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SAGE study tour program 2018

SAGE offers innovative study tours to the aged care and retirement living industries. SAGE delegates have the opportunity to evaluate the advancement of elder care from a global perspective and receive insights from some of the world’s most highly respected industry professionals.

The SAGE Study Tour programs offer delegates an educative, professional and culturally appropriate study experience in another country looking at Seniors Living Models and delivery of care.

United Kingdom, April 2018

This study tour is designed to give SAGE delegates insight into the seniors living systems of the United Kingdom, and will include Scotland and London.

During the study tour, participants will visit the most significant public and private institutions from a regional and national perspective. The visits to the elder care facilities will highlight, not only successful commercial models in the field, but will give an overview of the current UK system of elder care.

A post tour program will provide an option to join the CommonAge Commonwealth Summit tour, which will include the inaugural Commonwealth Elders’ Forum. This will align with CHOGM and the Queen’s actual birthday week, and is a great opportunity to be involved in aged care across the Commonwealth.

New Zealand, May 2018

The relationship between retirement villages, aged care and consumer protection in New Zealand is world leading – what can we learn?

New Zealand retirement village operators are internationally recognised as being world leaders in this sector and the industry is rapidly growing, with approximately 5,000 dwellings either undergoing consent or in construction around the country.

This SAGE study tour will visit a mix of retirement villages and some co-located care facilities.

Europe, August-September 2018

Join one of SAGE’s most exciting ventures yet – the inaugural SAGE Executive Study Tour combined with APT’s luxurious, fully inclusive Magnificent Europe cruise!

Commencing with a 3-day Netherlands Study Tour, undertake an intensive study program mixed with leisure as we glide from Amsterdam to Vienna.

  • Learn about Aged Care and Retirement Living in the Netherlands, Germany and Austria
  • Attend the European Association Homes and Services for the Aged (EAHSA) conference in Prague
  • Experience expert services of a dedicated SAGE Program Leader and APT Cruise Director
  • Participate in APT’s Magnificent Europe cruise offerings

SAVE THE DATE: Canada, September 2019

This upcoming study tour is designed to give SAGE delegates insight into Canadian aged care and seniors living.

The tour will include attendance at the 2019 conference of the Global Aging Network (GAN), formerly International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA).

For more information on any of these tours, visit