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EGM Notice

Greetings all,
As you will be aware our AGM will be held in October. In order to participate in the AGM and have your say, you need to ensure you return your membership form (attached) and pay your $10 subscription to:
ANZ Bank
BSB 012286
Bank Acct 407931309
Reference: FirstNameSurnameMember
At this time we are also seeking feedback on our new logo designs, and on new wording to our vision – see the flyer attached for the consultation sessions.
CECAL will be distributing food hampers to those in need during the lockdown period. Please distribute the flyer to those who need assistance.
We hope that everyone remains safe during this time – see our facebook page for the latest events and activities.
Regards
Salma Begum
Community Development Worker (Tues, Thur & Fri)
Canterbury -Earlwood Caring Association
Phone: 0421 135 043

Please welcome, Tri Nguyen – our new

Youth Project Coordinator (Mon, Tues & Thurs)
Phone: 02 9559 4013
Email: youthcoordinator@cecal.org.au
Hello, my name is Tri (‘Tree’, my preferred pronouns are he/him)!
I’ve previously worked in policy, political and government relations analysis, advice and advocacy roles across the federal government, private industry and not-for-profit health professional and consumer health bodies
As a proud Australian of Vietnamese cultural background, a son of refugees, I believe that Australia and Australians at heart, want to belong to a bigger story. A story that is big enough to embrace, recognise and ensure belonging and safety for diversity and difference. A story that says who we are, and where we will go, our future, depends on wholeheartedly recognising, listening and responding to the truth of our past and the challenges of our present
All of us can play a role in giving life, meaning, reality, to this story
As a social worker, I’ve worked in the settlement services, out of home care and homelessness sectors and currently am also working with youth mentoring programs
I’m committed to being present, respectful and to believe in and advocate for better. For change. For social justice
In this endeavour, I bring imperfection, human frailty and foibles. With humility, I hope to draw on, integrate and transform these imperfections to achieve more in service of others
Through my work, I aim to do my part to make whatever contribution I can, no matter how small, to my vision of what it means to be Australian
What does this mean for me, in my role as a Youth Project Coordinator for CECAL?
I hope young people in the Canterbury / Earlwood / Hurlstone Park community can help guide me to have a better understanding what they need and want. With that knowledge, I hope to do my bit so that young people feel more recognised, heard and valued. I hope that process ends up helping young people see their best potential, and truly embrace life’s opportunities
Regards,
Tri
The Diversity Hub, SLHD has developed four short videos on bowel cancer screening in Greek and Italian with English subtitles.
• Videos in Greek: A longer version (approx. 2 minutes) and a short version (approx. 1m 20s) presented by Rev. Father Stavros Ivanos
• Videos in Italian: A longer version (approx. 1m 40s) and a short version (approx. 1m) presented by Mr Thomas Camporeale, General Manager – Co.As.It
• These videos have been professionally filmed by the SLHD Strategic Relations & Communication.
• The video scripts have been carefully reviewed and approved by Cancer Institute NSW.
You can watch and download the videos from the Dropbox link https://www.dropbox.com/…/AADTeTawn0VsIXdTENN2MUNTa…
This link is publicly accessible by anyone who has it. The videos can be downloaded by clicking the download button in the top right hand corner.
Help promote bowel cancer screening to Greek and Italian community members by uploading the videos on your organisation’s website and showing the videos to your Greek and Italian clients.

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Community Diabetes Education Program held at Canterbury Earlwood Caring Centre for our elderly group delivering interesting and useful sessions for people with diabetes

 

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Our Early Easter Seniors Monday Lunch !!

Great Job Zabette

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Lucio our driver at Canterbury Earlwood Caring Association helping out with meal deliveries. Another demonstration of the strength in having locally based community groups. We may be small, but together there is nothing we cannot do.

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Playgroup today – putting our new barbecue and kitchen together for fun times in home corner . Now we have everything AND the kitchen.

