Ageing Well Hub
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.
Shashi Kochhar OAM was recently honoured at the Victorian Seniors of the Year Awards for his more than 30-year service to the community.
ECCV’s paper on elder abuse in care relationships underlines the importance of a sustained commitment to ensure carer needs are understood and supported.
Australia’s first Nigerian seniors’ club is giving its members a chance to connect, support each other and celebrate the joys of life.
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 the June edition, you will find articles about the urgent need to address the racism migrant aged care workers face on the job, the project helping seniors to become more technologically savvy, the vital role Melbourne’s neighbourhood centres play in keeping seniors connected and supported, as well as the latest news, events and resources for the multicultural aged care sector.
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.