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New digital service to assist seniors navigating aged care options

  ONE of Australia’s leading aged care and retirement living providers has launched a new website that aims to help seniors and their families understand and navigate the aged care industry. St Vincent’s Care Services launched its new website — www.svcs.org.au — on May 1, and said the design of the service has been inspired by senior Australians. St Vincent’s ... Read More »

ACU: Distance education with a difference

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When Dr Nicole Archard decided to study for her masters she had temporarily moved out of the Catholic school system. “I was missing the connection I’d felt within that community and was looking for a way to re-establish it – and to gain a deeper philosophical understanding of the world,” she said. Dr Archard, now the Principal of Loreto College ... Read More »

Fiona’s story – Vinnies helps restore hope

Fiona’s story

“One day I spiralled into an alcohol-induced psychosis. I called ‘000’ and told them I was afraid I was going to harm myself and that my children needed to be taken into care.” These are Fiona’s words. The words of a woman in crisis. And there’s countless words like them told daily to volunteer members of St Vincent de Paul ... Read More »

Once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage in Holy Year

Marian Shrines Pilgrimage

  Egan & Turner Travel Associates are proud to present an exclusive and a once in-a-lifetime 19 day Pilgrimage Journey, organized by Group Coordinator and Senior Consultant Patty Poutanen. This spiritual journey will take us to Fatima, Lourdes, Assisi, San Giovanni Rotondo and the Eternal city of Rome. This pilgrimage will reach it’s pinnacle, when you will be among the ... Read More »

A little bit of Australia in the Eternal City turns four

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DOMUS Australia, a boutique guesthouse in Rome that offers daily Mass to visiting Australians, will celebrate its fourth anniversary this month. The property was established by the Arch- diocese of Sydney with the support of other Australian dioceses and was officially opened on October 19, 2011. On that day four years ago, Pope Benedict XVI came through the crowd filled ... Read More »

ACU hosting panel on Papal encyclical

ACU Encyclical panel

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is inviting the public to get involved in an important discussion on climate change by coming to a panel discussion called Integral Ecology – unpacking the Pope’s call to action on climate change, on Thursday 6 August. The discussion will be held at ACU’s North Sydney Campus and live streamed through the ACU YouTube page. Those ... Read More »

The days are jam-packed at St Vincent’s Kangaroo Point

The days are jam-packed at St Vincent’s Care Services Kangaroo Point

Residents at St Vincent’s Care Services Kangaroo Point are keeping very busy with a unique Creative Arts and Community Programme. Run by Diversional Therapists, this specially designed Programme caters for people with varying cognitive and physical abilities, including those with dementia. Clinical Governance Manager, Julie Matthews, says the Programme is about enhancing the wellbeing of each and every resident, regardless ... Read More »

Lourdes see record attendance at Anzac Day Mass

Lourdes see record attendance at Anzac Day Mass

This year’s Anzac Day commemorations at Lourdes Toowoomba attracted record numbers. To mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, Lourdes Home for the Aged held a special Anzac Day commemorative ceremony on Friday 24 April. Lourdes’ Diversional Therapists paid special tribute to residents who were returned service men and women by recounting their individual war efforts while the each ... Read More »

A lifelong passion becomes a beautiful legacy

WHEN rose enthusiast Len Johnstone moved into the new building at St Vincent’s Care Services Bardon in February last year, he wasted no time putting his talents to good use. Years earlier, Len had personally developed the much-admired rose garden that stood on the roundabout at the entrance to St Paul’s Villa located within the St Vincent’s Care Services Bardon ... Read More »

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