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Health and Well-being

Social group Zooms in

Katie shows off her artwork at top left, while Manda Zhong, top centre, emcee the virtual Chatswood Social Club get-together We hate to disappoint but the latest restrictions to contain Covid 19 virus have meant our disability groups were postponed.  So this week, after dabbling with technology, we launched our first ‘virtual’ group [...]

We’re focused on the essentials

With a little help from our friends, aka fantastic volunteers, donors and staff – plus new safety protocols – we’ve been able to keep running our essential services of in-home nursing, meals and general support for vulnerable people, seniors and people with disabilities. This week we’re even offering virtual activities for a couple of groups [...]

Smart socks step up to Parkinson’s

Losing the ability to walk naturally is one of the early devastating effects of Parkinson’s disease which can cause people to freeze mid-walk despite their intention to take another step. People with Parkinson’s say this ‘freezing’ feels ‘as if their feet are suddenly glued to the floor’.  It’s dangerous because the rest of the body [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Government must step up

The Federal Government and Department of Health leadership is ‘missing in action’ according to Counsel assisting the Royal Commission into Aged Care, Peter Rozen, and expert witnesses.  Rozen said the sector was at risk of failing altogether if action was not urgently taken and was already was failing to deliver quality of life and quality [...]

Fun on the run for 1700

      Sydney Community Services' team of 26 jogged and strolled the Lane Cove Fun Run course - among about 1700 people who registered for the 2 or 5 km runs. Some think running is so much fun they registered for both! This well-organised event had breakfasts to satisfy runners and music to cheer [...]

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