAGE delegates insight into the Seniors Living systems of United Kingdom and will include Scotland and London.
During the study tour, participants will visit the most signiﬁcant public and private institutions from a regional and national perspective. The visits to the elder care facilities will highlight, not only successful commercial models in the ﬁeld, but will give an overview of the current UK system of elder care.
Join one of SAGE’s most exciting ventures yet - the inaugural SAGE Executive Study Tour combined with APT’s luxurious, fully inclusive Magnificent Europe cruise. Commencing with a 3-day Netherlands Study Tour, undertake an intensive study program mixed with leisure as we glide from Amsterdam to Vienna.
“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