Resources and advocacy for meaning, purpose and connectedness to be part of every ageing journey.
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We are a membership based organisation whose vision is for meaning, purpose and connectedness to be part of every ageing journey.
The Little Things: ready-to-use training resources to develop CALD personal carers’ communication skills as they provide care to older Australians in aged care settings.
We have been working with a group of older people to develop a self-reflection guide using a framework called ‘The Map of Meaning’.
Information and resources that we are publishing in response to the COVID-19 situation.
Meet Akira is our highly innovative digital solution enabling aged care services to reach the largest part of your aged care workforce – PCAs – with key messages about relationship-centred care.
August 2020 Newsletter: Details matter. Aged Care Commissioner. Self-reflection guide on ageing and meaning.
From our CEO: The Details Matter Last week I heard the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Janet Anderson, describe spiritual care. She talked about older people having an experience of aged care services that is finely tuned in to who they are. She talked...
Who is this person with COVID-19, admitted to a busy acute care emergency department with no human accompaniment and scant paperwork to describe her background? It becomes apparent, many hours later, that ‘Gladys’, aged 96, has advanced Alzheimer’s disease and has...
We have been working with a group of older people living in the general community to develop a self-reflection guide using a framework called 'The Map of Meaning'. This is part of our continuing work for our...
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 advocate 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.
Thank you for your outstanding work. Your resources have become a fundamental part of our work.