3 million pledge to help and support our senior Greek Australians

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Shorten Labor Government has bench-marked $3 million to build an aged care facility in the inner western suburbs of Adelaide, according to Labor MP Steve Georganas. The pledge was made earlier today following events held at St George Orthodox Community parish to celebrate Saint George’s feast day.Mr Georganas said that the facility would provide culturally appropriate aged care services to residents and provide a meeting place for regular events and functions for the residents families and the broader community.“Greek migrants have proudly called South Australia home for many decades and today nearly 40,000 people of Greek ancestry live in the state. I have worked closely with the Greek community in South Australia and it is clear there is a shortage of culturally and linguistically diverse aged care services,” Mr Georganas said.“As young men and women they worked hard in physically demanding jobs and contributed to our nation’s success. It’s now time to ensure that they are looked after in their twilight years. Labor’s announcement will go a long way to filling some of those shortages specific to senior Greek Australians who migrated here,” he said, pointing to the invaluable contribution that the Greek community has made to the development and growth of South Australia.READ MORE: Aged care services in BroadmeadowsSt George Parish in Adelaide, the largest in South Australia, established the first bilingual college in the state over 35 years ago.The community has called for an aged care project for several years and Mr Georganas said he is proud that the party is now in a position to invest in an important facility that will provide vital services to community members in their retirement.Labor will work with St George Orthodox Community and Parish and Saint Basil’s Aged Care to build the facility.last_img read more

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