On Tuesday 7th August, Fresh Hope celebrated 18 volunteers graduating as “Pastoral Carers” from the inaugural Spiritual Care Series. The evening was well attended by representatives from Fresh Hope Care and Fresh Hope Mission & Ministry, including board members, managers, chaplains and staff.
Not-for-profit organisation Living Care has recently rebranded and is now known as Fresh Hope Care. The Christian organisation, which is celebrating its 80th birthday this year, offers home care, retirement living and residential services across New South Wales.
Connecting with other people is important for our health and wellbeing; however, many older Australians find loneliness is an issue for them. Fresh Hope Engage employs Chaplains who spend quality time with people who receive home care services, live in residential services and retirement villages, providing genuine spiritual and emotional care. As a Volunteer Pastoral Carer, you will assist our Chaplains with this. You can listen, share stories and memories, and reminisce together – all over a cup of tea.
You will have regular individual and group meetings with the chaplain of the program so you feel supported and encouraged.
Preparing you as a Volunteer Pastoral Carer
Fresh Hope Care, in partnership with Fresh Hope Engage, is offering a Volunteer Pastoral Care training course. The pilot program is based in Pendle Hill, NSW, with a view to expand to other locations in the future. The “Spiritual Care Series” is a nationally recognised training program, featuring Professor John Swinton, who uses exciting and varying training materials and methods.
To participate in our training course is free. The course consists of nine two-hour sessions, one evening a week. Once you have completed your training, under the supervision of your Chaplain, you will be able to offer social, emotional and spiritual support within our Fresh Hope Care Services.
Many volunteers comment on how fulfilling their role is, and how they get as much, if not more, from being a volunteer than those who receive the service.
We hope that you will join us at Fresh Hope Care to become a Volunteer Pastoral Carer.
If you are interested please contact us today to find out more information and get started.
We have some very exciting changes planned for the organisation. In the coming months, not only will you notice celebrations of 80 years serving our local community but also a change of name. Our new name is Fresh Hope Care.
Please RSVP on 1800 005 484 – limited spaces available!
Are you thinking about moving into a retirement village? Or concerned about your lifestyle changes or the cost to relocate and downsize? Please join us at the Living Care, Henley Brae Retirement Village Open Day on Tuesday 12th December 2017!
Industry experts Jill Fellowes and Karen Mattingley will be there to talk on ‘Demystifying Retirement Living’ and answer all your questions!
Drawing on her considerable experience working in Retirement Living Villages across NSW and her 30 years in education and marketing, Jill Fellowes will present a concise talk ‘Demystifying Retirement Living’. Jill’s presentation will cover Retirement Living contracts, the reasons that people choose to enter a retirement village and an explanation of costs and other important details.
As a licensed Real Estate professional with numerous awards to her name, Karen Mattingley can also claim to have considerable specialist knowledge of Retirement Living with a good understanding of the needs and desires of those considering downsizing to retirement living. Karen will provide further information on the benefits of retirement living and be on hand to assist you to have a better understanding of Retirement Living options.
The presentation will start at 10:30am and will be followed by a complimentary high tea and tour of two brand new villas. The villas are stylish and spacious with internal garage access and private outdoor space. The villas are available now for $620,000*.
Included in the tour are our superb leisure facilities and an opportunity to chat with our Retirement Living General Manager, Tracey Palser. Some of the current residents will be available to discuss village life and the upside of retirement living.
*Ask us about our terms and fees
Living Care’s 2017 Excellence In Service Awards were held on Friday 17th November at the Waterview in Bicentennial Park. Guests enjoyed a delicious three-course meal, and volunteers and employees were recognised for their outstanding contribution to Living Care.
Living Care Clelland Lodge Men’s Shed has built an Ice Cream Cart to be used on those hot summer days when only an ice cream can cool you down.