Pictured below are some of the participants at our Member Representative Meetings

Member Networks

We provide many opportunities for our members to get together so you can stay up to date and inspire each other’s work.

Member Representative Meetings

Our Member Representative Meetings are small, state-level gatherings twice a year for the Meaningful Ageing Member Representative from your organisation. These meetings are for senior leaders and focus on overviews, initiatives, opportunities and plans between Meaningful Ageing and our members. Hosted by one of our members in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, they are chaired by our CEO. Read more below.

Practitioner Network Meetings

Our Member Practitioner Network Meetings are local get-togethers for staff or volunteers who have some responsibility for pastoral and spiritual care. These gatherings are for front-line staff and volunteers to support each other’s work, share ideas and network. They are hosted and led by one of our members. More Practitioner Networks are being set up. Read more below.

Member dinner Newcastle May 2018

All members are invited to send team members to our network dinner to be held on Sunday 6 May, the first night of the Spiritual Care Australia Conference. We are also co-sponsoring a research intensive and presenting at the conference – read our summary information here. Read more and register for the dinner here.

 

Awards dinner Melbourne September 2018

All members are invited to send team members to our national Awards Dinner to be at Melbourne Town Hall on 19 September. Read more on our Awards page. The Awards dinner is open to the general public. Tickets will be available from June onwards.

Read more…

Member Representative Meetings

  • Invitation-only for our member representatives – contact admin@meaningfulage.org.au if you did not receive your invitation
  • Held twice a year with our CEO and our members’ representatives, these gatherings provide a unique opportunity for exclusive updates, building networks and sharing of initiatives
  • In 2018, there will be a group meeting in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney in Feb/Mar/April and a National Member Representative Meeting on 19 September in Melbourne with guest presenter Nick Ryan, CEO, Australian Aged Care Quality Agency

 

Thank you to our members who are hosting and/or presenting at our first round of meetings.

Meeting 1:

Melbourne – 10am-12 noon 6 March

Mercy Health Level 2, 12 Shelley Street, Richmond

featuring Mercy Health

 

 

Sydney – 10am-12 noon 8 March

Catholic Healthcare 15 Talavera Road, Macquarie Park

featuring Anglicare and Catholic Healthcare

 

Adelaide – 10am – 12 noon 23 March

Southern Cross Care John Martin House Community Centre 342 Marion Road North Plympton

featuring Resthaven

 

 

Brisbane – 10am-12 noon 14 March

Prescare Level 3, 19 Lang Parade Milton

featuring PresCare and Churches of Christ Qld

 

Perth – 10am-12 noon 26 April

Brightwater Level 3, 355 Scarborough Beach Road Osborne Park

featuring Bethanie and RAAFA WA

 

 

Meeting 2:

National Meeting Wed 19 September (afternoon) in Melbourne

with special guest Nick Ryan, CEO Australian Aged Care Quality Agency

Followed by our  Quality Awards night at Melbourne Town Hall

Meaningful Ageing Practitioner Network Meetings

Meaningful Ageing Practitioner Networks are convened under the auspices of Meaningful Ageing. Their purpose is to offer aged care staff and volunteers who are focused on spiritual and/or pastoral care from member organisations, the opportunity to meet regularly for mutual support and learning around issues relevant to the ongoing development of quality spiritual and pastoral care within the aged care sector.

The network meetings:

  • Support practitioners as they engage with the opportunities and challenges which arise in the practice of spiritual and pastoral care with older people
  • Foster closer relationships, at local level, between practitioners focused on spiritual/pastoral care within the aged care sector
  • Increase member awareness of current research and best practice in the field of spiritual and pastoral care with older persons.

We supporting the establishment of these networks in areas where there is no network operating currently and a member is interested in hosting. If you would like to host a practitioner gathering in your area, please contact us: admin@meaningfulage.org.au.

Member Practitioner Network – Adelaide

Host: Mark Butler (Eldercare)

This group is meeting three times in 2018 to share ideas and support each other’s work.

Contact us for information if you would like to  attend admin@meaningfulage.org.au.

Member Practitioner Network – North Parramatta

Host: Sherene Noble (Christadelphian Aged Care)

This group is meeting four times in 2018 to share ideas and support each other’s work.

If you are part of a member organisation in the area contact admin@meaningfulage.org.au for registration details or check events on our Facebook page.

 

Member Practitioner Network Meeting – Victoria

Coming soon: stay tuned for the location of our Victoria Practitioner Network Meeting

Host: Villa Maria Catholic Homes

If you are part of a member organisation in the area contact admin@meaningfulage.org.au for registration details or check events on our Facebook page.

Member Practitioner Network Meeting – Your Location

If you are part of a member organisation in the area and would like to establish a Meaningful Ageing network meeting, contact us admin@meaningfulage.org.au to talk through the process and options.

 


Follow me on Twitter

Cart Item Removed. Undo
  • No products in the cart.