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Ageing in Australia: The Immigrant Experience’ DVD Launch

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 DVD ‘Ageing in Australia: The Immigrant Experience’ is available to order online here.

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The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing team with The Minister for Multicultural Affairs Senator Kate Lundy (third from right)

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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  

 



Acknowledgements

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