Funding helps Riverland Ethnic Link aged care service

The new Ethnic Link Services centre in Renmark will share in almost $1.5 million in funding from the Federal Government to support Riverland seniors to remain living independently in their own homes.


Officially opening the new centre on 19 July on behalf of Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM, Member for Barker Tony Pasin said Ethnic Link Services staff and volunteers provided care in 45 different languages to around 250 people each year.


“Ethnic Link Services is building on more than 20 years of home and community support for culturally diverse Riverland residents,” Mr Pasin said.


“The new Renmark site will allow Ethnic Link Services to expand its offering to the broader community, providing a unique mix of holistic care and helping hands that have forged bonds of friendship and broken down social isolation.


“Ethnic Link Services has been a trailblazer in helping ensure the region’s strong cross cultural community connections extend into the aged care sector.”


During the next two years, Ethnic Link Services will receive almost $740,000 a year to help local older Australians with transport, meals and group and individual social support.


Ethnic Link Services works with the Federation of Ethnic Communities Council of Australia and is operated by UnitingSA, which provides extensive home and residential aged care services in South Australia.


2 August 2018.