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.
'SEC Care Sweethearts' raise $2,780 for the Cancer Council of Tasmania
On Saturday, 17 March 2018, team 'SEC Care Sweethearts' laced up their sneakers and slipped on the sunscreen for the 2018 Relay for Life. Despite wild weather finishing the event early, the Sweethearts had a ball running (walking...) laps around the Hobart Domain Athletic Centre for 16 hours. The team proudly raised $2,780 for the Cancer Council of Tasmania.
Photo: SEC Care Sweethearts, Angela, Robyn, Natalie, Emily, Cathy, Coral and Cheryl, just after sundown on Saturday, 17 March 2018 at the Hobart Domain Athletic Centre.
Come see us at the 2018 Wellness Expo!
SEC Care is proud to be hosting a stall at the 2018 Wellness Expo on Saturday, 3 March at Princes Wharf no.1 on the Hobart waterfront. We hope to see you there! Click here for more information on the Wellness Expo.
Read the latest Newsletter from SEC Care
Read all the latest news and information from SEC Care in the January 2018 Newsletter.
Patrons were treated to free scones, sausages, and a healthy dose of sunshine on Saturday, 21 October at the South Eastern Community Care (SEC Care) Community Expo.
A huge thank you to the 25 organisations from around Tasmania who came together for one special event to pay homage to Tasmanian seniors.
SEC Care CEO Helen Pollard said for the second year running, the Organisation had proudly put the Expo together without any funding assistance, and at no cost to stallholders or patrons.
“Most items we needed to host the free sausage sizzle and Devonshire Tea were generously donated by local businesses and organisations from the Sorell community,” Ms Pollard said.
“We believe this Expo was a true testament to the community spirit that is alive and well in the Sorell municipality, and are excited to be a driving force behind that ethos into the future."
Happy Seniors Week 2017!
Follow this link to see all the amazing events happening around your community this week - there's something for everyone!
The SEC Care Community Expo 2017 is on this Saturday, 21 October 2017 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at 12 Somerville Street, Sorell.
SEC Care in the finals for Tasmanian Community Achievement Award!
It is with great pleasure we announce that SEC Care has been named a finalist for the Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards in the category, Prime Super Excellence in Aged Care. We are thrilled to have been selected and wish the other finalists the best of luck. The winner will be announced at a Gala Dinner on Friday, 1 December 2017.
The SEC Care Community Expo is just around the corner!
The South Eastern Community Care (SEC Care) Expo is back for its second year! Paying homage to our elders, the Expo brings together leading health and wellbeing organisations from across Tasmania. Come join us for a day of family fun, with activities, free lunch, entertainment and information stalls for all ages.
SEC Care has been recognised as a leading Tasmanian not-for-profit at the 2017 Telstra Business Awards.
SEC Care CEO, Helen Pollard, said she was humbled beyond words at the decision to be made a finalist, as the competition this year was impressive.
“To be recognised alongside outstanding Tasmanian not-for-profit organisations such as the Brave Foundation and The Cancer Council Tasmania is an incredible achievement for SEC Care – we are thrilled,” Ms Pollard said.
SEC Care has been granted $43,000 by the Tasmanian Government's Community Infrastructure Grant fund to re-paint the roof, erect a pole-standing sign and transform the front garden at Somerville Street into an beautiful and inviting space for the whole community.
A big thank you to Mark Shelton MP for taking the time to deliver the good news in person (pictured with SEC Care staff and volunteers), we are thrilled!