Free Greek lessons to improve quality of life for our aged care seniors (online article)

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Online article which presents the resounding success of St Basil's project and its importance in the quality of aged care services

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Free Greek lessons to improve quality of life for our aged care seniors

Period3 Oct 2020

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  • TitleFree Greek lessons to improve quality of life for our aged care seniors
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size2 min read
    CountryAustralia
    Date3/10/20
    DescriptionOlder people with English as their second language report losing their ability to communicate in English as they age and experience cognitive decline, and so will often revert to their first language. Part of the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia, St Basil’s NSW & ACT is a registered Australian charity established specifically for the provision of best quality aged care services within a culturally appropriate environment that enhances the dignity, independence and quality of life of all people in its care. To achieve this St Basil’s NSW & ACT values multilingual and multicultural knowledge, skills and understanding and has developed expertise in providing aged care services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate. Recognising how fundamental culture is to our lives, St Basil’s NSW & ACT have been working on an innovative project in cooperation with Modern Greek Studies Program of Macquarie University offering Greek lessons for their non-Greek speaking staff. These Greek lessons are held once a week at the St. Basil’s Lakemba location by Dr Patricia Koromvokis, Lecturer and Head of Modern Greek Studies at Macquarie University.
    Producer/AuthorNatalie Martin
    URLhttps://greekcitytimes.com/2020/10/03/free-greek-lessons-aged-care-seniors/
    PersonsPatricia Koromvokis