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Get moving in the Lane Cove Fun Run

Will you be a stroller or a dasher … in the Lane Cove Fun Run on September 8? Get into the fun of the event: dress up, and dress up those strollers, your pets, kids - and yourself! Both fun runs, 5km starting 7:30am and 2km at 8:30am, start walking or running from Kingsford Smith [...]

Healthy heart at 50 linked to lower dementia risk

It’s confirmed! Good cardiovascular health at age 50 is strongly associated with a lower risk of dementia later: these are the results of a remarkably comprehensive study of almost 8,000 British adults over 25 years. Dementia starts to develop 15-20 years ahead of symptoms so warding off its onset is vital - and  not impossible [...]

Meet our Volunteer – Reza Alizadeh

Reza Alizadeh volunteered at Sydney Community Services even before he retired. He was working as a handyman elsewhere and had a day off mid-week, so he put his hand up for similar work supporting SCS’s Home Modifications and Maintenance team. This team of qualified tradesmen does everything from small jobs through to retrofitting ramps and [...]

Meet our team – Michelle le Dain

Canadian-born, New-York-bred visual artist and administrator Michelle le Dain shares the role of managing and scheduling our home maintenance and modifications, and gardening services. Michelle and Kathy Brodie work part-time to organise teams of qualified tradesmen, horticulturists and volunteer gardeners who make people’s homes and gardens safer, more accessible, and more enjoyable. "Job-sharing gives me [...]

Get on the edible garden trail

Bridget Kennedy ( left) with Laurie Green If you love sustainably growing your own food, you’re invited to be part of the inaugural Sydney Edible Garden Trail on the third weekend in March 2020. The ticketed, non-profit event will send all proceeds back into community and school edible gardens to raise awareness about [...]

New Ageing & Disability Commissioner – and review

Robert Fitzgerald, newly appointed NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner sees the role as an extension of a career which he has spent “helping protect vulnerable people”. Robert Fitzgerald, NSW's new Ageing and Disability Commissioner The Commissioner will be given 70 full-time staff and the power to initiate investigations or following a referral or [...]

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