EXPLORE App on the radio.

EXPLORE App on the radio.

Click here to hear The Lantern Project on Radio National's Future Tense with Dr Rebecca Huntley

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EXPLORE App on the news!

EXPLORE App on the news!

STOP PRESS!! We've been in the news a lot lately. Here are a few links...

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EXPLORE App on the news!

EXPLORE App on the news!

STOP PRESS!! We made the news again. Thankyou Terraces Assisted Living Centre's staff and residents and Bond University for helping on the day!

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December Lantern Meeting RSVP
December Collaboration Meeting

December Collaboration Meeting

Following on from our August Forum in Sydney - this month's Lantern Collaboration Meeting will be progressing outcomes around Resident Choice, Food Safety and the new Quality Standards.

When? Friday, December 7th, 7.30am-9am (AEST Time - we are based in QLD :-))

Where? Bond Institute of Health and Sport on the Gold Coast - or via Webinar Linkup for remote participants

RSVP essential - click below to book your spot

As the industry moves toward the new aged care quality standards and resident-centred care, food and the mealtime experience will continue to be in the spotlight. This meeting will be sharing examples of homes doing great work in the mealtime experience space. A great way to celebrate successes and share some good news stories at the end of challenging year for the aged care industry.

Register Here for December Collaboration Meeting

Join the Instagram Lantern Creative Challenge!

What is it? A competition for recognition of excellence in food preparation in the aged care setting.

Who can be involved? Aged care catering staff Australia-wide.

When? Start capturing your pictures now!

How?
1. Follow us on Instagram - @thelanternprojectoz
2. Capture and upload your creative challenge dish to Instagram
3. Tag your pic with @thelanternprojectoz
4. Include the following information in the message – Dish Name, Aged Care Organisation Name and the your state.
5. Apply the following taglines - #lanternfood #agfg #thelanternproject #agedcare #food, #LanternCreativeChallenge

Welcoming you to get involved!

The Lantern Approach - Cost Effective

The Lantern Approach - Cost Effective

The Nourish Study was presented at LASA Congress 2017. This 3 month intervention demonstrated The Lantern Approach - special food first strategies, staff education along with the removal of supplements - offered positives all around. For more information, check out the digital poster presentation and contact us.

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What are we spending on aged care food in Australia?

What are we spending on aged care food in Australia?

Spoiler alert.....More on Supplements and Less on Fresh Food.
In case you missed our presentations at LASA Congress 2017, we've posted the digital posters to keep you updated on some of the latest Lantern Research.

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Share your Story!

Share your Story!

A few moments of your time can make a huge contribution to our work. Sharing one food memory will go a long way in helping us share much needed evidence to further improve the dining experience for nursing home residents. Grab a cuppa and share your aged care food experience.

SHARE YOUR STORY

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.
Dr Cherie Hugo, Founder

ABOUT THE PROJECT

We're on our 2018 Lantern Aged Care Food Safari!

We're on our 2018 Lantern Aged Care Food Safari!

If you enjoyed the 8 "Little Things" videos from the 2017 Lantern Aged Care Food Safari, then stay tuned....We are on safari again and will be sharing the next installment in the "Lantern Little Things" videos in the next month.

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.

The result? We will produce a short sweet video highlighting the great work from a few aged care homes and share it across social media. It's all about posting good news stories and we invite you to register your innovative organisation for the next round. Contact us via email to nominate your organisation today.

Check out the 2017 food safari videos on Facebook

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.

JOIN THE COLLABORATIVE

RSVP for future meetings here

December 7, 2018 - Celebrating success stories in aged care. Showcasing aged care homes leading the way in terms of the mealtime experience.

February 1, 2019 - The Lantern Project 2019 Outline and Focus on The economic benefits of focusing on the mealtime experience in aged care.

Calendar for Lantern monthly events

You too can make a difference

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