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July Newsletter 2018

The Glow Worm

Message from the CEO

Hello good people,

Welcome to another Everglow newsletter.

I hope this finds you all well and in good spirits.

As we come to the end of the Financial Year it is pleasing to report that all that hard work undertaken by our team has paid off with Everglow turning around our financial performance and now moving well into positive territory.

I would like to thank you all for your patience and understanding during this past 12 months. Everglow’s future is one of stability and continued growth.

We have been able to realign our Commonwealth Home Support Program funding to align with the services being request- ed by our clients and we continue to see significant growth in our Home Care Packages.

I am looking forward to sharing the journey of the past 12 months with you all at our AGM on 12 September 2018.

Also, we will be holding a 30th Anniversary lunch immediately after the AGM to celebrate 30 years of delivering service to the North Queensland community. Please mark this in your calendar.

Brooke’s role of assisting clients to navigate the complexities of the Aged Care process via reassessment and assisting clients with MyAgedCare is proving to be very popular with you all. I know Brooke is really enjoying the role and helping out where she can.

We are also very active in ensuring ECCLI is ready for the introduction of the new Single Aged Care Quality Framework that is due for introduction on the 1st of July 2018.

As always, I welcome any feedback from you in relation to your services or any opportunities for improvement.

Until next month, stay safe.

Wayne

 

Vicki and Jill providing Healthy Teamwork at Everglow

Nurse Jill and Gentle Exercise Instructor Vicki presented strategies for health and wellness at Everglow. In June clients got some great information and practical solutions for a healthy bladder. Did you know that 5 million Australians are affected by incontinence? You are not alone, involuntary loss of urine, (peeing when you don’t want to) not only affect seniors, but 25% of young women are also affected.

Good news! There are many avenues of help. In gentle exercise Vicki offered easy and practical activities for clients to get acquainted with our pelvic floor and begin to control unwanted leaking. Breathing techniques, visualisations and activities to strengthening deep core and pelvic muscles can help reduce or stop leaks and frequent peeing.

Jill also presented valuable tips on how to pee properly by completely empty the bladder, to maintain healthy bladder and bowel habits. Jill’s workshop provided great information on what assistance is available including, home support packages, hygienic cleaning tips and inexpensive, natural skin care ideas, like using cornstarch for chafing.

Over the next few months we plan to offer more educational and exercise sessions focused on some of the key challenges facing seniors, such as diabetes and maintaining balance.

 

Whats On: 

Ayr
Christmas in July – Wednesday 25th July 2018 – See Invitation for details
Crochet Corner and Morning Tea – the last Friday of the month – 9.30am – 11.30am Information Morning Tea (Diabetes) – Tuesday 24th July – See Invitation for details

Ingham
Christmas in July — Thursday 26 July 2018 – See Invitation for details Gentle Exercise and Morning Tea:- every Tuesday 10am — 11.30am Bingo, Morning Tea and Lunch:- Thursday 12th July 9.30am — 12.30pm Craft:- first Wednesday of the month 9am — 11am
Hoy and Cent Sale:- Wednesday 18th July 9.30am — 11.30am
Country Songs:- Friday 13th July 9.30am — 11.30am
Italian Songs:- Friday 20th July 9.30am — 11.30am
Colouring Therapy: – Wednesday 25th July 9.30am – 11.30am
Crochet Corner: – Wednesday 11th July 9.30am – 11.30am

Townsville
Christmas in July – Wednesday 25th July 2018 – See Invitation for details
Gentle Exercise and Morning Tea every Friday – Class 1 – 9.30am / Class 2 – 10.45am
Colouring Therapy and Morning Tea every Tuesday 10am – 11.30am
Making Memories / Scrapbooking and Morning Tea – every second Wednesday 9.30am – 11.30am Italian Group – Last Friday of the Month – 2pm – 3.30pm

To obtain further information regarding activities, venues and costs:-

Townsville or Ayr clients phone 47251822

Ingham clients phone 4776 2296

Transport may be arranged for eligible clients.

