Wellness day on for Arabic elderly

ARABIC-speaking seniors can find out about support services available, enjoy a delicious morning tea and learn a few health-boosting zumba moves at a free session at Guildford Community Centre South Hall this Thursday.

Hosted by Cumberland City Council, the event will see attendees also learn about the benefits of a self-care routine.
Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA) is another organisation that strongly recognises the benefits of a healthy self-care routine and the need to connect with people across all of society.
EAAA executive director Bev Lange said their goal was to deliver campaigns, advocacy and policies that positively impact the lives of older Australians and their families.
“Compass recently launched a language translation tool to enable translation of the entire site into 16 languages, of which Arabic is one, that provide info on many aspects of ageing and aged care,” she said.
It includes info on health and wellbeing, staying engaged, maintaining independence and how to plan for your future.
There are also resources for negotiating agreements with family particularly in relation to assets and what people need to ensure their wishes are met as life changes.
“In my role at EAAA, I’m very conscious that as people age, good physical and mental health and remaining socially active and engaged, are key factors that limit the abuse and neglect of people over 65,” Ms Lange said.
Registration is essential for the event on Thursday, June 30, 10am-12pm, by calling the Service Development Team on 8757 9041 or book online.