The seminar had great speakers, that stimulated new thoughts, very useful indeed.Melbourne seminar participant
Encouraging, informative, challenging and motivating.Brisbane seminar participant
Meaningful Ageing Practitioner Network Meetings
Meaningful Ageing Practitioner Networks are convened under the auspices of Meaningful Ageing. Their purpose is to offer aged care staff and volunteers who are focused on spiritual and/or pastoral care from member organisations, the opportunity to meet regularly for mutual support and learning around issues relevant to the ongoing development of quality spiritual and pastoral care within the aged care sector.
The network meetings:
- Support practitioners as they engage with the opportunities and challenges which arise in the practice of spiritual and pastoral care with older people
- Foster closer relationships, at local level, between practitioners focused on spiritual/pastoral care within the aged care sector
- Increase member awareness of current research and best practice in the field of spiritual and pastoral care with older persons.
We are seeking to establish these networks in areas where there is no network operating currently. If you have ideas for discussion topics, or would like to host regular practitioner network meetings in your area, feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member Practitioner Network Meeting – Adelaide
Host: Mark Butler (Eldercare)
Time: 9.00am – 10.30am, 17th November 2017
Where: Eldercare, 247 Fullarton Road, Eastwood, SA 5063
Morning tea is included. To book places for yourself and your colleagues for this free member event, please register at Eventbrite.
Member Practitioner Network Meeting – North Parramatta
Host: Sherene Noble (Christadelphian Aged Care)
Time: 10.00am-11.30am, 30th November 2017
Where: Courtlands Village, 15 Gloucester Avenue, North Parramatta, NSW 2151
Morning tea is included. To places for yourself and your colleagues for this free member event, please register at Eventbrite.
Meaningful Ageing Seminar Series
Our Meaningful Ageing Seminar Series are local gatherings to build personal capacity and networking. The seminars provide:
- Up-to-date information and experience
- Provide a forum for meeting others and developing local networks
- Are delivered in format to fit your schedule
They are available for members and other individuals and organisations who:
- Work with older people
- Have a passion for high quality care and quality of life for elders
- Want to benefit from the current experience of experts and practitioners in your local area
- Would like to connect with like-minded people in your town or city
- Learn how you can provide quality spiritual care within your current role
- Are curious about the ‘missing link’ in quality of care
If you have ideas for seminar topics, or would like to partner with us to organise a seminar in your town or suburb, feel free to contact us: email@example.com.
A Meaningful Ageing Australia Seminar for Staff and Volunteers Living Care 333 Borella Road, Albury 1.00-4.00pm Friday 24th November 2017 Cost: Meaningful Ageing Australia Member Organisations $30 (+ $5.74 gst/booking fee)...read more
Previous Meaningful Ageing Seminars
Ilsa Hampton, CEO, Meaningful Ageing Australia: ‘I Didn’t Choose This’ – Improving the experience of older people engaging with aged care for the first time in the era of choice and control
Jenika Graze, Senior Educator, Meaningful Ageing Australia: Meaningful Conversations – What to expect at end of life
Conversation with Families: What to expect at end of life
Seminar with Care Staff: Death, Dying and Hope
Jenika Graze, Senior Educator, Meaningful Ageing Australia: Spiritual Care – Everyone’s Business
Ilsa Hampton, CEO, Meaningful Ageing Australia: Keys to Spiritual Care – Context, Communication & Connectedness
Ilsa Hampton, CEO, Meaningful Ageing Australia: Orientation to Spiritual Care
Kay Horgan, Aged Care Consultant, AgeWorks – CDC: Seize the Opportunity for Holistic Care
Kerry Whitlock, Palliative Care Specialist – Quality, Uniting AgeWell – Meaningful Comfort Care
Catherine Barrett – Insulating Against Ageism
Ilsa Hampton, Meaningful Ageing Australia CEO – Engaging, inspiring and maintaining pastoral care volunteers
Wayne Crouch, Seniors Chaplain, Churches of Christ in Queensland & Judy McCrow, Clinical Practice Lead Churches of Christ in Queensland – Give me bread not stones – developing a high quality dementia-specific church service
Rev Heather Allison Director of Mission Blue Care – Responding to existential crisis in older people – when they ask ‘why me?’
Brisbane content is available to Meaningful Ageing Australia members here.
Phillip Carrier Catholic Homes Inc – Connecting through our Story
David Dyke Circle of Men WA – Connecting Disconnected Men
Stephen Hall BaptistCare WA – The Challenges of our Changing Spirituality
Steven Sabat, Prof of Psychology, Georgetown University, USA – Forgetting ‘memory loss’
Daniella Greenwood, National Strategy and Innovation Manager, Arcare – The Relational Approach
Warren Lewis, pastoral care client – Speaking from Experience
Peter Burke, Director Anglicare SA – Community Engagement
Mark Butler, Coordinating Chaplain, Eldercare – The Eldercare Experience