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Working together to help John achieve his goals

Working together to help John achieve his goals John Gough’s story is one of inspiration and perseverance.  He, pictured here with Matthew Fenton and Victor Patrzala, has been part of the Centacare community for more than five years.   Support worker, Matthew, has been working alongside John for much of that time. With the support of the Centacare [...]

2018-11-28T10:45:00+00:00November 28th, 2018|

Have your say in the future of aged care in the Hastings

Have your say in the future of aged care in the Hastings St Agnes’ Parish is looking to the future with the development of its aged care masterplan for the Port Macquarie/Hastings region, and are keen to involve the community in the conversation to identify the needs and expectations of retirees with regard to lifestyle, community and [...]

2018-11-26T14:37:22+00:00November 26th, 2018|

Youth Hub helps turn Jake’s life around

Youth Hub helps turn Jake's life around Growing up was tough for 19 year old Jake Donohue. A difficult home life contributed to serious mental health issues. Jake felt he had lost all hope, until he found a connection to community, and a future for himself, through the Youth Hub. “I grew up in a hostile environment, [...]

2018-11-22T14:08:30+00:00November 15th, 2018|

“Community Connections” still going strong after ten years

"Community Connections" still going strong after ten years Age is no barrier for the new friendships created through the “Community Connections” program. The program is celebrating ten years of bringing children from St Agnes’ Early Education Centre and residents from St Agnes’ Hostel together. “Intergenerational learning is a specific focus of the Community Connections program,” says Executive [...]

2018-11-08T12:27:37+00:00November 8th, 2018|

Caring for our common home is everyone’s business

Caring for our common home is everyone's business Climate change has been in the news with the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change release of a special report on global warming targets in early October 2018. For a catholic perspective on this issue, Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Laudato si’ (which means ‘Praise be to you’) is a good [...]

2018-10-22T10:36:43+00:00October 17th, 2018|

Catholic Care of the Aged Men’s group visit marine centre in Port Macquarie

Catholic Care of the Aged Men's group visit marine centre in Port Macquarie A tour by the Catholic Care of the Aged (CCA) Men’s Group of the Marine Centre at Newman Senior Technical College was a success. The tour was hosted by college students and staff and triggered many happy memories for those who attended on September. 6 [...]

2018-10-12T13:48:15+00:00October 12th, 2018|

Elizabeth Pike named St Josephs Regional College’s 2018 student of the year

Elizabeth Pike named St Josephs Regional College's 2018 student of the year St Josephs Regional College captain Elizabeth Pike has topped off 13 years of school and hard work with a top graduate’s honour. On Thursday, September 27, she was named the school’s year 12 Caltex Student of the Year after earning a swag of awards for [...]

2018-10-02T08:39:22+00:00October 2nd, 2018|

Christine celebrates 40 years as an Aged Care nurse with St Agnes’ Parish

Christine celebrates 40 years as an Aged Care nurse with St Agnes' Parish Enrolled nurse, Christine Walsh was among 80 employees of St Agnes’ Parish celebrating a combined total of 1,330 years’ service at the Parish’s Long Service Awards, presented during a special Mass on Tuesday evening (18 September). Christine has worked for Catholic Care of Aged [...]

2018-09-27T10:54:25+00:00September 25th, 2018|

Aged care providers welcome federal government’s Royal Commission into the industry

Aged care providers welcome federal government's Royal Commission into the industry Aged care providers in the Port Macquarie-Hastings have welcomed the federal government's decision for a Royal Commission into the industry. The government is yet to provide terms of reference or timelines for the commission. However, Wauchope-based aged care provider Bundaleer CEO Gareth Norman has congratulated the [...]

2018-09-25T10:41:50+00:00September 25th, 2018|

R U OK? Day 2018: St Joseph’s Regional College

R U OK? Day 2018: St Joseph's Regional College St Joseph’s Regional College students took the lead to ensure their classmates knew all about R U OK? Day on September 13. With Mr Tom Inatey (Leader Senior School Representative Council) and Year 12 leaders, the college promoted the day, becoming more attentive to art of conversation as [...]

2018-09-18T10:00:12+00:00September 18th, 2018|
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