It is every individual's right to feel safe, respected and valued.
The aim of the OPERA Project is to foster communities that value and respect people of all ages by challenging some of the harmful beliefs and attitudes that can lead to discrimination on the basis of age.
Community members featured in the OPERA stories have shared their personal stories to demonstrate how they enjoy happy, independent and meaningful lifestyles as they age.
The OPERA Project is a partnership project of Eastern Community Legal Centre and Swinburne University.
OPERA is supported by the Victorian Government ‘Free from Violence’ Grant Program.
Eastern Community Legal Centre proudly acknowledges the Wurundjeri people, the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work. Eastern Community Legal Centre would like to acknowledge the support, wisdom and contribution of the Aboriginal community throughout this project.
The OPERA project is a series of videos that challenge age discrimination by presenting life stories from empowered, resilient and active older people living in the East of Victoria.
OPERA COVID-19 Stories
Don't miss the latest interviews as we hear from older community members on how they took care themselves and others during lockdown.