Resources and advocacy for aged care services to ensure meaning, purpose and connectedness are part of every ageing journey.
“A huge thank you for filling many gaps for us in Aged Care.” “Keep doing the great work you do. It is so very much appreciated. I am a Spiritual Co-ordinator and work on my own, so your support and resources are so very important to me.” Every year, we ask our...
From our CEO: The Spirituality of Food Why do people get so worked up about food in aged care? I'll tell you why - it's because what we eat, how we eat and who we eat with is loaded with meaning. Take a moment to think about the place of food in your own life. Cast...
Enablers and barriers to inclusion of people living with dementia in community-based arts from the perspectives of artists/art planners
Introduction Having grandma at my place after weeks of her being with her carer, she started wandering around my child’s room and ended up picking up some old broken crayons. Together with my little girl, she started drawing random shapes on top of the desk. Those...
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.
Fantastic organisation which provides real and tangible benefits to staff and residents. Thanks for all that you do.