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February 12, 2017
A Taste of Harmony is an annual event that provides Australian workplaces with the opportunity to celebrate the diversity in their workforce. A Taste of Harmony will take place in the week of 20–31 March, 2017. Founded by the Scanlon Foundation, workplaces are asked to register and then organise a lunch or afternoon/morning tea and encourage workers to bring a dish that represents their cultural...
February 12, 2017
Flinders University is holding its 4th International Conference ‘Ageing in a Foreign Land’. The Conference will be held 21 – 22 June 2017 in Adelaide, South Australia. This unique conference with a multicultural perspective journeys into the deep cultural, spiritual, and linguistic areas of ageing amongst CALD communities. It represents a stimulating and colourful cross disciplinary and cross...
February 12, 2017
Did you know that the Australian Government Department of Social Services provides funded interpreter services to all approved aged care services? All services have been supplied with a TIS National Client Code which must be quoted when accessing TIS National. If you don’t have one already contact the TIS National Client Liaison and Promotions Team on 1300 655 820 or the Department of Health...
October 10, 2016
The Ageing in Australia Expo 2017 is a unique Victorian event connecting older people and their families to aged care providers and services. The Expo provides an opportunity for people to find out about the range of support services available to them as they age, and ask questions of aged care services, government departments, peak organisations and ethnic community organisations relating to...
September 20, 2016
We are excited to announce the date for our next Ageing in Australia EXPO . It will be held on Saturday 29th April 2017 at Melbourne Town Hall . The Expo is a unique Victorian event connecting older people and their families to aged care provider and support services. It provides an opportunity for people to find out about the range of support services available to them and their families as...
September 20, 2016
The Victorian Seniors Festival is a week-long festival that includes an array of events, activities and entertainment across Victoria for all seniors. The festival is organised by the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services to encourage seniors to get out there and participate in and enjoy a wide range of more than 1,300 activities. When: Sunday 2 October to Sunday 9 October. Click here...
September 20, 2016
We are excited to once again be involved in the Victorian Seniors Festival - Celebration Day . Come visit our marquee at Federation Square on Sunday 2 October 2016 . We will be handing out information about aged care services in many different languages. Look for us along the bankds of the Yarra River from 10:30am to 4:00pm
September 19, 2016
Free Information Session Are you interested in learning about aged care and support services? Come along to this free information session. It will give you an overview of aged care home services, support available to people who are living with dementia and the rights of people who are using aged care services. It will also provide an overview of where to access infomation in community languages....
August 25, 2016
The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) invites you to complete a survey exploring people’s thoughts and plans in relation to pre-planning their funeral, memorial and/or cremation/burial. This survey is being conducted on behalf of the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust to assist them in providing appropriate and innovative products and services to the community. The Southern...
August 25, 2016
The National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care were launched at SummitCare’s St Marys Facility in Sydney yesterday, by Nick Ryan, CEO of the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, in front of staff and residents who were consulted in developing the guidelines. The Guidelines provide specific and practical understanding and assistance to all care givers working in residential aged care and...
July 12, 2016
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing is proud to announce a series of workshops being delivered around Melbourne over the next few months. The ‘Cultural Diversity in Aged Care: Developing an Inclusive Approach’ Workshop is being offered free for staff working in Aged Care approved provider services. Read more
June 28, 2016
Meaningful ageing is at the heart of quality of life for all Australians wherever they live, whatever their background, birthplace, language and life story, and spirituality is integral to care - whoever is providing and receiving it. All older people have spiritual needs regardless of faith, beliefs and religion. Unmet spiritual needs may manifest themselves in a range of ways such as...