To develop communities where the life stories of older persons are known, affirmed, valued and celebrated.
The Biography Program does this through supporting volunteers to help older persons in aged care write and publish their life story or personal tributes.
Our openness to diversity allows us to celebrate and affirm the varied and unique life stories that make up our shared experience.
We strive to have the compassion to be kind to ourselves so that we are able to give fully to our work. We support people who want to help others. We listen with our hearts, as well as our ears.
We strive for excellence in the work we do in supporting each other.
We strive for stories that capture the essence of our clients’ personhood– created through authentic relationships between biographers and clients.
We believe the most valuable gift we can give each other is our time and presence, especially during times of great personal change such as admission to a nursing home, loss of independence, illness and end of life.
We strive to be a program that is inclusive and recognise that older persons should have the opportunity to tell their story regardless of their financial situation – this is why clients do not bear the cost of the service and why we invite donations to support our work.
We work with individuals and organisations in collaborative partnership. We are privileged to form unique partnerships with our clients while joining with others in the community to provide continuous and responsible care and support in this growing sector.