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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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…

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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

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Easter Hours

Easter operating hours

Singleton Residential Care: Residents can be visited any day during office hours (or at other times by arrangement)   In-home support under Home Care Packages, Home Support Program (HACC) and National Disability Insurance Scheme are reduced to essential services on public holidays.  Essential services in community/home care are those where Mercy Services assistance is required as the…


Seeking caring staff

We are looking for people who are interested in assisting help remain independently living at home by providing: house work, personal care and social support. etc. Casual CCA 2017


Lenten fast

Lent, the 40 day period of preparation for Easter, requires Christians to engage in prayer, acts of generosity and fasting (doing without). Pope Francis has offered the following suggestions on fasting: Fast from hurting words and say more kind words. Fast from sadness and be filled with greater gratitude. Fast from anger and be filled…