How well are we ageing?

The question of how well people age in communities – especially in regions that are not their birthplace – will be addressed during the 5th International Conference on Ageing in a Foreign Land, being hosted by Flinders University.

This initiative of the Flinders University Modern Greek Section, through the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences,  is coming to Flinders University at Tonsley campus on June 19 and 20.

The conference highlight will be an awards ceremony, designed to celebrate the achievements and contributions of people for their services provided to older culturally and linguistically diverse Australians.

The Ageing in a Foreign Land Awards reward the actions and achievements of people in the areas of program, service delivery or policy development, contributing to community awareness, access and equity, and empowerment of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities who are living in an adopted land.

The Awards recognise the benefits that individuals have made to our communities – from the earliest migrants, through to more recent arrivals, and from various cultural backgrounds.  It shows that these contributions strengthen inclusion and support opportunities for lifelong connections, active participation and meaningful experiences.

The Awards also applaud leadership in building the capacity of multicultural sector agencies and volunteers, carers and workforce of community organisations that provide a broad range of services, support and information.

Details about the conference and the awards can be found here. Early Bird registration for the conference closes on April 30.

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