Palliative Care Community Awareness Campaign Launched
Created: Friday, 25 May 2012 09:34
Sir James Gobbo, Patron of Palliative Care Victoria, launched the community awareness campaign at the Palliative Care Cultural Diversity Forum held on Monday, 21st May 2012.
The 3 minute videos are available in Arabic, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Sudanese, Turkish and Vietnamese, as well as English.
The videos can be viewed at:
Click here for links to download the videos. Audio files will be available soon.
2012 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards - Nominations now open
Created: Thursday, 24 May 2012 13:44Do you know an inspirational older Victorian who is making an extraordinary difference to their community? Celebrate their contribution and nominate them for the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards.
Five awards are offered:
- Premier’s Award for Victorian Senior of the Year.
- Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria Senior Achiever Awards.
- Promotion of Multiculturalism Award.
- Healthy and Active Living Award.
- Veteran Community Award.
Nominations are accepted from 14 May 2012 to 20 July 2012
Doug McColl OAM, winner of the 2011 Premier’s Award for Victorian Senior of the Year
Delivering Culturally Inclusive Palliative Care Workshop in Morwell
Created: Friday, 18 May 2012 15:59
Gippsland Multicultural Services is hosting a professional development workshop on delivering culturally inclusive palliative care.
The workshop is a joint initiative of the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing, Gippsland Region Palliative Care Consortium and Gippsland Multicultural Services.
The program will cover: overview of palliative care current practice, key issues affecting clients and their families, key challenges for palliative care service providers; cultural diversity and person centred care, and more.
Date: Tuesday 19th June 2012
Time: 9:30am to 3:00pm
Venue: Italian Australian Club, Morwell (499-501 Princess Drive)
Cost: Free (lunch provided)
For further information, please contact Jude Hewathanthrige on
Forum - Cross Cultural Perspectives in Elder Abuse
Created: Friday, 18 May 2012 15:57
Seniors Rights Victoria will present a forum to consider issues of elder abuse in culturally diverse communities on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2012.
Speakers will include:
- Ljubica Petrov: Manager, Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing speaking on the topic of ageing CALD populations and the challenges for service providers.
- Marion Lau OAM JP, Deputy Chairperson of the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria speaking about ECCV's work on elder abuse issues for diverse communities over many years.
- Kate Ling, Project Officer, Seniors at ECCV speaking about the two year project she has embarked upon.
- Frances Cornelissen, Community Care Worker, Gunditjmara Aboriginal Co-operative
- Wendy Jones, Elder Abuse Project Officer, South-West Primary Care Partnership
- Gary Ferguson, Community Education Coordinator, Seniors Rights Victoria
- Minister for Health and Ageing Mr David Davis MLC launching the state government elder abuse implementation plan.
Date: Friday June 15, 2012
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
Venue: Victoria University Convention Centre, Level 12, 300 Flinders St. Melbourne
Cost: Free (Please note failure to attend and cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the event will incur an invoice for $50 issued to the individual who has registered.)
Register to attend
Download flyer - Cross Cultural Perspectives in Elder Abuse Forum
Talking My Language - Environment and Diversity Conference
Created: Friday, 18 May 2012 15:54
Talking My Language - Environment and Diversity Conference is an event where participants will share, learn, network and build capacity with others working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities on environmental matters.
The conference will include:
- Key-note address from Kate Auty, Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability
- A panel of practitioners will discuss their experiences of working with CALD communities on environmental issues: MAV Mulicultural Policy Advisor; Environment Victoria on GreenTown; Talking My Language; and Brimbank City Council.
- Peer to peer learning opportunities for participants
Date: Friday 1st June, 2012
Venue: Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, Preston
Register by Friday, 25 May 2012. Places are limited.
Resource- An Outline of Different Cultural Beliefs at the Time of Death
Created: Friday, 18 May 2012 15:51Loddon Mallee Regional Palliative Care Consortium has produced a resource outlining different cultural beliefs at the time of death. This document looks at the different religious beliefs surrounding death and dying and what funeral or burial rituals may be undertaken.
This document is provided as a brief resource, which may assist healthcare workers to understand the different cultural or religious approaches to death and dying.
The cultural and religious groups covered in this resource are: Buddhist; Catholic; Christian; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon); Greek Orthodox; Hindu; Jehovah's Witness; Jewish; Maori; Muslim (Islamic); Scientologist; Seventh Day Adventist; and Sikh.
Read this document
Conference Update: Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Announced as a Keynote Speaker
Created: Friday, 18 May 2012 15:46
The Minister for Mental Health and Ageing The Hon Mark Butler MP has confirmed his attendance on Friday 8 June at the Cultural Diversity in Ageing 2012 Conference: Stories to Inspire. The Minister will deliver a keynote address to conference delegates outlining the Department’s initiatives to support cultural diversity in ageing.
The Minister will join other keynote presenters including Pino Migliorino, Chairperson of FECCA; the Hon Susan Ryan AO, Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner; Beth Wilson, Victoria’s Health Services Commissioner; and Arnold Zable, award-winning author and storyteller.
Added to this is the array of concurrent sessions on a range of exciting, informative and inspiring topics including Positive Outcomes through Positive Partnerships, Innovations in Community Awareness, Capturing Life Stories and Aged Care Workforce Diversity. A number of interactive workshops, poster presentations, drinks function with musical performance by Melbourne duo Nougat and special recognition awards will make this year’s Cultural Diversity in Ageing Conference one not to miss.
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