Celebrating seniors contribution to a rich and diverse society

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MEDIA RELEASE

12 February 2019

Multicultural Seniors Carnivale 2019

Celebrating seniors contribution to a rich and diverse society


Sydney Multicultural Community Services (SMCS) will host its annual Multicultural Seniors Carnivale on Wednesday 20th February to celebrate NSW Seniors Week 2019.

Over 180 senior clients of SMCS will attend the 2019 Carnivale, which will take place at the Prince Henry Community Centre in Little Bay. Guests will enjoy cultural performances, music, dances and a gourmet lunch prepared by Sydney MCS Café Chef Gianni Cupri.

Presenting as guest speakers at the event will be Mr. Michael Daley MP (Member for Maroubra), Cr. Kathy Neilson (Randwick Council Mayor) and Josep Rustam (SMCS Board Member). The event is proudly supported by Randwick City Council and ADHC NSW Seniors Week.

Clients in attendance currently avail aged care services from Sydney MCS and the Carnivale provides a much needed opportunity for social connection for elderly people from non-English speaking backgrounds, many of whom experience social isolation due to the language barrier. A total of 18 language groups will be represented at the Carnivale.

Sydney Multicultural Community Services is a non-profit organisation providing services to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in the Eastern suburbs and Inner West areas of Sydney. SMCS services for elderly CALD clients include the Frail Aged/ Dementia Day Care program, funded by the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care, as well as the Community Visitors Scheme and Community Aged Care Packages, both funded by the Department of Health and Ageing.

“For us it is a very important event since one of our pillars is to help seniors to be involved and appreciated by the Australian society while maintaining their cultural identity. Multicultural Seniors Carnivale is a space to celebrate diversity and what seniors have contributed to this society,” said Rosa Loria, Sydney MCS CEO.

Local residents who would like more information about Sydney Multicultural Community Services and its programs can visit the website www.sydneymcs.org.au or phone the centre on 02 9663 3922.

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