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Our connection to Miss Teen Australia

This is Isabelle from the centre and her granddaughter Breanna who recently was crowned Miss Teen Australia. She is off to Florida next year to compete in the Miss World pageant. One very proud grandmother and you can see where Breanna gets her good looks from.  

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Man Talk

November 19 International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day A Movember & Men’s Health Services  Event Man Talk at the Monk The Priory Room & Courtyard – The Blind Monk 76 Beaumont St., Hamilton Saturday November 19 from Noon to 3pm   Play the MAN QUIZ to win stuff, enjoy draft beer and great food in…

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Mercy Services appoints new CEO

                      Mercy Services has today announced the appointment of its new CEO Tony Bidstrup, Tony replaces long serving CEO Roy Hambly who retired in September after 18 years with the Mercy Services.   Tony joins Mercy Services from a back ground in banking and insurance…

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Good news for the environment

The past year has seen a 6% reduction in nett Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Mercy Services. This great result is detailed in our recently released 2015-16 Environment Report. The major environmental projects during 2015-16 which enabled this outcome included: installing 304 solar PV panels at Singleton; Mercy Services staff paying for 100 tonnes of carbon…

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Oktoberfest

Those party animals at Newcastle Elderly Citizen’s Centre are at it again. This time they are celebrating oktoberfest.                                  

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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…