I believe that older people are one of the most interesting and wonderful cohorts of people on the planet - but somewhere along the way we’ve lost sight of this. We need to turn this around, not just because older people deserve better but also because doing so would make the world a better place for all of us. I believe such a significant cultural shift requires a broad range of strategies. Strategies are needed to encourage every Australian to roll up their sleeves, embrace their own ageing and rethink their interactions with older people. This is what Celebrate Ageing sets out to do.
about CELEBRATE AGEING
Celebrate Ageing is a National Program challenging ageism and building respect for older people. This self-funded Program was established in 2016 by Dr Catherine Barrett, a facilitator, capacity builder, researcher and artist with over 30 years experience working with older people. The Celebrate Ageing program includes The Tea Cosy Project: art & narratives challenging ageism. We also have three other projects with their own websites - see details below and links in the menu above.
- The Elder Leadership Academy was launched on 13th July - check the webpage here
- Embolden2018 is a Conference/Festival for service providers and older people. It draws on the World Health Organisation's framework for an Age-friendly World to explore innovations that: challenge ageism; promote respect for older people; celebrate ageing and build age-friendly services and communities.
You can join the revolution by following us on Facebook or Twitter; sending us a story; sharing project information; making a donation; joining our mailing list or leading a project in your family, community, state, territory, service or organization. You can also contact us at: Dr Catherine Barrett, Director of Celebrate Ageing. Phone: 0429 582 237. Email: email@example.com
Make a donation
The Celebrate Ageing Program is self-funded. We generate income from educational activities to fund projects that would not otherwise be funded. If you make a donation you are welcome to let us know which of our projects you would like the funds to contribute to.
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