Flourishing on the Fleurieu

Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival 2018

This popular Festival, which is held every two years, celebrates retirement and showcases how our community flourishes. It aims to promote health and wellbeing, and facilitate social connection.

This year the Festival provided an exciting new program where communities across the Fleurieu region came alive. The emphasis was on ‘exploring possibilities’ for getting involved in your local community.

The Festival was hosted during Active Ageing Week from 23 to 29 September 2018. Community groups based in Alexandrina, Victor Harbor, Yankalilla and Kangaroo Island council areas hosted events and activities in their local community that aimed to encourage new people to get involved.  For more details, see the program below.

Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival - booklet 20 pages(3162 kb)

Evaluation about the Festival

Thank you to all the community groups and organisations that participated in this year's festival.  The infographic below summarises this years festival and the feedback that was received.  Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival - 2018 - Evaluation Infographic(622 kb)

Feedback from the festival has been compiled with photos from the activities and events held.  Please see the file below:

Evaluation feedback from Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival 2018(4748 kb)

Flourishing on the Fleurieu - Evaluation

Previous Festival Evaulations

2016 Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival Evaluation(510 kb)

2014 Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival Evaluation report(625 kb)

Project Officer Reports:
13 August 2019 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(779 kb)
11 June 2019 Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(680 kb)
9 April 2019 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(755 kb)
12 February 2019 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(712 kb)
11 December 2018 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(699 kb)
9 October 2018 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(575 kb)
14 August 2018 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(652 kb)
12th June 2018 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(626 kb)
10th April 2018 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(472 kb)
13th Feb 2018 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(466 kb)
12th December 2017 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(437 kb)
10th October 2017 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(370 kb)
8th August 2017 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(417 kb)
13th June 2017 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(464 kb)
11th April 2017 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(397 kb)
14th February 2017 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(381 kb)

Useful Resources

New Aged Care Quality Standards:

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission: https://www.agedcarequality.gov.au/
New Aged Care Quality Standards: https://www.agedcarequality.gov.au/providers/standards

Information about ageing and aged care is available via:

* Department of Health website: https://agedcare.health.gov.au/
* Subscribe to newsletter: https://agedcare.health.gov.au/ageing-and-aged-care-news-and-updates/advice-to-the-aged-care-industry
* Announcements: https://agedcare.health.gov.au/ageing-and-aged-care-news-and-updates-advice-to-the-aged-care-industry/announcements
* Webinars: https://agedcare.health.gov.au/ageing-and-aged-care-news-and-updates/webinars
* Publications: https://agedcare.health.gov.au/publications-and-articles
* Consultations: https://agedcare.govcms.gov.au/ageing-and-aged-care-news-and-updates/consultations
* Speaking Requests: https://agedcare.govcms.gov.au/news-and-updates/aged-care-speaking-requests
* Aus Tender: https://www.tenders.gov.au/
* Multi-Purpose Services (MPS) Subscription: https://agedcare.health.gov.au/programs-services/flexible-care/multi-purpose-services-program

Aged Care Roadmap: future reform directions for aged care


Wellness & Reablement resources from SA Collaborative Project events

Documented table discussion notes from the 2018 event Role Plays and World Café outcomes, along with pitch presentations from the day are available via this link:
https://www.ssrg.org.au/content/putting-practice-wellness-reablement. Editing of the film featuring the actor role plays is currently underway and this training resource is expected to be released early in 2019.

SA Collaborative Projects Symposium in 2017 : ‘No one should have no one’ - Campaign against Loneliness and Social Isolation.  To view the agenda & presentations from the event:

The CADDY Project – a Dementia Friendly Community initiative : supporting meaningful community participation for people living with memory loss

The CADDY model was conceptualised by the local Dementia Action Group, a work group of the Positive Ageing Taskforce, following community consultation in the Southern Fleurieu region around the opportunities and challenges for people living with memory loss.

The principles of the CADDY model are based on a golfing analogy. Just as a pro-golfer is the expert of a game of golf, so too a person living with memory loss is the expert of their own life who has chosen activities to engage in which are meaningful to them and utilise their core strengths. A ‘caddy’ supports the golfer by carrying equipment and providing other assistance during the game to maximise positive outcomes for the golfer. At times a person living with memory loss may need support with selecting the appropriate resources or other assistance to be able to maintain engagement with their chosen social and community activities – a volunteer ‘caddy’ can help provide this role.

The Taskforce secured an Age Friendly SA grant from the Office for Ageing Well, SA Health to trial and evaluate the CADDY model during 2018. Since a key element of the project was to demonstrate sustainability of the model, grant funding was only used to evaluate the project and support some initial staff development. The project involved a number of significant partners as acknowledged in the Evaluation Report. The CADDY model was embedded into the existing infrastructure of two local community engagement programs; the Caring Neighbourhood Program at the City of Victor Harbor and Community Connect Program in Alexandrina Council.

