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:

  • Celebrating
  • Big/World Issues
  • Relationships
  • Health and Wellbeing / Staying Fit
  • Trivia
  • 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 We are looking at trialling Table Talk conversations from late March this year.