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February 08, 2016
PICAC NSW & ACT recently announced the launch of the PICAC, My Aged Care CALD Accessibility Project funded by the Department of Health. This two year project aims to address and identify access and equity issues for older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds from around Australia. The project will look at specifically targeting the barriers which CALD older people...
February 08, 2016
Sunday 21 - Tuesday 23 February Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury, NSW Organised by LASA Victoria, this year's Conference will feature the theme 'Your vision, your future' and will focus on how sustainability, reforms and innovation will shape the future of services provided by Australia's aged care industry. Visit LASA Victoria for more information .
February 08, 2016
Within My Walls is a community education film developed by the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) as part of the Raising Awareness of Elder Abuse in CALD communities project. The film, depicting four stories of elder abuse, has been overdubbed into seven languages. These stories are now available online and can be accessed via the ECCV website here along with brochures and community...
February 08, 2016
March 21 to 27, 2016 A Taste of Harmony celebrates diversity in Australian workplaces by encouraging colleagues to share food and stories from different cultural backgrounds from across the globe. An initiative of the Scanlon Foundation, A Taste of Harmony will celebrate its eighth anniversary in 2016. There’s no fee or fundraising involved and it’s quick and easy to register your workplace...
August 27, 2015
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing is excited to announce that we will once again be participating in The Victorian Senior’s Festival opening ‘Celebration Day’ on Sunday 4 October 2015. Celebration Day is a free community event and will run from 10.30am- 4.00pm. Visitors will be able to enjoy some great entertainment, food and fun. The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing will be...
July 31, 2015
The winter edition of Golden Years Magazine published by Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria is now available online. This issue titled ‘Multicultural Aged Care Perspectives’ features an article written by the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing on our 'Ageing in Australia Expo 2015' (page 7). Golden Years showcases a diverse collection of articles focusing on ageing and aged care issues...
July 24, 2015
HealthWest has released a training manual to support community action to reduce harm from gambling. This joins other resources recently published by HealthWest as part of the project ‘Reducing gambling frequency with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.’ The training manual was developed with CALD communities to reduce the attendance of venues with electronic gaming machines...
July 21, 2015
Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) has produced a Vietnamese talking book on dementia, which is the fifth in a series of talking books informing community members about the condition. 'Information on Dementia in Vietmanese' is a multi-media tool that can be viewed on a computer or tablet. The talking book helps educate Vietnamese people about memory loss and dementia to assist them to best...
July 15, 2015
Alzheimer’s Australia Vic and co-hosts COTA Victoria wish to invite you to the Let’s Talk About Sex Conference taking place on the 8-9 September 2015 at the Pullman on the Park, Melbourne, Australia . The inaugural Let’s Talk About Sex Conference aims to challenge many of the assumptions, taboos and stereotypes when it comes to older people and sexual intimacy. The failure to acknowledge...
July 06, 2015
The Palliative Care: Fit for the Future conference will bring together delegates from across Australia and the world to explore the importance of palliative care in all its dimensions. Clinicians, researchers, volunteers, allied health practitioners, educators, carers and all those who have a passion for palliative care will share best practice, hear the latest research, be challenged by keynote...
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,...