Southern Cross Care News

June 27, 2024
Pride Month

Pride Month

Embracing diversity this Pride Month

As Pride Month comes to an end, we are reminded of the importance of embracing diversity in all its forms and building inclusive communities.   When 70-year-old Zoe decided to move into Foley Village at the beginning of the year, she did so with hesitation. As someone who identifies as bisexual, Zoe was apprehensive about joining […]

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June 11, 2024
brian standing with moped for men's health week

In the news

Spotlighting men’s wellbeing during Men’s Health Week

This Men’s Health Week, we are spotlighting our services and communities that have empowered many of our male clients and residents to live happy and healthy lives. Men’s Health Week serves as a critical reminder of the importance of addressing both the physical and emotional wellbeing of men, highlighting areas where support and community can […]

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May 30, 2024
World MS Day - Nicole's story

In the news

Celebrating World MS Day: Nicole’s Journey

Nicole’s Journey and our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion  Today, we celebrate World MS Day, a Global Day of Action to raise awareness for the multiple sclerosis (MS) community and campaign for everyone affected by MS. The 2024-2025 theme, Diagnosis, focuses on advocating for early and accurate diagnosis, highlighting the barriers people face, and sharing personal […]

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May 24, 2024
Schizophrenia

In the news

Spotlight on Schizophrenia

For Phil and many people like him, living with schizophrenia is a constant battle that affects every part of his day.  Diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager, Phil openly speaks about the challenges he faces living with the condition, which he describes as a “cruel disease.”   “It’s not easy, but I’ve learned to live with […]

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May 22, 2024
National Volunteer Week

In the news

Celebrating our volunteers this National Volunteer Week

This week is National Volunteer Week and is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering. It celebrates the diverse passions and talents everyone brings to volunteering. This year’s theme is ‘Something for Everyone,’ highlighting that there is a place for everyone in the world of volunteering.  Over the past year, we have been fortunate to have […]

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May 14, 2024
City of Cockburn Senior Community Citizen of the Year

Retirement Living

Success Village resident Maureen named 2024 City of Cockburn Senior Community Citizen of the Year 

In appreciation of her incredible dedication to the Cockburn community, Success Village resident Maureen has been named the 2024 City of Cockburn Senior Community Citizen of the Year.  Volunteering at the Cockburn Seniors Centre, Maureen lends a helping hand and brings joy to visitors at the centre four days a week.   Whether greeting visitors in […]

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May 13, 2024
International Nurses Day

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Celebrating our extraordinary nurses this International Nurses Day

As we celebrate International Nurses Day, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our extraordinary nurses at Southern Cross Care (WA). International Nurses Day is celebrated on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the pioneer of modern nursing. On this significant day, we recognise the invaluable contributions that nurses make to our communities and […]

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May 6, 2024
home care social support

Home Care

Stay connected with home care social support services

It’s amazing how a leisurely outing, interaction with those around you or a chat over coffee can effortlessly brighten your day. At Southern Cross Care (WA), we believe those joys should never fade away, no matter your age. Did you know the services available to you as part of your Home Care Package can include […]

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May 5, 2024
Laughter

In the news

The benefits of Laughter Yoga

You may have heard the saying ‘laughter is the best medicine’, but did you know a daily dose of laughter has many health benefits and can be a great form of aerobic exercise? Faulkner Park Village resident Janni Goss says her life changed for the better when she decided to prioritise her health and wellbeing […]

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April 22, 2024
lemon delicious

In the news

Lemon Delicious

Every day, Southern Cross Care (WA) (SCC (WA)) employees make an extraordinary difference in the lives of the people we support. But what does it mean to make an extraordinary difference? It’s not about grand gestures or big acts; sometimes, it’s the simple things that have the most profound impact. It’s about taking the time […]

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March 28, 2024
Home care ladies

Home Care

Making home care navigation easier

At Southern Cross Care (WA), it is part of our mission to support older West Australians to more easily navigate the aged care sector and provide them with the information and tools to do so. That’s why we have developed a new home care navigation tool on our website, designed to make the transition into […]

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March 19, 2024

In the news

National Advance Care Planning Week 2024

When is the best time to discuss aged care with a loved one? Aging and aged care are difficult topics for many families, and it’s very common for people to avoid thinking about and discussing where they plan to live as they begin to need more help and care. But by avoiding a conversation about […]

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