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Meaningful Ageing Webinar Tues 2nd Aug 2016

12noon-1pm AEST

in partnership with AAG

Sustainable culture change in residential and community aged care

The aged care workforce is under pressure to provide quality care in an environment that is rapidly changing. This seminar invites participants to address these pressures within themselves; and to re-connect with their capability to lead for genuine quality of life and quality of care for older people. We are approaching these challenges through multiple lenses, including addressing ageism, stepping up in the midst of the challenge of CDC, and applying a radically different approach to palliative care for people with dementia.

The seminar also includes a brief introduction to the work of Meaningful Ageing Australia.

Participants will:

  • Consider the role of spirituality in your organisation’s work
  • Understand how to push back against ageism
  • Explore switching staffing models towards more personalised care
  • Develop personal resources to rise above the pressures around you


Topics and Speakers

Update on Meaningful Ageing Australia
Presented by: Ilsa Hampton,CEO Meaningful Ageing Australia

Ilsa Hampton, MPH, BA, BTheol, GradCertMgt, GradDipEd, started in March this year as CEO of Meaningful Ageing Australia (formerly PASCOP). Meaningful Ageing Australia is a membership based not-for-profit association, providing unique resources to assist organisations with quality spiritual care and advocating for care models to include spiritual care that is part of all roles. Over the previous 8 years, Ilsa worked in a number of senior roles at Baptcare Vic/Tas, most recently in the role of Pastoral Care Manager leading a team of 23 spiritual care professionals integrated into the multidisciplinary team, and a group of 45 compassionate, skilled volunteer listeners from the community working with older people in both residential and community aged care working across 25 locations.

Insulating Against Ageism
Presented by: Catherine Barrett, Director of Celebrate Ageing (The Tea Cosy Project). Director of the OPAL Institute

Dr Catherine Barrett has over 30 years experience working with older people as a nurse, educator, consultant and capacity builder. For the past 15 years Catherine has been focused on older people’s sexuality and has established ground breaking projects recognising older LGBTI people, preventing the sexual assault of older women, addressing sexuality after stroke and preventing STIs. In 2016 Catherine established two national projects. The Tea Cosy project (celebrateageing.com) challenges ageism, builds respect for older people and prevents elder abuse. The OPAL Institute promotes awareness of older people’s sexual rights.

Seize the opportunity for holistic care
Presented by: Kay Horgan, Director and Founder of AgeWorks

Kay brings over 35 years of experience in health and aged care. She originally trained as a nurse before pursuing a career in staff development, specialising in change management. She has worked with many aged care organisations, and specialises in accreditation, compliance and risk management. She’s a passionate advocate of holistic health to support the needs of mind, body and spirit of the individual. She sees holistic health as the true path to healing and wellbeing. In 2002 she founded AgeWorks. Part of Kay’s mission is to promote more positive images of ageing and overcome limited thinking, to create great possibility in older peoples lives. She has recently authored her first book, Mission Possibility – a leader’s guide to aged care.

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

As the Palliative Care Specialist, Uniting AgeWell’s Kerry Whitlock has successfully implemented the AgeWell Palliate program across residential and community programs. A registered nurse, who completed a Master of Health Sciences – Aged Services in 2015, Kerry received a Fellowship from the Dementia Training Study Centre 2015 for the project of UA Namaste, to support the person with advanced dementia, staff and families involved in this new palliative comfort care approach.

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Event Details

Registration form: to download click here

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Registrations close on 01 August 2016 at 04:00pm AEST.

Date & Time: Tuesday 2 August 2016, 12pm-1pm AEST

Your Investment

Meaningful Ageing Australia Members: FREE (enter the code located in our Member’s Zone here)

Non-Members: $30.00

AAG Members: FREE