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Multicultural Tree Project

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Last week, AMCS had a meeting with the Westvale Community Centre’s Men’s Shed and the coordinators of the Westvale Community Centre to discuss our new initiative, the SWAMIH project. This project aims to reduce isolation for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) seniors and also engage the community by having seniors share their wisdom. The first […]


A beautiful way to spend a Monday!

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On the 21st of October, a group of AMCS volunteers and clients went on an active outing in nature and did a day walk in the beautiful setting of Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens where many sorts of rhododendron flowers were in bloom. This outing was supported also by our Moving for Life project, encouraging seniors […]


Community Engagement at Westvale Community Centre

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Last week, Community Engagement Worker Roberto, visited Westvale Community Centre for Seniors’ Week. With the in-built coffee machine ready to go, Roberto was able to travel to Westvale using the AMCS Information Van and have a chat with up to 25 people that day about home care assistance, social activities and other available programs relevant […]


Seniors Festival Celebration Day!

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  It was great to be a part of the Seniors Festival Celebration Day at Federation Square last Sunday! There were beautiful cultural and active dance performances throughout the day, and it was also a great opportunity to chat to people about how MyAgedCare and any questions about the support services that are available. Please […]


Creating Dementia-Friendly Communities

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With support from Dementia Australia, AMCS have been conducting workshops about how we can do more to create dementia-friendly communities. So far we have had two workshops co-designed and facilitated by AMCS and Impacto Consulting, with attendance from carers, professionals in the field and seniors with dementia. These discussions have allowed us to collect valuable […]


Getting active with Zumba!

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Last week, our Polish and Multicultural social support groups participated in a Zumba class organised by the Moving For Life – The Way I Like It program. The classes are specially designed to be safe and beneficial for seniors to participate in, so if you are 65 years and above, register now to know how […]


Free Home and Disability Short Course

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AMCS is offering a FREE Home and Disability short course for those interested in working in the home and disability care sector. The course will be starting on Saturday 3rd of August at our office in Maidstone (Suite 111, 44-56 Hampstead Rd, Maidstone, VIC, 3012). The course will run for 5 weeks every Saturday, where […]


Public Transport Discount for Carers

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From Monday 1st July, the Parliamentary Secretary for Carers has announced that there will be half-priced public transport for carers. The details for these new changes are listed below: From 1st July 2019, Victorians holding a Victorian Carer Card and Carers Myki will be able to obtain: A 50% discount on trains, trams and buses, […]


What a view! – An Excursion to Arthur’s Seat

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This week, a group of clients went on an excursion to Arthurs Seat, a mountain summit that is 314 metres high. Weightless and suspended in air, the group travelled by gondola that offered a beautiful panoramic view of Port Philip Bay and the winding roads of the Mornington Peninsula. After a hearty lunch specially prepared […]


Make your MOVE for Better Ageing

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An exciting opportunity is available for seniors aged 65 and over across Victoria, to engage in an enjoyable range of FREE physical activity groups designed to improve overall health and well-being. Thanks to $1.8M in federal funding provided through the Sport Australia Move It AUS – Better Ageing Grant Program, Australian Multicultural Community Services has […]