Resourcing and engaging with aged care services to ensure meaning, purpose and connectedness are part of every ageing journey.
6 May 2021 Vale Ross Low, Meaningful Ageing Australia board chair It is with great sadness that we make this statement acknowledging the sudden death of Ross Low yesterday, due to a medical event. Ross has been leading the Meaningful Ageing Australia board from its...
From our CEO: Do we have to talk about religion? Regular readers will know the very many ways we equip you to engage with each person's spirituality beyond simplistic 'tick a box for religion'. You will also have heard us say that for some people, religion is an...
Six or so years ago, when I was practicing as a Spiritual Care Worker in the community sector, I was supporting a woman in her mid-60’s. Just at the time of her and her husbands’ retirement, due to a traumatic family event, she found herself in custody of her teenage...
Kindness, compassion and respect
Meaningful Ageing Australia works to enable those who are supporting older people to be their best selves. We have a wide range of practical resources for organisations to activate on a small and large scale to develop and support capability in emotional support for older people. This includes building empathy, kindness, compassion and respect. All of these are fundamental to contemporary emotional support and spiritual care.
Our main activities
We create evidence-informed resources for organisations with heart. We enable high quality emotional, social and spiritual support built on kindness, compassion and respect.
We deliver engaging education services.
We engage with government and key agencies regarding the value of whole of person care for older people.
The impact of our work is seen in comments from our members:
“The National Guidelines have helped our organisation see that there are better ways of structuring our organisation to give greater meaning and purpose” in the lives of clients.
“Since beginning with Dementia Services, our staff are noticing a reduction in disruptive behaviours at meal times and less anxiety between residents.”
“Our staff are having talks about wanting to see people employed because of character, not technical skill. This has been a big change.”
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Our Melbourne office is on the land of the Wurundjeri people.
Brilliant work…As a non-faith based organisation we have felt included and extended our own understanding – and role in – ensuring that older Australians in our care are provided with opportunities to explore and express their spirituality. In whatever form that takes. Thank you.
Fantastic organisation which provides real and tangible benefits to staff and residents. Thanks for all that you do.