All people deserve the right to enjoy life to the full regardless of their age and food is a big part of this. Food is about social connection, health and wellbeing, fun, so much more than just a meal. But there isn’t a simple quick fix. There is a need for diverse stakeholders to get together to work out a new way of ensuring this joy of good food is part of life in residential aged care.
What do I want to see achieved by the project?
The Lantern Project can hopefully unlock some of the myths and barriers that exist and by bringing diverse people together build on what is working and create some new approaches that are sustainable within the residential aged care sector.
Marcia has over 25 years of experience in senior executive roles in the Government and Non Government sectors, across Australia and overseas. She is currently Director of Creativma- working as an independent innovation and change specialist with a focus on partnership and engagement.
Prior to establishing Creativma, she worked as a full time partnership broker for six years in the health and community services sectors first with the Gold Coast Primary Care Partnership Council and then in the establishment of the Gold Coast Medicare Local.
An accomplished facilitator, she has conducted national, state and regional community and stakeholder engagement strategies to inform policy reform and planning.
Specialising in working with diverse stakeholders around complex issues, Marcia works with people to build their knowledge and skills in partnering and engagement to develop new approaches to address these issues.