Uniting Aged Care (UAC) is committed to caring, supporting and encouraging all peoples irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, class, colour, creed or cultural origins.
Our commitment to diversity can be seen in the wide variety of services and groups available for our residents’ participation, and in the inclusive nature of our employment opportunities for staff and volunteers.
Dr Shan, President,
Tamil Seniors Fellowship Victoria
Dr Shanmuganathan, the President of the Tamil Seniors Fellowship Victoria, sought new ways to assist members of his community to remain independent and healthy members of their community.
Dr Shan, as everybody knows him, along with members of the Tamil Seniors Fellowship Victoria worked with UAC staff to develop positive ageing programs that would promote exercise and good health in older members of the Tamil community.
As a result, the UAC Noble Park Community and Oakleigh Rehabilitation Programs in Oakleigh provide exercise programs that are both culturally appropriate and popular amongst members of the Tamil community.
Dr Shan says he knew the exercise programs were gaining popularity when enthusiastic participants told him they looked forward to coming.
Chinese Outing Group -
Girrawheen Day Centre
Girrawheen Day Centre has a Chinese outing group. These are Chinese people from the community who love meeting up once a fortnight, chatting, sharing cups of tea and lunch, taking a walk on the beach or a scenic drive. They plan between themselves what their next outing will be. The group consists of about 10 members, a volunteer driver and a staff member who speaks the language and makes them feel very comfortable as most of the group speak limited English.
A highlight last year, was a visit to the Melbourne Town Hall for a performance of Chinese Opera.
Photo L to R: Kwok Yam Wong, Sze Wah Tse (staff member), Kin Kei Leung, Kam Por Tsang, Sui Ha Tsang, Li Rong Huo, Lan P Wu.