Courtlands Village Volunteer Fiona.

Continuing the family tradition of volunteering

 – by Fiona Perry Since I was a young child, my family have been heavily involved in volunteer work. The main work was raising money for the “Victor Maxwell Nursery for Blind Babies”. We also volunteered through the local Presbyterian Church. This was…

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Government-funded aged care places

Government-funded aged care places

If you don’t own any assets and receive a full pension, you may be eligible for a fully government-subsidised aged care place. All residents pay a Basic Daily Fee, which is 85% of the single pension. The amount you can…

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Sam Dando volunteers at Southhaven Aged Care in Padstow Heights

From guiding teenagers to helping seniors

– by Sam Dando Volunteering for me has only happened since I retired from full-time employment in education seven years ago. I spent nearly 40 years assisting teenagers to prepare for their futures and now perhaps it’s time to help the retired folk at…

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Ashburn House resident profile Joan.

Joan’s own ‘sample’ of history

When Ashburn House resident Joan Bartlett was asked to choose a memento from her time working at the NSW Mines Department, she chose a rock sample that had travelled Australia before finally being identified by her boss as one that…

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Our spiritual life and the natural world

 – By Sherene Noble – Volunteer and Pastoral Care Coordinator, Courtlands North Parramatta I am very grateful in my life to have so much opportunity for conversation and discussion on spirituality. Recently during one such conversation, an acronym for GOD – The Great…

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