August 2017 Newsletter

Read all our stories including: farewell to Lawrie Hallinan after 11 years at Mercy Services in our August 2017 Newsletter 

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Refugee Week 18-24 June 2017

<style type=”text/css”> .wpb_animate_when_almost_visible { opacity: 1; }</style> Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Originally celebrated in 1986, Refugee Week coincides with World Refugee Day (20 June). In 2017, Refugee Week will be held from Sunday 18…

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Lawrie’s Farewell

After 11 years at Mercy Services, Lawrie Hallinan is leaving. On 21/6/17 we will give him a great farewell and wish him all the best for his future ventures.

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Elder Abuse Forum

­­Every One Deserves Respect Elder Abuse Awareness Forum “A Call to Action” June is internationally recognised World Elder Abuse Awareness Month and encourages community participation on a broad scale to draw attention to elder abuse.   The month reminds us that every older person has a wealth of lived experience to share, that all older people…

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June 2017 newsletter

You can read all about the people, food and events that make Newcastle Elderly Citizen’s Centre great in our June 2017 Newsletter    

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Reconciliation 50 years on

National Reconciliation Week runs annually from 27 May – 3 June. These dates mark two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey: The 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision, respectively. In 2017, we reflect on two significant anniversaries in Australia’s reconciliation journey – 50 years since the 1967 referendum, and 25 years since the historic Mabo decision. Below is…

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Wheelchairs at V8s

Wheelchairs are welcome at the V8 Supercars when they race in Newcastle 24-26 Nov 2017. Scott, a wheelchair user and V8 Supercare enthusiast, recently shared this information with us: There will be many accessible paths through the event, in addition there will be an accessible lift in a pedestrian bridge and dedicated accessible covered viewing…

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Easter across Mercy Services

Here are some photos of our sites celebrating Easter: ocial_link type=”facebook_account” url=”http://www.facebook.com/MercyServices” target=”on” ]