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February 14, 2024
We recently facilitated a Truth Telling Yarn for the Aged Care Sector and Healing History Walk in partnership with Initiatives of Change Australia and the Aboriginal Advancement League. Participants included representatives from the aged care sector in Victoria and the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care Victoria/ Tasmania State Office. Key takeaways: *We learned about the...

January 09, 2024
On 6 December 2023, The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing celebrated its achievements of the 2022-23 Financial Year together with representatives from the ageing and aged care sector and senior community leaders at the Museum of Chinese Australian History. It was an opportunity to network and to celebrate and promote culturally inclusive care. Organisations found out more about culturally...

September 11, 2023
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing (The Centre), supported by Benetas, welcomes the Australian Government’s deliberations to introduce a new Aged Care Act replacing the Aged Care Act 1997. The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing provided a policy submission to the Department of Health and Aged Care’s consultation paper on the foundations of a new Aged Care Act. The new Act is...

September 05, 2023
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing has supported aged care providers for over 25 years in addressing the needs of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Last financial year the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing's achievements include hosting 12 national webinars and workshops, receiving over 1800 registrations for its Diversity Webinar Series,...

September 05, 2023
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing launched its report “Exploring the Needs of Aged Care Providers in regional Victoria” as part of its webinar on Culturally Appropriate Care in Regional Areas which was held on 25 July 2023. One of the findings was that significant resources are needed in regional areas to better support the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse seniors to...

July 10, 2023
In episode 3 of Season 2 of the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing’s Podcast, we're speaking with Frank Di Blasi and Phil Peladarinos. Frank Di Blasi is a senior leader from the Italian community in Melbourne. Frank has a long list of achievements that emphasise his commitment to his local community, as well as his Italian heritage and culture. Phil Peladarinos is the Team Leader - Care...

July 10, 2023
The Centre for Cultural Diversity has officially launched the new Cultural Diversity in Ageing Interactive Webinar Series 2023-24. The Centre has enlisted the help of an amazing line-up of guest presenters who have significant expertise in promoting and implementing the healthy ageing of culturally and linguistically diverse communities and made major contributions to the wider aged care sector....

July 10, 2023
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing has developed new communication cards with phonetics that aim to help aged care stuff communicate better with their diverse clients. The Communication Cards depict a wide range of daily activities and situations and can be used to prompt discussion, assist with directions, clarify a client’s needs and alleviate their concerns when communicating with...

May 09, 2023
Seniors from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds have a lot to say on what they would like to change about aged care. Most of them would like to get better access to services and reduction of bureaucracy in the aged care system. We want to acknowledge the voices of seniors from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and the changes they can bring to the aged care system....

May 09, 2023
Northern Federation of Ethnic Senior Citizens Clubs together with Spectrum celebrated the work of culturally and linguistically diverse volunteers at a special event at the Darebin Arts Centre. We asked volunteers how they share their culture in their club and what volunteering and being active in their community means to them. Have a listen to what they had to say. Congratulations to the award...

April 05, 2023
In this episode you will hear from Lella Cariddi, who curated many migration stories which have significantly contributed to Victoria’s cultural and historic diversity. These stories earned her a 2022 Community History Award for Oral History. She has also worked closely with Multucultural Arts Victoria and various other organisations for which she has been awarded a Medal of the Order of...

April 05, 2023
The Centre is all about supporting aged care providers in their inclusive journey and proud to showcase the work we do in this space. We encourage you to embed culturally inclusive care policies and practices into your organisation as it puts you ahead. It prepares you to meet your regulatory and compliance responsibilities under the Aged Care Quality Standards. The Centre is funded by the...