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Aboriginal Community Elders Service

This aged care service was established by the Koorie community to care for elders previously isolated in hospitals and other institutions. Planning began in 1987 in response to discussion about the problems faced by older people in the local community. Led by Gunditjmara elder Aunty Iris Lovett-Gardiner, the group secured Commonwealth Government funding to establish a 24-bed hostel in East Brunswick designed and operated in accordance with Aboriginal cultural principles. Aboriginal Community Elders Service (ACES) also administers Home Care packages in the Koorie community.

Shurlee Swain