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Successful recovery after a hospital stay

Successful recovery after a hospital stay

  The first few weeks of rehabilitation after being discharged from hospital are imperative to a patient’s recovery; this is especially true with seniors, who often need care and support to avoid complications that can lead to re-admission.   For some people, this will mean intensive physical rehabilitation. For others, it might mean initially resting with support around the home…

How to keep fit during the holidays

How to keep fit during the holidays

  Holidays are filled with family obligations, travelling, festive outings and all sorts of delicious treats.  However, it is important to balance indulgence and stick to a health and wellness routine or create one if you don’t already have. Here are some tips to get you started:  Keep moving – Avoid sitting down for too long. Research shows that getting up…

Beat the heat this summer

Beat the heat this summer

In the hot weather, you need to take care of your health. Western Australia can experience long periods of extreme heat, where the maximum and minimum temperatures are much hotter than usual. The WA Department of Health advises people to follow the following information to stay safe as the weather heats up. How can you plan ahead for the heat?…

Traditional Christmas Cake

Traditional Christmas Cake

  This delicious traditional Christmas Cake is sure to be hit with family and friends this festive season. Ingredients: Mix 11 KG packet dried fruit½ cup mixed peel1 cup chopped apricots1 cup dried figs100g glace cherries cut in half1 tsp mixed spice1 tsp cinnamon1 cup walnuts   Mix 2250G butter1 cup brown sugar soft   Mix 35 eggs   Mix…

Shibin Chacko – in giving, he receives

Shibin Chacko – in giving, he receives

As young boy growing up in India and later working as a civil engineer in Kuwait, Shibin Chacko never thought he would be assisting Australians in their own country, yet that is precisely what he is doing as a volunteer pastoral carer with SCC. Arriving in Australia in 2011, Shibin and his wife settled in Sydney near to his sister…

Celebrating Christmas with dementia

Celebrating Christmas with dementia

Christmas is just around the corner and caring for people with dementia around this time can be challenging, however with the appropriate dementia care strategies in place, you and your loved ones can enjoy the festive season. Our Dementia Services Manager, Rejane Le Grange, has some tips to ensure your family has a merry Christmas, and dementia doesn’t need to…

First intergenerational playgroup at Southern Plus East Fremantle

First intergenerational playgroup at Southern Plus East Fremantle

  The residents at Southern Plus East Fremantle recently enjoyed their very first intergenerational playgroup on Wednesday 3rd October with children from the East Fremantle Playgroup.   The initiative which was supported by Playgroup WA, saw the children who were aged from 12 months to seven years and their parents join residents for a fun morning of activities including painting,…