Victoria Park Nursing Home Residents are treated like family

The team at the Victoria Park Nursing Home were worthy recipients of the Kalgoorlie Boulder Chamber of Commerce’s Community Organisation Not for Profit award at last weekend’s Goldfields Business Awards. The ethos of the team who provide care to the 51 residents of the home is to treat them like family. This was recognised by…

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SCC celebrates National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week occurs from May 18 to May 24, and at Southern Cross Care, it is an opportunity to recognize the amazing and generous contributions of our growing team of volunteers.  We are fortunate to have 220 dedicated volunteers who invest their time to enrich the lives of our residents, through conversation, activities and…

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Stay healthy this summer

Stay healthy this summer, lady in a hat

We live in a sunburnt country where hot days and heatwaves can stress our bodies. With hot summers likely to continue, the information provided by HealthDirect Australia shows you how to stay cool and hydrated during the warmer months and what to do if you start to feel unwell. Tips to help you stay well…

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SCC staff shine at WA Mental Health Awards

WA Mental Health Awards - Happy man

Shivani Lala, a Team Leader of SCC’s Community Options Mental Health sites, was recently recognised at the 2019 WA Mental Health Awards Gala winning the Employee Excellence Award for outstanding contribution to mental health in Western Australia by an individual employed or volunteering within the sector. The WA Mental Health Awards, which are hosted by…

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Easy Christmas Pudding

Easy Christmas Pudding

Ingredients 1 cup raisins 1 cup sultanas 1 cup self-raising flour 1 cup finely grated butter (about 115g) 1 cup fresh brown breadcrumbs (from around 4 thick slices of bread) 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup mixed nuts, chopped plus extra to decorate 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground mixed spice 1 cup milk…

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SCC celebrates volunteers’ contributions

Southern Cross Care WA Volunteers Awards

In November, SCC hosted its annual volunteer appreciation event at the Royal Perth Golf Club to celebrate and recognise the achievements of our volunteers. Ian Simms, Head of Pastoral Care and Volunteer Services, said the event was a wonderful opportunity to thank volunteers for their generous contribution to the organisation. “Our volunteers mean a great…

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Alma’s holiday dream comes true

Victoria Park Nursing Home

Alma Obschonka an energetic 91-year-old resident at SCC’s Victoria Park Nursing Home in Kalgoorlie, is living proof that age and disability are no barriers to continuing to live life to the fullest, as proven during a recent holiday to Esperance. With many fond memories of family holidays in Esperance, and with her daughter living there,…

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Living with dementia series: what dementia feels like

Living with dementia series

By Rejáne Le Grange, Dementia Services Manager   Think about the skills you use every day to look after yourself, your family and to be successful at your job or your community responsibilities. Now imagine a day where everything goes wrong. Things break, financial demands suddenly seem to increase, you don’t feel as well, extra…

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