Save Lives. Save 000 for emergencies

Save Lives. Save 000 for emergencies

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24-05-2017

What saved Will was the fact that local and Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA) paramedics were available and not tied up with non-emergency calls. So save triple zero for emergencies, and help Ambulance Victoria’s paramedics save lives like Will’s. Read More >

Victorian Senior of the Year Awards 2017

Victorian Senior of the Year Awards 2017

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18-04-2017

 Nominate your organisation, or your colleagues, friends or family members, for the 2017 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards and help recognise the enormous, valuable contributions that older Victorians make to our state.

The awards acknowledge older Victorians who volunteer to assist, support and encourage others in their communities. You can acknowledge community organisations or businesses that create age-friendly communities through inclusion and active aging.

The categories are:

  • Premier’s Award for Victorian Senior of the Year to an individual for an outstanding contribution to their local community and Victoria.
  • Promotion of Multiculturalism Award to an individual for a significant contribution to promoting the benefits of cultural diversity in the community.
  • Healthy and Active Living Award to an individual for helping to create active and healthy communities through community involvement and as a role model.
  • Veteran Community Award to an individual for an exceptional contribution to the veteran community. The recipient of the award does not need to be a veteran.
  • Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria Senior Achiever Awards to individuals for significant contributions to local communities in Victoria.
  • Age-Friendly Victoria Award recognises an organisation for creating age-friendly communities, promoting active ageing and improving quality of life and inclusion for older people.

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Berwick Easter Festival

Berwick Easter Festival

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29-03-2017

Berwick Village, in conjunction with the Berwick Business Group, are very excited to be hosting Berwick’s second Easter Festival. Following the success of last year’s event, this Easter themed family festival is sure to be even bigger and better than before with more activities the whole family can enjoy.

Kids aged 2 to 13 years old are invited to participate in the Easter egg hunt. Last year tickets sold out in two days, so do not delay if you would like to take part. The scavenger hunt is being held in High Street park, Berwick, an area fully enclosed by a white picket fence then decorated with hay bales, barrels and flowers to create the perfect garden setting. Children under the age of 3 years require an assisting adult and a separate session will be held especially for them. Special baskets will be provided on the day to every scavenger and personal baskets are not permitted. The Easter Egg hunts are run in 10 minute sessions and tickets are $6 each and selling fast. You can also book to have a lovely, keepsake selfie photograph taken with the Easter Bunny between 10am to 1pm for an additional $2 plus booking fee. Purchase your tickets by following the link here. 

Browse the market stalls situated along the Main Street in Berwick, enjoy live music, enter the Easter Hat Parade for a bit of extra fun, and kids can participate in a range of free activities set up especially for them. Access to activities along the main street is free. Read More >

Casey Kids Carnival coming soon!

Casey Kids Carnival coming soon!

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21-03-2017

Event Details

Date:           Saturday 25 March 2017
Time:          11.00 am – 4.00 pm
Venue:        Akoonah Park, Cardinia Street, Berwick

Main Stage Line Up:

11.10 am MC Opens
11.15 am Rhiannan Tones
11.26 am Anthropo Group
11.45 am Mik Maks Show
12.19 am Brittany Leo
12.27 pm Mayors Speech
12.30 pm Trolls Show
1.01 pm Vocal Performance School
1.15 pm Sterling Calisthenics
1.30 pm Paw Patrol Show
2.00 pm Anthony Kale
2.12 pm Reflections Academy of Dance
2.26 pm Star Search for a Cause
2.45 pm Backstage Dance Academy
2.59 pm Lindelle School of Dance
3.15 pm MC Closes

Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Don’t wait until it’s too late!

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01-02-2017

‘Dont Wait Until It’s Too Late’ Bowel Cancer Australia’s annual public awareness campaign is aimed at raising awareness that bowel cancer often develops without warning signs. Help Bowel Cancer Australia to help save lives and improve the health and wellbeing of those living with bowel cancer https://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/prevent-bowel-cancer

Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care for…
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Australia Day

Australia Day

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26-01-2017

The tradition of having Australia Day as a national holiday on 26 January is a recent one. Not until 1935 did all the Australian states and territories use that name to mark that date. Not until 1994 did they begin to celebrate Australia Day consistently as a public holiday on that date.

There are a number of ceremonial aspects to many Australia Day events which have become both a tradition and a symbol of our national day. If you’re organising an Australia Day event these ceremonies can add meaning to your day. Australia Day ceremonies can include:

– citizenship ceremonies
– affirmation ceremonies
– the Australian flag and flag flying
– Australian national anthem
– Australia day ambassador program.

On Australia Day we recognise the unique status of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The National Australia Day Council (NADC) is committed to playing a part in the journey of Reconciliation by helping all Australians to move forward with a better understanding of our shared past, and importantly how this affects the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today and how we might build a better future together.

Survive the heat tips – from the Better Health Channel

Survive the heat tips – from the Better Health Channel

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15-12-2016

 

Drink more water

  • Drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
  • Keep a full drink bottle with you.
  • Take small sips of water frequently.
  • If your doctor normally limits your fluids, check how much you should drink during hot weather. 

Never leave anyone in a car

  • Never leave kids, adults or pets in cars – the temperature can double in minutes.
  • Visit Kidsafe’s Unconventional oven website for more information on kids in hot cars – make sure to watch the video showing a piece of lamb being cooked in a car on a 27 degree day.

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Summer is here – watch out for sun damage

Summer is here – watch out for sun damage

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09-12-2016

The following article is reprinted from the Better Health Channel.

Sunburn is the skin’s reaction to the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. You can see sunlight and feel heat (infrared radiation), but you can’t see or feel UV radiation. It can damage your skin even on cool, cloudy days.

Sunburn is a radiation burn to the skin. The signs of sunburn can start to appear in less than 15 minutes and skin can turn red within two to six hours of being burnt. It will continue to develop for the next 24 to 72 hours and, depending on the severity, can take days or weeks to heal. Sunburn will become worse with more exposure to UV rays. Mild sunburn can be treated at home, but severe and blistered sunburn requires prompt medical attention.sunburnt-skin

The long-term effects of repeated bouts of sunburn include premature wrinkling and an increased risk of skin cancer, including melanoma (the most dangerous type of skin cancer). Once DNA damage occurs, it is impossible to reverse. This is why prevention is much better than cure. Read More >

International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day

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30-11-2016

International Volunteer Day (IVD) is mandated by the UN General Assembly and is held each year on 5 December. It is a day for volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations to celebrate their efforts and to showcase the difference they make in their communities. Events are held to honour and acknowledge the outstanding work and contribution of volunteers to change the world for a better future.

On International Volunteer Day join us in acknowledging and enhancing people’s participation, engagement and voice, in shaping our nation and the world we want through the spirit of volunteerism.

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