Topic: Ageing

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, […]

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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 […]

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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

Helping Senior Victorians To Keep Healthy And Connected

The Andrews Labor Government is helping improve the health and wellbeing of senior Victorians who are at risk of becoming socially isolated. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today launched the Seniors Participation Grants, which will help support senior Victorians remain happily involved in their community, reducing the risk of social isolation and […]

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New Aged Care Facility In Kew Reaches Another Milestone

A new 90-bed state-of-the-art aged care facility is starting to take shape at St George’s Health Service in Kew. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today met with representatives from Cockram Constructions Australian (Icon) and St Vincent’s Health Melbourne to tour the construction site as the concrete slab was being poured. Works are progressing […]

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Health Champion Is Victoria’s 2018 Senior Of The Year

Retired health professional, 79 year old Hamish Russell has taken out the prestigious 2018 Victorian Senior of the Year award for his volunteer work to improve health outcomes in Melbourne’s outer east. Hamish and 17 other award recipients were recognised for their community work by the Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau AC and Parliamentary Secretary […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

Chinese Aged Care Facility Moves Ahead

A developer and operator has been selected for a new aged care facility in Melbourne’s south east, specifically catering for the needs of Victoria’s ageing Chinese community. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Martin Foley and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott announced today the facility would be delivered by the Chinese Community Council of […]

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