We would love to hear from people across Ayr, Ingham and Townsville. Please send in and share with us your stories, ideas, jokes, recipes or information which may benefit and support others in our community. If you caught the biggest shark this week-end send us a photo. We would like the “Glow- worm” to be informative and fun.

June Newsletter 2018

The Glow Worm

Message from the CEO

Hello good people,

Welcome to another Everglow newsletter.

I hope this finds you all well and in good spirits.

Last month I mentioned that we are seeing more and more people taking up Home Care Packages with ECCLI. Demand for ECCLI services shows no sign of slowing

down anytime soon.

We are also now experiencing great interest in our NDIS services in the Hinchinbrook area. I was very fortunate to be on hand to accept a significant donation from the

Rotaract Club in Ingham last month. Thank you to Rotaract.

It also gave me an opportunity to address approx. 70 community leaders from the Hinchinbrook region and update them on our activities.

Needless to say, we have seen an increase in enquiries, this can only be great for ECCLI.

There has been some staff changes in the office with Erin Waters coming on-board to be Case Manager for Ayr clients and assisting with Townsville clients.

We have had Maddie Parsons join our team as Administration Officer, some of you will have talked to Maddy already. Brooke McPherson our previous Administration Officer has been promoted to Client Support Officer.

Brooke’s role is to assist clients to navigate the complexities of the Aged Care process to ensure we continue to provide the service to our members and clients, via reassessment and assisting clients with My Aged Care.

We are also very active in ensuring ECCLI is ready for the introduction of the new Single Aged Care Quality Framework that is due for introduction on the 1st of July 2018.

We have once again had a bumper month for attendance at our social support activities across our three centres.

As always, I welcome any feedback from you in relation to your services or any opportunities for improvement.

Until next month, stay safe.

Wayne

 

The flu vaccine – Your best shot at stopping the flu

Vaccination is the most effective way of preventing the spread of influenza (commonly known as ‘flu’) in the community.

To protect yourself from the flu, you should get vaccinated every year. The flu virus is always changing so the flu vaccine changes too.

Getting the vaccine from April will protect you before the peak flu period, from around June to September.

The flu vaccine does not contain any live virus, so you cannot get the flu from the vaccine.

Vaccination experts recommend that everyone over six months of age get vaccinated to reduce their chance of getting the flu.

Every year the flu vaccine changes to match the flu virus that is most likely to be around during the flu season. Getting vaccinated every year is the best way of preventing the flu and any associated illness.

The vaccine is free for:

People 65 years and over

Older people aged 65 years and over are more likely to be affected by complications associated with seasonal flu.

People with certain medical conditions

People with some existing medical conditions are more likely to have complications from the flu and are eligible for a free flu vaccine.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can get the flu shot for free at these ages: – Between six months to less than five years. From 15 years and over.

Flu vaccine safety

Common side effects may happen within one to two days after flu vaccination. These include soreness, redness, discomfort and swelling at the injection site, tiredness, muscle aches and low fever. These side effects are usually mild and go away within a few days, normally without any treatment.  The Vaccine is safe for people with an egg allergy.

Where can I get the flu shot?

You can get the flu shot from a range of vaccination providers which can include General Practice (your local doctor) and some pharmacies (you would need to check with your local chemist).

Other ways to stop the spread of flu:

Washing your hands regularly with soap and water before and after contact with others, and before handling food. If available, use alcohol-based hand wash if washing facilities are not nearby.

Covering your nose and mouth with tissues or your elbow when you sneeze or cough. Make sure you throw tissues away and wash your hands immediately afterwards.

Not sharing personal items such as cups, plates and cutlery. Staying at home when you are sick.

All information in this fact sheet is correct as at 19 March 2018. It is valid for the 2018 influenza season.

