Government launches new elder abuse hotline

Government launches new elder abuse hotline

  The Federal Government has launched a new elder abuse hotline in its fight against elder abuse, ensuring seniors can have access to information and referrals to protect themselves.   Elder abuse can include incidents of a physical, psychological, sexual and financial nature. While the Government is also commissioning a national study to work out how widespread elder abuse is,…

Winter activities for seniors

Winter activities for seniors

  Winter is the time of year when most of us want to stay indoors, but it is important to keep the body and mind sharp by staying active. Learn more about five activities that you and your senior loved one can safely enjoy together throughout the winter season. Exercise is important for your health. The National Institute of Aging recommends that…

2018 Care and Ageing Expo

2018 Care and Ageing Expo

  Southern Plus spent the weekend at the Care and Ageing Expo held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.   The expo was a showcase of products, services, technology, information and education and provided an opportunity for people to have an informed choice about aged care. With a focus on innovation, there were over 80 exhibitors on show and…

Sally’s Art Exhibition

Sally’s Art Exhibition

  Sally Bosenburg, a recovery partner in our community mental health team, held her first art exhibition on Saturday, 28 October. Sally has been drawing for years, and this year decided she would like to share her creations with others.  She uses Facebook as a platform to showcase her work. She posts photos and details of all of her art…

Matt Fuller’s 24 hour Cycle for Telethon

Matt Fuller’s 24 hour Cycle for Telethon

    This year marked 50 years for Telethon’s aspiring fundraiser in Western Australia. Matt Fuller, retired professional rugby league player, directs his support for Telethon by participating in a 24-hour spin bike challenge. This gruelling challenge consists of Fuller cycling solo for 24 hours straight in order to raise money for Telethon. This year marked his ninth year participating…

Exciting News for Southern Cross Care

Exciting News for Southern Cross Care

  We have recently received some exciting news for our Victoria Park Nursing Home in Kalgoorlie… It has been announced that we are a finalist for the Prime Super Employee Excellence in Aged Care award, as part of the 2017 WA Regional Achievement and Community Awards. The WA Regional Achievement and Community Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward…