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Project Officer From South Australia, Australia

About Meg: I work as a Project Officer (Forgotten Australians) with Helping Hand Aged Care on a project called Real Care the Second Time Around. The project aims to respond to the aged care needs of a large group of now older people known as Forgotten Australians - those 500,000 people who spent their childhoods in orphanages and other out of home care in Australia between 1930 and 1989.

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Meg 30th Sep 2022 Project Officer


Hi Nikki
Congratulations on your new role. Whilst I don't work as a Lifestyle Coordinator, I have worked with aged care clients for many years. I have personally never found a better website than Golden Carers - so you absolutely have your choice of activities here! Getting ideas for activities from residents, organise a calendar of events and above all have as much fun as the residents do!!

Meg 26th Dec 2021 Project Officer

Social & Cultural Profile Form

In Australia we have about 9 diverse needs groups included in our Aged Care Act. I think the tool here does not consider that many older people and people per se belong to diverse groups e.g. LGBTIQA+, Care Leavers, Veterans, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, Indigenous and Stolen Generations. I think Social and Cultural Profiles needs to consider much more than language spoken, religious and spiritual beliefs.

The attached Diversity identification Questionnaire is the one we use within our aged care facility. It was designed by an Advisory Group (Trauma) and Flinders University Clinical Psychologist (Trauma and Dementia).
Meg 2nd Nov 2021 Project Officer

Newsletter Template - December 2023

Brilliant - great newsletter template - thank you!! Love this site!
Meg 21st Sep 2021 Project Officer

Music Bingo

Hi Val
Likewise - I had been browsing the site for a long time. I still find it incredulous that this site exists. I know how hard it must be for our Lifestyle teams to keep coming up with ideas and activities and to now have found this site - WOW. I really do think it says a lot about the immense value of community collaboration - because this site is about that! - I think!
Meg 29th Aug 2021 Project Officer


One of the best sites I have ever come across that supports clients in a person centred and meaningful way. The resources are so user-friendly and there is always something new to learn. Thank you!
Meg 28th Aug 2021 Project Officer

How to write Progress Notes

This is an absolutely brilliant resource! Thank you. Love this site!
Meg 28th Aug 2021 Project Officer

How to Create an About ME Profile

The one-page-profile can be developed as an activity for older people or individually. It can be included on the front page of a client's care plan, in a resident's room (if in a residential aged care facility) or wherever a person wants to make it available to inform their care and support.
Meg 28th Aug 2021 Project Officer

How to Create an About ME Profile

Thanks Susan!
Meg 5th Aug 2021 Project Officer


I love this site and the ideas above are amazing. I agree that asking people individually what they want and having smaller groups are important. Lively music in the background is also very important and a great motivator. Picking a client/resident that can and wants to help and is social by nature and a good organiser is also strategic so you do not have to do everything on your own. Volunteers are amazing!