 

Whats On: 

Ayr
Multicultural Day – Mexican – Thursday 21st June 2018 – See Invitation for details Crochet Corner and Morning Tea – the fourth Friday of the month – 9.30am – 11.30am Information Morning Tea – Tuesday 26th June – See Invitation for details

Ingham
Morning Tea at the RSL — Thursday 21st June 2018 – See Invitation for details
Gentle Exercise and Morning Tea:- every Tuesday 10am — 11.30am
Bingo, Morning Tea and Lunch:- every second Thursday of the month 9.30am — 12.30pm Craft:- first and third Wednesday of the month 9am — 11am
Hoy and Cent Sale:-twice per month from 9.30am — 11.30am

June — Friday 8th & Wednesday 27th Country Songs:- Friday 1st June – 9.30am — 11.30am

Italian Songs:- last Friday of the month 9.30am — 11.30am Trivia:- every fourth Friday of the month 9.30am —11.30am

Townsville
Visit to the Museum of Tropical Qld – Thursday 14th June – See Invitation for details Multicultural Day – Italian – Wednesday 20th June 2018 – See Invitation for details Information Morning Tea – Thursday 28th June – See Invitation for details
Gentle Exercise and Morning Tea every Friday – Class 1 – 9.30am / Class 2 – 10.45am Colouring Therapy and Morning Tea every Tuesday 10am – 11.30am
Making Memories / Scrapbooking and Morning Tea – every 4th Wednesday 9.30am – 11.30am Italian Group – Last Friday of the Month – 2pm – 3.30pm

To obtain further information regarding activities, venues and costs:-

Townsville or Ayr clients phone 47251822

Ingham clients phone 4776 2296

Transport may be arranged for eligible clients.

We would love to hear from people across Ayr, Ingham and Townsville. Please send in and share with us your stories, ideas, jokes, recipes or information which may benefit and support others in our community. If you caught the biggest shark this week-end send us a photo. We would like the “Glow- worm” to be informative and fun.

April Newsletter 2018

The Glow Worm

Message from the CEO

Hello good people,

Welcome to another Everglow newsletter.

I hope this finds you all well and in good spirits.

This month in the CEO’s message, I would like to share an article I wrote for the Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) magazine.

30 Years of Community Care

Everglow Community Care Links Incorporated (Formally Ethnic Community Care Links Inc.) is a Not for Profit association, incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (Qld).

Everglow began life as a pilot program in Townsville in 1988, under the Community Options Model, providing community based services to older people from Cultural and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds (CALD).

The pilot was hugely successful and the Ethnic Liaison Project was established in 1989. This project continued to grow reaching out to provide home care services in Ayr and Ingham to new Australians and first and second-generation Australians. Ethnic Community Care Links was incorporated in 1996 and by 2002, provided services to over 230 clients and employed 60 bilingual personal carers who spoke a total of 19 languages in three regional centres.

At the core of Everglow, is our commitment to the rights of our clients to understand and communicate effectively with staff and other service providers. We achieve this by using our staff who are bilingual facilitators. The Everglow staff member acts as an advocate and language and cultural bridge between clients and the service environment

For 30 years we have developed a reputation for working in partnership with our clients to provide personalised care that is dignified, respectful and focussed on maintaining individual autonomy and community connection.

In 2015, with the ECCLI brand and philosophy well established within the CALD community, the members decided to rename the association as Everglow and extend services to the broader community. ECCLI still retains several places in the Home Care Programme which are prioritised for persons from a CALD background and our ability to provide culturally appropriate services and language facilitation remains unchanged.

As with any organisation our age, we have had experienced the good times and bad. Our sector is continually challenged by changes to how Aged Care services are delivered and how funding is distributed.

Along with many liked minded organisations Everglow have been impacted by these continual changes. Some of which have been:

The Living Longer Living Better Initiative.
Active Services Model or Functional Independence Model.
The split of responsibilities between the State and Federal of the HACC Program.

