The Elevation of the Precious and Life-creating Cross commemorates the finding of the True Cross in 326 and its recovering from the Persians in 628. It is one of the Twelve Great Feasts of the church year.
We hope all Orthodox clients, staff and volunteers are enjoying their celebrations! ... See MoreSee Less
This September the Umbrella Community Visitors Scheme had a mindfulness workshop with our volunteers to help them with calming and relaxation techiques!
The volunteers also shared their volunteering experiences with the team. Our CVS Coordinator discussed the various online digital training and leadership and wellbeing courses we offer to all our volunteers!
Watch until the end to see a special message from all of our volunteers!
If you know of an isolated senior who would benefit from visits or you want to become a part of our vibrant, volunteer team, contact CVS! Call (08) 9275 4411 to speak with our CVS Coordinator Karla for more information! ... See MoreSee Less
Today is World Alzheimer's Day, a day to learn more about Dementia and Alzheimer's.
This year, Alzheimer's Disease International is shining a light on the warning signs of dementia and the importance of a timely diagnosis. To learn more about some of the early warning signs head here: ow.ly/ueP950GaUP2
• Flexible working arrangements • Option to salary package • Competitive salary on offer
An opportunity has become available to join our growing organisation with an immediate start. We are looking for a Senior HCP Coordinator to support, lead and assist the aged care services team at our Ascot office.
Our preference is for a permanent full-time employee to work 5 days a week, there is flexibility in these working arrangements.
For any enquiries about the position, contact Wayne Costello, Acting Manager Aged Care Services on (08) 9275 4411.
At Umbrella, we celebrate our migrant clients, staff and volunteers who have become citizens of Australia. One of our Aged Care Coordinators, Fiorda, shares her journey of becoming a citizen:
"Australia has always been my father's dream, and he would talk to my brother and I about his desire to live in Australia one day. When my brother was 18 years old, he decided to be brave and came to live in Perth and begin his university studies. I stayed in Italy and continued my studies until one day I met this gorgeous man (my now husband) who was on holiday in Italy but living in Perth! I applied for my holiday visa and within a couple of months, I was in Perth too.
Like most immigrants, it took me a few months to get used to the new culture and atmosphere. I had to learn English, find a job and make new friends. This helped me to grow as a person and to learn about other cultures to the point that I discovered my passion in helping others.
A year ago I became an Australian Citizen and it was one of the proudest moments of my life. I’ll never forget where I came from – but I am honoured to call myself an Aussie!"
Continuing on from RU OK Day last week, our groups are still checking in on each other and sparking many interesting conversations!
Last week our Internet Cafe group played conversation bingo, ticking off the different types of conversations they've had. Our team also translated these resources into Polish so that everyone can ask RU OK?
If you are interested in joining our Internet Cafe group, contact our Social Support department on 9275 4411 for a free trial! Eligibility applies, must be 65 years and over with a valid aged care assessment. Support with your assessment can be given. ... See MoreSee Less