Learn About Membership

As a member of Meaningful Ageing Australia, you join a community of people who are committed to improving the emotional and spiritual wellbeing of older people, through research, practical resources and policy.

Membership and Affiliateship 2024-2025

Meaningful Ageing Australia is the Australian peak body for championing the spiritual care and emotional wellbeing of older people receiving care in residential and community aged care settings.

One of the biggest misconceptions about spirituality is that it is only for some of us. If you believe that spirituality is the same as religion then you will possibly feel that it is not for you or it is inappropriate to bring spirituality into your organisation’s care environment.

However, spirituality is a very human part of our existence – and is inextricably linked to quality of life and quality care outcomes. Spirituality is not only agnostic, it can be devoid of religion entirely. That is to say, it is not just about religion and faith.

Rachael Wass
CEO Meaningful Ageing Australia

Why join MAA?

It serves everyone from leadership to care workers on the floor, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary approaches to support holistic and human-centred services

It serves everyone from leadership to care workers on the floor, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary approaches to support holistic and human-centred services

Get direct access to leading minds in wellbeing & ageing through our dedicated professional events and webinars

Get direct access to leading minds in wellbeing & ageing through our dedicated professional events and webinars

Be part of a like-minded community of professionals, representing both faith-based and secular service providers

Be part of a like-minded community of professionals, representing both faith-based and secular service providers

Member Testimonials

“It’s so important for us to support each other in reaching our shared goal: to improve the experience of ageing.

When we all come together, everyone benefits: individuals, organisations and communities.”

– Renu Borst Chief Executive Officer – AAG & AAG Research Trust, VIC
Organisation Affilate

‘Meaningful Ageing resources have been useful to our colleagues, particularly chaplains based in MHA care homes and retirement living, supporting their practice on the ground, such as multifaith practices and many more’.

– Hope Siesage Chaplaincy Projects Officer, MHA, United Kingdom
International Affiliate

‘If you are not yet a member of Meaningful Ageing Australia, I strongly encourage you to consider the immense value and insight they offer. Their contributions to the field are substantial, and I believe any organisation not yet affiliated is missing a critical opportunity for growth and development in this vital area of aged care’.

– Cynthia Payne, Managing Director & Founder of Anchor Excellence, NSW
Business Affiliate

‘Meaningful Ageing situates Spiritual Care centrally within the context of holistic person centre care. In an aspect of aged care that for many is difficult to quantify or explain, MA provides the resources for us to clearly identify and evaluate Spiritual Care as part of a multidisciplinary approach’.

– Matt Digges, Director of Mission at Sawtell Catholic Care , NSW
Full Member

‘My MAA membership gives me so much value in terms of excellent advice, practical resources and leading the way in cutting-edge practice. I greatly respect the MAA team who bring such a depth of knowledge, breadth of experience,  and wisdom in relation to pastoral and spiritual care.  Another reason for my membership is my way of contributing to the advocacy work of MAA in highlighting the importance of pastoral and spiritual care to policymakers, government, and other organisations working with older people’.

– Elizabeth Pringle, Managing Director of Improvement Matters, NSW
Business Affiliate

‘The MAA resources for members are outstanding! They are clear, easy to understand, and very useful – and the range is excellent.  The team at MAA are caring, approachable, and very knowledgeable. They run innovative and interesting seminars, point me in the right direction when I need information, and always give me inspiration in my work’.

– Sally Mordyke ,
Individual Affiliate

Discover the Benefits of Membership

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Specialised Advice

Exclusive access to expert advice on developing a culture that supports high quality spiritual care, including specialist coaching for leaders

Evidenced Resources

Evidenced Resources

Practical resources specific to Australian aged care that are based on leading contemporary research and developed alongside trusted professionals – all done for you to simplify how to implement with no need to double-check if it’s relevant

Peer Based Learning

Peer Based Learning

Our monthly Community of Practice is peer-to-peer learning at its best as each meeting includes small
group breakouts to share and cross-pollinate ideas and best practices

Aligned Advocacy

Representation in all our advocacy and engagement efforts, including as part of our membership of NACA (the National Aged Care Alliance)

Organisational Change

Organisational Change

Professional development events for all levels of staff

Member Types

For Organisations/Businesses/Institutions

Full Membership

  • MeetAkira micro learning app
  • 15% discount off online learning workshops & webinars
  • Spiritual Care E-modules
Fee based on Dept H&AC funding or Annual Revenue
Read more & apply

International Provider Affiliate

  • 10% discount off online learning workshops & webinars
  • Spiritual Care E-modules
$5,000/annum
Read more & apply

Affiliate Organisation

  • MeetAkira micro learning app
  • 10% discount off online learning workshops & webinars
  • Spiritual Care E-modules
$893.20
Read more & apply

For Individuals

Professional Affiliate

  • MeetAkira micro learning app
  • 10% discount off online learning workshops & webinars
  • Spiritual Care E-modules
$385
Read more & apply

Individual Supporter

  • MeetAkira micro learning app
  • 10% discount off online learning workshops & webinars
  • Spiritual Care E-modules
$100
Read more & apply

We’re here to help in any way, give us a call for some free advice

Call us on 11800 618 107

or Email our member service team at admin@meaningfulage.org.au

Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (Melbourne)

Leave a message outside those times or if the number is busy
and we will get back to you as soon as possible.