Introduction of the Commonwealth Home Support Program. The commencement of Consumer Directed Care.

The complexity of these significant changes and time frames for completion has caused confusion and unrest. While these changes can be looked upon by some as having a negative impact, Everglow viewed these as opportunities to embrace change and reinvent ourselves.

We have always prided ourselves on directing the majority of our operational funding towards service delivery and additional client activities by ensuring we keep management overheads down.

We have done this by being courageous in leveraging technology to reduce redundant manual processes ensuring our team from our Allied Health professionals to our Personal Carers and Home Maintenance crews are in constant communication via online systems.

Our workforce is totally mobile, in that each staff member has an iPad linked to our client management system enabling Everglow to provide services over 100 kilometres North and South, allowing us to cover black spots not serviced by other organisations. It also allows Everglow to “push” mandatory training and topical training to staff via our Learning Management System to ensure continued compliance and professional development.

Our commitment to the early adoption of “bleeding edge” technology allows us to be lean and responsive to continuous change.

Over the past 18 months Everglow has grown our multicultural Allied Health team to allow Everglow to now provide all levels of Home Care Packages, including Nursing to our diverse client base.

Today Everglow has approximately 1,200 clients and 60 staff who speak 45 languages and dialects. Our commitment to individual and community wellness remains as strong as ever.

As always, I welcome any feedback from you in relation to your services or any opportunities for improvement.

Until next month, stay safe.

Wayne

 

Somatic Celtic Cross to Free Up Shoulder Tightness

Injuries, whether new or old, slow us down. How we deal with them physically is one thing… but the mental and emotional burden that comes with it can be more challenging than the physical.

TheareathatIseethemostinjuriesinmystudentsistheshoulder. From muscle strains to rotator cuff tears to frozen shoulder to bicep tendon detachment, having a shoulder injury takes time, patience and lots of internal exploration.

To help shoulders recover and build strength and flexibility, I share a helpful exercise sequence in my Gentle Movement to Music classes. It is a gentle cross and circular motion, this works into the joint capsule. If you are dealing with shoulder damage, why not join us every Friday at Everglow with movements to bring more mobility in a safe way to your shoulders and entire body.

For information contact Brooke in the Townsville office on 4725 1822.

For information on the Exercise group in Ingham contact Kiara on 4776 2296.

 

Whats On: 

Ayr

Weekly / Monthly Activities
Crochet Corner and Morning Tea— the fourth Friday of the month- 9.30am-11.30am

3rd May – Juru Walk and Plantation Park with Connie followed by coffee and cake at the café
Small group – 6 only – Gold coin Donation. Supported by CHSP Funding.

11th May — Mother’s Day at Billabong Sanctuary
The Ranger will join us for an hour of “animal interaction” at the Melaleuca Centre where we will enjoy our sausage sizzle for lunch (See Invitation)

18th May — Stardust Gardens Morning Tea and Tour through the Secret Garden with Kym.
Small group – 6 only – Gold coin Donation. Supported by CHSP Funding.

31st May — Visit to the Nature Display with Suzzi.
Small group – 6 only – Gold coin Donation. Supported by CHSP Funding.

6th June — Information Morning and Morning Tea – 9.30am—11am
Topic :- Services Available and How to Access Them
(Information relating to Home Care Packages and CHSP Funding)

8th June — Bus Trip—Visit the Museum of Tropical Qld followed by Lunch at Cowboys
Cost of entry— Gold coin donation – (Everglow will cover the cost ‘ local ‘ admission) More information in the May Newsletter re cost of lunch. RSVP as soon as possible as limited seats.

15th June— Mystery trip with a mystery worker
Small group – 6 only – Gold coin Donation. Supported by CHSP Funding.

