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...

Elephant in the room: Racism in aged care

By Professor Bianca Brijnath – Director, Social Gerontology – National Ageing Research Institute To attract and retain our vital aged care workforce, we must take steps to address the racism migrant workers face on the job. The Australian aged care sector...

Do you know a senior Victorian who has made a difference?

The Victorian Senior of the Year Awards are presented annually each October. Nominations for the awards this year close on Friday 28 July. The Victorian Senior of the Year Awards recognise the volunteer work and contributions to community life of older Victorians....

Winter 2023 edition of Golden Years is out now

The winter edition of Golden Years is out now! If you or your organisation support seniors from migrant and refugee backgrounds, this magazine is for you. In this issue, we celebrate the success of our Recognising and Respecting Carers project, which has been working...

Improving the wellbeing of carers from migrant and refugee backgrounds

ECCV’s Recognising and Respecting Carers project has been working to improve the lives of carers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. ECCV Carers Capacity Building Coordinator Hayat Doughan says many unpaid carers don’t know how to apply for...

Award-winning volunteer unites seniors in Melbourne’s west

Jagdish Chander received the 2022 COTA Senior Achiever Award for his volunteer work with Indian seniors’ clubs in Melbourne’s west. Colin Brooks MP (left), 2022 COTA Senior Achiever Award recipient Jagdish Chander (centre) and Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau...