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Latest News & Updates

Latest News & Updates

With one week to go until the 8th Annual National Dementia Conference, we spoke with Centacare’s S.H.A.R.E. The Care Program Co-ordinator Caroline Grogan to discuss dementia in Australia and dementia friendly communities.

Dementia is currently the single greatest cause of disability in older Australians. How can our healthcare system better meet the needs of Australians of all ages living with dementia?

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Recently the children, families and staff of Centacare’s Star of the Sea Catholic Child Care Centre in Hervey Bay took part in creating signage for their foyer to support ‘R U OK?’ day.

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This beautiful blooming rose was taken from the garden of our Centacare Anam Cara office, located at 90 Kirkland Avenue, Coorparoo.

In an earlier life, the building used by Anam Cara was the convent for the Good Samaritan nuns and we are grateful to them for planting such beautiful roses in the gardens, for us to continue to enjoy even today.

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Centacare ReFOCCUS is an educational program for couples in a committed relationship or marriage. The goal of the program is to assist couples to understand and enrich their relationship through reflection and communication.

ReFOCCUS is based on a questionnaire that affirms the relationship, whilst identifying areas of growth and potential change. The couple, aided by a facilitator are encouraged to explore the experiences and issues that are important to them, in their relationship.

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Centacare is providing consumer focused aged care by stepping forward and creating better services with clients.

The Step Forward – Together™ project is supporting Centacare and our clients to work together to innovate, solve problems and improve services with a wellness and ‘can do’ focus. The project has been developed by CommunityWest Inc a not-for-profit, business-to-business organisation committed to advancing quality care for our clients in the community and…

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Sam, a client of Centacare is a young man with a disability, has gained a huge confidence boost by being given his first real job at a local café. His father David recently posted his sons good news online and the story touched hearts right around the world.

Sam who is 22 years old has been working at the Urban Village Café in Benowa for a few months now and has never been happier. “I wash the dishes, dry them and put them away. Then when I finish I go and ask what else I can do”, said a smiling Sam.

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As part of the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane, Centacare is getting involved in a church led campaign to send out a powerful message for everyone to help end the cycle of domestic violence by rewriting the story. It is essential as an organisation we take a proactive stance concerning this issue and to promote a cultural and attitudinal change. Centacare is one of many organisations across our Archdiocese who engage with families within our community and provide an active response to domestic and family violence. Here is one such story of how we are providing help to those in need.

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