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, usually 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.

Member Representative National Forum

Our inaugural National Member Representative Forum is in Melbourne on 19 September 2018. Read more below.

Peer Support Meetings (formerly Practitioner Networks)

Our Member Peer Support 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 Peer Support Networks are being set up. Read more below.

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 involved in hosting and/or presenting at meetings in 2018.

National Forum 19 September 2018

High Quality Spiritual Care in Aged Care: Evidence, excellence and access

Members are eligible to send two delegates to the National Forum at no cost

National Meeting Wed 19 September in Melbourne

Followed by our Quality Awards night at Melbourne Town Hall

Member representatives can register for the National Forum here

Meaningful Age Member Representative Forum 2018 download

Program overview

Location: Meaningful Ageing Australia

NARI Seminar Room

Gate 4, Building 9

34-54 Poplar Rd Parkville Melbourne

10.30amArrival tea/coffee/networking
11amWelcome, acknowledgement of country and opening reflectionIlsa Hampton, CEO Meaningful Ageing Australia
11.15am

 

Keynote address and discussion: Spiritual care and quality of life – evidence update

LIVE STREAM

Dr Bruce Rumbold, La Trobe University & Meaningful Ageing Research Consultant

 

12.15pmFunding models for spiritual care in community aged careDr Adam McIntosh Associate Director of Mission: Pastoral Care UnitingCare Queensland
12.45pmNetworking lunch
1.30pmDedicated Staffing: why and howDaniella Greenwood
2.30pmNational Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care Sector Review Project – the data so farAmy Heath, PhD Candidate, La Trobe University
3pmSingle Aged Care Quality Standards update with Q & ANick Ryan, CEO Australian Aged Care Quality Agency
4pmIssue and initiativesIlsa Hampton CEO Meaningful Ageing Australia
4.30pmClose
Reminder:

Meaningful Ageing Awards Dinner at the Yarra Room, Melbourne Town Hall Commences 6.30pm. Open to all. Register here: https://meaningfulageingawards.eventbrite.com.au

 

Member Representative meetings held earlier in 2018:

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

Meaningful Ageing Peer Support Meetings

Meaningful Ageing Peer Support 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 peer support gathering in your area, please contact us: admin@meaningfulage.org.au.

How do I find out if there is a meeting coming up in my area?

The Member Representative for your organisation is sent information about peer support network meetings in your state/territory.

You can also check our Facebook page, search Eventbrite, and find at the listing in our monthly newsletter.

Adelaide Peer Support Network Meeting

Host: Mark Butler (Eldercare)
247 Fullarton Road, Eastwood SA 5063

This group is meeting four times in 2019 to share ideas and support each other’s work.

Friday 22nd February, 9.30-11.00am. Register your place here.

Friday 24th May, 9.30-11.00am. Register your place here.

Friday 23rd August, 9.30-11.00am. Register your place here.

Friday 22nd November, 9.30-11.00am. Register your place here.

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.

Busselton Peer Support Network Meeting

Host: Baptistcare WA

The next Busselton Member Peer Support Network Meeting is on Tuesday 30th October 2018.

Register you place here

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.

Illawarra Peer Support Network Meeting

Host: Shiva Gopalan (Warrigal Care)

The next Illawarra Peer Support Network Meeting is on 21st November 2018.

Register your place here

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.

Melbourne Peer Support Network Meeting

Host: Liz Winston (Villa Maria Catholic Homes)

The next Melbourne Peer Support Network Meeting is on  Wednesday 20th February 2019.

Register your place here

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.

Sydney Peer Support Network Meeting

Host: Various

This group is meeting four times in 2019 to share ideas and support each other’s work.

Tuesday 12 February 2019 (10.00-11.30am) – Twilight Aged Care, 16 Punt Road, Glades Bay Gardens – host: Julianne Walker
Register your place here

Wednesday 8 May 2019 (10.00-11.30am) – Holy Family Services, 116-132 Quakers Road, Marayong – host: Carmen Karauda
Register your place here

Tuesday 13 August 2019 (10.00-11.30am) – Ashfield Baptist Homes, 31 Clissold Street, Ashfield – host: Kathy Mitchell
Register your place here

Wednesday 13 November 2019 (10.00-11.30) – Nagle Southern Cross Care, 144-150 Flora Street, Sutherland – host: Beate Steller
Register your place here

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 and would like to establish a Meaningful Ageing Peer Support network meeting, contact us admin@meaningfulage.org.au to talk through the process and options.

 


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