Meaningful Ageing Australia is trialling a new resource with member organisations and seeks your feedback!
Table Talk: A game of conversations, was designed in the UK to spark deeper conversations for older people.
Following simple guidelines, a facilitator gives an overview of the topic, then invites players to set the agenda by choosing a prompt and either asking the group or answering it themselves. Questions range from lighter to more challenging. Generally, a conversation with 6-8 players takes around 30-45 minutes.
The conversation is sparked by prompt cards under a range of topics:
- Big/World Issues
- Health and Wellbeing / Staying Fit
- Good Old Days
- Last Lap
- Treasured Memories.
Sample questions include:
- Best film you’ve ever seen?
- How do you keep your mind active?
- Living with loss is difficult – how do you cope?
- What do you think is the biggest world issue that needs addressing?
- What are you most proud of in your life?
Meaningful Ageing Australia would like to trial the game with member organisations. If you’d like to receive a free pack for community aged care (Table Talk for Third Agers) or for residential aged care (Table Talk for Fourth Agers), please contact Project Officer Michelle Morgan by email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking at trialling Table Talk conversations from late March this year.