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Winner of Tackling Ageism Award announced

A South Australian organisation supporting refugees and migrants to actively participate in the wider community has been awarded the Office for Ageing Well Tackling Ageism Award.

Published: 6 December 2022

The Australian Refugee Association (ARA), operating in Salisbury, Torrensville and Mitchell Park, has been recognised for its commitment to tackling ageism through its Zimala Project, which means ‘fellowship’ in Arabic.

The project has supported more than 100 men aged 50 and over with Syrian, Afghani, Hazara, Pashtun, and African refugee and migrant backgrounds to stay active and engaged in the community through cultural and social experiences and support.

We continue to work through South Australia’s Plan for Ageing Well 2020-2025 to overcome ageism so

South Australians, no matter their age, can live well