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Blogs and Articles

Blogs and Articles2020-11-10T14:35:32+11:00

Community Spotlight: Jimmy Siviour

December 15th, 2020|

Jimmy is a frequent participant at the SCS social and recreational groups at the Hunters Hill Community Hub. To show his appreciation for the service, he returns to the Hub throughout the week to undertake [...]

Tribute to long-time volunteer Betty Rose Benjamin

December 11th, 2020|

A dedicated and well-known volunteer with Sydney Community Services (formerly Gladesville Community Aid and then subsequently Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services) 93-year-old Betty Rose Benjamin passed away quietly in April 2020. Betty made an enormous [...]

A snapshot of our 2019/2020 successes

December 3rd, 2020|

The 2019/2020 financial year was a "game of two halves," so they say. The first six months, SCS tracked well, servicing those in need with regularity and efficiency. The second half of the year was, [...]

November’s letter from CEO Gill Batt

November 11th, 2020|

In 1960, Claudia Leach was standing for Lane Cove Council and trekked door-to-door to canvas votes.  It struck her that there were many older people living on their own in Lane Cove.  On closer inspection [...]

Learning to live with dementia

September 7th, 2020|

September is Dementia Awareness month yet Dementia Australia’s packed calendar of informative and supportive events runs all year -  for the person diagnosed and their carers, families and friends. The webinars below are all online [...]

Stepping it up

September 7th, 2020|

Melina Trombetta visited Sydney Fish Markets, Pyrmont Disability Support Worker, Clare Ganly, and her keen clients are more than stepping up to the rules as they evolve around that virus. Clare’s Walking Group [...]

Let’s get intentional!

September 7th, 2020|

If you’re missing out on some of your regular habits and friendly connections - including SCS social events - while the virus is around, you might feel a little lonely or uncertain about things. Many [...]

Meet our team – Martin Lane

September 7th, 2020|

Carpenter Martin Lane says many people are surprised by how quickly home modifications can be done and what a difference they can make to their lives. “I enjoy making people’s lives easier. A lot of [...]

Telling your stories of the ‘Covid cloud’

August 6th, 2020|

‘Telling your stories of COVID-19’ is a Lane Cove Council project encouraging people to share their experiences of COVID-19 - its challenges and restrictions, what you did or missed during ‘lockdown’, negatives and positive silver [...]

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