【Launching of NEW services – Media Conference @Marigold Restaurant on 25 November 2021】
We are very happy to share some exciting news with the community!
At the media conference held last Thursday, 25 November at the Marigold Restaurant, we were excited to announce the launching of the CASS Asquith Residential Aged Care Project, the EnCOMPASS Multicultural Aged Care Connector Program and CASS H-Line Non-Crisis Hotline, which meant more people from all walks of life will be benefited and taken care of.
The Chairperson of CASS, Dr Bo Zhou, in his speech said, “With the ageing population, demand in residential aged care service keeps outstripping the supply in Australia. After the establishment of our first Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) located in Campsie in early 2015, we have made unremitting endeavour and effort to plan for the building of our second RACF in Asquith. The Development Approval (DA) for the Asquith Project was finally granted by the Northern Region Planning Panel at the end of 2020. We were allocated with 97 single rooms by the Federal Government in end of July 2021; an independent living unit development was also planned, next to the proposed RACF.”
Dr. Zhou continued, “We will have an Earth Turning Ceremony of the Asquith Project on 6 December 2021 to kick start this remarkable milestone. We would like to appeal for more public support and donations to make this happen. We are determined to extend our quality aged care services to serve more people in need in the near future.”
The EnCOMPASS Multicultural Aged Care Connector Program which aims at providing FREE personalised one-to-one support to help the older people from migrant backgrounds to overcome the language barrier and apply for government-funded aged care services was also introduced. Please visit https://casscare.org.au/…/encompass-multicultural-aged…/ for more details of the service.
We are thrilled to announce our “CASS H-Line Non-Crisis Hotline” – The ONLY Chinese Non-Crisis Hotline in NSW was already launched in November, to respond to the needs of mental health services for people of the CALD community. It is operated by a group of selected volunteers trained and supervised by professionals, to provide mental wellbeing and emotional support in Mandarin and Cantonese. The hotline number is (02) 9063 8888.
Mr Henry Pan OAM, Foundation Chairperson and Honorary Executive Director of CASS, Mr. Anthony Pang, Deputy Chairperson / Secretary of CASS, members of the Board of Directors of CASS, guests and celebrities, Dr. Tony Goh and Mrs May Lee, and friends of media attended the media conference. All the guests enjoyed the gathering and had a great time chatting and mingling with one another.
Our devotion in serving the community never stops. Please visit our website at www.casscare.org.au if you would like to know more about our work.