Alzheimer's Australia ACT Business Breakfast - Gather 'Round The Table

Start Date: 
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 7:00am
End Date: 
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 9:00am
Address: 
Bruce, ACT
Organization: 
Alzheimer's Australia ACT

Alzheimer's Australia ACT Business Breakfast

"Gather 'Round The Table"

Special guests Maggie Beer and Ngaire Hobbins with Adam Shirley

7am- 9am, Australian Institute of Sport Arena, 29 August 2017.

** Registrations opening soon ** 


Alzheimer’s Australia ACT is hosting their annual Business Breakfast this year on the 29 August 2017.

The Business Breakfast is Alzheimer’s Australia ACT’s flagship event for Dementia Awareness Month which is held from 1-30 September. The business breakfast is one of our biggest fundraising events, sparking conversation and awareness across the ACT community. Our goal is to encourage Australian's to become dementia-aware, have a better understanding of what it is like for a person to live with dementia and ultimately be encouraged to create communities where people with dementia are supported to a live a life with meaning, purpose and value. 

The Alzheimer’s Australia ACT Business Breakfast is vital to our local community so that we can continue to support people with dementia and their families in the ACT. 

Join us for this powerful and unique experience that brings together local ACT business leaders, politicians, people living with dementia and their families and carers, health practitioners and the broader community - highlighting that together, we all need to be part of this important conversation.


This year the breakfast will have a theme surrounding risk reduction with special guests Maggie Beer and Ngaire Hobbins joining us for the morning.

Maggie BeerMaggie Beer

Maggie Beer is not just an Australian food icon, she’s an essential ingredient in any discussion about food and flavour. In 1973, she and her husband Colin, her partner in life and business, settled in the Barossa Valley. Their intention was to simply breed game birds but that farm and vineyard led to a legendary restaurant, which is now part of Australian food history. By 1996 the Beers had opened their Export Kitchen in Tanunda and an exciting and popular food brand was born. Today, Maggie’s career spans farming, food production, television presenting and food writing. Maggie’s appearance on the hit ABC Programme, The Cook and The Chef fused her place as one of Australia’s most known and loved food personalities.

In April 2014, Maggie Beer established her own foundation; Maggie Beer Foundation, to create an appetite for life, regardless of age or health restrictions. The wellbeing and nutritional welfare of those in aged care homes has been an ongoing concern of Maggie’s for a long time and she is so happy to finally have found the time and people to support her passion. In fellowship with her board of industry leaders, professors and health advisors, Maggie has made it her personal mission to link the latest research of nutrition’s impact on brain health and general wellbeing, with her innate knowledge of what good food can do for everyone’s state of mind; a truly nourishing mix, so much greater than the sum of its parts. Maggie’s hope to ‘create an appetite for life’ leads her to work on many levels, with the hope of encouraging everyone (young, old and in between!) to enjoy quality, seasonal cooking every day.

Ngaire HobbinsNgaire Hobbins

Ngaire is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who has enjoyed a widely varied career in nutrition for more than 30 years, specialising in gerontology, aged care and brain health for nearly two decades.

During her time working in this field, Ngaire has, been a consultant across community and residential aged care, lectured in Nutrition, Ageing and Dementia in the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania, maintained a clinical practice and published 2 books: Eat To Cheat Ageing and Eat To Cheat Dementia.

The books are the result of Ngaire’s frustration with the paucity of health messages specifically for older people and those living with a dementia diagnosis. They present the science of nutrition, ageing and brain health in an engaging and reader friendly style.

Ngaire’s passion is in helping older people know what they need to eat and do to enjoy maximum health, independence and vitality in their later years.

Ngaire is in high demand to speak to professional and non-professional audiences and an outspoken advocate for age-friendly communities and active ageing strategies.


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or partner for this event - please contact our Business Development Team on (02) 6255 0722 or e-mail greg.kovacs@alzheimers.org.au