Lawrie's Farewell

August 2017 Newsletter

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


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…

Lawrie's Farewell

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.


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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Our top rating

Mercy Services has just received the highest possible rating from ChangePath, Australia’s only charity assessment engine: ChangePath is an independent, transparent service to help people who wish to choose a charity to donate to. To remain independent, ChangePath does not accept money from charities in any way that could be seen as a conflict of…


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    


Consumer-friendly app launched to guide on home mods

Consumer-friendly app launched to guide on home mods By Linda Belardi on May 25, 2017 in Community Care Review A world-first app has been launched to support older people and people with disabilities, including renters and strata occupiers, to make simple, inexpensive modifications to their homes. The decision support app aims to help people to…

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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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Male survivors of domestic violence

Saturday June 17 9.00 am – 4.00 pm Joy Cummings Centre 61 – 63 Scott St., Newcastle A one day program for men who have survived domestic or intimate partner violence in any type of relationship and would like to participate in an educational peer support program that provides a safe men only space for…