Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Be informed about Arthritis!

         War Memorial Hospital is holding a free seminar on

                                   ARTHRITIS: Move it or lose it
                                           Date: Monday 5 November

                             Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
They will be discussing:

·           Latest treatments and pain management
·           Getting started with exercise
·           Guest speaker: Consultant Rheumatologist for St Vincent’s and War Memorial Hospital

Aged Case Work recommends ARTHRITIS: Move it or lose it as it's aim is to keep us informed on current treatments available, support groups, effective exercises to keep us on our toes, continue our independence in the community and at home.

                                 Bookings essential: Contact Catriona on 9369 0215

War Memorial Hospital Day Centre

125 Birrell St, Waverley

Seniors only

Monday, 29 October 2012

Connecting Sectors: The Mental Health of Older People

The Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) and Community Services Association of NSW will present an interactive forum on Friday 2 November to :
  • raise awareness of the issues associated with the ageing of people with mental health problems
  • identify the key policy and practice issues for both the Mental Health and Aged Care sectors
  • make and strengthen connections across sectors
  • showcase and promote best practice coordinated approaches to care and support
Claire Vernon, CEO of JewishCare will be presenting in Panel 1 - 9:45am - 10:45am - Showcasing Success: Working with Older People who have mental health issues in Community and in Residential Aged Care services.

Claire Vernon
Claire Vernon will be presenting with Bernice Moran - Specialist Mental Health Service for Older People, Maida Chand - United Care Ageing and Colin McDonnell -  Starrett Lodge Uniting Care Mental Health.This panel will be interactive, aimed at audience input and discussion around the key topics. The panel will be facilitated by Julie McCrossin.

The program will run all day on Friday 2 November starting at 8:30am and ending at 4:00pm.

Panel Sessions include:
  • Our Stories: The challenges and achievements of ageing and living with a mental health problem
  • Showcasing Success: Working with older people who have mental health issues in community and residential aged care services. Sources of hope and inspiration fort older people with mental health issues. Key issues, barriers to change and what next.
Julie McCrossin will facilitate interactive panels involving key people, knowledgeable and experienced in the mental health and aged care areas.

Event Details:
Wesley Conference Centre
Lyceum Room
220 Pitt Street, Sydney
8:30am registration - 4:00pm

This event is for consumers and carers, mental health and aged care service providers and other stakeholders across the service system.

Please click here for more details and to register -

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Have you heard of Mensheds Australia?

Men's sheds provide men with a great environment to meet new people, build friendships, have a chat, learn new skills, pass on skills, designing/construct equipment and much much more.


The Men's shed Locator by Men's Shed Australia makes it easy to locate men's shed's in or close to your area.   
Simply enter your Suburb or post code and a list of men's sheds will appear with details of your nearest Men’s Shed.               
Men are also welcomed even if i'ts just to have a yarn and a cuppa :)


To contact Men's Shed Australia call: 0457 888 387

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Have you heard of the 'Independent Living Specialist' ?

Have you ever had difficulties trying to get a tight lid off a jar?
How did you try to get it off? Using a tea towel, putting the lid under hot water, drying your hands to get a firmer grip or asking some one else for help.
The Independent Living Specialist provides tips and advice about a range of  assistive products that are helpful when performing everyday tasks like: 
  • Getting in and out of a car
  • Opening jars
  • Dressing and undressing
  • Improve Mobility
  • Bathroom modification
Check out ILC Assistive Technology Categories where you can choose from 20 different categories and browse many products.

The Aged Case Work Team recommends assistive devices as they support people to continue to be independent, help with safety concerns, make tasks easier or more comfortable.The Independent Living Specialist has 5 convenient locations across Sydney and have the Largest Range of Medical and Home care Equipment.

If you have any questions you can contact their info line on: 1300885886




Monday, 15 October 2012

Fischl House is Officially Open!

300 people attended the official opening of Fischl House.

Gabrielle Upton - Member for Vaucluse spoke about how it was her pleasure to open the building.

Allan Vidor President of the Board of Directors - spoke about how our wonderful new building will be accessible to a range of community events and services which will provide support to our community as a whole.

Fischl House is named after Eva Fischl - who was President of JewishCare since 1996 and was instrumental in holding our first Capital Appeal.


Wall of Hands

Wall of Hands

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Mental Health Month October 2012: Celebrate, Connect and Grow. Mental Health Association NSW.

October is Mental Health Month!
Just like your physical health and fitness, your mental health is worth taking care of and improving.
The Aged Case Work Team loves this year's inspiring posters created by the Mental Health Association NSW.

The posters really make us think about the positive steps we can take to improve our wellbeing :)

Why not print a copy and place it on a loved ones' fridge or your own?

Visit the Mental Health Association NSW for fact sheets, events and great posters.

You can contact the Mental Health Association NSW Information centre on 1300794991

JewishCare's Mental Health Program offers a range of support for people experiencing mental health issues. Contact First Call 1300133660 to refer yourself or a loved one.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Fruit and Vegetable Deliveries

Last week The Aged Case Work Team  discussed the importance of watching what you eat and drink to look after your health so we have found a great resource to make sure you are getting enough fruit and vegetables in your diet.
They are located in Eastlakes and provide a variety of services to support their local community.
They deliver fresh fruit and vegetables in Botany and Randwick local Government areas for the frail aged, carers or people with a disability that makes getting out and about difficult.
They offer are:
  • Fruit Boxes
  • Vegetable Boxes
  • Mixed Fruit and Vegetable Boxes
To be assessed for this program or to find out if you or someone you want to refer is eligible - please contact SENC on 
 8338 8506

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

How JewishCare Cares

See how JewishCare helps community members -

JewishCare volunteers cooked over 300 wholesome, delicious and handmade meals for members of our community in need at the KosherChef event  -

JewishCare's Mentoring Program helps young adults in the community to develop to their full potential