Members Statements – Chinese Seniors Healthy Ageing Expo 2012 – Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012

Posted on 30. Apr, 2012 in Speeches

Mr LIM (Clayton) — Yesterday I attended the Chinese Seniors Healthy Ageing Expo 2012 in Noble Park, organised by the Chinese Community Social Services Centre, which is based in Box Hill. The expo provided Chinese seniors and their carers with accurate and up‑to‑date information on health and aged‑care services. Fifteen organisations participated in the expo, which attracted more than 150 elderly Chinese Australians.

With a vision of being inclusive and caring for the Chinese community, and as an ethnic Chinese community‑based, non‑profit organisation, the Chinese Community Social Services Centre provides community support services to the aged, children, young people and families within the Chinese community of Victoria. In the past 20 years it has successfully delivered community services, packaged‑care programs and home and community care programs. It also initiated the construction of the only Chinese‑specific high‑care facility in the state, the On Luck Chinese Nursing Home, which opened in 2007 with a 60‑bed capacity and has now expanded to 120 beds.

The expo I attended with 10 staff members and 15 volunteers from the Chinese Community Social Services Centre helped to provide outreach and information delivery to the Chinese community and was the third one organised across the state. I wish to congratulate David Yong, JP, from the Chinese Community Social Services Centre — —

The DEPUTY SPEAKER — Order! The member’s time has expired.

 

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