Golden Years

Golden Years is ECCV’s triannual eMagazine for seniors from migrant and refugee backgrounds and the multicultural aged care sector.

Our eMagazine features article contributions from members and organisations, up-to-date ECCV project updates, information sessions and events, and general news and updates across the sector.

You can view current and past editions of our eMagazine through the links below on this page or request to have them sent to your inbox by subscribing to our email mailing list

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Victorian Senior of the Year Awards winner Hanh My Tran shares her story in the Autumn edition of Golden Years (below).

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We open this edition with a profile of Hanh Tran, who was honoured at the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards for her Promotion of Multiculturalism. Read about Hanh’s journey from Saigon to Melbourne and her decades of service to the city’s Buddhist and Vietnamese communities. 

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 ageing, financial elder abuse and much more.  

We hope you enjoy this edition of Golden Years and welcome your ideas and feedback for the next issue.

Featured Articles

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.

Past Editions

Issue 146: October 2023

Issue 145: June 2023

Issue 144: February 2023

Issue 143: October 2022

Issue 142: June 2022

Issue 141: October 2021

Issue 140: June 2021

Issue 139: December 2020

Issue 138: July 2020

Issue 137: March 2020

Issue 136: December 2019

Issue 135: September 2019

Issue 134: April 2019

Issue 133: November 2018

Issue 132: September 2018

Issue 131: June 2018

Issue 130: February 2018

Issue 129: October 2017

Issue 128: June 2017

Issue 127: 2017 – Culturally Inclusive Home Care

Issue 126: 2016 – Victoria’s Aged Care Services Transition

Issue 125: 2016 – Healthy and Active Ageing

Issue 124: 2016 – Aged Care Workforce in a Multicultural Australia

Issue 123: 2016 – My Story Matters

Issue 122: 2015 – Dementia and Culturally Diverse Communities

Issue 121: 2015 – Multicultural Aged Care Perspectives

Issue 120: 2015 – The Seniors / Aged Care Community Education Projects of ECCV

Issue 119: 2014 – Language Services in Aged Care

Issue 118: 2014 – History of Ethnic Aged Care at the ECCV – Part Two

Issue 117: 2014 – Culturally Appropriate Care

Issue 116: 2014 – History of ethnic aged care at the ECCV

Issue 115: 2014 – Ageing in New and Emerging Communities

Issue 114: 2013 – Ethnic Aged Care in Regional and Rural Victoria

Issue 113: 2013 – Best Practice Models in Ethnic Ageing

Issue 112: 2013 – Continence and Ethnic Communities

Issue 111: 2012 – Palliative Care and CALD communities

Issue 110: 2012 – Carers and Caring in CALD Communities (Special Edition)

Issue 109: 2012 – Healthy and Active Ageing

Issue 108: 2012 — CALD Country Style