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Meaningful Ageing Seminars

About our Seminars and Workshops

Our Meaningful Ageing Seminars and Workshops are local gatherings to build personal capacity and networking.

This year we are offering a unique series of regional seminars – read more here, or for bookings scroll down this page.

Also we have a new Listening Workshop on offer – read more below.

We can offer seminars to fit your program, as well as partnering with members to run sessions that are open to the general public. Contact us today to request a quote – we offer special rates for members. You can also use our on-line form here.

If you:

  • 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
  • Would like to connect with like-minded people in your town or city
  • Want to learn how you can provide quality spiritual care within your current role
  • Are curious about the ‘missing link’ in quality of care

then you will love what we offer!

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.

Pictured are participants in the Katherine, NT session on Sorry Business.

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 Sorry Business: 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

Rockhampton QLD

Prescare QLD

Thursday 21st June 2018

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

2.30-3.30 Afternoon tea facilitated conversation for residents and family members

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

9.00-12.00 Death, Dying and hope: Conversations about end of life

12.30-1.30 Afternoon tea facilitated conversation for residents

Please register here

Tanunda SA

Tanunda Lutheran Homes

Thursday 17th May 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

 

Listening on Purpose

Wesley Mission Queensland, Chermside

9.30-12.30, Monday 14th May 2018

Listening is critical in every aspect of our life and work, and is central to spiritual care. Listening well prevents conflict, builds work teams and is essential for understanding each older person. In this experiential workshop, participants will learn how to:

  • Listen to people’s stories so that they feel heard and valued.
  • Listen using your body and heart.
  • Listen without words.
  • Listen without interruption.

Facilitators: Jen Barrkman and Kris Plowman from Red Thread Stories

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

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

Melbourne seminar participant

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