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Emotional Intelligence Training 2017

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Emotional Intelligence Training 2017

On Saturday August 12th the Board of St John’s facilitated an Emotional Intelligence course for 35 employees at the Redlynch Centre.

The trainer for the day was Therese Toohey who gave a great presentation with lots of fun and interaction that demonstrated the importance of Emotional Intelligence for Leaders and Managers and the intelligent use of emotions in practice.

 

 

Update – Greek Welfare Conference

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Our agenda for the Greek Welfare Conference is filling fast. We have a number of representatives of Government Departments who have agreed to speak to our delegates about services for young people with disabilities, older people who want to remain independent in their homes and people in residential care.

We also have some great deals from local businesses who are supporting delegates to really live the FNQ experience while they’re here. A big thanks to:

                Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

                Bad Fishy Jet Boating

                Behana Canyoning

                Cairns Boat Hire

                Cairns Dinner Theatre

                Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome

                GBR Helicopters

                Helitours North Queensland

                Jungle Tours

                Ochre Restaurant

                Rainforestation

                The Australian Armour and Military Museum

                Tropic Wings Cairns

                Wildlife Habitat

If you would also like to support our delegates, please contact Manda by email on pdf@sjccl.org.au

St John’s Community Care is an activity of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

Greek Festival 2017

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Monthly Friendship Morning April 2017

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St John’s Community Care Monthly Friendship Morning Commemorating ANZAC Day

At our monthly Friendship mornings held on the last Wednesday of each month. Those attending the Friendship groups gain a sense of belonging to the community, breaks down the social isolation and disconnection due to lack of transport or interaction.  The friendship mornings has people from all walks of life and different cultures coming together to socialise, as well as being entertained.  We provide an excellent avenue to meet other community members and an opportunity to receive vital health related information.

We had musicians Glen and Jan Best entertaining us with songs from the past and present.  Everyone enjoyed the sing along.

It was an inter-generational event with the St Johns Day Care children joining us for laying poppies for Anzac Day and singing songs to our guests.

This was followed by our Guest speaker Phill Star with an Anzac speech at our Parish Hall.  Mr Jason Fox our Bugle player, played the Last Post.  To end of our celebration guests were asked to have morning tea, which was provided by all who attended.

 

Everyone is welcome to come along and join us for a beautiful morning tea, a chat and entertainment.

Where: St Johns Community Care Parish Hall

Cnr Kamerunga and Fairweather Rd

When:  Every last Wednesday of the month

Time:  10.00 am – 12.00

Bring a plate to share

For further information

Phone:  40399700   Vanessa, Anya or Maria

Transport is available, please book early

Gold coin donation for Transport is appreciated

Annual Report Night 2016

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St John’s Community Care Annual Report Night 2016

DOWNLOAD 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

St John’s Community Care held its annual reporting night on Monday 14th November 2016 in the Parish Hall at Redlynch.

A huge thanks to all those who attended. Staff, clients, managers, directors, board members and friends of St John’s Community Care. A special mention to our guests  Fr Menelaos Hatzoglou, Fr John Kapetas, Fr Dimitri Vicar Episcopate, and Dr. Peter Marendy Parish of St. Paraskevi, thanks for sharing in our celebration.

St John’s Community Care also welcomed Sue Renton (Department of Health & Ageing)  who was the guest speaker at the event. Thanks very much for accommodating our request at the last minute, your talk was fantastic.

2016 was a busy year for St John’s Community Care with many great outcomes for our clients.

 

The chairperson acknowledged the commitment and dedication of all our staff and volunteers and thanked our clients and funding bodies for their trust in the delivery of services.

 

The Board of St John’s Community Care takes great pleasure in honouring the following staff members for having completed 15 years or more of continuous employment.

Aileen Cucudace

Val Howe

Michele Townson

Tricia Williams

The Board of St John’s Community Care takes great pleasure in honouring the following staff members for having completed 10 years or more of continuous employment.

Karen Barber

Antonia McKelvey

Ann Van Dort

Diane Moller-Nielsen

Congratulations on achieving this milestone and for helping make St John’s Community Care the highly regarded organisation that it is. The Board of St John’s Community Care takes great pleasure in honouring all of our volunteers for their service.

