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Meaningful Ageing Australia announce new Board Directors and Honorary Elders

Peak body for spiritual care and ageing, Meaningful Ageing Australia, has appointed three new Board Directors and Honorary Elders and at the organisation's Annual General Meeting (AGM) last Friday.

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Elizabeth MacKinlay AM has received an Honorary Eldership from Meaningful Ageing Australia. [Source: Supplied]

Amanda Altman, Quality Manager at Pennwood Aged Care Services; Andrea King, Allied Health Manager at Brightwater Care Group; and David Panter, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ECH Inc, were elected to the Meaningful Ageing Australia Board.

Chair of the Meaningful Ageing Australia Board, Nick Ryan, says, "The level of experience, energy and passion that our three new Directors bring to the Board is very exciting - and a great addition for our next chapter."

The organisation has also established Honorary Eldership to recognise individuals who have provided significant service to Meaningful Ageing Australia and the aged care sector. 

It is the highest honour the organisation can award individuals whose achievements and contributions have served and shaped the vision and mission of Meaningful Ageing Australia.

Elizabeth MacKinlay AM and John Ireland AM have been announced as the inaugural recipients of the Honorary Eldership. They were both instrumental in the establishment of Meaningful Ageing Australia.

Ms MacKinlay is a registered nurse and a priest in the Anglican Church of Australia. She researches and teaches on spirituality, dementia, ageing, and 'frailty', and is an Adjunct Research Professor at Charles Sturt University.

John Ireland AM has received an Honorary Eldership from Meaningful Ageing Australia. [Source: Supplied]
John Ireland AM has received an Honorary Eldership from Meaningful Ageing Australia. [Source: Supplied]

With four decades of experience in aged care leadership roles, Mr Ireland has an enduring passion for pastoral and spiritual care, and continues to mentor leaders in the sector and regularly visits residents across a number of aged care facilities.

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