Ageing in Australia: Cultural Diversity in Aged Care Expo 2013
Record attendance at Ageing in Australia Expo!
The highly successful Ageing in Australia: Cultural Diversity in Aged Care Expo was held at the Melbourne Town Hall on Saturday 27 April 2013 to provide an opportunity for older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, their friends, family and carers to find out about the range of aged care services available to them as they age.
A record attendance of approximately 500 members of the public came from a diverse range of linguistic backgrounds including Chinese, Vietnamese, Polish, Serbian, Russian, Turkish and more. Over 50 organisations participated in the Expo, including Benetas, Ambulance Victoria, Australian Greek Welfare Society, Palliative Care Victoria, Centrelink, Russian Ethnic Representative Council of Victoria, Continence Foundation of Australia, Brotherhood of St Laurence and many more.
The Victorian Minister for Health and Ageing David Davis MP officially opened the event, and spent some time browsing through the Expo and speaking with exhibitors.
Polaron Language Services provided interpreters to assist with communication between the public and exhibitors, and some lively musical performances kept the public entertained throughout the day.
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We’d like to thank all exhibitors who took part in this unique event, as feedback from the public indicates the value in including such a diverse range of services and organisations.
We’d also like to thank our sponsors for their support in making it all possible:
Australian Government, Department of Social Services under the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Aged Care Program.