Welcome to the latest edition of Golden Years.

In this edition, we take an in-depth look at elder abuse in honour of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day last month. Read an interview with Kaltun Ali Bobe, one of the participants who completed the most recent round of ECCV’s Elder Abuse Bilingual Community Educator Training.

Another focus of this edition is the importance of volunteering and the enormous contributions made by older volunteers from multicultural backgrounds. Read our profile with 2021 Victorian Volunteer of the Year, Jaya Manchikanti, who has helped bring communities together for the better part of three decades, from leading community organisations to supporting seniors.

Elsewhere in this edition, we also explore:

  • a new research program working with older people from multicultural communities to support them to exercise more and reduce their risk of falls
  • what the aged care sector can do to support a culturally diverse workforce
  • how aged care providers can apply for verification for specialised services

We welcome your feedback and ideas for the next edition!

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