Latest news

May 12, 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 the Melbourne Town Hall . The Ageing in Australia 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 ragne of support services available to them...

May 12, 2016
Don't miss your place at the next Cultural Diversity in Aged Care: Developing an Inclusive Approach Workshop . 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 culturally inclusive approach in your work and give you access to tools and...

February 08, 2016
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing is proud to announce upcoming dates for the Cultural Diversity in Aged Care: Developing an Inclusive Approach Workshop . Open to all Victoria aged care providers, this interactive workshop aims to enhance service provision to older people from culturally diverse backgrounds. It is designed to give participants a comprehensive understanding of what it...

February 08, 2016
The Centre is delighted to welcome new team member Adonis Maglis. Joining us in the role of Project Officer - Training, he will be involved in developing and delivering workshops to aged care providers. Adonis brings with him a wealth of experience in community development, peer-education, resource development, and training within the aged care sector. With a background in education and social...

February 08, 2016
PICAC NSW & ACT recently announced the launch of the PICAC, My Aged Care CALD Accessibility Project funded by the Department of Health. This two year project aims to address and identify access and equity issues for older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds from around Australia. The project will look at specifically targeting the barriers which CALD older people...

February 08, 2016
Sunday 21 - Tuesday 23 February Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury, NSW Organised by LASA Victoria, this year's Conference will feature the theme 'Your vision, your future' and will focus on how sustainability, reforms and innovation will shape the future of services provided by Australia's aged care industry. Visit LASA Victoria for more information .

February 08, 2016
Within My Walls is a community education film developed by the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) as part of the Raising Awareness of Elder Abuse in CALD communities project. The film, depicting four stories of elder abuse, has been overdubbed into seven languages. These stories are now available online and can be accessed via the ECCV website here along with brochures and community...

February 08, 2016
March 21 to 27, 2016 A Taste of Harmony celebrates diversity in Australian workplaces by encouraging colleagues to share food and stories from different cultural backgrounds from across the globe. An initiative of the Scanlon Foundation, A Taste of Harmony will celebrate its eighth anniversary in 2016. There’s no fee or fundraising involved and it’s quick and easy to register your workplace...

August 27, 2015
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing is excited to announce that we will once again be participating in The Victorian Senior’s Festival opening ‘Celebration Day’ on Sunday 4 October 2015. Celebration Day is a free community event and will run from 10.30am- 4.00pm. Visitors will be able to enjoy some great entertainment, food and fun. The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing will be...

July 31, 2015
The winter edition of Golden Years Magazine published by Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria is now available online. This issue titled ‘Multicultural Aged Care Perspectives’ features an article written by the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing on our 'Ageing in Australia Expo 2015' (page 7). Golden Years showcases a diverse collection of articles focusing on ageing and aged care issues...

July 24, 2015
HealthWest has released a training manual to support community action to reduce harm from gambling. This joins other resources recently published by HealthWest as part of the project ‘Reducing gambling frequency with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.’ The training manual was developed with CALD communities to reduce the attendance of venues with electronic gaming machines...

July 21, 2015
Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) has produced a Vietnamese talking book on dementia, which is the fifth in a series of talking books informing community members about the condition. 'Information on Dementia in Vietmanese' is a multi-media tool that can be viewed on a computer or tablet. The talking book helps educate Vietnamese people about memory loss and dementia to assist them to best...