We really need YOUR help today

We really need YOUR help today

It takes just a few moments of your time to make a huge contribution to our work.

The Lantern Project is asking you to share just one food memory you have from visiting an aged care home in the past.

Your one food memory will go a long way in helping the collaboration via university research to present much needed evidence to further improve the dining experience for nursing home residents.

Thanks in advance for caring and being involved!

SHARE YOUR STORY

August 2017 Lantern Collaboration meeting

August 2017 Lantern Collaboration meeting

Join us for our next meeting where we'll be discussing the changing landscape of the Aged Care Quality Standards and how this impacts on food service and nutrition.

When? Friday, August 4th at 7.30-9am (QLD time)

Where? Our Robina Headquarters (2 Promethean Way, Robina) for those attending in person - and available via webinar linkup for those remotely joining the meeting.

RSVP essential - click below to book your spot.

Register Here for August Meeting

EXPLORE App on the news!

EXPLORE App on the news!

STOP PRESS!!

The Lantern Project's EXPLORE App - a tool powered by SenseMaker to capture food stories - featured on Channel 9 News. Click below to watch the short segment and check out the "Get Involved" tab on this webpage to then share your food story and help us further improve aged care dining for our residents.

Thankyou Terraces Assisted Living Centre's staff and residents and Bond University for helping on the day!

CLICK HERE to watch

SHINING THE LIGHT FOR OLDER AUSTRALIANS

SHINING THE LIGHT FOR OLDER AUSTRALIANS

The Lantern Project came about from an urgent need for change. I am a dietitian and I work in aged care every day. Current statistics show 50-80% of aged care residents in Australia are malnourished and I know there's ample room to improve on this. In order to look for ways to make positive change we began The Lantern Project - a national collaboration with the central goal to improve quality of life through great food and nutrition. This project is not about finger-pointing or laying blame, it is about getting in and working out tangible solutions that will work for everyone. Above all, it is about giving aged care residents the quality of life they deserve through improving the food and dining experience. And that is something every Australian deserves.
Cherie Hugo, Founder

ABOUT THE PROJECT

We're back from the Lantern Aged Care Food Safari!

We're back from the Lantern Aged Care Food Safari!

Stay tuned....We have finalised the series of "Little Things" videos created during the Lantern Aged Care Food Safari and will be sharing these on social media over the next few weeks.

Here's the background -

Factors affecting the dining experience in aged care homes are complex and the constraints are many. Often within this complex environment, the ability to innovate revolves around a culture that encourages staff to trial small novel ideas and gauge impact. The purpose of The Lantern Aged Care Safari "Little Things" project is to immerse within the culture of a number of identified innovative aged care food service settings to identify, document and further explore the impact of one novel idea (one “simple thing”) with the purpose to video capture the innovation, share the video via The Lantern Project, to inspire aged care homes Australia-wide.

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LANTERN COLLABORATIVE MEETS MONTHLY ON THE GOLD COAST

LANTERN COLLABORATIVE MEETS MONTHLY ON THE GOLD COAST

The Lantern Project Collaborative meets on the Gold Coast on a monthly basis to progress the work of the project, to strengthen our networks and work towards our individual and shared goals.

The meetings are held over a light breakfast on the first Friday of each month from 7.30am-9am. Participants can join in person or via teleconference.

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You too can make a difference

Join the movement to improve the quality of life of ageing Australian's through good food and nutrition.