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Today is International Translation Day!

“International Translation Day is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security.” UN

We would like to pay our tribute to the work of our bilingual staff and volunteers who endeavor to make aged care services slightly more inclusive by breaking down language barriers and allowing us to provide a more holistic approach in our service delivery. The work of our staff who speak over 40 different languages is seen as being of growing importance due to growing number of ethnic seniors entering the aged care system.

Interesting fact about this day: International Translation Day itself coincides with the feast day of St. Jerome, a Christian scholar and priest who was the first person to translate the Bible into Latin from the original Hebrew, making it accessible for the first time to a far wider audience. St. Jerome is the patron saint of translators.
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Today is International Translation Day! “International Translation Day is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security.” UN We would like to pay our tribute to the work of our bilingual staff and volunteers who endeavor to make aged care services slightly more inclusive by breaking down language barriers and allowing us to provide a more holistic approach in our service delivery. The work of our staff who speak over 40 different languages is seen as being of growing importance due to growing number of ethnic seniors entering the aged care system. Interesting fact about this day: International Translation Day itself coincides with the feast day of St. Jerome, a Christian scholar and priest who was the first person to translate the Bible into Latin from the original Hebrew, making it accessible for the first time to a far wider audience. St. Jerome is the patron saint of translators.

Last week, our Aged Care System Navigator Team held a informative seminar about My Aged Care with the Japanese community! Attendees learnt more about the Australian aged care system, the different programs, eligibility requirements and assessment procedures. The aim of the seminar was to empower the community to support their older people who might be in need of additional support. Thank you again for attending! You are all community champions!

If you would like to hold a similar seminar for your community or group, contact Vinny Fernandez on 9275 4411 or email v.fernandez@umbrellacommunitycare.com.au . #japanesecommunity #agedcarenavigator #myagedcare #agedcare #homecare #agedcarehomes #navigatingthesystem
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Last week, our Aged Care System Navigator Team held a informative seminar about My Aged Care with the Japanese community! Attendees learnt more about the Australian aged care system, the different programs, eligibility requirements and assessment procedures. The aim of the seminar was to empower the community to support their older people who might be in need of additional support. Thank you again for attending! You are all community champions! If you would like to hold a similar seminar for your community or group, contact Vinny Fernandez on 9275 4411 or email v.fernandez@umbrellacommunitycare.com.au . #japanesecommunity #agedcarenavigator #myagedcare #agedcare #homecare #agedcarehomes #navigatingthesystem

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おめでとう ☺️

Brilliant! X

Congratulations Umbrella on the great initiative ❤️

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We would like to congratulate Professor Loretta Baldassar from UWA School of Social Sciences who has been recognised as Australia’s research field leader in Human Migration! We had the pleasure to work with Loretta on a few projects in the past, and her passion for working with migrant elders and increasing digital literacy amongst our clients was a big inspiration for all of us.Congratulations to Professor Loretta Baldassar who has been recognised as Australia’s research field leader in Human Migration, one of 30 scholars across all disciplines awarded in the 2020 Social Sciences Australia's research field leaders. 👏

UWA was also recognised as the lead institution for African Studies & History in the 2020 Humanities, Arts & Literature Australia's research field leaders awards.
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We would like to congratulate Professor Loretta Baldassar from UWA School of Social Sciences who has been recognised as Australia’s research field leader in Human Migration! We had the pleasure to work with Loretta on a few projects in the past, and her passion for working with migrant elders and increasing digital literacy amongst our clients was a big inspiration for all of us.

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Well done to Loretta! Great work. I too am currently working on a project with Loretta, great to know we are dealing with the best!

Another great time with Party at Basia's program!

The program was launched in July, but it has already gained a lot of popularity among its members. It provides clients the opportunity to meet in the afternoon and enjoy singing and dancing together. The program is modified to suit each groups cultural and language needs. Currently there are two groups under this program: a Polish speaking and a multilingual.

#agedcare #communitycare #socialsupport
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What a Party time !!! Everyone happy, enjoying dancing and the spring walk in Kings Park. Congratulations Umbrella.!!!

Its a Party every friday what a grest life im living in Keep up the great and successfully Entertaining by everyone 💯💥👏👏👏👏proud to be part of this

Dziekuje za wspaniale zdjecja Umbreli

A great story from our Home Care Package Department!

Another scooter has been donated to one of our clients by Motobility - Formerly Bluesky Healthcare and they also gave a brand new walking frame!

Our client was more than happy. She couldn’t believe the generosity of Motobility.

"I do not know why I deserved this. Thank you. You are my angels."