21st June — Multicultural Day Luncheon— Mexican at the Stardust Drive-in
More information in the May Newsletter

27th June — Information Morning and Morning Tea – 9.30am—11am
Topic :- ‘Incontinence and the Perfect Pee’ An amusing and informative morning with Jill Morice.

Ingham

Weekly / Monthly Activities

Gentle Exercise and Morning Tea:- every Tuesday 10am — 11.30am
Bingo, Morning Tea and Lunch:- every second Thursday of the month 9.30am — 12.30pm
Craft:- every first Wednesday of the month 9.30am — 11.30am
Hoy and Cent Sale:- twice per month from 9.30am — 11.30am
May — Wednesday 16th & Wednesday 30th
June — Friday 8th & Wednesday 27th
Country Songs:- 9.30am — 11.30am on Friday 11th May & Friday the 29th June
Italian Songs:- every third Friday of the month 9.30am — 11.30am Trivia:- every fourth Friday of the month 9.30am —11.30am

Townsville

Weekly / Monthly Activities

Gentle Exercise and Morning Tea every Friday—Class 1 – 9.30am / Class 2 – 10.45am Colouring Therapy and Morning Tea every Tuesday 10am—11.30am
Italian Group— Last Friday of the month 2.30pm—3.30pm
*New* Making Memories—every fourth Wednesday 9.30am—11.30am

9th May – Mother’s Day at Sizzler 12noon –2pm (see invitation)

14th May — Information Morning and Morning Tea – 9.30am—11am Topic :- Services Available and How to Access Them

(Information relating to Home Care Packages and CHSP Funding)

30th May — Bus Trip to Billabong Sanctuary
Bus leaves Townsville 9.30am and returns approx. 2pm

Cost: $24 (includes lunch and entry )
Ranger will join us for an hour of “animal interaction” at the Melaleuca Centre

where we will enjoy a light lunch RSVP as soon as possible as limited seats.

14th June — Visit to the Museum of Tropical Qld Meeting at the museum at 10am

Cost of entry— Gold coin donation – (Everglow will cover the cost ‘ local ‘ admission) More information in the May Newsletter

20th June — Multicultural Day Luncheon
More information in the May Newsletter

28th June — Information Morning and Morning Tea – 9.30am—11am Topic :- ‘Incontinence and the Perfect Pee’ with Jill Morice

To obtain further information regarding activities, venues and costs:-

Townsville or Ayr clients phone 47251822

Ingham clients phone 4776 2296

Transport may be arranged for eligible clients.

We would love to hear from people across Ayr, Ingham and Townsville. Please send in and share with us your stories, ideas, jokes, recipes or information which may benefit and support others in our community. If you caught the biggest shark this week-end send us a photo. We would like the “Glow- worm” to be informative and fun.

February Newsletter 2018

The Glow Worm

Message from the CEO

Hello good people,

Welcome to another Everglow newsletter.

I hope this finds you all well and in good spirits.

Last month I mentioned that we are seeing more and more people taking up Home Care Packages with ECCLI. Our Case Management team working with existing and new clients introduced 20 Home Care Packages into ECCLI. Demand for ECCLI services shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

Whilst this growth for ECCLI is a very healthy sign, we are ever conscious that we need to not try to be all things to all people and as such will be closely monitoring this growth to ensure we continue to provide the service to our existing members and clients, that we are known for and what new entrants to the Aged Care support services are chasing.

I mentioned last month about confusion out there as to whether ECCLI provides care up to Level 3 and 4 of Home Care Packages. Yes, we do, and have done for some time now. So please help spread the word.

We have had a bumper month for attendance at our social support activities across our three centres and Jill Morice our Registered Nurse has been very busy over the past month, getting out and assisting our clients via reassessments etc.

This month will also see us introduce a Learning Management System into the organisation. This will enable our staff to undergo continuous training remotely via their iPads. This not only provides our staff with additional training opportunities to further their skills, it also provides you confidence that our team is kept up to date with current practices.