DOWNLOAD 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

PHOTO GALLERY FROM ST JOHN’S COMMUNITY CARE 2016 ANNUAL REPORT EVENT

 

Boost in dementia respite funding

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This week it has been announced that St John’s Community Care Ltd. received funding from the Queensland Government for dementia respite specific services.
The funding will provide a boost to those carers who may be caring for a loved one with dementia and assist in provide a much needed break at a community level.
In a rapidly ageing society, dementia is becoming more prevalent and carer’s need more support then ever to prevent carer strain.
The centre based respite model will allow the carer to work or the ability to even to remain engaged within the community across the Far North Queensland region.

Read about this exciting news online:
Dementia respite gets funding boost- ABC News
If you would like some dementia specific information or respite services, please call St John’s Community Care on 4039 9700

Photo: St John’s Board Member and representative Costa Stratikopoulos with Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk and Health Minister, Cameron Dick in Brisbane on Sunday 15th May 2016.

St John’s Staff member braves the shave!

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One of St John’s wonderful staff members, Cassandra Herman was brave enough to shave for the Leukaemia Foundation.

The brave shave took place at our St John’s Community Care Townsville office where Cassie’s long hair was no match for the clippers!

Cassie shaved off her lovely hair for ‘Shave for a Cure – World’s Greatest Shave’.  Cassie raised $1000 for the Leukaemia Foundation. What an amazing effort from a brave and generous young lady who helps care for the clients at St John’s Community Care!

 

Today, 34 Australians will be given the devastating news that they have leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma, and they’ll turn to the Leukaemia Foundation for help.

Although survival rates are improving, blood cancers are the third biggest cause of cancer death in Australia.

Getting sponsored to shave, colour or wax the hair on your head, chest or face, is an extraordinary way to help families facing the challenge of blood cancer and to help Australia’s best researchers.

The money your sponsors give you will go towards research, which is needed to discover kinder and more effective treatments for blood cancer.

Your sponsorship will also support families when they need it most, providing people with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma with a free home-away-from-home near hospital during their treatment.

It will also mean we can transport them to appointments and provide as much practical assistance and emotional support as we can, all free of charge.

The Leukaemia Foundation receives no ongoing government funding, so supporting this event makes our Vision to Cure and Mission to Care possible.

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Taigum program turns the sod!

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St John’s is proud to announce that construction of the Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Trial (EPCIT) houses officially commenced this month with the turning of the sod ceremony. 

The project aims at providing accessible housing options to people with disabilities who have ageing parents.

The Turning of the Sod ceremony took place at the St John’s Community Care on 241 Church Road, Taigum. The ceremony commenced with a blessing by Father Dimitri, followed by an address from the Chairperson, Mr Theo Bacalakis. The ceremony was then handed over to the Hon. Stirling Hinchcliffe QLD Minister for Transport and Minister for the Commonwealth Games and the Hon. Coralee O’Rourke, Minister for Disability Services who turned the sod at the construction site.

Following the ceremony community members, dignitaries and staff enjoyed a sumptuous morning tea.

 

St John’s services go remote!

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St John’s Community Care now provides community services to Coen in Far North QLD.
The organisation provides a range of HACC Services and CHSP’s that offer local residents a range of services in remote locations including and not limited to: home cooked meals and ration packs, personal care, centre base care activities and transport. Home Care packages are also available to eligible people living in the community.
This week our Nurse Coordinator had the pleasure of meeting one of Coen’s Elder “Uncle Ted” who made a hand crafted spear as a gift to her family.

St John’s commences additional housing construction!

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St John’s is proud to announce that construction of the Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Trial (EPCIT) houses officially commenced today with the turning of the sod ceremony. 

The project aims at providing accessible housing options to people with disabilities who have ageing parents.

On the 5th February 2016, the Turning of the Sod ceremony took place at the St John’s Community Care Highleigh Road, Gordonvale. The ceremony commenced with a blessing by Father Menelaos, followed by an address from the Chairperson, Mr Theo Bacalakis. The ceremony was then handed over to the Honourable Curtis Pitt, QLD Treasurer and State Member for Mulgrave who turned the sod at the construction site.

Following the ceremony the clients of the Young Lifestyle Care Facility, dignitaries and visitors enjoyed a sumptuous morning tea.