Grey Matters Live

Honest conversations about getting older in Australia – A Free Live Event

Grey Matters’ aim is to tackle the issues affecting senior Australians and their children from an insider’s perspective and with a healthy dose of both humour and gravity.

The response to the Grey Matters website and Facebook page has been so positive, we’re bringing these conversations off the screen and into a face-to-face format for the inaugural Grey Matters Live Event.

The morning will be a chance to be entertained, informed and inspired to look at ageing from a fresh perspective – where it’s your choice, your life, your way.


Normie Rowe

Normie Rowe

Noel Whittaker

Noel Whittaker

Madeline Walsh

Madeline Walsh

Christine Starr

Christine Starr

Join us at this free event

Date: Thursday 13 June 2019
Venue: North Lakes Hotel Conference & Function Centre , 22 Lakefield Drive , North Lakes, Brisbane
Time: 9am to 1pm
Entry is free (bookings essential)

What to expect

Headlining the event will be two of our most popular contributors – musical legend Normie Rowe and finance guru Noel Whittaker. Normie will share his insights into unexpectedly finding himself a ‘senior’ while continuing to rock and roll. He’ll even share a song or two.

Noel will bring his down-to-earth and expert financial advice with the aim to help you make your money last as long as you do.

Joining them will be legal expert Madeline Walsh and decluttering and downsizing specialist Christine Starr.

Master of Ceremonies will be veteran entertainer, television and radio host Ian Maurice who will bring a sense of fun to the morning.

Before and after the presentations, browse the expo area featuring a range of services and groups.

Meet the speakers

Normie Rowe

Normie Rowe rose to stardom in the 1960s and became Australia’s biggest pop star of the era. At the peak of his popularity he was conscripted to serve in the Vietnam War and has since talked openly about his experience with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Normie has continued to entertain Australian audiences ever since as a regular on the RSL Club circuit and in major musicals such as We Will Rock You. Normie’s biography Normie, The Normie Rowe Story was released in 2016 and traces his life from his early days to today.

Noel Whittaker

International author, finance and investment expert, radio broadcaster, newspaper columnist and public speaker, Noel Whittaker is one of the foremost authorities on personal finance.

Noel reaches over seven million readers each week through his columns in major Australian newspapers. Noel is one of Australia’s most successful authors, with 20 bestselling books achieving total sales of more than two million copies. His first book, Making Money Made Simple was named in The 100 Most Influential Books of the Twentieth Century.

Madeline Walsh

As Partner in the Aged Care and Retirement Living team at legal firm Thomson Geer and a member of the Queensland Law Society Elder Law Committee, Madeline acts for a wide range of private and not-for-profit aged care and disability service providers, advising them on legislative responsibilities, risk management, compliance issues, commercial arrangements and clinical incident management.

She will bring this experience to talk about how upcoming changes to the Accreditations Standards in aged care will make a significant change to the way in which care and services are offered.

Christine Starr

Christine Starr is a retirement and aged care relocation specialist. Her company Blue Lighthouse Relocations has been helping Brisbane seniors relocate since 2016, guiding through every consideration from downsizing and sorting possessions to managing service providers, including removalists and occupational therapists, to ensure new their residences are set up ready to enjoy.

Christine offers valuable insights around respectfully helping seniors sort their possessions to declutter and create a safer living environment. Christine also works with solicitors, service case managers, power of attorneys, social workers, trustees, retirement villages and aged care facilities.

Don’t miss out on this free event! Seats are limited.

Getting there

The North Lakes Hotel is only 2km from the M1 North Lakes exit off the Bruce Highway, and is easily accessible for those travelling north or south. Free undercover parking is available onsite.

Grey Matters Live is proudly sponsored by Seasons Aged Care

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