Meaningful Ageing Australia Quality Practice Award
The Meaningful Ageing Australia Quality Practice Award recognises innovation and excellence in the spiritual care of older people.
The Meaningful Ageing Australia Quality Practice Award recognises organisations who:
- Actively develop and promote organisation-wide quality practice in pastoral and/or spiritual support of older people
- Have developed, implemented and evaluated innovative programs to promote and/or improve spiritual care of older people in the organisation or community
- Want to be recognised for their innovation and celebrate their achievements
Current Meaningful Ageing Australia member organisations are eligible to nominate for the Award.
Judging is by an independent panel and all applications are de-identified.
Carrington (NSW) set up a reminiscence program in 2011 where senior students are coached in getting alongside residents to really listen to their life stories over a 3 month period. Families, students and residents all benefit from the process and the final product – a memento of the older person’s life. Read more here.
Villa Maria (Catholic Healthcare, NSW) – highly commended
Peninsula Villages (NSW) – highly commended
IRT Kangara Waters (NSW)
Salvation Army Aged Care Plus (NSW/ACT)
Churches of Christ Care Queensland were our inaugural award winner for their dementia-specific Christian worship service project. Read more here.
Baptcare Vic/Tas was the 2015 finalist.