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Posts by Adam Clune

Raising a cuppa at Southern Cross Care WA

Success retirement village hosted ‘Biggest Morning Tea’ in aid of Cancer Council; $3,260 raised taking fundraising total to over $20,000 since 2011; 50% of Australians are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85. Kettles were boiled, cakes baked and tea trolleys primed as the Southern Cross Care retirement village at Success hosted a ‘Biggest…

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Football gives Stephen ‘a new lease of life’

A Wanneroo mother has hailed a Football West program which she says has given her son “a new lease of life”. Stephen Rea, 42, was diagnosed with schizophrenia in his early 20s and requires full-time care. He has been in and out of hospital over the past 17 years and during that time has stopped breathing,…

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How Harry found his calling through volunteering

A chat at a party two years ago was the trigger for a young student to change his life and start volunteering at Southern Cross Care, the leading not-for-profit aged care provider. Harry Turner was studying at university but, like many people his age, didn’t know which career path to take. His friend suggested he…

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Southern Cross Care salutes our Anzac heroes

Residents, family members and staff at Southern Cross Care locations across Western Australia commemorated Anzac Day (25 April) with a day of remembrance. From Broome to Cooloongup, services and events honoured the service and sacrifice of the original Anzacs and the subsequent generations of servicemen and women. This year again held extra significance as part…

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What to consider when choosing a retirement village

There are many benefits to living in a retirement village including being in a community of like-minded people, enjoying social activities and living independently within secure surroundings. There are also many things to consider when thinking about moving into a retirement village, and it is important that you are fully informed before making any decisions.…

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What’s good for your heart is good for your head!

Some of the strongest evidence about maintaining your brain links brain health to heart health.  Even though you can’t feel your brain working, it’s one of the most active organs in your body – your heart pumps about 20 percent of your blood to your brain, where billions of cells use about 20 percent of…

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Baby, its hot out there!

Although so far Perth’s summer has been relatively mild, we can still expect some hot weather this time of year. As the hot weather approaches, it’s important to pay attention to the needs of people living with dementia, to ensure they are healthy and safe at all times. So how to deal with some of…

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