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 encompasses a range of projects and websites, including:
- #HRA2018: the Human Rights Award 2018 - our vision for change
- Academy: The Academy of Elder Leadership works with Elders to co-lead innovations
- Tea Cosy Project: art and community engagement to challenge ageism
- Embolden: an annual Embolden Festival challenging ageism and building respect for Elders
- The Museum of Love: art exploring the importance of love in the lives of people with dementia
- The OPAL Institute: addressing the sexual rights of older people
- Alice's Garage: empowering older LGBTI people & promoting healthy LGBTI ageing
- Projecting Beauty: exploring beautiful - the attitude - on the runway.
Proud to have been nominated as finalist for the 2018 Human Rights Medal - love this recognition of older people's human rights. More information here.
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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