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Computer Classes

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Tai Chi Classes

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Woman of the Year Award

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2021


“This award is a lovely surprise and really a recognition of the work of the whole team here at CECAL. Our staff and volunteers, like other community services, worked even harder than ever last year to adapt our work to ensure we continued to support vulnerable residents in our community, including the elderly, people with disability, children and their families. We provided information in English and other local languages to residents. Also visited people who were home alone, delivered food and essential items and ‘cheer up packs’, took them for walks, did exercises and activities to help lift spirits including playing music and games, we made many thousands of phone calls and conference calls. We also started some online and digital services including and provided training on devices, ran a number of online community events and also worked with other services to help deliver meals and food to people who were most in need or the most isolated. My thanks to the whole team at CECAL for their kindness and dedication and to Sophie Cotsis for her support of the community, CECAL and other services and for this generous nomination.”

  • Jacquie Cheetham

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NSW Women of the Year Awards 2021

Great to be at the NSW Women of the Year Awards 2021.

Please to have nominated Jacquie Cheetham, Manager of Canterbury Earlwood Caring Community Centre, for her dedication and hard work in our community.

During the pandemic, Jacquie and the CECAL were exceptional with their service to vulnerable residents in our community, including the elderly, people with disability, youth, those needing mental health support and those from multicultural backgrounds.

-Sophie Cotsis

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Our next cooking class will be held at 4 pm, Monday 22nd February. We are cooking turmeric yellow rice (yummy and healthy!) and kafta & vegetable stew.
Please join us on zoom and have a fun cooking together!
Thanks – Salma
Please see below for recipe:
Fun and Healthy Cooking
Session 2
Kafta with Vegetables Casserole
Tumeric Spiced Rice
Ingredients for 4 servings
Kafta:
500 grams minced beef
½ cup finely chopped parsley
1 medium brown onion finely chopped
½ teaspoon Cumin
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon salt
Stew:
Approximately ½ cup Rice bran oil
1 cup of chopped thinly sliced carrots
1 yellow capsicum seeded and sliced into pieces
1 Red capsicum seeded and sliced into pieces
1 green capsicum seeded and sliced into pieces
2 large potatoes peeled and chopped small
½ cup frozen peas
3 or 4 large table spoons Tomato paste
Garlic 5 pieces
2 medium brown onions chopped
Hot water
Salt and pepper
Chilli (optional)
Rice:
1 cup rice
2 cups of hot water
2 tablespoons of oil
Salt ¼ teaspoon
Tumeric powder ½ teaspoon
Method:
Kafta with vegetable casserole
In a bowl, combine minced meat, chopped parsley and chopped onion, spices and mix well wetting hand occasionally. When combined make small patties by flattening a 1inch meat ball.
When you have finished shaping all the meat, heat the rice bran oil in a large saucepan and place the meat patties in the saucepan to brown.
Once they are browned remove from saucepan and set aside. Add the chopped onions and garlic pieces to the saucepan and brown a little in the oil. Add the vegetables and stir for a few minutes to soften and combine with the oil and onion.
Then add back the meat patties and enough hot water to cover the mixture. Bring to a simmer and turn down the heat, Add the tomato paste, salt and pepper and a little chilli (or a lot).
Turn down the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes or until the mixture has thickened and vegetables are cooked to your liking.
Rice
In a smaller saucepan place 1 cup of rice, 2 cups of hot water, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and turmeric and bring to the boil, simmer half covered for 10 minutes or until all water is absorbed, and rice is only slightly wet.
3`Cover saucepan and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
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CECAL is inviting you to join new cooking classes. You can participate in person or online.

