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The Qld Home Modification Discussion Group Meetings for 2018 will held from 10.00am – 12noon at LifeTec Australia, cnr Newmarket Road and Reading Road, Newmarket, Brisbane on the dates listed below. The first meeting will be in early March.

Objectives for each meeting –

  • To provide an opportunity for networking with OTs and others  working in the building industry interested in home modification practice
  • To explore common practice issues
  • To share resource information and practice experience
  • To discuss strategic issues that need to be addressed by the Occupational Therapy Australia, government etc in relation to current strategic policy and practice issues

There will be guest speakers featured at each meeting.

I shall provide attendance certificates for continuing professional development use.

Cost of meeting – free.

Please rsvp to info@homedesignforliving.com, and bring a plate to share for morning tea.

Please note – If attendees park at the venue for longer than 3 hours, parking permits will need to be ordered and paid for two weeks in advance of the meeting. Cost of permits – $5.50 with payment required by LifeTec Australia. Please contact LifeTec Australia by the end of this week if you need a permit. Access to the venue will be via the carpark lift only as the office is now closed to the public on Saturdays.

 Dates and topics for 2018:

  • Saturday 3 March

Speaker – Stephen Martin (www.kwsmgroup.com.audiscussing mainstream Smart Assistive Technology solutions for older people and people with a disability. 

The meeting will include a discussion of real life scenarios and innovative cost-effective solutions; and  there will be problem solving and demonstration of off-the-shelf Smart AT products that can integrate with home modification solutions.

There will be a demonstration of apps and use voice control for:  lighting, remote opener, alerts, monitoring; and discussion about Smart Hubs on the market – Amazon Echo, Google Home, Zwave (Vera) and Apple Siri.

Other meeting dates:

  • Saturday 5 May
  • Saturday 21 July
  • Saturday 6 October

I look forward to seeing you at the meetings