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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 04 May 2019
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 4 MAY 2019 7 COMMUNITY Evzones cry… It was hard to hold back tears during this year’s Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations in Australia. Former SA Treasurer, Labor MP Tom Koutsantonis, President of the St George Community, Mr Terzis, Reverend of St George Church, Diogenis Patsouris, and Federal MP Steve Georganas $3 million pledge to help and support our senior Greek Australians THEODORA MAIOS Deputy Commander, Captain Nikolaos Vavlekis, saying hello to one of his youngest friends The Shorten Labor Government has bench-marked $3 million to build an aged care facility in the inner western suburbs of Adelaide, according to Labor MP Steve Georganas. The pledge was made on Monday following events held at St George Orthodox Community parish to celebrate Saint George's feast day. Mr Georganas said that the facility would provide culturally appropriate aged care services to residents and provide a meeting place for regular events and functions for the residents families and the broader community. "Greek migrants have proudly called South Australia home for many decades and today nearly 40,000 people of Greek ancestry live in the state. I have worked closely with the Greek community in South Australia and it is clear there is a shortage of culturally and linguistically diverse aged care services," Mr Georganas said. "As young men and women they worked hard in physically demanding jobs and contributed to our nation's success. It's now time to ensure that they are looked after in their twilight years. Labor's announcement will go a long way to filling some of those shortages specific to senior Greek Australians who migrated here," he said, pointing to the invaluable contribution that the Greek community has made to the development and growth of South Australia. St George Parish in Adelaide, the largest in South Australia, established the first bilingual college in the state over 35 years ago. The community has called for an aged care project for several years and Mr Georganas said he is proud that the party is now in a position to invest in an important facility that will provide vital services to community members in their retirement. Labor will work with St George Orthodox Community and Parish and Saint Basil's Aged Care to build the facility. A birds-eye view of the Epitaph service, where Evzones made history standing guard in Adelaide for the first time. Evzones on the stage, standing in line for the national anthem. Evzones standing proud while attending the commemorative wreath laying ceremony at Dawn Service last Thursday.
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