Ageing Diversely Project

The Ageing Diversely videos have created a unique means to generate conversations about ‘planning for the future’ with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Although, conversations around the video stories often touch on issues relating to family conflict and elder abuse, the stories address these issues indirectly. This method creates a safe space for these issues to be discussed. The videos have worked well to actively engage CALD communities around topics that work to prevent elder abuse and decrease the likelihood of unnecessary engagements with complicated Government and legal systems. They form opportunities for services that work within the area of Elder Abuse to work together and inform the community holistically, with a consistent message: Talk about the future, plan for the future. 

Thank you to the Public Trustee, The Queensland Government, CO.AS.IT, Cathay Community Association, Jeta Gardens and the many other services who supported the Conversation Café video series. A particular thankyou to Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast who also provided a magnificent filming location.


Throughout the program, the Ageing Diversely project delivered 11 videos:

  • 2 videos in 4 different languages: English (2), Mandarin (2), Italian (2) & Amharic (2).
  • 3 videos in Auslan (Australian Sign Language).

Where can the videos be viewed?

Scroll down, you can view all of the videos right here.

Alterntiavely, the videos produced in English, Mandarin, Italian and Amharic are currently viewable via the UnitingCare Community YouTube page. The Auslan videos are available via the Deaf Services Queensland YouTube page (Elder Abuse, Signing Documents, Enduring Powers of Attorney). 

If you would like access to your own copy of the videos for use with your family, community group or professional role you can make contact with us via the helpline. The following powerpoint document also has all the videos embedded into the slides. You simply need an internet connection on your device and click to play!   

Is the project now over?

No, the project will continue as a part of the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit’s strategy to engage with CALD communities, in partnership and collaboration with the various stakeholders.


Wills & Enduring Powers of Attorney: 

Seeking independent advice - walking with your eyes open: 

Videos: Auslan in partnership with Deaf Services QLD

Elder Abuse:

Signing Documents:

Enduring Powers of Attorney & Elder Abuse: