2012: Book launch

Scholarship funds utilised to launch the book “Ajò in Australia – Let’s go to Australia”, documenting the results of the research conducted by Saberio Minutolo into Sardinian immigration in Victoria and the history of the Sardinian Cultural Association, held at the Italian Immigration Museum @ COASIT. 

The book has been written by Pino Bosi, published by Grollo-Ruzzene Foundation via the Italian Australia Institute at La Trobe University with the support of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia and launched by Aldo Aledda, Sardinian Historian in Melbourne for this special occasion.

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Funds utilised to further expand the Family Support Program which had successfully implemented in 2008 due to the fact that when the time comes for a mother, father, husband or wife to have no option but to move to residential aged care, the grief and guilt only compound to the confusion, anxiety and often pain to family members. The main focus of this Program is to help families prepare and deal with an approaching death along with the pastoral care support team. Once again the firm Bernie McCarthy and Associates provides professional counselling and information to families, as well as to individuals as needed.

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Funds utilised to implement a unique Family Support Program to assist families in dealing with the dislocation, grief and often guilt that usually occurs when an elderly parent or relative needs to enter residential aged care. The firm Bernie McCarthy and Associates Pty. Ltd., who is one of the most well-known and respected aged care psychologists, was engaged to provide professional counselling support services not just for new entrants but also to help families at time of significant decline in health of their loved one and through all palliative times including after death.

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