Thursday, 22 October 2015

Have you registered for War Memorial Hospital's upcoming ‘Men’s health’ Seminar?

In honour of Men’s Health and Movember, War Memorial Hospital will host a free Men’s Health Seminar on the 2nd of November 2015 for seniors.

The seminar will address health and wellness topics focused on men’s health to equip people with information to assist them to take a proactive, preventive health care approach which can ultimately lead to improved health.

When: Monday the 2nd of November 2015
Venue: Day Centre War Memorial Hospital, 125 Birrell Street Waverley
Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

For more information and bookings contact Catriona Beaumont on 9369 0215

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Did you know that JewishCare runs Friendship Groups for Seniors at Cremorne Synagogue and Maroubra Synagogue?

Friendship Clubs are popular ways for active seniors to catch up with friends, meet new people and stay connected to their community.

The monthly programs feature interesting speakers and a light Kosher lunch.

-Cremorne Friendship group meets on the 1st Monday of the month at the Cremorne Synagogue, 12a Yeo Street, Neutral Bay

-Maroubra Friendship group meets on the 3 rd Monday of each month at the Maroubra Synagogue, 635 Anzac Parade, Maroubra

Time: 11 am start but we recommend people arrive at 10:30am

All Jewish seniors are welcome!

If you would like more information please contact Valerie on 93028050 or Linda on 9488 7100.

The Friendship Groups are organised by JewishCare’s Community Club Network and the Links Program.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Here are 5 things absolutely everyone in the Sydney Jewish Community MUST know about Jewish Care:

1. You don’t have to go through challenging circumstances alone. Everybody goes through their own challenges, but what’s important to remember is that if you’re feeling overwhelmed, you can always call us.   

We have many many programs for community members with all sorts of issues, across all ages.  Even if we can’t help you, we may know who can.

2.There are amazing stories happening every day.

 We have amazing stories about helping clients overcome adversity.  We have stories of helping people back on their feet after losing everything, people building their independence, stories of friendship and much much more.

3. What we do is everything to do with your level of religious observance!

JewishCare provides a quality service to the community is regardless of the client’s degree of religiosity.   People’s individual degree of religiousness is always factored in to the service we provide. 

If religious observance is important to a client, we may for example match a Big Brother to little brothers at the same level of religiousness.  If it is not important to the client, we would consider this too.

4. A big part of what we do is prevention and awareness.  For instance, we’re teaching school children about sexual assault and domestic violence as part of Love Bites workshops.  We’re also running workshops for parents on issues of today (e.g. Cyberbullying) and also Pre Marital Education.  We’ve also run workshops on financial literacy for the general public, Rabbi’s and community workers.

Please call 1300 133 660 for any enquiries about these. 

5. There are many ways to help us help the community,.

There are many other ways where you can volunteer your time for the community. For instance:

-  Take a moment to share this post. 

-  Consider volunteering for us.  There are many ways to get involved on an ad hoc basis (e.g. help with driving or providing your professional skills as an Affiliated Professional or more regularly, such as in the Big Brother Big Sister Program and Youth Mentoring. We also need cooks for our meals roster, and other more specialised volunteers.