Uniting Friends of Ageing

Ageing is an issue that is universal – it is relevant to everyone

Be part of a national conversation, stay informed and join us at the forefront of ageing and aged care reform in Australia.

On the back of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, UnitingCare Australia, in collaboration with the wider Uniting Church, has established a grassroots network of Uniting Church members to contribute to making the 148 recommendations made a reality.

Uniting Friends of Ageing is a national network of engaged Uniting Church members, passionate about the future of every Australian, determined to contribute to giving our older citizens the rights and care that they deserve.

Become a Uniting Friend of Ageing and stay abreast of relevant and timely information to do with ageing and aged care. Help shape UnitingCare Australia’s community response to how we, as a nation, care for our older citizens and share prayers for older people, aged care programs, residents, and staff.

You can help the campaign to care about aged care

Local Church members have a vital role to play in contributing to transforming ageing and aged care.

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A Theology of Ageing

This theology of ageing is a public theology reflecting the context of aged care reform.

It reflects the journey of the Uniting Church’s participation in the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, and its ongoing involvement in aged care reform that will lead to universal access to care and support in Australia. UnitingCare Australia’s ongoing participation in the formation of the future aged care system reflects the Uniting Church’s commitment to integrity in public life, the proclamation of truth, and seeking justice for the most vulnerable.

UnitingCare Australia’s Submissions on Ageing to our Full Potential

Our Vision for Aged Care - Ageing to our full potential – preparing for an older Australia

Our Vision for an Older Australia

The Australian Government’s record funding increase of $17.7 billion over the next four years gives us hope for the future of ageing in Australia – but we must not be complacent. The aged care workforce needs more training, more staff, and fair standards of pay. A new Aged Care Act must break with the past and be based on human rights.

Together we can ensure that these recommendations become a reality.

Older Persons Sunday - October 2022

UnitingCare Australia is encouraging Uniting Church congregations to recognise the human rights and dignity of older people in worship in October 2022, observed on any  Sunday after the United Nations’ International Day of Older Persons on 2nd October.

Older Persons Sunday is a great opportunity to extend our support to aged care, the dedicated staff, and treasured residents in a way which connects with what local churches do every week – gather for worship and prayer.

Resources have been created for congregations which include a suggested Service of the Word and several prayers.