We are cooking Vegetable meat stew and Pilaf rice on Monday on Zoom. Let’s make dinner in our kitchen and share the fun and joy together!
Please send your email address to communityworker@cecal.orgau and we will connect you.
Please see recipe below – see you on Monday !
Vegetable & meat stew Rice pilaf
Ingredient Qty per serving
beef or lamb 200 grams
frozen peas 125 grams
Carrot 1
Potato 1
Tomato Paste 1 tablespoon
Hot Water
garlic 2 pieces
onion 1/4
salt & pepper, chilli – optional
rice bran oil, hot water
Vegetarian: Potato, green beans & broccoli in lieu of meat
Rice ½ cup
Vermicelli noodles 2 tablespoons
Rice bran oil 2 tablespoons
Hot Water 1 cup
Steps:
Vegetable and meat stew
•In a saucepan place a little oil and heat, then add meat and brown, trning once.
•When meat is turned over, add the chopped onion and garlic pieces and allow to brown with the meat.
•Add the hot water, enough to cover the meat and simmer for 20 minutes or longer if desired. Meanwhile wash and cut up the vegetables into small pieces.
•Add the tomato paste to the saucepan and bring to the boil, then add the vegetables.
•Simmer for 20 – 30 minutes or until vegetables are cooked to your taste, add salt and pepper and stir.
Rice Pilaf:
•Wash and drain Rice. Boil water in kettle.
•In a saucepan heat a little oil and add vermicelli noodles. When golden brown add the drained rice and salt and stir well.
•Add the hot water and stir.
•Bring to the boil and turn heat to low and simmer (lid half covered) until rice has fully absorbed the water.
•Remove from stove top and cover. Leave aside for 10 minutes before serving.
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Special Programs:

Please contact us to register and for more details


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45th Annual General Meeting Invitation/Announcement

Cecal extends an invitation to you

to attend this meeting

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Some pictures and outcomes of the River Stories for Harmony Day and Wurridjal Festival event held back on the 7th May 2020

Outcomes:

There were a lot of good outcomes… it was a good way to:

  • share stories and hopefully break down a few barriers;
  • promote intergenerational project;
  • explore different ways of connecting the community;
  • increase knowledge, interest, appreciation and awareness of the Cooks River & everyone’s role in needing to care for it;
  • increase awareness of Aboriginal connection/ perspectives;
  • hold a nice community activity for those in isolation;
  • promote Cooks River Alliance, CECAL, CRVA, Black & White Media, Council & speakers: Ian & Jennifer & Aunty Joan & our work & partnerships.
  • link in recognise this unusual time, the beauty of the river & poetry.

Also from Catarina Fraga Matos

Catarina.FragaMatos@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

Would love to do a rerun down the track following Jock’s method of collecting stories first through a competition or similar. I think the covid-19 website has value in showing people that others are sharing – therefore ‘I’ can do it too. People are hesitant to take action on their own.

Here is the video link:

https://www.facebook.com/CooksRiverAlliance/videos/673430053377955/

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Australian Dept Health re: Wearing Masks …

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Art work from Cecal art classes online.

Kids enjoying after school activities at home during the pandemic. Allowing Kids to connect with other kids and creatively work together. Places still available online. Feel free to call and register.

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A list of resources about COVID-19 in other languages. The resources include fact sheets, guidelines and other publications.

Thank you for your Kindness and Caring for our community in these difficult times.

What we’re doing:

The Canterbury Earlwood Caring Community Centre team are continuing to care and support the Earlwood Community

We have made adaptations to keep our service users safe following government guidelines re hygiene, cleaning social distancing.

As a service in the current environment we are doing risk assessments on a daily basis and thinking of how we support all in the Canterbury Earlwood Community as well as the Service Users.

We are endeavoring continuing to support the families, adults  and seniors in the community – presently online and by phone  due to current restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID 19.

For more info on what we are doing see our memos at the centre or on our website.

We working and thinking outside the ’square’ and would love your help too!

Care for our Frail, Elderly and Families:

Thank you for joining with us and helping to keep our frail and isolated seniors and our families safe an connected especially now – but maybe in different and new ways.

All generations can help:

This may be a time where all generations come together to work for the good of all. Help us think of ways to work together and support each other.

