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Plantation shutters at Tighes Hill

Today we had plantation shutters installed in our activity room at 32 Union St Tighes Hill and they look fantastic. The new look windows set off the classy wall colour that was recently painted. It is fantastic to be able to provide a space that reflects the dignity we see in our staff and clients.  …

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October 2016 newsletter

The lead story in our october-2016-newsletter is the great work of Glen and Lorraine and the residents of our Brighton House for men and Bronte House for women.  

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Social Justice in an Ageing Society

Social justice in an ageing society This year’s annual social justice statement from the Australian Catholic bishops highlights the contribution older people make to the life of the community.   Launching the document, titled A Place at the Table: Social Justice in an Ageing Society, earlier this month, Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay said we should celebrate the…

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Celebrating Mercy Day

On Wednesday 21/9/16 we celebrated our identity as a part of the wider Sisters of Mercy family. After a delicious and plentiful lunch we heard from Natalie Acton from the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea. Natalie spoke about the years leading up to the founding of the first “House of…

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We love our Knit Wits

This is Marion one of our Elderly Citizen’s Centre “knit witts”. We have a box of wool and knitting needles for anybody to come into the centre and sit and knit, our ladies have created 3 gorgeous rugs which we use as raffle prizes for the centre. The rugs are so special, they may not…

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Aged Care Marketplace Event 25/9/16

Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle Social Justice Council warmly invites you to join them to launch the Australian Catholic Bishops’ 2016 Social Justice Statement: A Place At The Table: Social Justice In An Ageing Society   Sunday 25thSeptember 2016 Cathedral House, 841 Hunter St, Newcastle West from 1.00pm to 4.30pm Mass at 5.00pm (for those who wish…

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Popular lunch

Today our Newcastle Elderly Citizen’s Centre was alive with dancing to the fantastic sounds of Adam Price. We also had a large goup visiting from Raymond Terrace which meant there were so many for lunch that we had to add a second sitting.      

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RUOK Day 8th Sept 2016

R U OK? Day – 8 September 2016 R U OK? Day is a great opportunity for us to commit to invite others to share how they feel. Asking the question is step one. We then need to be prepared to give the person time to respond in their own way/time without interrupting with ready answers or by…

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September 2016 Newsletter

Yes, Roy’s farewell is the main story in our Sept-2016-newsletter but others might also be interested in the article on 40-50% discounts on fridges and TVs.    

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Roy’s farewell

Roy’s farewell afternoon tea took place at Charlestown Bowling Club on Friday 2nd September 2016. It was the last of a few farewell’s for Roy. There were a large number of Sisters of Mercy, staff from other community organisations and  our own staff. The event started with an Acknowledgement of Country by West Lake Macquarie…