Topic: Ageing

New Residential Aged Care Facility For Wantirna

The new Wantirna residential aged care facility is a step closer to being built with the Andrews Labor Government commencing the tender phase to appoint a builder. The 120-bed, multi-level state-of-the-art aged care facility will provide the best care for older Victorians and is designed to be dementia-friendly for Victorians with complex care needs. Residents […]

Categories: Eastern Metropolitan Region, Media Release, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

Victorian Seniors Festival Connecting Like Never Before

In its 38th year, the Victorian Seniors Festival is returning in a new digital format streamed directly into the homes of more than one-million Victorian seniors. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today officially launched the Victorian Seniors Festival Reimagined to ensure Victoria continues to celebrate and keep our seniors community connected. Due […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

Emergency Relief Packages For Victorians Who Need It Most

Victorians self-isolating due to coronavirus (COVID-19) with no access to food and essential supplies will receive emergency relief packages under a program introduced by the Victorian Government. The program will support people in mandatory self-isolation, who have little or no food, and no network of family and friends to support them. Each eligible household will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

Have Your Say On Hospital And Aged Care Centre Food

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to lift the standard of meals in Victorian public hospitals and aged care centres, with a food audit now underway. The public now has a chance to provide their views and ideas on ways food can be healthier, tastier and more diverse for patients and aged care residents. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

More Funding For Shepparton Disability Providers

Organisations in Shepparton will be better prepared to meet the needs of local people with a disability, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced two grants of $130,000 each from the Labor Government’s $1.3 million Victorian Regional Readiness Fund for Shepparton-based National Disability Insurance […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, Northern Victoria Region

2,600 Extra Hours Of Respite For Shepparton Carers

Carers in Shepparton and surrounding areas will be able to recharge and get the support they need, thanks to 2,600 additional hours of respite provided by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced funding of almost $260,000 for the Shepparton-based provider Goulburn Valley Family Care. The investment is […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, Northern Victoria Region

Funding Boost For Aged Care Research

Older Victorians will receive better care and support to age well, thanks to ongoing research funded by the Andrews Labor Government and led by the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI). Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan this week announced $3.6 million over three years to support the invaluable work of NARI researchers. NARI […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

Honouring Our Multicultural Senior Citizens

Nearly 900 Victorian multicultural seniors groups will be getting a $4,000 cheque in the mail from the Andrews Labor Government to support their work helping older migrants and ensuring they stay connected to their communities. Fulfilling a pre-election commitment, the $3.6 million boost will allow seniors organisations from across the state to hold events, excursions, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

New Funding To Strengthen Disability Rights

Disability organisations across Victoria are tackling discrimination, connecting communities and helping people with disability assert their rights, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced more than $3.1 million in funding for 25 new initiatives through the Victorian Disability Advocacy Futures grants program. Seven of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

Commissioner For Senior Victorians Reappointed

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the reappointment of Gerard Mansour as the Commissioner for Senior Victorians for another four years. Mr Mansour is widely respected and an outstanding advocate for the needs of older people, with over 30 years of leadership experience within the aged and community services sectors. He was first appointed as […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers