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Community Spotlight: Jimmy Siviour

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 some gardening, assisted by one of the support officers. He is a familiar face to all at the Hub and [...]

2020-12-15T13:56:35+11:00General - news|

Tribute to long-time volunteer Betty Rose Benjamin

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 impact on Sydney Community Services, especially through her work at the Hunters Hill Hub. During her 25 years of service, [...]

2020-12-11T15:39:27+11:00General - news|

A snapshot of our 2019/2020 successes

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, like every corner of the planet, knocked off course by the pandemic. However, SCS remained strong and agile. The number [...]

2020-12-03T07:24:57+11:00General - news|

November’s letter from CEO Gill Batt

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 she soon realised that many of the older residents needed more support than they were getting and in fact, there [...]

2020-11-11T10:42:39+11:00General - news|

Learning to live with dementia

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 and some are repeated at later dates. Sessions which are not live can be watched later.  You can register for [...]

Stepping it up

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 and Sydney Explorers group both stopped for about a month when the virus was new and  little was known about [...]

2020-09-07T13:29:13+10:00General - news|

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