On 30 March David presented four Caulfield multicultural senior citizens clubs with grants from the Victorian Multicultural Commission. The Glen Eira Italian Pensioners & Senior Citizens Club, Greek Elderly Citizens Club Caulfield, Polish Senior Citizens Club of Caulfield and the Jewish Holocaust Centre’s Seniors Thursday Group will share in the more than $7000 which is being provided to groups in Caulfield.
The ceremony, which included the presentation of grants to groups from across Victoria, was held at the D. C Bricker Pavilion in South Caulfield. Over 50 Victorian senior community organisations were presented with grants.
These groups are tremendously important in providing for community strengthening and cohesion play a key role in allowing elderly Victorians from diverse backgrounds to hold regular activities and events which provide them with friendship and support in their later years.
Nearly 24% of Victoria’s population was born overseas. Victorians come from more than 200 countries, speak more than 230 languages and dialects and follow more than 120 religious faiths.
David deeply admires all these groups do to honour and uphold the unique cultural heritage of many Caulfield residents, ensuring that Caulfield continues to remain a truly vibrant and multicultural community.