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May 22, 2015
The genders have a very different experience of later life. In general women tend to live longer and maintain better physical and psychological health yet they enter later life much less well prepared financially. Men although better off financially find it more difficult to maintain wellbeing into old age and are more likely to experience social isolation and mental health issues. While,...
May 22, 2015
The FECCA 2015 National Biennial Conference – Multiculturalism in Action: Building a better future for all Australians – will be held in Sydney on 5-6 November 2015. This year's conference is organised jointly by the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA) and the Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW (ECC NSW). The Conference will draw together leading decision makers,...
May 22, 2015
Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board (MFB) has produced a Home Fire Safety Booklet to assist people in assessing the risk within their homes. An insert with information specific to aged and disability fire safety has also been created to accompany the Home Fire Safety Booklet. These resources are available in English and 21 other languages. For the hearing impaired, the aged and...
May 22, 2015
'Your Rights at Retirement' is a guide for retirees and older Australians in regards to legal and financial advice, access to health care and other rights. The document, produced by the Australian Human Rights Commission is now available in Chinese, Greek and Italian languages. 'Your Rights at Retirement' covers topics such as: your right to work, health, aged care; your right to be free from...
May 22, 2015
Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing congratulates Dr Olga Kanitsaki AM, who this year was added to The Victorian Honour Roll of Women in recognition of her efforts to establish a more culturally-responsive health care system in Victoria. The Victorian Honour Roll of Women recognises the achievements and contributions of remarkable Victorian women who have demonstrated leadership and...
May 22, 2015
Maya Ebrahimi recently joined the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing team. She brings to the team vast experience in nursing, teaching and workforce training. Maya’s experience as a registered nurse in aged care facilities brings to the team valuable knowledge which will ensure relevance of the training we provide to the aged care sector. Since migrating to Australia from Iran in 2008, Maya...
May 22, 2015
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing is running a free professional development workshop on Friday 12th June in Melbourne titled 'Policy development for inclusive aged care services'. This workshop will assist aged care providers to develop policies designed to enhance inclusive service delivery. It will introduce an organisational framework for developing culturally inclusive policies,...
May 21, 2015
The Ageing in Australia Expo 2015 was held on Saturday 2nd May at the Melbourne Town Hall - the free public event was a huge success, with over 50 exhibitors connecting with 700 people from all over Victoria. The Ageing in Australia Expo was hosted by the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing and was the third event of its kind, with the first Expo taking place in 2011. The Expo attracted...
February 24, 2015
We are pleased to announced the presenters for our upcoming best practice seminar - Shaping inclusive aged care services: models and initiatives. The seminar will showcase a number of speakers sharing best practice examples of culturally inclusive management models and initiatives they have undertaken within their own organisations: Presenters Joy Leggo, Chief Executive Officer, Multicultural...
February 24, 2015
Supporting Aged Care Clients from Culturally Diverse Backgrounds in the Goulburn NE Region Who should come? Managers and staff working in approved aged care services delivering residential and/or home care services What will you learn? Key issues in service delivery to clients from culturally diverse backgrounds Practical ways of improving client outcomes Understanding the principles of...
January 19, 2015
Australian Greek Welfare Services (AGWS) Family Relationships program is in the process of commencing the recruitment of new participants for the next course commencing in March in the city of Monash. The course/group is for Greek-speaking grandparents whose children are experiencing separation and/or divorce affecting their relationship with them and their grandchildren, who could benefit from...
January 09, 2015
The exhibitor prospectus to be involved in the Ageing in Australia Expo 2015 is now available! The Ageing in Australia Expo will be held at the Melbourne Town Hall on the 2nd May 2015. Bookings to exhibit at the popular Expo are now open. Based on previous events, exhibitor spaces will sell out - get in early to avoid disappointment! The Expo provides an opportunity for members of the public to...