Palliative Care Cultural Diversity Forum
Created: Friday, 18 May 2012 14:48
National Palliative Care Week 2012 will be celebrated this year from 20 – 26 May.
Palliative care is looking after a loved one who has a terminal illness and is an important step in a person’s life. Palliative Care Victoria will be hosting the Palliative Care Cultural Diversity Forum on Monday, 21 May 2012 in Parkville to improve awareness and use of palliative care services for people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
The opening speech will be delivered by Palliative Care Victoria’s patron Sir James Gobbo. The forum will also see other community leaders including Pino Migliorino, Chair, Federation of Ethnic Communities Council of Australia (FECCA) talking about the importance of palliative care amongst diverse communities
More information on the forum and a copy of the report Informing a Palliative Care Cultural Responsiveness Strategy, can be found here.
"Life Though Their Eyes" - Macedonian Community DVD Launch
Created: Thursday, 03 May 2012 11:32The Macedonian Community Welfare Association is launching a short documentary film on life in residential care called "Life through their eyes". The launch will be held on Tuesday 22nd May 2012 at Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, Preston at 10:30am- 12:30pm.
The documentary was produced under the Community Partners Program (CPP), funded by the Department of Health and Ageing.
Maltese Cultural Training in Sunshine for Residential Facilities
Created: Tuesday, 01 May 2012 16:35
The Maltese Community Council of Victoria is hosting a training session on the Maltese culture for residential facilities in regional Victoria. The session will be held at The Maltese Community Council's Regional Office in Sunshine on Monday 18th June.
There will be training on the Maltese culture, basic words and phrases, how to hold a traditional Maltese activity and how to prepare culturally appropriate food.
Attendees will receive a Maltese Resource Directory, flashcards, a traditional Maltese lunch, and it is all free.
Places are limited- contact Paul Lia at the Maltese Community Centre on Ph: 9387 8922
Celebration of Life Dance in Collingwood
Created: Tuesday, 01 May 2012 15:59
'Celebration of Life' will once again host the very popular dance and entertainment event for elderly Melbournites at the Collingwood Town Hall. This event will take place on Wednesday 23rd May at 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Many aged care facilities and services will once again gather for a dance and some afternoon tea. Everyone is invited to participate, from residential aged care residents to their staff, family and friends.
The theme for this event is the Seniors Olympics and is a great opportunity for people to kick up their heels on the dancefloor and make some new friends.Please note: bookings are essential!
For more information, contact Paul Brophy on 03 9489 3000.
Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan in INsite
Created: Friday, 27 April 2012 16:22Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan is featured in the latest edition of INsite. Susan is one of the keynote speakers of our upcoming Stories to Inspire conference.
"Older workers good value, says age champion..
Never mind the human rights issue, smart employers are discovering that keeping their experienced staff makes good business sense, Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan tells Darragh O Keeffe."
Read the article
Caring for Yourself- Maltese Community Council Information Session
Created: Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:03The Maltese Community Council of Victoria are holding a workshop, 'Caring For Yourself' on Tuesday 8th May 2012. The Session will share strategies that will improve carers personal health and wellbeing.
This session will take place at: Maltese Cultural Centre, 27 Talmage Street, Albion at 10:30am-12:00pm.
Booking are essential by calling Paul Lia on: 9387 8922.
The Wonder of Words - Arnold Zable Dicusses Storytelling with INsite
Created: Tuesday, 03 April 2012 16:41Telling the stories of your life’s journey can provide meaning in later life, particularly for culturally and linguistically diverse seniors, author Arnold Zable tells Darragh O Keeffe (INsite).
A survivor from the Black Saturday bushfires was taking part in a writing and storytelling workshop with the noted author Arnold Zable, and fellow survivors. In the midst of the session the woman turned to Zable and said: “I’m finding this more powerful than counselling.” Somewhat stunned, Zable asked her to elaborate. She told him that counselling was fine, but during the sessions she tended to feel like a client, or even a victim. In comparison, during the storytelling session she felt she was in charge, navigating her own ship, she told him.
Arnold Zable is appearing at the upcoming Cultural Diversity in Ageing 2012 Conference in Melbourne to discuss the power of storytelling as a therapeutic tool with the elderly.
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