Italian Carers Support Group at Co.As.It.

On 25 November 2014, Co.As.It. held the last of its six Italian Carers Support Group sessions. Mauro Gagliardi, Psychologist at Co.As.It. facilitated this carers support group……….

Riverland Consultations in South Australia

In addition to several of the consultations conducted in metropolitan Adelaide, Ethnic Link Services coordinated sessions with older people from CALD communities in the Riverland and Whyalla where they also deliver services…..published in FECCA NCAN NEWS, Issue 5 2014

Memory Box

Italian women's memory box

A ‘Memory Box” can be used as an aid for Reminiscence Therapy which can be helpful for people with dementia. It contains items which can help trigger memories. Alzheimers Australia NSW refer to this as a “Fiddle Box”

FECCA NCAN News, Dementia News

Co.As.It. Association of Assistance is involved in facilitating two Dementia Cafes that currently operate in Sydney’s Inner West, along with Sydney Local Health District and CASS Chinese Australian Services Society…..published in NCAN News, Issue 4 2014.

October is Mental Health Month- “Be You- nique”

Co.As.It. Media Release
“Positive Psychology: Health and Well being and the Role of Happiness”
October is Mental Health Month. This year the theme is based around being yourself, ” Be You- nique”…..

FECCA NCAN NEWS newsletter CALD Carer Story

Iole happy to receive in home respite

I cared for my poor dear husband Guido, for 8 years whilst he had that disease……..published in FECCA NCAN NEWS Newsletter, Issue 4 2014

Co.As.It. signed an MOU with Redleaf Manor Allity

On Tuesday 25th March 2014 Co.As.It. signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with Allity Redleaf manor Aged Care at Concord…..published in “La Fiamma” 14 July 2014

Changes to Home Care Package Fees For New Consumers

On 28 June 2013, five new Bills forming the “Living Longer, Living Better” package of bills were passed into law. This means that from 1 July 2014, any new consumers entering a Home Care Package may be asked to pay a basic daily fee and an income tested fee……..published in “La Fiamma” 23 June 2014

Mixed outcomes for CALD Australians in the Federal Budget

The 2014- 15 Federal Budget has delivered mixed outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Australians, with the announcement of continuing support for many critical services and major cuts to other core areas……
13 May 2014 Media release by FECCA

Time to move CALD to policy centre

Given the demographic realities, it’s time to move culturally and linguistically diverse older people to the centre of aged care planning and policy, and abandon the “special needs” tag, writes Pino Migliorino……..
From Australian Ageing Agenda on March 27 2014, written by Pino Migliorino