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

School Savvy eases back-to-school journey

Community and pastoral care

More than 40 families have enjoyed a smoother back-to-school journey, with access to School Savvy – an initiative to help reduce the financial burden for families so they can confidently prepare their children for the school year.

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Life changing dementia support for Elizabeth and John

Aged care

When a perioperative stroke left the otherwise healthy father of seven, John, in need of full-time care, dementia respite funding helped John and his wife Elizabeth access the support and care they needed to continue their life together, in their own home and community.

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Why our people love what they do

Featured

It's December and, once again, that special time of year when we celebrate the contribution of our longest serving people and volunteers. We took the opportunity to chat with these very special people about what they love about working at Centacare and Catholic Early EdCare. Their reasons are many and varied but are held together by a shared and genuine calling to care. We hope you enjoy their reflections.

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Jamie’s five-year road to freedom

Disability care

When Jamie finished high school and joined Centacare’s HAND Social and Life Skills Hub, she had her heart set on achieving one big goal – getting her driver’s license. For five years Jamie worked tenaciously with her support workers, chipping away at her goal little by little and, in August this year, the 25-year-old from Ferny Grove came up trumps. This Disability Action Week (26 November – 2 December) Centacare is celebrating the incredible achievements and contributions of Queenslanders with disability and we met with Jamie to talk about her new-found freedom.

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Looking after your family’s wellbeing at Christmas

Family and relationship care

Financial pressure, holiday preparations and busier-than-usual social calendars - the end of the year can be a challenging time for families. Centacare's specialist family and relationship care practitioners offer some tips to help you navigate this time of year.

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Emily comes out of shell to take centre stage

Disability care

Emily, the 25-year-old from Little Mountain, wasn't always playing the lead role of Terri in Passage's debut stage production, Sunshine on Terri. But as she has grown in confidence and perfected her performance, she now owns the role.

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Life celebrations bring seniors together at Waminda

Aged care

October was Seniors Month and, as Queensland’s 880,000 seniors celebrated with the theme of social connections, the clients at Waminda Social and Community Hub came together to celebrate Aunty Barb's life in country and western style.

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Jack captures highs and lows of recovery in new single

Disability care

From homelessness to the recording studio, this Mental Health Week (7-15 October) Centacare client, Jack, talks about his successful music career and the highs and lows of his recovery journey.

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Friendship fills Christine’s cup

Aged care

Christine lives with vascular dementia, which has affected her short-term memory. She no longer drives and requires support with daily living activities and getting out and about in the community. This Dementia Action Week (18-24 September) Centacare is joining Dementia Australia to advocate for a dementia-friendly future.  

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The art of caring for Nanango’s living treasure

Aged care

Enjoying life from the comfort of your own home is important to many people as they age. But for Eileen, who celebrated her 100th birthday last month, it means everything. With Centacare by her side, Eileen continues to live her life in the way that she chooses, from the only home she’s ever known.

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