At Lively, we believe that young and older people have so much to offer each other, and so much to gain from connecting.
We exist to spark the connection.
We train and employ young jobseekers to provide services that help older people stay connected and live well.
Why we do it...
4 in 10
With Australia’s population ageing, and the future of work for our young people changing, we believe that the time is now to change how young and older people are valued and supported in our community.
A world in which all young and older people feel valued, connected and supported.
When Lively's Founder Anna was 21 years old, she volunteered to write the life story of an isolated older woman named Patricia. Seeing first hand Patricia's experience of loneliness and isolation, and being deeply upset by it, Anna was inspired to find a way of preventing other older people from finding themselves in the same situation. At the same time, Anna was growing worried about the number of young people she knew who couldn't get a job, simply because of their lack of experience. One lightbulb moment later, the idea for Lively was born...
77young jobseekers supported.
1300+older people more connected.
5000+hours of meaningful connection.
of young Lively Helpers have improved confidence, self-esteem and employability skills.
of older participants have improved technology skills and confidence.
of older participants feel more social connected.
of young Lively Helpers are more aware and respectful of older community members.
Founder and CEO
Paul de Freitas
Project Manager, Aruma
Aged care, service development
Impact strategist, SparkBeyond
Impact investment and organisational funding
Associate Director, Think Impact
Social impact measurement and evaluation, not-for-profit strategy and leadership, program and service design
Consultant, Get Smart Aged Care
Aged care quality, self-management in aged care, consumer choice, government policy
Culture, Leadership Development and Team Consultant, Coach and Mentor
Executive coaching, leadership development, culture and engagement at corporates, government and not-for-profits
Lawyer, Slater and Gordon