Please refer to the key project documents below:

Key Messages(637 kb)

Full Evaluation Report(1437 kb)

The CADDY Resource Kit will be available here once finalised.

Dementia Friendly Communities

What is a Dementia Friendly Community?

A dementia-friendly community is a place where people living with dementia are supported to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value. This means recognising the need for a person with dementia to continue to participate in the community through activities they enjoy, whether through employment, volunteering or social activities. Each dementia-friendly community will look different, but may include:

  • Businesses that have staff who understand dementia and know how to communicate effectively with people who have dementia
  • Employers that provide support for people living with the disabilities of dementia to continue with paid employment
  • Volunteering opportunities for people with dementia
  • Support groups for people with dementia and their families
  • Sporting clubs and social groups that are welcoming and inclusive of members with dementia
  • Adult education facilities that provide learning opportunities for people with dementia, such as learning a new language or musical instrument.

New Online Resource - Creating Dementia Friendly Communities in the Southern Fleurieu

Following community consultation, several exciting initiatives are currently underway to help create dementia friendly communities across the Southern Fleurieu region.  The Southern Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Taskforce has established a Dementia Action Group to drive local efforts towards creating dementia friendly communities.

One initiative by the group is the online register  of local dementia services and information.  This register consists of two electronic noticeboards.

One board contains information about services available in the Southern Fleurieu region for people experiencing dementia and their carers. https://trello.com/b/uQSkq1av

The other board provides details of information and training workshops for professionals working in the area of dementia, training courses for those who are directly caring for someone with dementia; and also community education courses for local businesses, volunteers and the community in general.  https://trello.com/b/9DR10CYG

If you know of additional services or information available to support people living with dementia and their carers in the local community which could be added to these noticeboards please contact Michelle Fuller on 8551 0571 or via email mfuller@victor.sa.gov.au

People in the community promotion of new online resource for dementia information

Free Dementia Friendly Training Workshops

My Care Solutions is working with local businesses, organisations and volunteers to help create a Dementia Friendly Australia - a place where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported, and can continue to contribute to and participate in community life.

Sesssions are 45 mins.  For more information about the free training workshops, please contact Corrie Burnside
at 08 8552 9840 or via email Corrie.Burnside@mycaresolution.com.au

Information sessions for Community GroupsThe dementia link worker from Dementia Australia, is available to facilitate:

  • 1 hour Memory and Ageing talks to community groups
  • 2 hour Understanding Dementia session for community groups

To register your interest in attending or to book a session for your community group please call Dementia Australia on 1800 100 500.

If you are concerned about your own memory loss, or concerned about a family member or friend, contact the National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500 or visit https://www.dementia.org.au/

Dementia Friendly Cinema Days at Victa Cinema

Victa Cinema are running screening tailored to those living with dementia as well as their family members and carers.
These cinema sessions will provide a fun social outing in a dementia friendly environment.  The film is shown with dimmed lights and lowered volume with no adverts and trailers.

Companion cards are accepted.  Tickets are $10 and available only at the cinema.

Dementia friendly sessions are held on the final friday of each month (outside of school holidays).  Look for the purple highlighted session on the programmes.

Visit Victor Cinema website for more details.


This area will be used to post information on forthcoming training sessions, events and conferences.  Please refer to the attached PDF's for general information about the training and any related registration forms.

Date:Name of training:Cost:Location:More information

TAFE SA Short courses

- new industry professional development courses including Person Centred Practice, Advocating for clients, Disability awareness and the Disability Discrimination Act, Enhancing Professional Practice, Navigating the Systems
 Various Various

Call TAFESA Info Line on 1800 882 661

Wednesday evenings throughout the year

TAFE SA Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) - CHC33015 (Modified course)

For existing workers who need to complete the current qualification (with options for RPL)

Fees are variable - speak to TAFE SA for more informationAdelaide Campus

Call TAFESA Info Line on 1800 882 661

Together for the Mental Health of Older People

The Taskforce has been involved as a key stakeholder in the 'Together for the Mental Health of Older People' research project from October 2013 to March 2015. 

The final reports can be found below:

TMOP Final Report(1312 kb)
TMOP Final Report One Page Summary (55 kb)
TMOP Policy Options summary - 3 pages(73 kb)

An output from the research included an AWACCS Instrument tool which can monitor change in clients by support workers/volunteers.  Please see below for access to this tool:

AWACCS Instrument tool "Identify the change not the cause"(302 kb)