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September 05, 2014
Spiritual Health Victoria (formerly Healthcare Chaplaincy Council of Victoria Inc.) have developed a new education resource for aged care - the Spirituality in Aged Care Professional Development Program. This program is an innovative education resource designed to assist aged care providers to better understand what is meant by spirituality and spiritual care, and to identify and respond to the...
September 05, 2014
An intergenerational forum - Working Together Across Generations will be held at Deakin Edge, Federation Square on Tuesday 7th October 2014. The forum will be chaired by the Commissioner for Senior Victorians on behalf of the Ministerial Advisory Committee for Senior Victorians (MACSV). Part of the MACSV's role is to provide advice to government regarding opportunities for intergerational...
September 05, 2014
The latest FECCA NCAN-News features two of the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing Excellence Award winners, Angela Ng, Villa Maria (White Road Activity and Respite) and Mr Urfi Mirza from Southern Cross Care. The September Issue, dedicated to raising awareness about dementia explores how Dementia care within culturally and linguistically diverse communities featured prominently in the work...
September 04, 2014
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing will once again host a stall along the banks of the Yarra at Seniors Week 'Celebration Day' at Federation Square on Sunday 5th October 2014. We will be distributing information about aged care in Australia in over 18 different languages including Arabic, Chinese, Coatian, Dutch, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Russian,...
August 28, 2014
The Cancer Council Victoria, Quit Victoria and BreastScreen Victoria are offering FREE health information sessions for community groups in Metropolitan Melbourne in the following languages: Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Mandarin, Turkish, Vietnamese and English . Other languages are available with an interpreter. Quit smoking: Breathe Well Free Quit smoking sessions are...
August 15, 2014
What do people who are diagnosed with a life-limiting illness think of life? Of death? How do they want to die? What gives them joy? Have they had dreams or visions about death, or the hereafter? Pippa Wischer asked forty people who are receiving palliative care questions about life, dreams and dying. Photographing them while they answered these intimate and complex questions, The Dreamers...
August 15, 2014
Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council in partnership with Alzheimer’s Australia VIC invite you to the free Community Expo “Count Us In – Shaping Inclusive Communities” to celebrate Dementia Awareness Month 2014 . When: Thursday, 25th September, 10am-2pm Where: GPLACE, 102 English Street, Golden Point 3350 The event will have a Multicultural emphasis, but with an open invitation to all members...
August 14, 2014
The Translation and Interpreting Studies Program at Monash University is pleased to announce that three professional development short courses will be offered at their Caulfield campus from September to November 2014. The courses are in: Entry-Level (Community) Interpreting Health Interpreting and Legal Interpreting . Visit the Monash Website for more information.
August 14, 2014
The Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council and Australian Greek Welfare Society are hosting a Greek cultural briefing in Ballarat on Monday 29th September 2014 . This cultural briefing aims to raise cultural awareness of aged and health care workers in delivering services to people from Greek background. The briefing will be facilitated by Adonis Maglis from the Australian Greek Welfare Society...
August 13, 2014
Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) is hosting their 2014 Conferece 'Coming of Age - Redefining Ageing' at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 7-10 September. The Conference will be an opportunity to network and to learn how providers of residential and community services are adapting to change. The Conference promises to be a most interesting and informative program of plenary sessions,...
August 07, 2014
A new report from New Zealand Ministry of Health on Maori health literacy and communication in palliative care is now available online. Health literacy refers to the degree people can access and understand health information to make informed and appropriate health decisions. This report focuses on the health literacy experiences among Māori and their whānau carers who use palliative care. There...
July 15, 2014
Australian Multicultural Community Services will host the 'Volunteering within Ethnic Communities' Conference on Thursday 14 August, and registrations to attend are now open. The one-day event will acknowledge the great work of volunteers within ethnic communities, and provide expert discussions on the social impact, best practices and challenges experienced by both volunteers and organisations....