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Uniting AgeWell

Contact

Name: Ann Chan

Position: Community Relations and Bequests Coordinator

Email: mcr@unitingagewell.org

Address

Level 6

130 Little Collins St

Melbourne 3000

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Our Mission / Objective

Uniting AgeWell takes a different approach to ageing.

We support older people in Victoria and Tasmania to age well and live the life they want, no matter where they are on their ageing journey.

OUR VISION  Uniting AgeWell: The Church at Work. A creative leader enabling communities to age well and individuals to live their potential.

OUR MISSION  To provide specialised services enabling older people to maximise their wellbeing and access care when required.

OUR VALUES  Respect, Partnership, Wisdom, Fairness and Stewardship.

Our Services

Uniting AgeWell has a diverse range of integrated service options that offer continuity of care and peace of mind.  We support you to experience a sense of wellbeing, choice and independence at every age and stage of your life.

We aim to:

  • Concentrate on what you can do and connect you to your passions and interests
  • Focus on choice, independence and ‘doing-with’, rather than ‘doing-for’
  • Promote wellness, wherever you are on your life journey
  • Encourage wellbeing of body, mind and soul
  • Give you support and high quality clinical care as needed

Our services include: Residential Care; Independent Retirement Living; Home Care; Allied Health and Therapy Programs; Social Support; Respite and Carer Support and Short-Term Restorative Care.

Our Beneficiaries

Our primary beneficiary group are clients who are older Australians ranging in age from 65 to over 100 years old.

Projects in Progress

Wishing Well program
Our Wishing Well program helps people we support achieve their dreams – from walking the hallowed turf of the MCG or a reunion with friends, to a ride on a steam train or a romantic Valentine’s dinner.  Each wish is as individual as it is special.

Bring hope, joy and happiness to a person’s life by making their dreams come true. 

Nominate a Uniting AgeWell client today and the Wishing Well team will do their best to make it happen.

You can support the Wishing Well program by making a donation, or attending the Annual Uniting AgeWell Charity Golf Day, which raises funds for the Wishing Well.

It’s the special moments in life that count.

All Wishes are made possible through generous donations and funds raised at the annual Uniting AgeWell Charity Golf Day

UA Namaste Appeal  
UA Namaste is a new palliative program offered to clients nearing end of life or with advanced dementia at Uniting AgeWell’s Carnsworth Community in Victoria and is making a profound difference to the lives of residents and their families.

The UA Namaste Appeal aims to raise the funds necessary to establish the program at all 20 Uniting AgeWell residential care sites in Victoria and Tasmania.  The cost of establishing the program at just one site is approximately $47,000.

Your donation will help Uniting AgeWell honour the spirit within and ensure that everyone, regardless of where they are on their life journey, can experience the best quality of life for as long as possible.

Donations are extremely important to Uniting AgeWell and the work we do. If you would like to donate to a specific program or service, please indicate where you would like your generous gift directed to here.

Music for David program
Uniting AgeWell’s Innovative Music For David program continues to grow, bring much-needed comfort to people with dementia and their carers. Music For David is a respite program that uses MP3 players and personalised music playlists to soothe and stimulate clients with dementia. In 2015-16, Friends of Music For David raised approximately $6,000 through fundraising concerts and donations to employ a music therapist and buy equipment.

Dancing with Dementia program
The power of dance, art and music is known to have positive benefits on people with dementia. These activities and more are helping bring joy and comfort to clients with early onset dementia as part of an innovative Dancing with Dementia program introduced at Girrawheen Centre in early 2016. The program assists clients to restore and maintain their ability to communicate.

Claws, Paws and Beaks project
The therapeutic benefits of pets are well established, and Uniting AgeWell embraces all opportunities to have furry and feathered friends at its Communities. In 2015-16 the Claws, Paws and Beaks project was piloted at our Condare Court and Tanderra Communities in Melbourne’s east. The project trialled a more welcoming but rigorous approach to encouraging pets sand community animals within our independent living and residential care communities.

