Meaningful Ageing Australia Quality Practice Awards

The Meaningful Ageing Australia Quality Practice Awards recognise innovation and excellence in the spiritual care of older people.

Our Awards recognise organisations who:

  • Actively develop and promote organisation-wide quality practice in pastoral and/or spiritual support of older people
  • Have developed, implemented and evaluated innovative programs to promote and/or improve spiritual care of older people in the organisation or community
  • Want to be recognised for their innovation and celebrate their achievements

Current Meaningful Ageing Australia member organisations are eligible to nominate for the Award.

Judging is by an independent panel and all applications are de-identified.

Applications are opening soon for our 2018 awards.


This year’s Awards will be presented by Nick Ryan, CEO Australian Aged Care Quality Agency at a special evening event being held at the Melbourne Town Hall on Wednesday 19 September 2018.

Applications now open!

Download the form Meaningful_Quality_Awards_2018_application

Applications close at 5pm AEST 13 July 2018




2016 Winner

Carrington (NSW) set up a reminiscence program in 2011 where senior students are coached in getting alongside residents to really listen to their life stories over a 3 month period. Families, students and residents all benefit from the process and the final product – a memento of the older person’s life. Read more here.

Copies of the published reminiscence program are now available for you to support implementation in your organisation. Click the link to order the Intergenerational Reminiscence: a leader’s guide for aged care organisations and secondary schools.


Villa Maria (Catholic Healthcare, NSW) – highly commended

Peninsula Villages (NSW) – highly commended

Bethanie (WA)

IRT Kangara Waters (NSW)

Salvation Army Aged Care Plus (NSW/ACT) 


2015 Winner

Churches of Christ Care Queensland were our inaugural award winner for their dementia-specific Christian worship service project. Read more here.

Baptcare Vic/Tas was the 2015 finalist.

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