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Once again this year all across Australia, the Aged Care sector will be a part of the Open House movement that is sweeping the globe.
Don’t miss out on the fun – involve staff, residents and their families in making this day the most successful yet.

Host a BBQ, morning tea, picnic, cake stall, fete, fancy dress party, treasure hunt….

Invite guest speakers, health professionals and therapists to share their insights on ageing with your local community.

Use your imagination – there is no limit to the ways you can participate and have FUN.

Banish stereotypes and promote the positive aspects of ageing – involve everyone!



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  • 09-May-2016

    Letter of endorsement from The Hon Sussan Ley MP, Minister for Aged Care

    I'm delighted to encourage Australians to visit their local aged care provider on ACSA National Open Day, 17 June 2016.

    There are significant changes occurring in aged care but the one thing that doesn't change is the commitment of staff and volunteers to provide the best possible care for our older Australians.


    Australia's aged care system is being made more sustainable, efficient, flexible and easier for older Australians to access and navigate.


    By opening their doors on National Open Day, aged care service providers will showcase what they offer to their local community.


    I wish ACSA and all involved great success.


    The Hon Sussan Ley MP
    Minister for Aged Care

    Click here for a PDF copy of the letter.


  • 09-May-2016

    National Open Day Media Release

    ACSA National Open Day 17 June 2016 

    From big cities to rural towns and remote communities, aged care providers across Australia will once again be opening their doors and welcoming the locals. 

    This is the third year Australia has participated in what has become an international movement to promote community understanding and involvement with the care of the elderly, their families and the services and community integration offered by facilities in their locality.

    “The success of this initiative has been particularly heartening for me” says Adjunct Professor John Kelly, CEO of ACSA. “The National Open Day has evolved from a ‘nice idea’ to an event that has real impact with quantifiable results. In 2015, there were 212 separate aged care providers registered on our Open Day website and this year looks set to easily exceed that number – we had enquiries about the 2016 event as early as November last year!

    Aged care providers have embraced this opportunity to showcase their facilities and, in a practical way, help to dispel many of the stereotypes associated with old age and disability. They want to involve the whole community – from school children to people contemplating a major change to the way they currently live – and the National Open Day provides the perfect opportunity” Professor Kelly said. “Providers have listened to consumers to understand what they want in service expectations. By inviting the community into local facilities, it creates an opportunity for this conversation to continue.”

    Previous Open Day events have included BBQs, morning teas, picnics, cake stalls, fetes, fancy dress parties, treasure hunts, carnival rides for the kids…. the activities are many and varied but the enthusiasm is high with residents, staff and carers involved from planning to ensuring the day is a success

    Many participating facilities invite guest speakers, health professionals and therapists to share their insights on ageing, while others use the opportunity to speak directly to families contemplating a transition in their own lives as well as community stakeholders.
    Aged & Community Services Australia is the peak body for mission-based aged care providers

    Media contact:

    ACSA CEO, Adj Prof John G Kelly: 0419 445 238


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As at June 2014 there were more than 65,000 home care packages. More than 80 per cent of those packages were provided by not-for-profit organisations. (The Report on the Operation of the Aged Care Act 2013-14,)