Our People

CEO

Andrew Kinnersly, CEO

Leadership Team

Graeme Barnes   Chief Financial Officer

Helen Baker   General Manager People Services

Glenn Cottee   General Manager Infrastructure

Victoria Jacques   General Manager Victoria

Jane Johnston   General Manager Tasmania

Rebecca Ryan   General Manager Marketing and Community Relations

Fonda Voukelatos   General Manager Business Development and Strategy

Rev Dr John Broughton   Director of Mission

Sue Gervasoni   General Manager Quality and Risk

 

Names of Board Members

Rev Allan Thompson   The Chair

Ms Wendy Quinn   Deputy Chair

Ms Jill Linklater

Mr Ian Sanders

Rev Dr Mark Lawrence

Ms Fiona Campbell

Ms Julia Langdon

Ms Sabine Phillips

Mr Simon Brewin

Prof Alison Hutchinson

 

Number of Employees

2,500

Number of Volunteers

680

Registration Information

ABN

43 887 911 651

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Every bequest makes a difference.

Many Uniting AgeWell sites were established because of dedicated individuals and church congregations with a vision for the future. Strath-Haven, Bendigo; Strathdon, Forest Hill and Lillian Martin in Tasmania are examples where generous gifts enabled those sites to be established and flourish.

Why leave a gift to Uniting AgeWell?

Your gift will help us to build on a firm foundation and directly impact the lives of others. Leaving a gift in your Will (bequest) to Uniting AgeWell is an opportunity for you to partner with us in a shared vision for the future and leave a lasting legacy.

For more information , please contact our Community Relations & Bequests Coordinator on:

T: (03) 9276 5705 or
E:  fundraising@unitingagewell.org.

General Donations

Donations are extremely important to Uniting AgeWell and the work we do. 

From enabling us to grant the wishes of our clients through our Wishing Well program, to funding our innovative palliative care program, Namaste, donations enable us to do more for our clients.

You can help us support seniors to age well by getting involved in one of our donation programs.

  • Join our current appeal

  • Leave a lasting gift in your will

  • Make a regular, ongoing donation

  • Make a donation in memory of a loved one

  • Donate to our Wishing Well program

Help us build a better future for seniors. 

DONATE

Work with us

To find out more about working with Uniting AgeWell please view our current vacancies or alternatively call:

(03) 9251 5219 in Victoria, or (03) 6208 3208 in Tasmania.

Volunteer with us

Volunteering is a great way to help others while making friends.   The Uniting AgeWell ‘army’ is a strong band of helpers from all ages, areas and walks of life.

For information about becoming a Uniting AgeWell volunteer, contact 03 9251 5219 for Victoria, or 03 6208 3208 for Tasmania, or email volunteers@unitingagewell.org, or visit our website: www.unitingagewell.org     

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Uniting AgeWell takes a different approach to ageing.

We support older people in Victoria and Tasmania to age well and live the life they want, no matter where they are on their ageing journey.

OUR VISION  Uniting AgeWell: The Church at Work. A creative leader enabling communities to age well and individuals to live their potential.

OUR MISSION  To provide specialised services enabling older people to maximise their wellbeing and access care when required.

OUR VALUES  Respect, Partnership, Wisdom, Fairness and Stewardship.

Our Services

Uniting AgeWell has a diverse range of integrated service options that offer continuity of care and peace of mind.  We support you to experience a sense of wellbeing, choice and independence at every age and stage of your life.

We aim to:

  • Concentrate on what you can do and connect you to your passions and interests
  • Focus on choice, independence and ‘doing-with’, rather than ‘doing-for’
  • Promote wellness, wherever you are on your life journey
  • Encourage wellbeing of body, mind and soul
  • Give you support and high quality clinical care as needed

Our services include: Residential Care; Independent Retirement Living; Home Care; Allied Health and Therapy Programs; Social Support; Respite and Carer Support and Short-Term Restorative Care.

Our Beneficiaries

Our primary beneficiary group are clients who are older Australians ranging in age from 65 to over 100 years old.

Projects in Progress

Wishing Well program
Our Wishing Well program helps people we support achieve their dreams – from walking the hallowed turf of the MCG or a reunion with friends, to a ride on a steam train or a romantic Valentine’s dinner.  Each wish is as individual as it is special.

Bring hope, joy and happiness to a person’s life by making their dreams come true. 

Nominate a Uniting AgeWell client today and the Wishing Well team will do their best to make it happen.

You can support the Wishing Well program by making a donation, or attending the Annual Uniting AgeWell Charity Golf Day, which raises funds for the Wishing Well.

It’s the special moments in life that count.

All Wishes are made possible through generous donations and funds raised at the annual Uniting AgeWell Charity Golf Day

UA Namaste Appeal  
UA Namaste is a new palliative program offered to clients nearing end of life or with advanced dementia at Uniting AgeWell’s Carnsworth Community in Victoria and is making a profound difference to the lives of residents and their families.

