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December 12, 2014
HealthWest Invites CALD Community Leaders to Help Reduce Harmful Gambling HealthWest recently received a grant from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s new local prevention program. With it they intend to reduce harmful gambling activities for at-risk communities. More details of the VRGF grants program can be found here . The north and west metropolitan region is home to some of the...
November 27, 2014
Alzheimer's Australia are conducting a survey to find out how well they meet their consumers needs. If you, or someone you know has used their programs or services in the past year, please encourage them to fill out the survey, which takes appromintely 15 minutes to complete. You could inform the future direction of programs and services provided by Alzheimer’s Australia and go in the draw to...
November 21, 2014
The Translation and Interpreting Studies Program at Monash University is pleased to announce two upcoming professional development short courses to be offered at the Monash University Legal Chambers in Melbourne’s CBD in December 2014. The courses are: Orientation to the Language Services Sector in Australia - Friday 12th December 2014 This one-day course is for recent graduates of Translation...
November 21, 2014
On behalf of Leading Age Services Australia – Victoria, NSW-ACT and South Australia, LASA are pleased to announce the 2015 Tri-State Conference will take place in Albury from the 22-24 February 2015. In 2015 the Tri-State Conference, under the theme Aged Care: Adapt Today. Thrive Tomorrow , will explore areas of critical importance within the ever changing aged care industry. For more...
November 14, 2014
The Brotherhood of St Laurence is holding a special advance screening of The Good Lie, the story of four Sudanese refugees settling in to a new life in America, to raise money for their programs for refugee and asylum seekers. Director Philippe Falardeau says of the film: "I wanted to make this as real as possible. This needed to be a reminder that heroism is not just about soldiers and...
November 09, 2014
The National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference 2014 was held at a packed Melbourne Town Hall on 28th-29th October 2014. The Conference was hosted by Val’s Cafe - a project seeking to improve the health and wellbeing of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people. Over the two days, many issues of the LGBTI ageing community were presented, including stories of...
November 06, 2014
The Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria (ECCV) launched its short film on elder abuse, Within My Walls, a community education resource in October 2014. Within My Walls is a glimpse into the lives of older people in suburban Melbourne, who have been affected by mistreatment at the hands of their family. This film is a community education tool, designed to generate discussion about the topic...
October 21, 2014
Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council invites staff and volunteers who support or are likely to support clients from Croatian background to a Workshop on Effectively Working with the Croatian Community: When: Thursday, 27th November 2014, 11am-1pm Where : BRMC at GPLACE, 102 English Street, Golden Point 3350 This workshop aims to raise cultural awareness of aged and health care workers in...
October 17, 2014
The Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre (SMRC) celebrated 21 Years of servicing multicultural communities on the 15th October 2014 at their Dandenong office. The celebration included a vibrant performance from a Sudanese dance group, and speeches by Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells and CEO Jenny Semple. Jenny Semple shared her journey of working at the centre since 1998, and screened a...
October 07, 2014
‘Celebration Day’ – the opening day of the Victorian Seniors Week Festival – was held on Sunday 5 October 2014, and the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing once again hosted a busy stall along the banks of the Yarra River. Information packs were distributed in 26 languages – the largest number of languages ever disseminated at the event – with 876 packs collected by members of the public....
September 29, 2014
Eight things you need to know about dementia In partnership with the Multicultural Hub, City of Melbourne is offering a free information session about dementia specifically tailored for people who speak English as a second language. This session will be run by Alzheimer's Australia. WHEN: Friday 10 October at 12.30pm to 1.30pm WHERE: The Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street Melbourne A light...
September 26, 2014
Melbourne Health want feedback from patients and the community to help inform their direction and vision over the next 5 years. Melbourne Health includes the Royal Melbourne Hospital, North West Mental Health and the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL). Their 'Shaping our Future' campaign is about everyone having their say in the future of one of Australia's preeminent...