Advocacy

We continue to challenge stereotypes around the community’s perception of older people. Our ‘Wisdom at the Airport’ event, which saw six prominent older South Australians dressed as silver ‘statues,’ joined by a 70-strong Sing for Joy choir flashmob to surprise hundreds of passersby at the airport, delivered the important message: ”we’re here and we want to spread our wisdom through society.”

Good Lives

Through the arts we continue to provide a vehicle to celebrate the talents of customers, volunteers and staff. The five SALA events saw more than 86 people showcase their love of art; sponsorship of the guitar festival provided the opportunity for residents at ViTA and Perry Park to join the resonance program; and Sing Together saw the joining of the Sing for Joy choir with four primary schools, a CALD choir and Aboriginal choir.

Tailor Made

The Tailor Made Project – where consumers, carers and providers jointly developed a new model of respite care for people with younger onset dementia and their families – is challenging the traditional models of how respite has been delivered to this group, by co-designing a golf group that is producing excellent outcomes.