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Think positive to help older migrants forum

A forum in Melbourne at the end of the month will explore the many unique challenges faced by the many older Australians who come from migrant backgrounds as they grow older.

Advocacy group National Seniors invites aged care stakeholders to come to Melbourne Town Hall on 28 June for the forum on productive ageing, to “hear the latest findings from leading researchers and have your say on what might help older adults from various backgrounds to have a better experience of ageing”.

The forum will feature presentations from two academics, Dr Siew Ean-Khoo from the Australian National University and Dr Susan Feldman from Monash University, and a panel of experts will discuss the question, ‘Are older Australians from migrant backgrounds ageing well?’.

Members of the expert panel include Emeritus Professor Trang Thomas from RMIT, Ljubica Petrov from the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing, Dr Hass Dellal of the Australian Multicultural Foundation and Pino Migliorino, Chair of the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils Australia.

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