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Meet our client – Adrian Bowden

“Many men have a rather solitary life outside their families and work,” says Adrian. “So retirement’s great – for about six months!" "One of the things I like about BOOMers is that we’re not sitting around, we’re actually doing things; we’re talking but we’re out and about.” This mechanical and industrial engineer, who has worked [...]

2019-06-12T13:07:44+10:00General - news|

Sing praises for local heroes

Victoria Caush, an awarded SCS volunteer who  volunteers on our delivered meals service Exceptional individuals who contribute to the wider world should not go unsung, and local deeds were recognised late May by Lane Cove’s Annual Citizenship Awards and Ryde Council’s Volunteer Recognition Awards.  More than 100 people attended the Lane Cove celebration [...]

Meet our team – Annette Allen

Originally qualified as a registered nurse in the UK, Annette Allen came to Australia via New Zealand  where she specialised in aged care and infection control.  She started a family – now four children – and so took nine years at home away from her career. When it was time to get back to nursing, [...]

2019-05-09T14:34:22+10:00General - news|

SCS’ views heard at ACSA

SCS' CEO Gill Batt is now a member of the Home Care and Community Advisory Committee of Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA), the peak body representing service providers. This enables Gill to offer valuable insights for the coming year. “As a small aged care and disability services provider which has very strong connections with [...]

Making a world of difference

Azka Hameed, volunteer gardener Finding happiness in the simple things in life is a personal tenet of Prof. Lea Waters, founding director of the Centre for Positive Psychology at Melbourne University. “One of the most powerful things is to contribute to the happiness of others; it changes our sense of who we are,” [...]

2019-05-08T14:47:52+10:00General - news|

More in-home restorative care

There’s been a welcome expansion of a successful, in-home Short-Term Restorative Care program (STRC) in which a multi-disciplinary team from HammondCare works with people who are declining in function. HammondCare’s STRC teams work in north, south-west and south-east Sydney regions to help people to stay independent at home (including in an independent living unit). The [...]

Disturbing hearings

This week, public hearings by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety are inquiring into residential aged care, the most disturbing aspect of the sector which provoked the inquiry. Previous hearings in Adelaide focused on aged care in people’s homes and explored key features of the overall system and how it operates, including [...]

2019-05-08T13:32:41+10:00General - news|

Hunters Hill Food+Wine Festival

The sun shone on early arrivals to the Hunters Hill Food and Wine Festival on Sunday morning, May 5, and they were soon wandering Boronia Park Oval and busily sampling stalls, music and more. Families flocked to the action-packed rides ‘alley’ and shopped for gifts or something to nibble on while having a drink from 15 [...]

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