Photo: Next Gen Principal Advisor Samantha Bowen addressing young leaders in age services.

The next generation of leaders in aged care are mobilising to start shaping the future of age services in Australia.

Leading Age Services Australia’s Next Gen program is rolling out a series of state forums around Australia in August in an effort to encourage and support more young leaders to step up.

Next Gen Principal Advisor Samantha Bowen said the one day events will enhance the image of aged care as a dynamic, inspiring, and life-changing industry and will help young leaders grow their capacity and knowledge to lead confidently into our ageing future.

“Young leaders in age services are proud of their teams and love the work they do. They have aspirations to make our sector better.

“We are looking for opportunities to have our voices heard and for us to help make a difference at a local, national, and international level.  Through Next Gen, we’re helping them achieve this.”

A Next Gen Ambassador Council has been established to provide young professionals a forum to provide advice on issues affecting younger workers and future leaders and promote aged care to all young Australians.

“The age services sector is full of dynamic, inspiring and passionate next generation leaders who are leading in our organisations – from bedside to boardroom,” Ms Bowen said.

“Now is the time to ensure we are all listening to, inspiring and engaging our next generation leaders.”

Learn more about LASA Next Gen, including the upcoming state forums and becoming a Next Gen Ambassador here:


About Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)

LASA is the national peak body representing and supporting providers of age services across residential care, home care and retirement living. Our purpose is to enable a high performing, respected, and sustainable age services industry delivering accessible, affordable, quality care and services for older Australians.

We represent providers of age services of all types and sizes located across Australia’s metropolitan, regional and rural areas. Consistent with the overall industry profile, 57% of our Members are not-for-profit providers, 33% are for-profit providers and 10% are government providers.

Our diverse and representative membership gives LASA the ability to speak with credibility and authority on issues of importance to older Australians and the age services industry.

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