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Taking on a choko challenge

When local resident Maria found chokoes in her fresh produce box last week, she decided to use them in a hearty country dish from the Provence region of France. "Thank you, South Eastern Community Connect, for bringing the choko back into my life," Maria says. "When I...

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SECC doubles down on support for dementia sufferers

When asked why she loves coming to the The Dementia Day Centre in Rushcutters Bay, resident Alannah Smith says it makes her day. “Otherwise, I’d be home alone with my dog,” she says. “Coming here gives me a spring in my step.” For John Smalley, visiting the centre...

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ATO reports victims paid scammers $190k in last two months

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has reported an increasing number of scams targeting the community. During July and August this year, the ATO received over 7000 scam reports to its dedicated phone line, with close to $190,000 paid to scammers in these two months...

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The First Day of a New Journey

Aine O'Connell, Volunteer at The Cottage, ​Dementia Day Centre   At the time of applying for the position, I could never have predicted the attachment or enjoyment I would find with the people at The Cottage.Having never worked with the elderly I didn’t quite know...

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Volunteer Foster Carers Needed

Do you have a lap and cuddles to spare? Do you have room for a four legged friend? Would you like to have a pet but can’t commit to years of responsibility? Yes? Then fostering a pet might be for you, and there are hundreds of cats and dogs looking for a home every...

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I love the physical work!

Kate Jones Food Services Volunteer  since 2013.I have been packing produce boxes for community food services since 2013.  It is a volunteer role that suits me perfectly, because I work from home in an office environment, and I love the opportunity to get out and do...

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Volunteering Week 2018

Our volunteers make our world go around and at the moment we have about 80 people in 20 different roles donating their time to support our community. At South Eastern Community Connect we have a huge range of volunteer roles. There are those who work directly with...

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Yoga for Agility

Yoga for Agility is our new pilot program to help seniors reduce their risk of falls and related injury through the benefits of yoga. It is never too early to start. Yoga increases flexibility of the joints and improves muscle strength and balance, it focusses the...

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