 If you want to Help:

We know you all have a wide variety of skills  and welcome your input- so please let us know any idea is  welcome  – we are in this together……

If you have any ideas or want to help please let us know via our website, Facebook and email: reception@cecal.org.au

Keep well and safe.

It’s OK to tell each other we are worried because together we can also tell each other that together we will be OK.

CECAL TEAM

web: www.cecal.org.au

www.facebook.com/cecalcommunity

We would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners, past, present and emerging, of the land on which we live and work: the Gadigal and  Bediagal people.

UPDATE re CECAL Services June 2020:

Dear community members and CECAL service users ,

We are hoping that we will be able to resume some programs soon so are working to get the centre ready to deliver programs safely and in line with the government advice.

We are not presently able to run the Neighbourhood Centre Drop in program or any face to face group programs, but we are continuing services by phone and online.

Event postponed:

The River Walk and Talk event – postponed until further notice

CECAL GROUPS:

Phone Contact and/or ‘Virtual Groups’:

We are staying in touch by phone, with phone link ups (conference calls with small groups) and ‘virtual groups’ with video link-ups.

Other actions we are taking, as per Department of Health advice:

  • Increased cleaning of all surfaces
  • Increased ventilated and if possible, fresh air should be allowed to flow in internal spaces
  • Encouraging all people to practice good hygiene, wash hands well and/or use hand sanitizer

Practice Social Distancing:

The Department of Health is advising all people to practice Social Distancing – in order to slow the spread of viruses. We are encouraging everyone to do this. For example:

  • staying at home as much as possible
  • staying at home when you are unwell
  • avoiding public gatherings
  • keeping a distance of 1.5 metres between you and other people
  • minimising physical contact, especially with people at higher risk such as older people and people with existing health conditions

Please Let us know:

  • If you or a friend or neighbour needs help or support.
  • We will link with other groups and services to find a way to support you.
  • We are working with Council, NSW Health, Federal Department of Health and other local services to continue to support our community and respond to the changing situation.

You can find a lot of reliable, regularly updated information about the COVID 19 and what you should do:

  1. Printed information:
    1. From CECAL Office and in baskets outside the office (we mainly use the sources below)
  1. Online information:
    1. There is an App available regarding COVID 19 the official government “Coronavirus Australia” app in the Apple App Store or Google Play,
    2. Also a Department of Health WhatsApp channel on iOS or Android.
    3. Federal Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.au
    4. NSW Health: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx
  2. If you are concerned about your health you can:
    1. Call your GP, visit or call your local emergency department
    2. See the online Symptom Checker Tool: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/symptom-checker/tool
    3. Phone Information:
  • National Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080 You can call this line if you are seeking information on coronavirus (COVID-19). The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • You can also call Healthdirect on 1800 022 222.
  • You can also call your local public health unit on 1300 066 055

Symptoms of COVID 19:

Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat, fatigue, and shortness of breath.

If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call 000 for urgent medical help.

  • The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other colds and flus and include: Fever · Sore throat · Cough · Fatigue · Difficulty breathing.
  • While coronavirus is of concern, it is important to remember that most people displaying these symptoms are likely suffering with a cold or other respiratory illness – not coronavirus.
  • At this stage most people who are infected have either been overseas or in close contact with someone overseas who was in contact with someone infected.

If you have a confirmed case, you need to self-quarantine from all family / household members to prevent it spreading to other people.

Testing:

The government has increased testing for those with symptoms of COVID-19 testing If you believe you have symptoms mentioned above call your GP or Medical Centre – see above point 3 above for suggestions, contact numbers and links to more information.

To prevent the spread of COVID 19 – please stay at home as much as possible, practice good hygiene and social distancing if you do have to go out for essential services or work.

