The quintessential question (next to the meaning of life) is “who am I” …The answer though can sometimes be quite complex as we are all many different things to many different people.
Who is Sharon Wall
I am a gerontologist with a great passion for ageing who has been working in ageing and aged care for about 40 years (I was the only two-year-old working in the area at the time 🙂 🙂 )
I am also a wife, a daughter, a mother, a grandmother, a sister and friend and I hope an engaged and “good” community citizen.
What is Ageing by Caring
Ageing by Caring meanwhile is a small aged care consultancy which I have been the director of for almost twenty years. In that time, the emphasis has been on the delivery of quality services around education and training, facilitation, project management and evaluation and research around ageing and aged care.
Through this consultancy, I have had treasured experiences, working collaboratively with other consultants and organisations in Australia and overseas to provide the necessary blending of skills for individualised and specialised approaches to a number of projects in ageing.
Collaborative consultancy for organisations and older people and their families
I know a lot about ageing, aged care and living with health inequities of ageing. This has, after all, been my life for almost 40 years. Interestingly though the other thing that has occurred over time is my own ageing, my own maturation and at times my own seeking (and sometimes finding) of life’s wisdom. I am an observer of people, of circumstance and a seeker of truths. I like most, have experienced life events which have informed me, changed me, impacted upon me deeply and fueled a need for further understanding.
I am so sensitive to the inequities, the injustices that often underpin the care of older people but I am also painfully sensitive to many of the pervasive injustices of life in general.
In short I have been around the sun several times. I have remarkably gained some wisdoms and insights worthy of sharing (I believe) with others and also met extraordinary people and colleagues who wish to do the same.
I continue to work with disenfranchised groups having an ageing experience including people living with Dementia, People of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Background, Aged Refugees and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Older peoples and have published material in these areas.
Curious to know more?
I have “done” radio, television, you tube, webinars, workshops, seminars, written books, newspaper and magazine articles and training resources and even been known to sing and dance to get my message across J
I have travelled widely and spoken broadly, published, advised, consulted, authored, coached, written, planned, project managed and most importantly shared peoples ageing stories by walking beside them in very intimate, humbling and life changing ways.