Meet Shashi Kochhar – a multicultural champion

Shashi Kochhar OAM was recently honoured at the Victorian Seniors of the Year Awards for his more than 30-year service to the community. Shashi Kochhar OAM (left) with ECCV Board Member Dr Medha Gunawardana at the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards 2023. While Sunday...

Working towards healthier, more respectful care relationships

ECCV’s new paper on elder abuse in care relationships highlights why it is vital to ensure carer needs are understood and supported in an ongoing capacity. A new paper examining carer needs and the risks of elder abuse in care relationships draws on findings and...

Australia’s first Nigerian seniors club tackles social isolation

Australia’s first Nigerian seniors club is giving its members a chance to connect, support each other and celebrate the joys of life. The new Nigerian Senior Citizens Club of Victoria champions healthy ageing by encouraging its members to take part in workshops and...

Walking together for a fairer Australia

ECCV is committed to supporting multicultural communities to exercise their democratic rights and make an informed choice at the referendum. On Saturday, 14 October, Australians will have their say in a historic referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

Improving digital inclusion for seniors

By Dr. Bernardo Figueiredo & Dr. Torgeir Aleti RMIT University Project Leads, Shaping Connections The Shaping Connections project developed by RMIT, in partnership with the University of Third Age, aims to help seniors understand the benefits of technology and how...

A place for seniors to connect and feel at home

The City of Melbourne’s neighbourhood centres play an important role in making the city’s growing seniors population stay more connected, supported and enriched. On any given week, the newly refurbished Jean McKendry Neighbourhood Centre in North Melbourne hosts many...