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An Inclusive 'Celebration Day' kicks off Seniors Week!

‘Celebration Day’ – the opening day of the Victorian Seniors Week Festival – was held on Sunday 5 October 2014, and the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing once again hosted a busy stall along the banks of the Yarra River.

Information packs were distributed in 26 languages – the largest number of languages ever disseminated at the event – with 876 packs collected by members of the public.

The continued success of the Centre’s involvement in this event once again highlights the cultural and linguistic diversity that exists within Victoria’s older population group. The response from the public indicates the vital need to not only produce health and ageing information in an appropriate format for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, but also to ensure the information is easily accessible.

The Centre greatly appreciates the support of the individuals who assisted on the day with distributing information and speaking to the public in-language. We thank William Chu, Jason Xu and Angela from Chinese Community Social Services, Nade Ristevska from Macedonian Community Welfare Association, Huong Nguyen from Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association and Jesse Crockett from Benetas for their dedication and enthusiasm. We couldn’t have done it without them!

See more photos from the day on our Facebook Page.

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Angela, William, Jason (Chinese Community Social Services) and Danyel Walker, Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing

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Nade Ristevska, Macedonian Community Welfare Association and Jesse Crockett, Benetas


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William Chu and Jason Xu, Chinese Community Social Services



Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing acknowledges and pays respect to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, on whose land this website was developed. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their ancestors and elders, both past and present and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We hope our work contributes to the wider project of respect and recognition between cultures in Australia. Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing receives project funding from the Australian Department of Health to administer the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) program in Victoria.


Did you know?

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36% of people aged 65 years and over in Australia were born overseas
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1 in 3 people in aged care services were born overseas
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In 2016 the median age of Australian-born people was 34 years compared to 59 years for Europe-born people