A Victorian-first Multicultural Wellness Centre in Melbourne’s
east is connecting seniors and combating social isolation. The Centre, run
by non-profit organisation Villa Maria Catholic Homes
, in Wantirna South
has gone from strength to strength since it opened in 2016. It was the
first Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD)-specific, integrated,
aged-focused wellness centre in the state.
On 5 February, the centre’s most popular group,
for Chinese seniors, will be a hub of activity as they bring in the
Chinese New Year. Creating and hanging decorations, undertaking
traditional customs and joining for the annual ‘Reunion Lunch’ are all
part of the festivities.