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June 27, 2017
In 2012, the Australian Government released the National Ageing and Aged Care Strategy for people from CALD backgrounds to inform the way the Australian Government supports the aged care sector to deliver care that is appropriate and sensitive to the needs of older people from CALD backgrounds. In May 2017, the Government initiated a review of the Strategy calling for submissions and beginning a...

June 27, 2017
The Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria has released their latest position paper on ethnic senior citizens’ clubs. The paper outlines the significant role these clubs provide in supporting older people in the community and the importance of ensuring they are provided with ongoing government and community support. Click here to access

June 27, 2017
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) can be used to assist consumers with understanding the Home Care Packages Programme, including their home care agreement, care plan, individualised budget and monthly statements, at no cost to them. When accessing TIS National, providers will need to quote their unique client code. If a provider is unsure of their client code, they can contact...

February 13, 2017
The Expo is a unique Victorian event connecting older people and their families to aged care providers and support services. It provides an opportunity for people to find out about the range of support services available to them and their families as they age, and ask questions of aged care services relating to their care and wellbeing. Language services will be available to facilitate...

February 13, 2017
Get in early and book your place in one of our FREE Cultural Diversity in Aged Care: Developing an Inclusive Approach workshops! Dandenong North - 21 March Maidstone - 4 April Geelong - 16 May If you are working in aged care and want to enhance your service provision to older people from culturally diverse backgrounds, then this workshop will give you an understanding of what it means to apply a...

February 12, 2017
If you work in a management capacity in a residential and home care aged services and you want to improve outcomes for consumers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds this workshop is for you. NSW - 23 February Victoria - 9 March South Australia - 30 March Brisbane – 11 May Western Australia – 25 May The Focus on Diversity: Delivering Services in a culturally inclusive way...

February 12, 2017
A Taste of Harmony is an annual event that provides Australian workplaces with the opportunity to celebrate the diversity in their workforce. A Taste of Harmony will take place in the week of 20–31 March, 2017. Founded by the Scanlon Foundation, workplaces are asked to register and then organise a lunch or afternoon/morning tea and encourage workers to bring a dish that represents their cultural...

February 12, 2017
Flinders University is holding its 4th International Conference ‘Ageing in a Foreign Land’. The Conference will be held 21 – 22 June 2017 in Adelaide, South Australia. This unique conference with a multicultural perspective journeys into the deep cultural, spiritual, and linguistic areas of ageing amongst CALD communities. It represents a stimulating and colourful cross disciplinary and cross...

October 10, 2016
The Ageing in Australia Expo 2017 is a unique Victorian event connecting older people and their families to aged care providers and services. The Expo provides an opportunity for people to find out about the range of support services available to them as they age, and ask questions of aged care services, government departments, peak organisations and ethnic community organisations relating to...

September 20, 2016
We are excited to announce the date for our next Ageing in Australia EXPO . It will be held on Saturday 29th April 2017 at Melbourne Town Hall . The Expo is a unique Victorian event connecting older people and their families to aged care provider and support services. It provides an opportunity for people to find out about the range of support services available to them and their families as...

September 20, 2016
The Victorian Seniors Festival is a week-long festival that includes an array of events, activities and entertainment across Victoria for all seniors. The festival is organised by the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services to encourage seniors to get out there and participate in and enjoy a wide range of more than 1,300 activities. When: Sunday 2 October to Sunday 9 October. Click here...

September 20, 2016
We are excited to once again be involved in the Victorian Seniors Festival - Celebration Day . Come visit our marquee at Federation Square on Sunday 2 October 2016 . We will be handing out information about aged care services in many different languages. Look for us along the bankds of the Yarra River from 10:30am to 4:00pm