SEC Care Sweethearts raise $2,288 for Relay for Life 2019
A group of South Eastern Community Care staff and their families recently took part in the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life 2019.
Over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of March, the Athletics Centre on the Hobart Domain became a tent-city, with many people dressing up and enjoying the social occasion, while also remember the serious and important goal – raising funds and awareness for cancer support and research.
We are pleased to have participated in Relay for Life for three years now, as we know cancer has touched the lives of many of our staff, volunteers, clients and their families.
Since 2017, we have proudly raised over $6,050.
Celebrating 25 years of Prosser House in Orford
On Tuesday, 20 November 2018, SEC Care hosted a 3-course luncheon to celebrate 25 years of the Prosser House Day Centre.
Over 100 people attended the event at the Orford Hall to celebrate and reminisce on 25 years of community spirit and togetherness in Orford.
The 3-course meal was prepared and served by SEC Care staff and volunteers, compliments of the Organisation.
For the third year running, South Eastern Community Care (SEC Care) proudly hosted their family-friendly Community Expo, bringing together over 25 organisations from the health and community sectors to pay homage to Tasmanian seniors.
Picture: Patrons enjoying Devonshire Tea and live entertainment from Peter Campbell.
SEC Care CEO Helen Pollard said the Organisation was proud to offer their free community event during COTA’s Seniors Week.
“Despite a little rain while we were setting up, it was a wonderful day to hold a Community Expo, with many organisations coming together to share their knowledge and skills with the community,” Helen Pollard said.
Picture: The Expo in full swing!
“A great day was had by all who attended, with over 250 sausages and 30kgs of flour used for the free sausage sizzle and Devonshire Tea."
Early on Monday, 1 October, some SEC Care staff and board members had the privilege of escorting the Premier of Tasmania, Will Hodgman, and Member for Prosser, Jane Howlett, around our Somerville Street premises.
There are some exciting projects in the works at SEC Care that are set to benefit the whole community. Watch this space!
Work is well underway for our third annual Community Expo, held during Seniors Week on Saturday, 20 October 2018. This year we have a record number of stalls and businesses supporting this event. The Expo will feature a free sausage sizzle, Devonshire Tea, foot massages, hearing tests, health checks, a petting zoo, and even a fire truck! We hope to see you there!
The SEC Care Foot Clinic is now operating out of the ‘Little House’ (opposite Banjos, next to our office on Somerville Street, Sorell) to help you with all your foot-hygiene needs.
- Clean your feet
- Cut your nails
- Provide relief through therapeutic foot massage
- Moisturise your feet and legs
- Provide referrals to podiatrists if necessary.
Foot Care is for any age/anyone and there are subsidised prices available for pensioners. To book an appointment, contact reception on (03) 6269 1200.
SEC Care has proudly been named a 2018 Telstra Business Award Finalist for the category 'Social Change Maker'.
SEC Care CEO Helen Pollard said it was an honour to be recognised by the prestigious awards for the second year running.
"The Telstra Business Awards are Australia's premier business award program and the nomination is a testament to the dedication of the staff and volunteers working in our communities," Ms Pollard said.
From 1 July 2018, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be available for children aged 0-3, and adults aged 35-49, which takes the ages eligible for NDIS to 0-49 years. The NDIS will also be available to adults aged 50-64 as of 1 January 2019, and by 1 July 2019, the NDIS will be available to all eligible Tasmanians.
If you are already receiving funding from Disability Services, you do not need to do anything – the NDIS will contact you and assist you to develop your first plan. It’s important that you tell your planner about the services you receive from South Eastern Community Care because these will need to be transferred.
If you receive Home and Community Care (HACC) services from South Eastern Community Care, you may be eligible for NDIS funding.
In her role as a Sister (Registered Nurse), Anne Gunn was one of the original three nurses employed at South Eastern Community Care in 1971.
In Anne’s words – “Having been hospital trained, social visits and check visits seemed very odd to me, but it didn’t take long to see how it benefited the patients, especially those living alone. I have bathed patients in tin sheds, with the wind whistling around. I have walked a couple of miles to hermits living alone, driven miles on lonely roads. I have been into houses I would rather forget, attacked by savage dogs. I have seen and admired the women of the country, who improvising aids and caring for their sick families – they have my utmost respect” – Celebrating 40 years of Community Care (2011).
Anne was involved with many community groups and gave her time freely to church, volunteers groups and her family. Anne is survived by her three sons, one daughter, and ten grandchildren.