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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...
January 08, 2014
A collaboration between leading providers is sponsoring an important initiative in local accredited training in pastoral care and ageing. The Certificate IV in Pastoral Care and the Diploma of Ageing and Pastoral Care are nationally recognised qualifications appropriate for a wide range of people involved in pastoral and spiritual care, and is being sponsored by Baptcare, Benetas, Cabrini...
December 03, 2013
VITS, the Victorian Interpreting & Translating Service, provides interpreting and translating services across a range of languages and dialects to federal and state government departments, community based organisations, hospitals, schools and police stations across Victoria. VITS has recently been awarded a number key government contracts which will create a host of employment opportunities in...
November 26, 2013
Aged care services – do you have a concern? Translated resources available to help you resolve your concerns To help people from non-English speaking backgrounds to raise a concern, a number of translated resources are available. Visit agedcarecomplaints.govspace.gov.au to find out more. Consumer video and transcript with subtitles in 17 languages This translated video is designed to make it...
November 17, 2013
Registrations are now open for the Cultural Diversity in Ageing 2014 workshop series. Topics covered across the four workshops include cultural diversity in residential aged care, making the most of language services, cultural diversity in home care and management. Each workshop is open to approved Victorian aged care providers only. Workshops commence in February 2014 and will be held at the...
October 11, 2013
The Migrant Information Centre (East Melbourne), as part of the past Community Partners Program and more recent funding through the Supporting CALD Communities project, has developed an information booklet about carer support services. The booklets are now available in 22 languages. This booklet helps people understand what it means to be a “carer” and provides information on carer support...
October 11, 2013
Pictured: From left - Dr Catherine Barrett and Ms Pat Sparrow Last month the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing hosted the second forum under the Diversity in Ageing Leadership Initiative. Attracting 40 leaders representing aged care providers, peak organisations, government and the tertiary sector, the forum was chaired by Dr Catherine Barrett, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and...
October 11, 2013
The inaugural ‘Cultural Diversity in Ageing Partners Network’ was held on the 29th August 2013. The forum, “Effective Partnerships and Cultural Diversity in Ageing” brought together respresentatives from over 30 different organisations including those funded under the Aged Care Service Improvement Healthy Ageing Grants Fund. Bruce Shaw from Federation of Ethnic Communities Council of Australia...
October 11, 2013
Thousands of Victorian seniors and their families braved the uncertain weather to participate in Celebration Day – the opening day of Senior’s Week at Federation Square on Sunday 6 October. The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing hosted a highly successful stall along the banks of the Yarra and distributed information about aged care in Australia in 18 different languages. With the...