Good hygiene includes:

  • covering your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue
  • disposing of tissues properly
  • washing your hands often with soap and water, including before and after eating and after going to the toilet
  • using alcohol-based hand sanitisers
  • cleaning and disinfecting surfaces
  • if you are sick, avoiding contact with others and staying more than 1.5 metres away from people
  • cleaning and sanitising frequently used objects such as mobiles, keys and wallets

Read more about protective measures against coronavirus on the World Health Organization website.

Vaccination:

There is no vaccine for COVID-19, but there is one for the flu. Government is encouraging people to get your flu shot. Getting the flu and COVID-19 at the same time can make you very ill.

Take Care, I hope you stay well. Please keep in touch and contact us for more information or support: 9559 4013.

Kind Regards,

Jacquie, Manager,

PLAYGROUP

More Pictures of our “Playgroup at the park” Tuesday 30th of June. Please join us next week 10-11:30 AM Tuesday 7th of July at Earlwood Oval Playground

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Online kids’art and craft classes and After School activities —Kids Create

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PLAYGROUP

Playgroup in the park at Earlwood was soooo cooold🥶but soooo gooood today !
My oh my how the children have grown ! Both physically and socially and emotionally .
What a good job you have all done under extreme conditions .
How lucky and honoured I am to have these interactions with you all.
It was great to see everyone and even some new faces – my heart was singing and singing in tune to see you all 🤓
Next Tuesday the 30th, playgroup will be on again same time at the park . I will bring some balls and bubbles for blowing and please bring your own blanket if you need one .
I have organised a local community coffee van to come, so come and support a local business and have fun at playgroup at the same time ☕️
At playgroup we as adults need to practice the 1.5 metre safe distancing rule and use sanitiser regularly.
Most importantly if you feel unwell stay at home look after yourself and rest and get better .

See you next week .
Take care.
Kathleen Gleeson

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Canterbury Neighbourhood Awards 2020

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COMMUNITY VISITORS SCHEME

Are you stuck at home? Call us and we will organise a friendly phone call or home visit..

At present many of our most vulnerable elderly members of the community whether they reside in an Aged Care Facility or their own homes are experiencing significant isolation and loneliness due to the impact of lock down during COVID19.

The video below highlights the importance and benefits of regular social interaction provided by the Community Visitors Scheme for those unable to connect with family and friends. At present CECAL can provide virtual Social support and once this pandemic is over social support can then transition to regular fortnightly face to face visits.

Should you or someone you know benefit from such support please give us a call on 9559 4013 and leave a message for the program Coordinator. Alternatively you can send an email to cvs.groupworker@cecal.org.au and we can arrange for a volunteer to connect with you. All our volunteers undergo police check screening and training.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for this program we would love to hear from you.

https://www.facebook.com/abclifeau/videos/263481228113941/

STAY SAFE, THANK YOU

COVID-19 testing – Inner West Community (English-Greek) video by Nickolas Skordas

Please cut and paste the above link to watch on your search engine

COVID-19 Inner West testing – messages translated in different languages. Look to the right of your screen, for your preferred language:

 https://vimeo.com/409125991

Please cut and paste the above link to watch on your search engine

Zabette one of our HACC team workers at Cecal sharing a Loving Mother’s Day message from the heart to all the mothers  out there … Happy Mother’s Day from everyone here at Cecal xo

https://youtu.be/_fd7vVC70lY

This week’s Reading by Kathleen Gleeson:

There is a monster under my bed who farts

https://youtu.be/jKletjOr4sE

and …

If you’re happy and you know it !

https://youtu.be/R_GpqnXATKo

enjoy everyone …

You can watch the event online and hear fascinating stories from the Cooks River’s past and present with special guest storytellers Wiradjuri woman and academic Jennifer Newman and historian Professor Ian Tyrrell.  

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The Cooks River Alliance and the Canterbury Earlwood Caring Association were pleased to able to bring you this rescheduled Wurridjal Festival event online – see the Cooks River Alliance page: http://cooksriver.org.au/events/river-stories 

Enjoy the Virtual event with

  • Guest speakers: Jennifer Newman, Ian Tyrrel and Aunty Joan Tranter
  • See some Gen2Gen: Cooks River Stories videos.
  • Poems and stories about the Cooks River and other rivers from other hometowns.

