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Read our latest news to discover what is happening around Centacare.

Cooking brings life to Ovi

Disability care

Getting involved in cooking at our Aishling hub brings life to Ovi, after a motor vehicle accident left him feeling isolated and fully reliant on the care of his family.

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Working together for festive cheer

Featured

From the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast, this Christmas our services are drawing on their close ties to the community to deliver festive cheer where it’s needed most.

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Centacare opens new Hervey Bay hub

Featured

A new home for a range of family and community services for regional Queensland was unveiled with the official opening of our Hervey Bay hub on Monday 5 December.

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Praise for Centacare marriage and relationship program

Family and relationship care

Centacare's popular marriage and relationship program is receiving praise as participants report improved communication and understanding of shared values.

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Costume call for creative clients

Disability care

With only a couple of weeks left before the curtain rises, Centacare’s Running Duck Theatre Ensemble return to HOTA for their third production – John Red Kelly. The show will run from 26 November to 1 December on the Gold Coast.

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Mental health work attracts those called to walk alongside others

Disability care

Mental Health Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of mental health in our everyday lives. It affects how we think, feel, and act. And it is just as important for those working in the sector as for those they support.

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Caring for the carers is the family way

Featured

The moment you walk into Irene Searle’s home you’re struck by the love, laughter and warmth in evidence around her kitchen table. We’re talking about the role of carers within families and it quickly becomes evident that the Searle family have provided practical carer support to each other throughout the many, sometimes tragic, experiences that have come their way.

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Fun and games is serious business at Waminda

Featured

Social connection and community are important for everyone. This Seniors Month we look at the way the Waminda community tackle the issue of social isolation amongst older Queenslanders with a healthy dose of love, care and companionship.

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The work of giving hope to those in prison

Community and pastoral care

For many people in prison, a visit from a chaplain leaves them experiencing a sense of peace, acceptance of what is happening for them and some clarity about how they can move forward. Centacare prison chaplain Deacon Russ Nelson speaks about the important work of giving hope to those in prison.

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Busy hands make the difference for David

Aged care

Dementia impacts close to half a million Australians. In the lead up to Dementia Action Week (19-25 September) we tell David’s story and show how, with a little bit of support, people living with dementia can live active and fulfilling lives for many years after diagnosis.

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