Meaningful Ageing Australia Quality Practice Award

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

The Meaningful Ageing Australia Quality Practice Award recognises 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.

Our awards are now held bi-annually, with the next round in 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.


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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