Aged Care for Ethnic Seniors
Almost a third of the Victorian population 65 and over is from a non-English speaking background. In the age group between 75 and 84, 33% of seniors are from an ethnic background (ABS, 2011 Census).
Currently the largest ethnic groups 65 and over are of Italian, Greek, German, Dutch and Maltese origin. Ethnic communities that are starting to age in large numbers are Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian, Malaysian, and Sri Lankan.
ECCV represents a common voice for ethnic and multicultural communities. Our member-driven Aged Care Policy Sub-Committee provides input for ECCV's development of policy and advocacy.
ECCV, in conjunction with its federal body, FECCA, has successfully lobbied Government to implement a National Cultural Diversity in Ageing Strategy.
Our aged care newsletters, Golden Years and Our Golden Years, showcase culturally responsive activities to ethno-specific agencies, service providers and ethnic seniors.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your concerns regarding ageing and aged care issues of ethnic seniors (contact details below).
Key aged care issues ECCV is currently focusing on include:
- Elder abuse awareness/prevention
- HACC sectoral development
- Aged care newsletters
- Access and Support
- Diversity Planning
- Palliative Care
- Aged Care Reforms
- Ageing in regional and rural Victoria
- Social isolation of CALD seniors
Aged Care Team
|Nikolaus Rittinghausen||Policy Officer Aged Care|
|ChenSu Ooi||HACC Sectoral Project Coordinator|
|Fiona York||Seniors Project Officer|
|Anja Copelj||HACC Partnerships Project Officers|