As always, I welcome any feedback from you in relation to your services or any opportunities for improvement.

Until next month, stay safe.

Wayne

 

Congratulations to:

Mrs Esther Noack who celebrated her 101st birthday on the 9th February. She and her husband joined family members for lunch at Sizzlers and had “a lovely day” .

Mrs Euphemia Theofanes from Home Hill celebrated her 100th birthday on 15th January and again on 14th January with family and friends travelling from as far as Adelaide to make the day a memorable one.

We farewell Angela Della Valle. Angela has been a respected and valued member of ECCLI ‘s Personal Care staff for over 21 years. Angela will be sorely missed by all who know her.

Just as a matter of interest!
We are all still wondering who sent 2 dozen long stemmed red roses to Natalie on Valentine’s Day !!! ???

Wilma and Alan Dean celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary on 19th February.  They were still smiling two days later when they joined us at the Townsville Chinese New Year Luncheon at the Capitol Regent.

 

Depression

Are you experiencing lack of energy, feelings of sadness and hopelessness, sleep disturbances, loss of appetite, and not enjoying the things that you usually do?

These are just some of the signs and symptoms of depression. Whilst it is normal to experience these symptoms from time to time if they have been ongoing for longer than two weeks and are experienced most of the time you may be living with depression.

Beyond Blue notes it is thought that between 10 and 15 % of older people experience depression however, not only it is under reported by older people but often symptoms are incorrectly attributed to old age, dementia or poor health. Causes for depression in the elderly can include medical issues, medication side effects, social isolation, and bereavements to name a few. The good news is that there are many treatment options available.

Making some small lifestyle changes may assist ease depressive symptoms and could include: –

  • moving your body by going for a short walk,
  • exposing yourself to sunlight every day,
  • maintaining a healthy balanced diet,
  • good sleep habits i.e. keeping a regular sleep schedule, limiting caffeine at night, having a cool dark place to sleep,
  • maintaining social connections – attending a group activity for example Everglow’s weekly Gentle Exercise class, Colouring Therapy, Italian Club, visiting a friend, monthly social events, learning a new skill and keeping in contact with family and loved ones.

Treatment could also include counselling, psychological interventions and medications. If you feel that you may be experiencing depression having a chat with your GP is a good place to start as they can treat you or refer you to psychologists and counsellors. In addition, Everglow has qualified social workers who can also assist you in this area.

If you think, that you need to discuss this, please contact our social workers at the following places.  Townsville-4725 1822, Ingham-4776 2296 or Beyond Blue 1300 224 636.

 

Whats On: 

Ayr

Chinese New Year – Friday 16th February 2018 —See Invitation for details

Crochet Corner and Morning Tea— the fourth Friday of the month- 9.30am-11.30am

Ingham

Chinese New Year — Thursday 15th February 2018 —See Invitation for details

Gentle Exercise and Morning Tea every Tuesday 10am—11.30am

Bingo, Morning Tea and Lunch every second Thursday of the month 9.30am—12.30pm

Townsville

Chinese New Year – Wednesday 21th February 2018 —See Invitation for details

Gentle Exercise and Morning Tea every Friday—Class 1 – 9.30am / Class 2 – 10.45am

Colouring Therapy and Morning Tea every Tuesday 10am—11.30am

 

To obtain further information regarding activities, venues and costs:-

Townsville or Ayr clients phone 47251822

Ingham clients phone 4776 2296

Transport may be arranged for eligible clients.

 We would love to hear from people across Ayr, Ingham and Townsville. Please send in and share with us your stories, ideas, jokes, recipes or information which may benefit and support others in our community. If you caught the biggest shark this week-end send us a photo. We would like the “Glow- worm” to be informative and fun.

January Newsletter 2018

The Glow Worm

Message from the CEO

Hello good people,

Welcome to 2018. I hope this finds you all well and in good spirits.

