Topic: Ageing

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

Strengthening Support For LGBTI Seniors

A new community initiative to help address social isolation experienced by older LGBTI Victorians is about to get underway thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced that Switchboard Victoria will receive a $80,000 grant to better support the needs of LGBTI seniors. Australian and international evidence […]

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

Scott Morrison Fails Victorians With A Disability To Boost His Bottom Line

Victorians living with a disability and their families have been used like pawns by a Liberal Prime Minister desperate to prop up his pre-election Budget line, last night’s Federal Budget shows. Time and time again, Victoria has called on Scott Morrison and the Federal Liberals to properly fund NDIS providers, but for years they’ve refused […]

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

Honouring Victoria’s Inspiring Seniors

Victorians are being encouraged to recognise the contributions made to our community by seniors and organisations by nominating people for the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards. Nominations are open today for the awards that highlight the role of seniors who inspire others as mentors, educators, role models, leaders or others who make a great […]

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