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Do You Need a Smart Device?

Online learning and support is a great alternative to face-to-face support while we are in lockdown but it does depend on participants having suitable assistive technology. The good news is that for the next five months, eligible NDIS participants will be able to flexibly use their plan funding to purchase low-cost assistive technology including smart

2020-05-14T00:00:00+10:00May 14th, 2020|

New NSW COVID-19 Legislation – Q&A

 Questions and Answers Updated 31 March 2020With guidelines and regulations changing almost daily, many people are confused about what they can and cannot do in regards to leaving the house.We have put together some Questions and Answers based on the legislation that began on Tuesday, 31 March. The legislation states that nobody can leave their

2020-04-01T00:00:00+11:00April 1st, 2020|

Coronavirus COVID-19 Questions and Answers

What is the Coronavirus (COVID-19)? It is a virus known to cause respiratory infections.What are the symptoms? Fever Sore throat Cough Fatigue Difficulty breathing which could turn into pneumoniaWhat can I do to prevent infection? Greenacres is insisting on social distancing which is staying at least two metres from other people at all times. This

2020-03-18T00:00:00+11:00March 18th, 2020|

Congratulations Community Connect Volunteers

Monday morning tea was extra special at the Illawarra Diggers Aged and Community Care in Corrimal on Monday with staff and residents delighted to see our Greenacres Community Connect volunteers presented with their certificates from the WEA. For almost 12 months Goktug Yasar, Jefri Radam Pundavela, Kristy Salvador and Amy Jones have been volunteering at

2020-02-12T00:00:00+11:00February 12th, 2020|

The ‘Hotel Esperance’ Lends a Hand

Greenacres was happy to lend a hand to our friends from the Cram Foundation during the recent bushfire crisis that affected the Shoalhaven. Esperance Drive which is fully accessible with beds, hoists and equipment, was temporarily transformed into the 'Hotel Esperance' providing emergency accommodation to Cram participants who had been evacuated from their Shoalhaven home.

2020-02-06T00:00:00+11:00February 6th, 2020|

The Kickstart Christmas Elves

Greenacres' very own Christmas elves have been hard at work making a special surprise for sick kids in Wollongong Hospital's Children's Ward today. The Kickstart Careers participants came up with the idea of a Pyjama Party fundraiser for the Children's Ward during one of their fortnightly participant-led meetings. They set themselves the goal of raising

2019-12-11T00:00:00+11:00December 11th, 2019|

Kickstart ‘Party’ Bus is Here

Watch out Wollongong - the Kickstart 'Party' Bus has arrived! A big thank you to our friends at IRT Group who donated the bus and officially handed over the keys yesterday at a special breakfast for our Community Connect volunteers. The volunteers have been receiving gardening training from IRT Facilities Management learning basic gardening and

2019-09-12T00:00:00+10:00September 12th, 2019|

Outstanding Outsider Artists Exhibition

Like any other artist, 20-year-old Annie Liang loves the creative process of bringing the vision in her mind alive on the canvas. Unlike other artists though, being vision impaired means that she will never get to see what she creates. Annie embodies the underpinning belief of the Greenacres Outsider Artists which is that with the

2019-08-22T00:00:00+10:00August 22nd, 2019|
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