Thursday, 30 April 2015

Have you registered for War Memorial Hospital's upcoming seminar on Brain Health?

War Memorial Hospital will be hosting a free seminar on Brain Health on the 4th of May 2015.

Leading brain health experts will cover subjects including:

- Educational tools for everyday living

- Learning opportunities for the over 50s

- The benefits of learning for health and well being

- What’s new in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's

- Dealing with early memory loss and how to improve your memory

Guest speakers Prof Henry Brodaty and Dr Nick Brennan

When: Monday the 4th of May 2015

Venue: Day Centre War Memorial Hospital, 125 Birrell St Waverley

Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

For more Information and bookings contact Catriona Beaumont on 93690215 or Catriona.Beaumont@SESIAHS.HEALTH.NSW.GOV.AU

Are you looking for cognitive training games that stimulate your brain?
If so you may like to check out the following sites to find some games you enjoy:

- Wear What Matters Memory Game by the MedicAlert Foundation

-The Cognitive Aging Laboratory

-Cognitive Fun

The Aged Case Work Team recommends brain training games to keep your brain sharp!

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Aged Services Celebrates Yom Ha’atzmaut!

JewishCare’s Community Aged Services would like to thank everyone who attended our Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration today.

There was entertainment, singing, dancing, delicious food and everyone had a wonderful time.

Thank you to JewishCare's staff and our volunteers for assisting to make this event very special.

The celebration continues with the Zionist Council of NSW holding a free ‘Yom Ha’atzmaut Solidarity Concert and Carnival’ on Sunday the 26th of April 2015.

Let the sounds of live Israeli music uplift you, the taste of Israeli cuisine excite you and the handcraft of Israel amaze you as you wander through the shuk. Children will be thrilled by the numerous activities and rides on offer as the community celebrates Israel’s 67th Birthday!

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Yom Hashoah, Thursday the 16th of April 2015

Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG'vurah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; "Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day"), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel's day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance in that period.

Yom Hashoah is held on the 27th of Nisan (April/May), unless the 27th would be adjacent to Shabbat, in which case the date is shifted by a day.

In Israel, it is a national memorial day. It was inaugurated in 1953, anchored by a law signed by the Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion and the President of Israel Yitzhak Ben-Zvi. 

Since the early 1960's, the sound of a siren on Yom Hashoah stops traffic and pedestrians throughout the State of Israel for two minutes of silent devotion. The siren blows at sundown and once again at 11:00 A.M on this date. All radio and television programs during this day are connected in one way or another with the Jewish destiny in World War II, including personal interviews with survivors. Even the musical programs are adapted to the atmosphere of Yom Hashoah. There is no public entertainment on Yom Hashoah, as theaters, cinemas, pubs, and other public venues are closed throughout Israel.

Yom HaShoah Yellow Candle 
JewishCare’s Aged Case Work Team held a Yom Hashoah ceremony this morning which was attended by over 25 members of the community.
Yom Hashoah ceremony
Rabbi Gourarie shared some stories of the courage of Survivors to be able to rebuild their lives after the horrors of the war, and that this is an amazing example of strength for the younger generation. Even though some questions have no answers, as long as we remember, as long as the world remembers, there is a chance.

It was an emotional service. All attendees were invited to light a candle and say a prayer in remembrance of who they had lost. Stillness and the smell of lit candles filled the room, with a silent “Never Again” echoing through everyone’s mind. During a light lunch people had the opportunity to share stories and memories.

"We know that whilst we do not have the ability to change the past, we can change the future. We know that whilst we cannot bring the dead back to life, we can ensure their memories live on and that their deaths were not in vain. And so, on this Yom HaShoah, we commit ourselves to one simple act: Yizkor, Remember." Chief Rabbi Sacks.

(Read his full prayer-

JewishCare is in a unique position to be able to offer special services to Holocaust survivors. For information regarding our services for Holocaust survivors please email or call 1300 133 660. 

For more information, resources, and links about the Holocaust: Yad Vashem - World Center for Holocaust Research

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Happy Pesach

JewishCare’s Aged Services Team and Community Club Network would like to thank everyone who attended our 3rd Seder celebrations during the week.

There was entertainment, singing, delicious food, and everyone had a wonderful time.

         Photos from our Pesach Lunch in Bondi Junction
Thank you to JewishCare's staff and Volunteers for assisting to make these events very special.
Photos from our Pesach Lunch in Wahroonga
These events were supported by the Conference on Material Claims Against Germany.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

War Memorial Hospital's upcoming Diabetes seminar will be held on Monday 13th of April 2015

War Memorial Hospital will be hosting a seminar on Diabetes education on the 13th of April 2015.

Many people attend this seminar to educate themselves about:

- Improved ways to manage their Diabetes

- Education if they are at risk of Diabetes

- Ways to prevent Diabetes
When: Monday the 13th of April 2015

Venue: Day Centre - War Memorial Hospital, 125 Birrell St Waverley

10:00 am to 12:30 pm

For more information and bookings contact Catriona Beaumont on 9369 0215 or