About Mobility and their angels:

"Founded in 2001, Motobility, formally known as Bluesky Healthcare, was founded out of the frustration of its two owners in finding quality-made and customized mobility products. Over the years Motobility has grown as one of the main suppliers of Mobility Equipment in Perth and regional WA. Their unwavering commitment to delivering not only well designed and manufactured mobility solutions, but backing it up with a passion for service and people has created a person centred approach to mobility equipment and Assistive Technology. "

www.motobility.com.au/

#motobility #donations #agedcare #homecare #walkingframe #scooter #mobilityaids #homecarepackage #homecarepackages
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A great story from our Home Care Package Department! Another scooter has been donated to one of our clients by Motobility - Formerly Bluesky Healthcare and they also gave a brand new walking frame! Our client was more than happy. She couldn’t believe the generosity of Motobility. I do not know why I deserved this. Thank you. You are my angels. About Mobility and their angels: Founded in 2001, Motobility, formally known as Bluesky Healthcare, was founded out of the frustration of its two owners in finding quality-made and customized mobility products. Over the years Motobility has grown as one of the main suppliers of Mobility Equipment in Perth and regional WA. Their unwavering commitment to delivering not only well designed and manufactured mobility solutions, but backing it up with a passion for service and people has created a person centred approach to mobility equipment and Assistive Technology. https://www.motobility.com.au/ #motobility #donations #agedcare #homecare #walkingframe #scooter #mobilityaids #homecarepackage #homecarepackagesImage attachmentImage attachment

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Congratulations and thank you Motobility on your generosity.

Awesome

Well done

Shanah Tovah Um'tukah! Wishing all our clients, carers and staff observing Rosh Hashanah a new year filled with peace, prosperity and many blessings!

Rosh Hashanah is the celebration of the Jewish New Year. It's a very important holiday on the Jewish calendar. The holiday marks the beginning of a 10-day period, known as the Yamim Nora-im (“Days of Awe” or “High Holidays”), ushered in by Rosh HaShanah and ending with Yom Kippur (the “Day of Atonement”).

One of the most popular Rosh Hashanah customs involves eating apple slices dipped in honey, sometimes after saying a special prayer. Ancient Jews believed apples had healing properties, and the honey signifies the hope that the new year will be sweet.

#RoshHashanah #ShanahTovah #AppleAndHoney #ShanaTova #NewBeginnings
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Shanah Tovah Umtukah! Wishing all our clients, carers and staff observing Rosh Hashanah a new year filled with peace, prosperity and many blessings! Rosh Hashanah is the celebration of the Jewish New Year. Its a very important holiday on the Jewish calendar. The holiday marks the beginning of a 10-day period, known as the Yamim Nora-im (“Days of Awe” or “High Holidays”), ushered in by Rosh HaShanah and ending with Yom Kippur (the “Day of Atonement”). One of the most popular Rosh Hashanah customs involves eating apple slices dipped in honey, sometimes after saying a special prayer. Ancient Jews believed apples had healing properties, and the honey signifies the hope that the new year will be sweet. #RoshHashanah #ShanahTovah #AppleAndHoney #ShanaTova #NewBeginnings

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So close! Can we get some help to reach 1500? 🙏 please share!

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Umbrella Community Care

At Umbrella Inc., we always try to accommodate our social groups’ individual needs and wishes. Hence every group is a little bit different. For example, our Macedonian Home@Home clients love to spend one day every month at their Macedonian club, in North Perth. There is always some activity waiting for them, this time it was a Cowboy Themed party where they were singing and dancing together. The club always provides a delicious Macedonian lunch for the group.

#macedonian #macedonianclub #homeathomegroup #socialgroup #agedcare #homecare #diversity #multicultural #diversecare
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We love the Umbrella group at our Chaianki.

Great photo of you all ♡

Fantastic Olga! Glad your group have a great time at the Macedonian Hall function each month. Xx

Congratulations Macedonian Group you look beautiful. What a fun day❤️

Great photos Olga 👍🏼👍🏼

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Social Support Worker / Driver

An exciting opportunity has become available to join our growing organisation in Belmont with an immediate need for a casual Social Support Worker/Driver to work at least 2 days per week each week (negotiable) for the next 3 months initially, with a possibility of extension.

Our immediate need is for a suitable person who has basic computer skills and the ability to speak a language from:
✅Former Yugoslav
✅Italy
✅Spain
✅Poland

Salary: $26.69 per hour

To obtain the Position Description, please go to Umbrella’s web page www.umbrellacommunitycare.com.au/about-us/work-for-us/ and for any enquiries about the position, contact the Robert Wilhelm on (08) 9275 4411 or recruitment@umbrellacommunitycare.com.au

Applications addressing the Selection Criteria, current resume and our Umbrella Employment Form (can be found on our website) must be submitted by COB Friday 9 October 2020 to Cathy Sullivan, Senior Coordinator HR, recruitment@umbrellacommunitycare.com.au
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Social Support Worker / Driver An exciting opportunity has become available to join our growing organisation in Belmont with an immediate need for a casual Social Support Worker/Driver to work at least 2 days per week each week (negotiable) for the next 3 months initially, with a possibility of extension. Our immediate need is for a suitable person who has basic computer skills and the ability to speak a language from: ✅Former Yugoslav ✅Italy ✅Spain ✅Poland Salary: $26.69 per hour To obtain the Position Description, please go to Umbrella’s web page https://www.umbrellacommunitycare.com.au/about-us/work-for-us/ and for any enquiries about the position, contact the Robert Wilhelm on (08) 9275 4411 or recruitment@umbrellacommunitycare.com.au Applications addressing the Selection Criteria, current resume and our Umbrella Employment Form (can be found on our website) must be submitted by COB Friday 9 October 2020 to Cathy Sullivan, Senior Coordinator HR, recruitment@umbrellacommunitycare.com.au
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