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.
Chinese cross-cultural awareness workshop
Created: Friday, 26 October 2012 09:29
The Chinese Community Social Service Centre Inc. will host a cross-cultural awareness workshop at their Box Hill office on 7 December 2012.
Titled 'Put Yourselves in Their Shoes', the workshop is targeted at aged care staff and community service workers and will provide participants with useful information, resources and insights on the beliefs, atitudes, and family relationships and dynamics of older Chinese people.
The free workshop will run from 9.30am - 1.30pm and registrations are essential. For more information and to register, contact Catherine Lam or Dolly Huang on 03 9898 1965 or download the flyer here.
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Aged Care Strategy Draft Now Available
Created: Wednesday, 17 October 2012 13:44
Some older Australians with diverse needs find it difficult to access aged care information and services that are sensitive to their backgrounds and circumstances.
As part of the Older Australians from Diverse Backgrounds strategy of the Living Longer Living Better aged care reform package, the Government announced that consultation would occur with groups representing people with diverse needs to assess the requirement for the development of further tools and/or strategies to support their needs in aged care.
The Strategy will help inform the way Government responds to the needs of older people from CALD backgrounds and better support the aged care sector to deliver care that is sensitive and appropriate to their care needs.
The draft National Aged Care Strategy for People from CALD Backgrounds is now accessible online via the Department of Health and Ageing website
Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing distributes aged care information in 17 languages at Federation Square
Created: Wednesday, 10 October 2012 10:44
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing hosted a stall at the Victorian Seniors Festival Opening Day at Federation Square on Sunday 7 October.
The event provided us with an opportunity to talk with the public about aged care services in Australia, and distribute bilingual information in 17 different languages.
We were lucky enough to have a group of bilingual aged care professionals helping us with communication on the day from organisations including Brotherhood of St Laurence (Greek), Australian Croatian Community Services (Croatian), Australian Multicultural Community Services (Polish), Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association (Vietnamese) and Chinese Community Social Services Centre Inc. (Chinese).
It was an extrememly successful day, with our stall attracting many people from all different backgrounds, who were all very grateful to receive aged care information in their language. In particular, a gentleman who spoke Tagalog was ecstatic to find information in his language after being adament there was nothing for him at the stand (pictured below).
Thank you to everyone who helped out on the day, and if you mised this event, we will be distributing aged care information in different languages at our Ageing in Australia: Cultural Diversity in Aged Care Expo in 2013 or visit our multilingual resources to download resources.
A Fillipino man is happy to receive aged care information in his language at the Seniors Festival opening day at Federation Square
Ageing in Australia: The Immigrant Experience’ DVD Launch
Created: Monday, 24 September 2012 16:18
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing launched a new production that will assist aged care service providers in the delivery of culturally inclusive care.
The Minister for Multicultural Affairs Senator Kate Lundy launched ‘Ageing in Australia: The Immigrant Experience’ in front of 60 guests at The Immigration Museum in Melbourne on Monday 24th September. Arnold Zable – award-winning author and storyteller also spoke at the launch.
The production features four people from different migrant backgrounds approaching the later stages of life sharing their migration experiences, reflections of living in Australia and their hopes as they age in Australia.
It is designed to provide a unique insight into the thoughts and experiences of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to assist policy makers, service providers and other relevant stakeholders to learn about this growing group in the Australian population. Due to language barriers, elderly migrants are often unable to participate in and share their thoughts with the wider Australian community.
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing team with The Minister for Multicultural Affairs Senator Kate Lundy (third from right)
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing team with the stars of the DVD, Arnold Zable and The Minister for Multicultural Affairs Senator Kate Lundy
Spring Workshops announced for Melbourne and Regional Victoria
Created: Friday, 24 August 2012 11:40
Throughout spring, the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing will host a number of new collaborative workshops in both Melbourne and regional Victoria. The workshop series is titled 'Supporting Cultural Diversity in Aged Care: Spring Workshops 2012', and will include the following workshops:
- ‘Speaking My Language’ – Best practice in understanding behaviours of people with dementia from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
Wednesday 10th October (Free)
- Continence Care of Older People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
Tuesday 30th October ($99.00)
- Introduction to Culturally Inclusive Aged Care
Tuesday 20th November ($99.00)
Regional Culturally Inclusive Aged Care Workshops
Monday 17th September ($50.00)
Tuesday 18th September ($50.00)
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