Lia Parsons

Lia Parsons

Zest Creative – Living Life & Co-Founder, Miller’s Corner

Lia Parsons

Lia Parsons, a social advocate, is dedicated to tackle ageism, prevent loneliness, and promote positive ageing. With a background in nursing and occupational therapy, her focus is on ‘engaging with’ instead of ‘doing for’ people, to encourage and motivate everyone, with support from peers, community, and governments, to take responsibility for their own future ageing years, their own living and dying.

To support this process, Lia, in partnership with TACSI and older Australians co-designed an ‘Ageing Well in your Community’ conversation series which has been presented in South-Australian Communities. Lia wrote the book: ‘Getting older, let’s talk about it!’ A conversation guide to ageing well in your community.

Further, Lia is a social and intergenerational village builder and as co-founder of Miller’s Corner Cohousing in the Adelaide Hills, she actively promotes intergenerational inclusion, community and village building. “It takes a village to raise a child and … it takes a village to age well!