If you recently had 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.
The arrival of My Aged Care is a major change to the aged care sector, with clients, not-for-profit organisations and commercial providers still finding their way around the new system.
By September 2017, in keeping with the changes in our sector, South Eastern Community Connect will be adding Home Care Packages to its services.
Through your Home Care Package the Government pays for the services you need to live independently at home. The choice of services is yours so you can get all the support you need and only the support you need in a way that suits your personal situation.
As part of National Volunteer Week we took our volunteers out for lunch at the Randwick Golf Club on 11 May 2017. 35 volunteers enjoyed the food, the company and the venue.
“South Eastern Community Connect could not operate without our devoted and generous volunteers, and occasions like this give us the opportunity to say thank you to them,” says Volunteer Coordinator Sue Ohanian. “I always like to mark the occasion with a certificate and a small gift for each volunteer, “ she adds.
It is the personal friendships in our volunteer community that make this event so special every year, and everyone looks forward to catching up in a relaxed setting.
Volunteering is, however, so much more than just a feelgood activity. A recent press release from the Prime Minister contains some interesting statistics about volunteering:
“… About one third of the Australian population undertake volunteering making an estimated annual contribution of $290 billion to the nation’s economic and social good. According to a study by economists at John Hopkins University, the economic value of volunteer work is 21% of government consumption expenditure – the largest share of any developed country. Only Africa at 23 % has a higher level of volunteer work as a proportion of government spending”.
Thank you to you all!