Del Marie McAlister is the editor of inspire (a magazine for aged care Leisure & Lifestyle employees), workshop facilitator, seminar presenter, aged care well-being consultant, aged care counsellor and chaplain, and the creator of The CARE Model.

The CARE Model (for caring for our seniors) is based on:






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These online magazines feature activity ideas for every day! There are also product reviews,

daily inspiration, art and craft ideas, quizzes,  articles, noticeboard, gardening tips, chaplaincy

resources, recipes and much, much more.

“Love inspire magazines. We use them most days.”

"I would not have made it through this year without your magazine...thank you."

“Thank you for your recent edition of inspire.  I love it.  For once I have something that is

relevant to Australians. This will give  our residents meaningful and purpose activities.”

"I cannot praise you highly enough. Inspire has saved me so much time. Looking forward to the

others." "These are awesome and I can't wait for the next issue. I gave a copy to my team members

and they all love it. Such a great resource."

Available to download as a PDF file from the SHOP tab.


The CARE Model provides a number of books for Activity employees in residential aged care. See 'shop' page. These are all dowloadable PDF files.

These books are:

Accreditation Ready

This book takes a look at each one of the Aged Care Quality Standards and suggests ways we can comply with them. $10

Spiritual Care in Aged Care 

Under the  Aged Care Quality Standards, we are expected to meet our resident’s spiritual needs. $10

102 Meaningful Activities in Residential Aged Care 

This book contains 102 recommended activities for residential aged care. Each activity has a description, directions, risk assessment, and more. $10

Daily Quizzes for Seniors 

This book contains a quiz for every day of the year.  $15

The Leisure and Lifestyle Guide 

250 pages of almost everything you need to know to excel in your role. Includes samples, templates and much, much more. A must-have for all Leisure and Lifestyle facilitators. $15

Highlights of inspire 2020

A collection of articles, quizzes, craft, ideas etc. from all the 2020 inspire magazines. $10

Devotions for Seniors 

Devotions to read to Christians who are nearing the end of their life on earth. Full of compassion, love and hope. FREE

Emotional  Care in Aged Care

A guide book for providing emotional care for residents. $10


 Professional development through voice-over PowerPoint presentations. These are $20 each.

You will:

 Master the concept of partnering with residents in supporting their needs in accordance with the Aged Care Quality Standards.

Learn how to deliver activities, events etc. that cater to the needs of a diverse range of people.

Gain new skills and strategies that will enable you to enhance your programs.

Increase your awareness of the variety ways to improve the quality of care you provide.

Module 1. Supporting the Need to Belong

Module 2. Supporting the Need to be Culturally Safe

Module 3. Supporting the Need to Celebrate Identity

Module 4. Supporting Creative and Intellectual Needs

Module 5. Supporting Emotional Needs

Module 6. Supporting Spiritual Needs

Module 7. Supporting the Need to Experience Happiness

Module 8. Supporting the Need to Have a Sense of Purpose

Module 9. Supporting the Need to be Cared for, to feel Safe and Loved

Module 10. Supporting the Needs of Someone who is Dying

“I want to thank you for the informative and essential workshop that you presented. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and I am so pleased with the outcomes.”

Available to download as a PowerPoint (with voice-over) file from the SHOP tab.


Book: Healing for the Grieving Heart is a unique book for people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. See 'shop' page.

“LOVED the book!!! I heard your voice throughout it and it was such a comfort. Love the format of a page-a-day for reflection and journaling. Very heart-warming and affirming.”

“That was the best book on bereavement I have ever read.”

“This is a book everybody ought to read."


FLOURISH is a manual about mastering the art of self-compassion and self-care through self-reflection. I have developed this
course to be carried out on an individual basis. Life will throw numerous curveballs our way. We all deal with the good, the bad, and
everything in between. We will be hurt. We all make mistakes. We may be devalued and unappreciated. We have restrictions and limitations. And the list goes on. But what matters is how we perceive ourselves and how we choose to care for ourselves.
So, are you ready to flourish? Manual available in shop tab.

This program delivers a detailed overview on self-care with a number of practical strategies which would assist individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and education levels to reflect on their thought patterns and the impact it has on their daily practices. Del does an excellent job in explaining the complexities of human behaviour in easy to understand terms and helping the workforce indeed flourish. Well done Del. Dr Julie Bajic Smith (PhD)

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