MAC News

Department of Health Webinar: CHSP extension

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers are invited to a webinar on Wednesday 17 November 2021, 10:30am–12:00pm AEDT. A panel will discuss the CHSP one-year extension from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023, and cover the following topics: administrative...

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COVID-19 Survey for the multicultural community

What does your community think about the COVID-19 vaccines?  SA Health has prepared a survey to understand the attitude of multicultural communities towards vaccination. The survey is open to all community members in South Australia, including anyone that has already...

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Ochi Day – 28 October

Ochi Day – 28 October

Today Ochi Day is a major day for Greek nationalism with the entire country unified in remembrance of the noble efforts of resistance to fascist oppression, Greece’s refusal to yield to the powers of the Axis in 1940, whilst also celebrating the service of current soldiers. Ochi day is a national holiday in Greece and Cyprus and is always celebrated on 28 October. It is celebrated with special church services, military parades, naval parade, folk dances and student parades. Most buildings and homes are decorated with Greek flags.

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Multicultural stakeholder kit for residential aged care

The Department has produced a multicultural stakeholder kit about residential aged care worker COVID-19 vaccinations. The kit includes communication resources explaining the requirement for workers to have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine from 17 September 2021...

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Elvis Presley – What he means to me

By Vicki Kanakaris Elvis Presley! Wow his name alone sends my heart racing and I am transported to a time of youth, innocence, romance, movies, music and ‘happily ever afters’! Elvis was born 8 January 1935, Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S. and died 16 August 1977, Memphis,...

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The Dormition of the Theotokos

By Vicki Kanakaris The Feast of the Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary is celebrated on August 15 each year and is one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church. The Virgin Mary – the Theotokos, (Greek: “God-Bearer”), in Eastern...

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MAC Information Circular – 28 May 2021

MAC Information Circular – 28 May 2021

Updated advice for SA residential aged care facilities Translated information on COVID-19 vaccination for in-home care workers and recipients Nominations are now open for the 2021 Cultural Diversity in Ageing Excellence Awards Two new quality indicators to report on...

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Monthly at MAC – June Celebrations

Monthly at MAC – June Celebrations

Upcoming Dates 2 June: Festa della Repubblica (Italy) 14 June: Dragon Boat Festival (China) 20 June: World Refugee Day 21 June: Worldwide Music Day 23 June: International Olympic DayFesta della Repubblica Festa della Repubblica is the Italian National Day and Republic...

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MAC Information Circular – 14 May 2021

MAC Information Circular – 14 May 2021

Federal Budget: Once in a generation change for aged care in Australia SA Health Vaccine Update Factsheet for residential aged care workers – now available in 19 languages Launch of Operation Trace Multifaith Practices: new resource launched EthnicLinks Information...

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