CHAT Speaker Series (Care, Help, Ageing, Thriving) made possible by Five Good Friends.

“While many people have a plan for retiring, very few people have a plan for growing old well and happy”. This insight was identified by Five Good Friends Ambassador, Ita Buttrose AO OBE, and is the inspiration behind the CHAT Speaker Series.

CHAT events will roll out across Australia, making the brightest minds in care available to those interested in improving their well-being and living in home. Check back here for updates on upcoming events and videos of recent sessions if you can’t attend in person.


Dr Dimity Dornan AO, Founder, Hear and Say Centre

Dimity Dornan AO is a Speech Pathologist and the Founder and Executive Director of Hear and Say, which enables deaf children to listen and speak. Hear and Say provides services for over 900 children and families. Dimity also initiated Hear and Say Research and Innovation, and Hear and Say WorldWide global professional training. She has been recognised with numerous awards and was recently inducted in the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame and received the award Queensland Senior Australian of the year and the Business Leader of the Year India Australia Business and Community Awards.

Check back later for transcripts of CHAT presentations.

Next Event:

Date: Friday 10th Of August
Location:  Cardinal Freeman Village Sydney
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm
Speaker: It Buttrose AO OBE
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