Category Archives: Latest News

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 to host the NDIS Workshop

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St John’s is excited to host the NDIS Workshop via Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) in March.

The workshop is geared toward community members living with a disability and their carers on the 16th and 17th March 2016 at the Redlynch office.

The workshops will provide up to date information about the relevant disability and industry changes that come into effect on the 1st July this year.

Workshop Sessions are between 930am-1230pm or an alternate time of 1pm-4pm can be attended on these days.

The workshop is free, fun and very interactive!  Seats are limited.

Please call St John’s Community Care Ltd. on 40399700 if you would like further information.

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.

 

St John’s Community Care – Celebrating Carols by Candlelight

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Carols by Candlelight- 5th December 2015

St John’s Community Care, Redlynch were once again proud to host the annual Carols by Candlelight this year.

The event commenced at 6pm with the St John’s Church illuminated as the backdrop to the centre stage.

The local community were entertained with performances from the Redlynch DayCare, St John’s angels, ARC drummer group, Far North Ukes, Greek school kids and the Church parishioners.

There was plenty of sausages sizzling, juices, and honey puffs for sale as well as a multitude of raffle prizes.

Money raised from the event is used to improve the quality of services and care St John’s community care clients receive.

On behalf of the Board and Management, we wish to thank staff, volunteers and community members for their contribution to the success of the event.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

 

Front cover of the St John's Community Care Annual Report 2015 featuring photo of a young, blonde man with Down syndrome, in a white shirt, smiling at the camera.

Annual Report 2015 – St John’s Community Care

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St John’s Community Care celebrate 2015 Annual Report with launch evening.

St John’s Community Care held its annual reporting night on Wednesday 4th November in the Parish Hall at Redlynch.

The Chairperson reported on behalf of the board with senior managers presenting the aged and disability services report that outlined the organisation over the last year.

St John’s Community Care also welcomed Vivienne McDonald, General Manager Diversicare who was the guest speaker at the event.

2015 was a busy year for St John’s Community Care with many great outcomes for our clients.

The attached annual report provides details on all the program reports of the past year.

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.

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A COPY OF THE ST JOHN’S COMMUNITY CARE ANNUAL REPORT 2015

 

PHOTO GALLERY FROM ST JOHN’S COMMUNITY CARE 2015 ANNUAL REPORT EVENT

Annual Mareeba Art Show

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The annual Mareeba art show again proved a huge success where young clients proudly displayed their artistic talents through illustrations that captured experiences throughout 2015. What a wonderful turn out to our Mareeba Centre on 5 Quill Street, Mareeba!