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The Ageing Mosaic – supporting my cultural diversity: Aug 10 live webinar

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Did you know that at present a third of people receiving aged care services were born overseas?

Older people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences should feel respected, supported and treated with dignity that maintains their identity as an individual.

By empowering older people from diverse life experiences, they can confidently have the information to optimise aged care services and supports to exercise choice and control.

Be a part of an important online conversation about cultural diversity in ageing on Tuesday, August 10 at 11.30am (AEST).

A panel of experts will explore the importance of supporting cultural diversity in ageing and identify culturally inclusive aged care services and supports.

The webinar will cover:

  • What aged care advocacy is and how it can support people from diverse life experiences.
  • Explore barriers and unique challenges for people from diverse life experiences in accessing aged care services.
  • Empowering older people from diverse life experiences to better exercise their rights.
  • Raise awareness of needs for older people from diverse life experiences.
  • Identify culturally inclusive aged care and support services.

The panel includes:

  • Tonina Gucciardo-Masci, Ageing Well Lead, Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria
  • Carolyn Sjaarda-Richards, Multicultural Advocate, Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia (ADA Australia)
  • Bijinder Duggal, Director, Aasha Foundation
  • Mona Orszulak, Member, OPAN Older Persons Reference Group

Participants will have the opportunity to ask the experts questions during the live Q&A.

For more information and to register, click here.


ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS, QLD: 11.30am – 12.30pm

SA: 11am – 12pm

NT: 11am – 12pm

WA: 9.30am – 10.30am

(Note: this webinar will be recorded and a replay link will be sent to attendees a a few days after the event. The recording will also be uploaded to the OPAN website.

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