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July 07, 2014
Creativity Australia is encouraging Australians to Sing for Spring - a national video competition to get diverse Australian communities singing together for a great cause! Everyone is invited to register now at www.singforspring.com , challenge friends, vote, share and donate. The organisers don’t care if you’ve never sung before - they want to have a bit of fun and get families, schools,...
May 05, 2014
Nominations for the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing Excellence Awards have been extended until Sun 11 May! The unique award scheme honours the not-for-profit sector, aged care services and individual excellence in the delivery of services and support to older Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Winners from each category will be publicly announced at the...
May 05, 2014
Conference keynote speaker A/P Debra King speaks about managing the implications of a diverse workforce in the latest issue of Australian Ageing Agenda. Debra King is the co-author of the National Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey. A hundred residential providers were surveryed in 2007 to gain a deeper understanding of their workforces and the proportion of migrant workers. The findings...
April 28, 2014
Dying to Talk - A dialog on what matters most to us as we approach end of life. COTA Victoria and Palliative Care Victoria invite you to Dying to Talk . This special event is on talking about what matters most to us as we approach end of life and how do we start conversations on what our wishes are for end of life care. This seminar is for older people, family members, carers and staff working...
April 22, 2014
The LOGOS Centre at Flinders University and the South Australian Council for the Greek Cultural Month are hosting a free public seminar on Wednesday 28 May in Adelaide. The two featured presentations are: Intergenerational Perceptions of Ageing Well within the Australian Greek Diaspora Presented by Dr Helen Fiest, Australian Population and Migration Research Centre, University of Adelaide Lost...
March 19, 2014
Alzheimer's Australia (QLD) are calling for dementia carers from a culturally or linguistically diverse background. A confidential and anonymous survey has been developed to investigate the experiences, beliefs and preferences of culturally and linguistically diverse carers. Participants who complete the survey will receive a $20 gift voucher Carers of someone with dementia, who identify as...
March 04, 2014
Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre is hosting its Annual Multicultural Music, Dance & Food Festival on Saturday 29 March 2014 from 11.30am to 2.30pm. The Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre is hosting a Multicultural Festival on Saturday 2nd March 2013, at Ormond Uniting Church Hall. The Festival will include music, dance, food, including Chinese Lion Dance, Flamenco Dance, African Drummers, Kids...
March 04, 2014
The 9 th Biennial Palliative Care Victoria’s Conference will be held on 31 July – 1 August 2014 with the theme Living, Dying and Grieving Well. The premier networking and professional development event for palliative care in Victoria, the conference is a great opportunity to come together to learn, network and be inspired. It brings together more than 300 professionals from the palliative sector...
February 21, 2014
Multicultural Aged Care Services in Geelong proudly presents Arnold Zable - award winning writer, novelist, story teller and human rights advocate. In his presentation titled 'Celebrating Migrant Life Stories ', Arnold will discuss the importance of collecting migrant life stories and how this positively impacts on caring for the elderly, including those that have dementia. Arnold Zable will be...
February 11, 2014
The Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) NSW and ACT Program is pleased to open registrations for the 2014 CALDWays: ‘Collaboration for Success’ forum, which will be held on Tuesday 6 th May at Rydges Lakeside in Canberra. The PICAC NSW and ACT is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and auspiced by the Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra....
January 14, 2014
As part of the 2012-13 Federal Budget, the Australian Government announced that the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program will be expanded to include Australians turning 60 years of age from 2013 and those turning 70 years of age from 2015. When fully implemented, all Australians aged between 50 and 74 years will be offered free screening every two years, consistent with the recommendations of...
January 10, 2014
The Maltese Community Council of Victoria is seeking two motivated and highly skilled people to coordinate and manage their aged care programs. Applications are invited for the following two job vacancies in its Welfare Program Team from suitably qualified and experienced candidates: Case Manager (Level 1 & 2) - Home Care Packages Coordinator - Planned Activity Groups Applications close Friday...