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…


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.      


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…


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.    


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…

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Singleton farewells Roy

Roy’s farewell tour of honour continues. On 17 August the residents and staff at our Singleton Residential Aged Care Facility had a farewell morning tea with Roy.                  


Mercy International Reflection Group

Mercy International Reflection Process Group at Mercy Services               GROUP PHOTO Back row: Sr Eileen Tobin, Michelle Richards, Jude Brookes, Sr Kay Sheridan, Carolyn Leishman Front row: Sr Patricia Lake, Sonia Lee, Sr Pauline Burg Absent: Robyn Houston, Sr Judith Murphy, Mel Wills, Lawrie Hallinan   Our group has…

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A safe pair of hands

On Wednesday 10 August 2016 our CEO, Roy Hambly, participated in his last Work Health & Safety Committee meeting before his retirement. On behalf of the WHS Commitee, past and present members, Lawrie Hallinan, WHS Coordinator, thanked Roy for his commitment to the Committee. Lawrie noted that Roy rarely missed a meeting and used these…


August 2016 newsletter

The fantastic painting job at our Union St site is the lead article in our: August 2016 newsletter