Ageing Well Matters Community Awards

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Despite the interruptions and restrictions that COVID-19 presented in 2020, the Ageing Well Matters team at Walkerville Uniting Church had two unique moments to celebrate with the acceptance of two community awards: They won the Walkerville Council Volunteer Community Group Award and a semi-finalist for the South Australian Community Achievement Award (Loneliness Cure).

To be acknowledged in this way reinforces the team’s desire to continue to provide meaningful community connections and conversations for ageing neighbours, both within our congregation and the wider community.

Approximately 30 guests attended the first Life and Death Conversation (Death Café) for 2021, held in early March, which provided a sacred space for complete strangers to share their thoughts about death and dying. Over good food, coffee and conversation the beautiful mystery of God’s Spirit touched each participant in uniquely personal ways, with many leaving far more deeply connected than when they arrived.

In upcoming months, the team will offer Making Your Wishes Known, My Life Story and again the Life and Death Conversation (Death Café), all of which provide opportunities to cherish and celebrate God’s gift of life.

Details are available at or by contacting 0413476557. Bookings are available online through Try Booking.

The photograph features the Ageing Well Matters Team receiving the award from the Walkerville Mayor, Elizabeth Fricker. Left to right: Rhonda Smedley, Mayor Elizabeth Fricker, Carolyn Andrew and Helen Penhall. (Team members Robyn Sellars and Merle Hill were not present.)

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