Thursday, 27 August 2015

'Let’s talk dementia' - Wolper Jewish Hospital's upcoming free seminar

'Let’s talk dementia' is a free Wellbeing Education Program offered by Wolper Jewish Hospital.

During the year Wolper Jewish Hospital runs a number of free Wellbeing and Educational programs that are held at Event Cinemas in Bondi Junction.
The purpose of this seminar is to educate and encourage discussion focused on dementia and issues that relate to this disease. The discussions are led by experts in the field and the sessions are always engaging, informative and entertaining.

At JewishCare, we believe that educating the public about the subject of dementia is one of the most important steps in providing support.

When: Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Time: 7:30 pm

Where: Event Cinemas in Westfield, Bondi Junction
(Parking is free in Westfield after 7pm, lift access is available if you enter the car park from the David Jones entry point)

No booking is required to attend but if you have a question regarding this seminar you can contact Wolper Jewish Hospital on 9328 6077.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Did you know that Hearing Awareness Week commences this Sunday? 23rd - 29th of August 2015

                                               Hearing is precious and fragile
Hearing impairment or deafness, is when your hearing is affected by a condition or injury. Some people are born with hearing loss while others may develop it as they get older. 

Statistically we all begin to lose our hearing when we are in our 30s and 40s. One adult in five and more than half of all people over the age of 80 suffer from hearing loss.

Hearing Awareness Week reports that some of the early warning signs of hearing loss are: you can hear but not understand; you find it hard to hear in noisy situations or groups of people; you think people mumble; you need turn the TV up louder than others or, you don't always hear the doorbell or the phone.

Hearing Protection Tips:
- Limit your exposure to loud noise

- Get your hearing tested regularly
To locate a free hearing test offered by Australian Hearing during Hearing Awareness Week you can select ‘Find your nearest event’ on their web page and then add your postcode to receive contact details.
Australian Hearing Hub’s Open House will celebrate Hearing Awareness Week
on Saturday 22 August 2015 from 12 pm till 4 pm by opening their doors to the public to raise awareness of healthy hearing and the services they provide.

Some highlights of the day:

  • Free hearing screening tests for adults and children
  • Learn about hearing health from industry leaders
  • Participate in research activities: adults and kids
  • Variety of short talks regarding hearing loss and advancements in hearing technology
  • Free children’s activities including a jumping castle
Australian Hearing Hub is located at 16 University Avenue, Macquarie University, Sydney and free parking is available under the building.

If you would like to attend this event you will have to register on the Australian Hearing Hub web page and they can also be contacted on 9850 5005.


Thursday, 13 August 2015

Have you registered for War Memorial Hospital's upcoming ‘Managing Stress and Anxiety' seminar’?

War Memorial Hospital will be hosting a free seminar on ‘Managing Stress and Anxiety’ on the 7th of September 2015 for seniors.

When: Monday the 7th of September 2015

Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

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

For more Information and bookings contact Catriona Beaumont on 9369 0215.

October 10th 2015 is World Mental Health Day - have a look at the World Mental Health Day's website for Australia -

Mental Health is about
building skills for wellbeing and tracking emotional health and anyone can benefit from building resilience and learning coping skills. Here are apps and online tools to assist with your own or a loved one's wellbeing:

9 tips to improve your wellbeing:

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Thank you to all who attended and made our Café Europa event on Tuesday very special

JewishCare's Community Aged Services would like to thank all who attended and made our Café Europa event on Tuesday very special.
There was beautiful classical music and people sang along to well known songs.
This was followed by a sumptuous High Tea and people sat and schmoozed for a long while afterwards, catching up with old friends.

We were pleased to hear many people ask when our next Café Europa event will be held.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Here are 5 things you didn’t know about JewishCare

1)      JewishCare has a dedicated YOUTH team.  In fact JewishCare is a service for the community across the lifespan.  

Perhaps there are people in the community who have the impression that the organisation is focused on aged care services but we have many different programs for people of all ages.
2)      JewishCare is constantly evolving to meet community needs.  In the last few years, new programs include: Financial Counselling, Community Shabbatons, Love Bites, Pre-Marital Education and much much more.
Financial counselling is about helping people struggling with their debts. We’ve helped clients get debt waivers and re-organise their debts for their financial advantage.
JewishCare Shabbatons provide meals to members of the Mental Health and Well Being team and their carers interested in a Shabbat meal with a touch of community on the side.

Love Bites involves raising awareness in school aged children about issues related to Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault.
Pre-Marital Education is a 3 week workshop (3 hours per week) where couples can learn valuable skills in communication, conflict resolution and family of origin.
3)      Our recent independently operated client surveys (2015) showed our level of service is outstanding.

We had an overall satisfaction rate of 87%.  We’re proud to provide this high level of service and this helps to justify our place in the community.

4)      We have 506 active volunteers, 52 full time employees, 110 part time employees and 39 casuals.

Many people are surprised to hear the size of the organisation.  We’re here to help so if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask us.

5)      We’d love to show you around for a tour.  Call 1300 133 660 and you’ll see what the community has to be proud of.