Over the past twelve 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 Tours, 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.
“During my first trip, I made some enduring friendships, from the second trip I formed business relationships, those friendships and business association links are critical to the success of the business I work in. At first glance the tours appear expensive but the tours open doors that you never knew existed, you will meet people you would otherwise would never meet and you should never regret taking the tour. The tours are really well-organized and structured and you get to meet people and visit facilities that you would never be able to do on a private trip.”
Alan Waters, General Manager Innovation & Technologies ANGLICARE, New South Wales, Australia
“On my tour of South Africa I was amazed because we saw some of the best and some of the poorest conditions for older people that I can imagine, however we also saw some amazing examples of really good care, even in the less resourced facilities. In South Africa I saw some of the most primitive conditions of aged care that I have ever experienced, but what I also saw in those places was some of the best person centred care I have ever seen. We in the west have so much to learn and relearn from places like Emseni in South Africa about how they support and look after older people in their societies with few resources.”
Andrew Larpent, former CEO of Southern Cross Care, South Australia, Chairman Commonwealth Association Ageing
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Judy Martin is the International Program Manager for SAGE Tours
She's the individual responsible for ensuring that industry tour participants get to see the best of the best, or as with the tour of South Africa, the best intertwined with some less and poorly resourced yet still wonderful aged care organisations. Judy is well networked and connected internationally particularly through her positions as Director of Commonwealth Association of Ageing and recently elected board position on the Global Ageing Network. Judy says SAGE Tours is unique. She has been managing and hosting the tours since their inception 12 years ago, has participated in over 25 trips to 15 countries and says SAGE Tours has a wonderful reputation overseas among many international associations and aged care and retirement living providers. SAGE Tours is a recognised brand in the in the global Seniors living, and seniors care arena. It is recognised for its high level programs, commitment to betterment of industry, and educational value for Executives in this industry says Judy. This is confirmed by feedback from delegates who have participated in SAGE Tours and International associations and providers who have hosted SAGE Tours.
Since 2006, SAGE Study Tours have been run in countries as diverse as China, the Netherlands, Malta, USA, Canada, the U.K. and throughout Europe. Choose a tour below to find out more about the learning experiences shared by delegates while on a SAGE study tour
Thomson Adsett is a leading international architecture and design firm with studios throughout Australia and Asia. Our flexible design thinking is reflected across a range of sectors including seniors living, education & communities, commercial, health, leisure & resorts and retail. ThomsonAdsett are the world’s second largest firm specialising in seniors living, and bring 30 years of local and global experience. Their designer’s travel the world to bring the latest information on trends, facilities and products to clients.
Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) is the leading national peak body for aged and community care providers. It represents approximately 700 church, charitable and community-based organizations providing housing, residential care, community care and home support services to older people, younger people with a disability and their carers. ACSA members provide care and support in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote regions across Australia.
Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) is the national peak body representing all age service providers. We are the only industry peak body acting on behalf of private sector and not-for-profit providers delivering retirement living, home care and residential aged care services. On behalf of our members, we work with governments, health and community services and other stakeholders to improve standards, equality and efficiency within age services.