Encouraging, informative, challenging and motivating.

Brisbane seminar participant

Member Networks

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

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

Our first network event was trialled in Adelaide with a very positive response from those who attended. This group is planning to meet three times in 2018 to share ideas and support each other’s work. Contact us for information if you would like to host or attend admin@meaningfulage.org.au.

Member Practitioner Network Meeting – North Parramatta

Host: Sherene Noble (Christadelphian Aged Care)

This group is planning to meet four times per year. If you are part of a member organisation in the area contact us for registration details.


Meaningful Ageing Seminar Series

About the Seminar Series

Our Meaningful Ageing Seminar Series are local gatherings to build personal capacity and networking. The seminars provide:

  • Up-to-date information and experience
  • Provide a forum for meeting others and developing local networks
  • Are delivered in format to fit your schedule

They are available for members and other individuals and organisations who:

  • Work with older people
  • Have a passion for high quality care and quality of life for elders
  • Want to benefit from the current experience of experts and practitioners in your local area
  • Would like to connect with like-minded people in your town or city
  • Learn how you can provide quality spiritual care within your current role
  • Are curious about the ‘missing link’ in quality of care

If you have ideas for seminar topics, or would like to partner with us to organise a seminar in your town or suburb, feel free to contact us: admin@meaningfulage.org.au.


Meaningful Ageing Regional Seminar Series

In 2018, Meaningful Ageing Australia is offering a series of seminars across regional Australia. Details for each are listed below.

This seminar series is proudly supported by Prime Super.

Albany WA

Hall & Prior

Tuesday 27th February 2018

10.00-11.00 Morning tea and facilitated conversation for family/residents

1.00-4.00 Spiritual Care in a Diverse World

Please register here

Bendigo Vic

Uniting AgeWell

Tuesday 29th May 2018

1.00-4.00 Spiritual Care in a Diverse World

Please register here

Busselton WA

Baptistcare WA

Thursday 1st March 2018

9.00-12.00 Supporting Older People in the Transition to Aged Care

1.00-4.00 Death, Dying and Hope: Conversations about end of life

Please register here

Cairns QLD

Blue Care (Uniting Care QLD)

Friday 23rd March 2018

9.30-12.30 Spiritual Care in a Diverse World

1.00-2.00 Lunch and facilitated conversation for family members

Please register here

Darwin NT

Southern Cross Care SA/NT

Wednesday 7th March 2018

10.30-11.30 Morning tea facilitated conversation for family members

1.00-4.00 Death, Dying and Hope: Conversations about end of life

Please register here

Devonport TAS

Baptcare

Tuesday 5th June 2018

1.30-4.30 Supporting Older People in the Transition to Aged Care

Please register here

Gosford NSW

Presbyterian Aged Care

Thursday 12th April 2018

10.00-1.00 Supporting Older People in the Transition to Aged Care

2.00-3.00 Afternoon tea facilitated conversation for residents

Please register here 

Griffith ACT

Baptistcare NSW/ACT

Thursday 3rd May 2018

9.30-12.30 Death, Dying and Hope: Conversations about end of life

2.00-3.00 Afternoon tea facilitated conversation for residents

Please register here

Katherine NT

Roper Gulf Regional Council

Thursday 8th March 2018

1.30-4.30 Death, Dying and Hope: Conversations about end of life

Please register here

Lismore NSW

Uniting

Wednesday 16th May 2018

1.00-4.00 Supporting Older People in the Transition to Aged Care

Please register here

Mount Gambier SA

Resthaven

Tuesday 19th June 2018

9.30-12.30 Spiritual Care in a Diverse World

Please register here

Port Macquarie NSW

Catholic Care of the Aged Port Macquarie

Wednesday 11th April 2018

1.00-4.00 Supporting Older People in the Transition to Aged Care

Please register here

Shellharbour NSW

Warrigal

Tuesday 1st May 2018

1.00-4.00 Spiritual Care in a Diverse World

Please register here

Tamworth NSW

RFBI

Thursday 17th May 2018

9.30-12.30 Death, Dying and hope: Conversations about end of life

1.30-2.30 Afternoon tea facilitated conversation for residents

Please register here

Tanunda SA

Tanunda Lutheran Homes

Thursday 7th June 2018

9.00-12.00 Spiritual Care in a Diverse World

Please register here

Townsville QLD

Arcare

Wednesday 21st March 2018

9.30-12.30 Spiritual Care in a Diverse World

2.00-3.00 Afternoon tea facilitated conversation for residents and family members

Please register here

 

Previous Meaningful Ageing Seminars

Albury 2017

Jenika Graze, Senior Educator, Meaningful Ageing Australia: ‘Death, Dying and Hope‘ Seminar for staff and volunteers, and conversation with families.

Tasmania 2017

Ilsa Hampton, CEO, Meaningful Ageing Australia: ‘I Didn’t Choose This’ – Improving the experience of older people engaging with aged care for the first time in the era of choice and control

Mildura 2017

Jenika Graze, Senior Educator, Meaningful Ageing Australia: Meaningful Conversations – What to expect at end of life

Conversation with Families: What to expect at end of life

Seminar with Care Staff: Death, Dying and Hope

Albury 2017

Jenika Graze, Senior Educator, Meaningful Ageing Australia: Spiritual Care – Everyone’s Business

Perth 2017

Ilsa Hampton, CEO, Meaningful Ageing Australia: Keys to Spiritual Care – Context, Communication & Connectedness

Newcastle 2016

Ilsa Hampton, CEO, Meaningful Ageing Australia: Orientation to Spiritual Care

Melbourne 2016

Kay Horgan, Aged Care Consultant, AgeWorks – CDC: Seize the Opportunity for Holistic Care

Kerry Whitlock, Palliative Care Specialist – Quality, Uniting AgeWell – Meaningful Comfort Care

Catherine Barrett – Insulating Against Ageism

Brisbane 2016

Ilsa Hampton, Meaningful Ageing Australia CEO – Engaging, inspiring and maintaining pastoral care volunteers

Wayne Crouch, Seniors Chaplain, Churches of Christ in Queensland & Judy McCrow, Clinical Practice Lead Churches of Christ in Queensland – Give me bread not stones – developing a high quality dementia-specific church service

Rev Heather Allison Director of Mission Blue Care – Responding to existential crisis in older people – when they ask ‘why me?’

Brisbane content is available to Meaningful Ageing Australia members here.

Perth 2015

Phillip Carrier Catholic Homes Inc – Connecting through our Story

David Dyke Circle of Men WA – Connecting Disconnected Men

Stephen Hall BaptistCare WA – The Challenges of our Changing Spirituality

Melbourne 2014

Steven Sabat, Prof of Psychology, Georgetown University, USA – Forgetting ‘memory loss’

Daniella Greenwood, National Strategy and Innovation Manager, Arcare – The Relational Approach

Adelaide 2014

Warren Lewis, pastoral care client – Speaking from Experience

Peter Burke, Director Anglicare SA – Community Engagement

Mark Butler, Coordinating Chaplain, Eldercare – The Eldercare Experience

The seminar had great speakers that stimulated new thoughts… very useful indeed!

Melbourne seminar participant

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