Racism. It Stops With Me.
Created: Friday, 14 June 2013 10:17
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing has just signed up for the Australian Human Rights Commission’s ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ campaign.
To support the campaign, we have pledged to undertake activities over the next three years that will prevent racism within the aged care sector and we are proud to support the initiative.
The campaign website features the National Anti-Racism Strategy which has also been translated into 26 different languages. View the Strategy in English and in 26 languages here.
The national campaign, which has been developed through a partnership of government and non-government agencies, will run until 2015. For more information, visit http://itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.au.
Make Yourself Stroke Safe
Created: Tuesday, 11 June 2013 13:25
The Maltese Community Council of Victoria Inc., in conjunction with The National Stroke Foundation are holding an information session entitled 'Make Yourself Stroke Safe'.
Topics that will be covered in this session are:
- What is a Stroke?
- What are the impacts of a Stroke?
- Facts about Stroke
- How to reduce your risk of having a Stroke
- The F.A.S.T Message
Do not miss this opportunity. What you will learn may save your life or the life of a loved one. The details of this event are as follows:
Venue: Maltese Community Centre 477 Royal Parade, Parkville Vic. 3052
Date: Friday 5th of July 2013
Cost: FREE (Light refreshments will be provided)
Alzheimer’s Australia’s Dementia Advisory Group
Created: Tuesday, 04 June 2013 15:40
Alzheimer’s Australia is seeking individuals with dementia of all ages who are interested in having a say about the needs of people with dementia in Australia.
They are looking for people who are interested in being actively involved in advocating for the needs of people with dementia through Alzheimer’s Australia
The Alzheimer’s Australia’s Dementia Advisory Group is a new group that will aim to:
- Determine the priorities of people with dementia.
- Contribute to policy and advocacy work
- Promote dialogue between those with dementia and service providers with a view to promoting a better understanding of their social and care needs.
- Assist in refining and evaluating Alzheimer’s Australia’s national programs.
Communication will be via email and teleconferences and the group may meet face to face one to two times per year. Members of the group may be supported by their partners or carers to participate in meetings. New members are being sought from around Australia and experience in a similar role is not necessary.
To express your interest or find out more information, please contact Samantha Blake.
Phone: (02) 6278 8909
'Celebration of Life' Seniors Dance in Northcote
Created: Tuesday, 04 June 2013 12:01
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing recently teamed up with the Brotherhood of St Laurence to organise the much-anticipated ‘Celebration of Life’ dance for aged care residents across Melbourne.
The theme for the event was cultural diversity, and provided an opportunity for all to recognise and celebrate the diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds that exist in the community. Held at the Northcote Town Hall, around 250 residents, staff and their carers from over 10 aged care facilities, along with students from St Kevin’s College and Cambridge International College enjoyed a lively afternoon of dancing, refreshments and special Bollywood and vocal performances.
The Mayor of Darebin City Council Tim Laurence opened the event, and even got involved in some dancing. Father Bob Maguire was also in attendance and made an entertaining speech to guests.
We would like to sincerely thank Darebin City Council who provided funding to make the dance possible and of course all the wonderful volunteers who contributed to making the event a great success.
View more photos on our Facebook page.
Dementia + Community Care Conference
Created: Friday, 31 May 2013 16:18
2013 will be the first year for the Dementia + Community Care Conference - a major forum for CEOs, Managers, Senior Clinicians, Health Care Professionals, Academics, Researchers & other interested professionals/staff working with people with dementia in Community Care settings.
It will take place on October 30 & 31 at the Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne.
- The Conference will focus on both policy & practice issues and aims to deliver sessions which have genuine relevance to both organisations & staff.
- The Conference will feature a boutique Trade Display & presents an excellent opportunity for professional networking & information sharing.
World Day for Cultural Diversity
Created: Monday, 13 May 2013 10:23
Each year, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is celebrated on May 21 and provides people with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to live together better.
In 2011, a grassroots campaign ‘Do One Thing For Diversity and Inclusion’, celebrating the annual World Day for Cultural Diversity was launched by UNESCO and the UN Alliance of Civilizations. The 2013 campaign, by encouraging people and organisations from around the world to take concrete action to support diversity, aims:
- To raise awareness worldwide about the importance of intercultural dialogue, diversity and inclusion.
- To build a world community of individuals committed to support diversity with real and every day-life gestures.
- To combat polarization and stereotypes to improve understanding and cooperation among people from different cultures.
The campaign works through a dedicated Facebook page, serving as a platform for people around the world to share their experiences through posts and videos.
To mark this day, the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing will host the inaugural Diversity in Ageing Leadership Initiative forum that aims to develop and nurture leading edge diversity practices across the aged care sector. The forum will feature a keynote presentation by Nareen Young, CEO of Diversity Council Australia and will be chaired by Sabine Phillips of Russell Kennedy Pty Ltd.
To sign up to the ‘Do One Thing For Diversity and Inclusion’ Facebook page and join the discussion, click here.
Ageing in Australia Expo interview on SBS Serbian Radio
Created: Monday, 22 April 2013 15:55Ljubica Petrov from the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing, spoke to SBS Serbian radio about the Ageing in Australia: Cultural Diversity in Aged Care Expo this morning.
The Ageing in Australia: Cultural Diversity in Aged Care Expo will be held at Melbourne Town Hall on the 27th April and is an opportunity for the public learn about aged care services.
The free public event is ideal for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who will be able to speak with service providers, receive free advice and collect multilingual information aimed at helping you navigate the aged care system. Interpreters will be available to assist with communication on request.
To listen to the interview (in Sebian) visit the SBS Serbian website. To learn more about the Ageing in Australia Expo click here.
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