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INFORMATION DAY: THURDAY 30TH MARCH 2017
Time: 10:00 - 11:00am
Venue: Community Room, 3 Florence Avenue Eastlakes
START DATE: Thursday 20th April 2017
TIME: 10.00am – 12noon
VENUE: Community Room, 3 Florence Avenue Eastlakes
For more information and to register your interest please call Mila or Gerard on 8338 8506
Article in this week's Southern Courier.
If you have the Rabbitoh’s Aaron Gray and his mum Julie knocking on your door this weekend, don’t be surprised: Aaron is taking a break from training to score some points for the seniors in our community.
South Eastern Community Connect is a local community organisation that provides support for the elderly, families with young children, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and the socially disadvantaged in Sydney’s South East. This weekend marks the start of a doorknock to let the elderly in the local community know about the services that are available to them.
“SECC has been around for decades but there will always be people in the community who don’t know about the services. We want to make sure that those who need support know where to get it locally and affordably. My mum works for the organisation, and I am volunteering to help her spread the word to as many people as we can,” Aaron explains.
Services that have vacancies range from food deliveries support with shopping and daily tasks, transport and dementia programs to social outings.
“South Eastern Community Connect is a not-for-profit organisation, and our services are heavily subsidised by the government, which makes them affordable for many people who wouldn’t be able to seek help from a commercial provider,” says Kate Melhopt, Executive Officer of South Eastern Community Connect.
“Getting support to the elderly in our community is something that is important to me,” Aaron explains. “When I was little and my mum had twins, I got to spend a lot of time with our neighbour who looked after me. Today she is a senior citizen, and I want her and elderly people like her to receive the same loving care that she gave me. It is also my way of supporting my mum in what is important to her,” he says.
“I am returning to my roots in more than one way. My very first job was with SECC’s outside school hours care, and I like giving back to the organisation by volunteering whenever I can. If you don’t see me this weekend, come and find me next Thursday in the community space at Eastgardens.”
South Eastern Community Connect will run its Awareness Doorknock over the following six weeks in South Eastern Sydney.
Stepping On is a Seven week program designed for people who are living at home and have experienced a fall or are concerned about falling.
The Stepping On Program is thoroughly researched and is proven to prevent falls.
Stepping On incorporates a practical set of exercises that were specifically designed to
improve strength and balance and delivers expert presentations on a variety of relevant
falls related topics including vision, home hazards, medicines, bone health and footwear.
This program is not suitable for people with memory problems and progressive neurological
disorders or for people who are totally dependent on a walking frame.
Our next Stepping On program will start on
2 May 2017
33 Boussole Road, Daceyville
For more information and to register contact Mila on 8338 8506.
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From pony rides and real farm animals to sports, craft and Taronga Zoo - our Easter Vacation Care program is packed with fun and activities to keep your primary school children entertained and busy these school holidays.
And it doesn't matter which school you attend during term - all primary aged children are welcome at our SMOOSH vacation care at Gardeners Road Public School.
The cost of the program is $45 per child per day (child care benefit and rebate apply) plus any excursion cost.
Easter 2017 Vacation Care Program
Easter 2017 Vacation Care Permission Slip
SMOOSH enrolment form
Parenting is fun, right? Well, most of the time.
If your little person driving you up the wall with his or her behaviour, our FREE Triple P parenting seminars may have some useful tools for you - to help you keep your cool and keep being the terrific parent that you are.
The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program has been shown to help reduce kids’ and teens’ problem behaviour and also reduce children’s emotional problems. The evidence also shows it helps parents feel more confident, less stressed, less angry and less depressed. And that’s positive!
Join our FREE seminar for hands-on strategies to raise your child in an environment that is safe, loving and predictable. We won’t tell you how to raise your children, but we will give you the confidence and skills to build good relationships with your child, set boundaries and rules, and follow up with consequences that aren’t harmful.
Tuesday, March 14, 21 and 28
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Eastlakes Public School
For more information call Bronwynn Jursik, Family Support Team
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