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Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing distributes aged care information in 17 languages at Federation Square

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.

 

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A Fillipino man is happy to receive aged care information in his language at the Seniors Festival opening day at Federation Square 


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