Respite Program for Elderly Italians with Dementia on you Tube
Created: Friday, 21 December 2012 10:14
The Meeting Place project is a respite program run by Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre for elderly Italians with dementia. The program began in mid-2012 with two small groups who meet each week to engage in cultural activities and share a meal. The program has been successful in helping to reduce social isolation, alleviate depression and improve self-esteem among people living with moderate to high dementia.
Watch a video of the Meeting Place here
Crime Stoppers information in 20 languages
Created: Wednesday, 19 December 2012 15:00
The Crime Stoppers Multilingual Project aims to make culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups feel more at ease in dealing with police and providing information about crime. The project, a joint initiative between Crime Stoppers and Victoria Police, is now in its ninth year and still going strong with the message ‘Crime is not culturally sensitive’.
The project recognises that people who are from CALD communities may experience difficulties in receiving information and communicating in English, however, these same people may be aware of particular criminal activity which should be investigated. Members of the Crime Stoppers Multilingual team work with CALD communities to provide them with greater access to the Crime Stoppers program.
The Multilingual Project aims to:
- provide information on the Crime Stoppers program, in the most prevalent non-English languages;
- enhance Crime Stoppers’ capacity to communicate with callers who do not speak English; and
- encourage CALD communities to contact Crime Stoppers to help solve crimes.
Visit the Crime Stoppers website to access the information in over 20 languages, including audio versions.
Mental health impacts of racial discrimination in Victorian CALD communities
Created: Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:47
The link between poorer physical and mental health and self-reported experiences of racism has been well documented. In 2010-2011, VicHealth conducted a survey of 1139 individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse communities in four Victorian localities examined types, settings and frequency of experiences of race-based discrimination and explored the impact of these experiences on mental health and wellbeing. This summary presents the key findings of the survey.
Read the Mental health impacts of racial discrimination in Victorian CALD communities survey summary by VicHealth
Are you a Maltese Carer?
Created: Friday, 30 November 2012 14:13The Maltese Community Council of Victoria is currently working in conjunction with Carers Victoria to better assist Maltese carers.
They are currently trying to build up their database of Maltese Carers (those who care for a parent, child, sibling, relative or friend), in order to be able to notify them of activities as well as on information from the Maltese Carers Support Group.
Please pass on this flyer to any carers of a Maltese background that you may come in contact with in your organisation.
If you have any queries, please contact Paul Lia on ph; (03) 9387 8922
Fire Safety for Older People in 21 Languages
Created: Thursday, 22 November 2012 15:49
The Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board has released the Home Fire Safety Booklet and Aged and Disability Insert. Both resources come in 21 languages including English and are endorsed for use in Victoria by MFB and CFA.
The Fire Safety for Older People and People with a Disability Insert discusses early warning, responding to a fire, other advice, and contact numbers. This resource is available online in other languages here.
The Home Fire Safety booklet explains fire safety in areas such as kitchen and cooking, bedroom, heating, electricity, open flame, laundry and barbeque, home escape plan, and useful links. This can be viewed online in English, and ordered in other languages from the Metro Fire and Emergency Services website.
Read our last e-newsletter for the year!
Created: Thursday, 22 November 2012 12:31The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing has just released our final e-newsletter for the year - Issue No. 12: November 2012.
This latest issue includes information on our upcoming events, including our 2013 Ageing in Australia Expo and our 2014 Cultural Diversity in Ageing Conference. We have also featured some new multilingual resources, such as 'Staying Healthy in the Heat' and 'Healthy Heart Habits', which are both available online in community languages.
Read the newsletter here
Registrations now open to exhibit in Ageing in Australia Expo 2013
Created: Wednesday, 14 November 2012 14:44
Following on from the success of the Ageing in Australia: Cultural Diversity in Aged Care Expo last year, the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing will once again host the Expo at the Melbourne Town Hall in 2013.
The Expo assists people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities access information about aged care and support services that are available to them. Exhibitors include many of Victoria’s leading aged care services, advocacy organisations and government departments, and interpreters and bi-lingual staff are available to facilitate communication between exhibitors and the public.
Registrations for organisations to exhibit in the Ageing in Australia: Cultural Diversity in Aged Care Expo 2013 are now open. This is a unique opportunity for organisations to promote their services to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as network with other providers. Download the exhibitor information pack here, or call 03 8823 7979 for any queries.
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