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So far Christine Powis has created 151 blog entries.

Meet our team – Hovig der Tateossian

Hovig Der Tateossian has never been a car aficionado but he’s on his way to becoming one. As the new part-time Transport Coordinator at Sydney Community Services, he’s fast becoming a mini-bus specialist, managing our fleet of 12-  and 20-seat buses, ensuring they’re ready and available to carry consumers including culturally and linguistically diverse groups, [...]

Tips to keep you moving, at every age

By itself, ageing is not a cause of major health problems until you are in your mid-90s. And, even at this advanced age, strength, power and muscle mass can still be increased, says Julie Broderick, Assistant Professor in physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin. Ageing is inevitable and influenced by many, many things – but if you [...]

2020-01-22T12:45:09+11:00General - news|

Action on cancer

February 4 is World Cancer Day, an initiative of  Union for International Cancer Control  (UICC), which encourages everyone to take some action on the issue or  raise some awareness however big or small. Many people think a diagnosis of cancer means they should do very little except get medical treatment. While health experts worldwide now [...]

Meet our award-winning volunteer – Maria Good

Maria Good says helping people who are struggling to pay bills is the most satisfying work she’s ever done. Her long career in corporate financial regulation with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission is excellent experience for her work in retirement as a volunteer counsellor for clients of Sydney Community Services and Christian Community Aid. [...]

Meet our team – Branka Ivkovic, Community Connections Manager

Branka has more than 20 years' international experience in the field as a manager and practitioner, providing support services to refugees, children, seniors and families, on behalf of government and non-government agencies. She's a qualified nurse and social worker who studied social work in both Europe and Australia and holds qualifications in family counselling, management, [...]

Art for everyone

Mayor of Hunters Hill, Mark Bennett, left, with fellow art-lover, Ardele Congratulations to all the artists and craftspeople whose work was exhibited at the 6th Annual Affordable Art & Craft Expo, held at Gladesville Shopping Village in November.   Branka Ivkovic, left, with Bob Mavin, a director of Gladesville RSL and Community [...]

Employment for more NDIS participants

NDIS Minister Stuart Robert last month released a long-awaited plan to boost employment for NDIS scheme participants into work by mid-2023 but advocates say the government is aiming too low. The goal of 30% of working age participants in employment is only 6% higher than the current rate of 24%  NDIS participants employed. “This strategy [...]

2019-12-03T17:55:46+11:00General - news|

International Day of People with Disability: December 3

Set up by the United Nations, IDPwD is celebrated internationally to boost public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions. This year’s Australian patron is Kurt Fearnley, who has achieved things most of us could only dream of. He climbed Papua New Guinea’s Kokoda Track – not a [...]

Don’t fall for it

The rate of head injuries from falls by older Australians has nearly doubled in the decade to 2016-17, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Its research shows that about 125,000 people aged 65 and over were seriously injured due to a fall in 2016–17 with injuries to the head hip and [...]

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