This month begins an exciting time for ECCLI.  The Board have approved our Strategic Plan for the next four years, we begin new relationships with other providers born and bred here in North Queensland like ourselves,  and we are seeing more and more people taking up Home Care Packages with ECCLI.  Who would have thought we could experience such a turnaround in just six months.

We have increased our social support activities across our three centres and Jill Morice our Registered Nurse has been very busy over the past month, getting out and assisting our clients.

We also have some fresh new faces in the team, so please say hello and make them feel welcome.

I mentioned above about an increase in people coming to ECCLI to have us provide care under their assigned Home Care Package.   We are still seeing confusion out there as to whether ECCLI provides care up to Level 3 and 4 of Home Care Packages.

Yes, we do, and have done for some time now.   So please help spread the word.

As always, I welcome any feedback from you in relation to your services or any opportunities improvement.   I hope you all have a happy and exciting January.

Until next month, stay safe.

Wayne

 

Welcome in the New Year with more flexibility and strength.

I encourage you to take charge of your health in 2018, include Gentle Movement to Music to your New Years Resolution.

For the past several months, Jaye has participated in gentle movement classes at Everglow, and reported how impressed her Doctor was during a recent visit. When instructed to bend forward, touch the floor, and twist her spine from right to left, Jaye moved with pain-free ease.  Proudly telling her Doctor, “it’s because of my weekly chair exercises!” She passed the physical requirements to renew her driver’s license, and can safely rotate her spine and neck in order to see the traffic behind and beside her. Well done for taking charge of your health!

Join us on Friday mornings for an invigorating and fun class to move, strengthen and stretch.  I hope to see you in for Gentle Movement classes in January.

Vicki

Contact Natalie on 4725 1822 for times and bookings.

 

 

Whats On: 

Ayr

Chinese New Year – Friday 16th February 2018 —See Invitation for details

Crochet Corner and Morning Tea— the fourth Friday of the month- 9.30am-11.30am

Ingham

Chinese New Year — Thursday 15th February 2018 —See Invitation for details

Gentle Exercise and Morning Tea every Tuesday 10am—11.30am

Bingo, Morning Tea and Lunch every second Thursday of the month 9.30am—12.30pm

Townsville

Chinese New Year – Wednesday 21th February 2018 —See Invitation for details

Gentle Exercise and Morning Tea every Friday—Class 1 – 9.30am / Class 2 – 10.45am

Colouring Therapy and Morning Tea every Tuesday 10am—11.30am

 

To obtain further information regarding activities, venues and costs:-

Townsville or Ayr clients phone 47251822

Ingham clients phone 4776 2296

Transport may be arranged for eligible clients.

 We would love to hear from people across Ayr, Ingham and Townsville. Please send in and share with us your stories, ideas, jokes, recipes or information which may benefit and support others in our community. If you caught the biggest shark this week-end send us a photo. We would like the “Glow- worm” to be informative and fun.

CEO Christmas Message 2017

Hello good people,

I hope this finds you all well and in good spirits.

Well, what a busy year it’s been, they just keep getting faster.  One minute we are setting the goals for the year and the next thing we know we are setting the table for Christmas.  Most people will be looking forward to a well-earned rest over Christmas and to spend time with family and friends and ponder what 2018 will bring.

In 2017, we have also experienced quite significant changes in the Community Care sector.

We have forged closer and stronger relationships with our clients and key suppliers and this will continue to be our focus in 2018.   Next year also brings with it a significant milestone for ECCLI – we celebrate our 30th Birthday.

Please let me encourage you to count the blessings in your life over the last year. My wish is that the new year brings great happiness and success to you and your loved ones.

Thanks to all staff, board members and volunteers whose tireless efforts keep ECCLI running smoothly.

On behalf of all the team at ECCLI, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our valued clients, and suppliers for their ongoing support and I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Safe, Healthy and Prosperous New Year in 2018.

Until next month, stay safe.

Wayne

 

 

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