Friday, 28 June 2013

Have you heard of ‘Lines of Love’ by Alexandra Ehrenberg?

Lines of Love ...what a sweet project

Alexandra Ehrenberg is a Psychologist and artist who had a number of war time love letters and decided to collated and transcribed them for others to read in the hope that it will spark a shift in how people address and show their feelings for one another. 
The letters were printed in poster sizes and posted around places in Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Potts Point in May 2013. Some letters have been taken down but some still exist so keep an eye out if you are around these areas of Sydney. To find out more about Alexandra's work and read some of these wonderful love letters check out 'Lines of Love'. 

Have you ever received such an amazing love letter?

The Aged Case Work Team though that we would highlight  Alexandra's work as many of our clients or other people in the community can relate to this style of letter writing from a period when letter writing was the main form of communication.


Alexandra has been accepted to have her work shown in an upcoming festival ‘Art & About Sydney' staring from September 20th to October 2013.
Have a look at her blog:


Friday, 21 June 2013

Christmas with Israel

As you know JewishCare supports people with a disability and endeavours to make sure they are able to lead active and fulfilling lives.

As a child Jonathon liked to ride horses and his mother thought that he might enjoy riding again so JewishCare’s staff set out to make this happen for him. They found that the equestrian centre in Moore Park had suitable horses and leaders in a program called ‘Rideability’ and support person Ciaran accompanied him.

“The first time it took him a few minutes to mount the horse but each time he gets more confident and he is now quite relaxed and confident around the horse whose name, ironically is Christmas. So far we have just walked around the stables but soon we will be
able to cross the road and walk in Centennial Park”, Ciaran said

Read in our latest newsletter - JewishCare Matters about how Christmas (the horse) helps Jonathon (Israel) -

JewishCare aims to maximize the opportunities for people with disabilities to ensure that they are able to lead the best life they possibly can. 

JewishCare currently supports up to 100 people with a range of disabilities.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Have you heard of 'Dressing Sydney: The Jewish Fashion Story’ currently showing at The Sydney Jewish Museum

In December last year The Aged Case Work Team discussed  the opening of ‘Dressing Sydney: The Jewish Fashion Story’ currently on exhibition at The Sydney Jewish Museum until  31 December 2013.
The exhibition was to celebrate the Museum’s 20th Anniversary and the history of Jewish people in the fashion industry in Australia.

With over 100 contributors, the exhibition has been brought to life through recollections, rare photographs, garments and accessories.
The Aged Case Work Team recommends you look at Sydney Jewish Museum’s Calender of Events for a varied list of events.

If you are interested in the ‘Dressing Sydney: The Jewish Fashion Story’ you may also enjoy:

Fashion Flicks
The Museum currently shows documentaries on the second Sunday of the month about the World of Fashion to coincide with the Dressing Sydney Exhibition.
Next month's Fashion Flicks is on Sunday 14th July @ 2.00pm. Bill Cunningham New York is a fascinating documentary based on the legendary street-fashion photographer and society chronicler for The New York Times.
Media and Fashion
A number of Media and Fashion experts will share insider views on the relationship between the Media and Fashion Industries.
Wednesday the 26th June @ 7.30pm
Booking essential: $10 per person

For more details see the Sydney Jewish Museums Calendar of Events or you can contact them on (02) 9360 7999


Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Calling All Carers

All carers are invited to a morning tea to hear about how JewishCare may be able to support you.

Date: Thursday 27 July 2013
Time: 10:30AM
Location: 3 Saber Street. Woollahra

To book please contact

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Optimise your vision: learn what foods support eye health

Eating a healthy, well balanced diet is good for our overall wellbeing including ones eye health.

Have you ever wondered what food is best for good eye health?

The Aged Case Work Team recommends we look after our eyes from the outside by having our eyes tested and Macular checked regularly - but also looking after our eyes from the inside by looking closely at what we currently eat and what we could add to our diet to support eye health. 

Have a look at Macular Disease Foundation Australia's facts sheet 'Nutrition for Macular Degeneration' as it provides:

A list of foods they recommend to consumer for optimal eye health
The recommended daily or weekly intake of certain foods
Information on supplements
Answers to frequently asked questions


Macular Disease Foundation Australia releasedEating for Eye Health cookbook’ which is co-authored by Ita Buttrose, shows how to include eye health friendly foods in your diet. It features over 80 delicious recipes for every meal.

The Macular Degeneration Foundation support line:1800 111 709