The UA Namaste Appeal aims to raise the funds necessary to establish the program at all 20 Uniting AgeWell residential care sites in Victoria and Tasmania.  The cost of establishing the program at just one site is approximately $47,000.

Your donation will help Uniting AgeWell honour the spirit within and ensure that everyone, regardless of where they are on their life journey, can experience the best quality of life for as long as possible.

Donations are extremely important to Uniting AgeWell and the work we do. If you would like to donate to a specific program or service, please indicate where you would like your generous gift directed to here.

Music for David program
Uniting AgeWell’s Innovative Music For David program continues to grow, bring much-needed comfort to people with dementia and their carers. Music For David is a respite program that uses MP3 players and personalised music playlists to soothe and stimulate clients with dementia. In 2015-16, Friends of Music For David raised approximately $6,000 through fundraising concerts and donations to employ a music therapist and buy equipment.

Dancing with Dementia program
The power of dance, art and music is known to have positive benefits on people with dementia. These activities and more are helping bring joy and comfort to clients with early onset dementia as part of an innovative Dancing with Dementia program introduced at Girrawheen Centre in early 2016. The program assists clients to restore and maintain their ability to communicate.

Claws, Paws and Beaks project
The therapeutic benefits of pets are well established, and Uniting AgeWell embraces all opportunities to have furry and feathered friends at its Communities. In 2015-16 the Claws, Paws and Beaks project was piloted at our Condare Court and Tanderra Communities in Melbourne’s east. The project trialled a more welcoming but rigorous approach to encouraging pets sand community animals within our independent living and residential care communities.

Our People

CEO

Andrew Kinnersly, CEO

Leadership Team

Graeme Barnes   Chief Financial Officer

Helen Baker   General Manager People Services

Glenn Cottee   General Manager Infrastructure

Victoria Jacques   General Manager Victoria

Jane Johnston   General Manager Tasmania

Rebecca Ryan   General Manager Marketing and Community Relations

Fonda Voukelatos   General Manager Business Development and Strategy

Rev Dr John Broughton   Director of Mission

Sue Gervasoni   General Manager Quality and Risk

 

Names of Board Members

Rev Allan Thompson   The Chair

Ms Wendy Quinn   Deputy Chair

Ms Jill Linklater

Mr Ian Sanders

Rev Dr Mark Lawrence

Ms Fiona Campbell

Ms Julia Langdon

Ms Sabine Phillips

Mr Simon Brewin

Prof Alison Hutchinson

 

Number of Employees

2,500

Number of Volunteers

680

Registration Information

ABN

43 887 911 651

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Every bequest makes a difference.

Many Uniting AgeWell sites were established because of dedicated individuals and church congregations with a vision for the future. Strath-Haven, Bendigo; Strathdon, Forest Hill and Lillian Martin in Tasmania are examples where generous gifts enabled those sites to be established and flourish.

Why leave a gift to Uniting AgeWell?

Your gift will help us to build on a firm foundation and directly impact the lives of others. Leaving a gift in your Will (bequest) to Uniting AgeWell is an opportunity for you to partner with us in a shared vision for the future and leave a lasting legacy.

For more information , please contact our Community Relations & Bequests Coordinator on:

T: (03) 9276 5705 or
E:  fundraising@unitingagewell.org.

General Donations

Donations are extremely important to Uniting AgeWell and the work we do. 

From enabling us to grant the wishes of our clients through our Wishing Well program, to funding our innovative palliative care program, Namaste, donations enable us to do more for our clients.

You can help us support seniors to age well by getting involved in one of our donation programs.

  • Join our current appeal

  • Leave a lasting gift in your will

  • Make a regular, ongoing donation

  • Make a donation in memory of a loved one

  • Donate to our Wishing Well program

Help us build a better future for seniors. 

DONATE

Work with us

To find out more about working with Uniting AgeWell please view our current vacancies or alternatively call:

(03) 9251 5219 in Victoria, or (03) 6208 3208 in Tasmania.

Volunteer with us

Volunteering is a great way to help others while making friends.   The Uniting AgeWell ‘army’ is a strong band of helpers from all ages, areas and walks of life.

For information about becoming a Uniting AgeWell volunteer, contact 03 9251 5219 for Victoria, or 03 6208 3208 for Tasmania, or email volunteers@unitingagewell.org, or visit our website: www.unitingagewell.org     

Our Annual Reports

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