Ageing Well Hub

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Welcome to our Ageing Well Hub. This hub has been developed as a resource for older people from migrant and refugee communities and their families and carers, as well as the multicultural aged care sector.

Older people from migrant and refugee backgrounds face multiple, overlapping disadvantages and barriers and can find it difficult to navigate the aged care system and access culturally safe support.

Promoting the rights and interests of older people from migrant and refugee communities has long been one of our organisational priorities. Since ECCV was founded in 1974, we have supported and advocated for multicultural seniors through our policy and advocacy work, including consultations and research to inform government policy and programs and improve inclusion and equity.

We also run a range of projects promoting positive ageing to multicultural seniors groups, coordinate the Access and Support (A&S) Network, and deliver training for bilingual community educators to engage and inform their communities about how to prevent and respond to elder abuse.

This hub includes an overview of our work, as well as information on positive ageing in culturally diverse communities, resources and in-language information.

Current Projects

Aged Care Sector Support

Elder Abuse Prevention

Seniors Clubs & Associations

Seniors Health & Wellbeing

Supporting Carers

Latest Updates

Support at Home program explained

Support at Home program explained

The Support at Home Program is part of reforms to streamline aged care services and make it easier for older people to access support at home.

Read Golden Years

Golden Years is ECCV’s triannual e-magazine for and about seniors from migrant and refugee communities and the multicultural aged care sector.

Inside, you will learn about how ECCV is advocating for seniors from migrant and refugee communities with recommendations in our Pre-Budget Submission and our Submission on the Aged Care Act (Exposure Draft). We also share insights on the new Support at Home program, and explore the topics of Islam and ageingfinancial elder abuse and much more.  

Latest Publications & Submissions

Positive Ageing & Aged Care Policy Committee

ECCV’s Positive Ageing & Aged Care Policy Committee (PAACPC) provides a voice for our member organisations and stakeholders who hold a special interest in issues concerning the aged care sector and older people from migrant and refugee communities.

Its priority areas include culturally responsive aged care, ethno-specific and multicultural services for older people, seniors rights, elder abuse prevention, palliative care and more.

Find useful links and resources

 

There are a number of services and programs both in Victoria and across the country that are of interest and benefit to older people from migrant and refugee backgrounds as well as their families and carers. Many organisations and service providers have also produced useful resources that have been translated into a variety of languages. 

In the Resource Hub, you will find links to useful services and translated resources, from aged care directories to elder abuse fact sheets.