Thanks to those who joined in the Fundraiser for Bushfire affected communities raffle draw and silent auction after the River Stories event. Lots of great prizes were won including: Silent Auction: ‘drive a BMW for a weekend’ bottles of wine, dinner / lunch vouchers, mani/pedi vouchers, Tupperware, BMW Cap, BMW jacket.

Please contact us for more details on 9559 4013 or by email: reception@cecal.org.au

This week’s reading from Kathleen:

“Never feed a queen a jellybean”

And …

“The very itchy bear”

https://youtu.be/q8eZua78SgQ

https://youtu.be/r6hEWAgZZf0

This week’s Facebook reading from Kathleen Gleeson (Child and Family Services) at Canterbury Earlwood Caring Association :

Indigo Dreaming and Meditations for Children, heartlight.  Head-on-over our Facebook page and enjoy …

https://www.facebook.com/100003191231724/posts/2935460856570260/?d=n

NDSS Diabetes Factsheets:

https://www.ndss.com.au/about-diabetes/information-in-your-language/

This website includes a range of free factsheets, including a number in Greek.

Diabetes NSW Website also has a number of articles, a new feature on our website to translate these articles into Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Greek, Hindi, Italian and Vietnamese.

 diabetesnsw.com.au

In particular there are a number of articles relating to Covid-19 and diabetes management:

Tips to stay well during Covid-19 https://diabetesnsw.com.au/about-us/blog/tips-to-stay-well-during-covid-19/

Covid-19 and the NDSS https://diabetesnsw.com.au/helpful-resources/news/covid-19-and-the-ndss/

Man with t1 describes his Covid-19 experience https://diabetesnsw.com.au/about-us/blog/man-with-t1-describes-his-covid-19-experience/

Does Diabetes put you at risk of Covid-19 https://diabetesnsw.com.au/about-us/blog/does-diabetes-put-you-at-risk-of-covid-19/

Coronavirus planning for people with diabetes https://diabetesnsw.com.au/helpful-resources/news/coronavirus-planning-for-people-with-diabetes/

Managing stress during the Covid-19 outbreak https://diabetesnsw.com.au/about-us/blog/managing-stress-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/

Coronavirus – What you need to know https://diabetesnsw.com.au/helpful-resources/news/coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/

Advice for type 1 diabetes and Covid-19 https://diabetesnsw.com.au/about-us/blog/advice-on-type-1-diabetes-and-covid-19/

There are a number of videos available on our YouTube channel. Unfortunately most of these are in English at the moment: https://www.youtube.com/user/ausdiabetescouncil although we do have gestational diabetes videos in Arabic, Nepali, Arabic, Bengali, Mandarin, Cantonese and Urdu.

Arabic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo79fUMhARM

Nepali: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH57LoNabAA

Urdu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDnHwVNvK_U

Bengali: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP1BfZE_IzM

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K3c9nS8s20

Online Kids Art and Craft Classes

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More readings from Kathleen Gleeson (Child and Family Services) at Canterbury Earlwood Caring Association – enjoy all three clips: 

Indigo dreaming – meditations for children – by Amy Hamilton- Circus Trap

https://youtu.be/Z7JDozUVo4Q

The Very Brave Bear – by Nick Bland The very cranky bear is back, and this time he’s facing Boris Buffalo in a battle of BRAVERY!

https://youtu.be/k3fFKu8tZOo

The Very Brave Bear part 2

https://youtu.be/y56jdBADcvg 

Check out Cecal’s very own Kathleen Gleeson

(Child and Family Development Worker and Playgroup Coordinator)

Book Reading: 

“Indigo Dreaming – Meditations for Children – short meditations for children – Bubble Bath”

and …

 “Will You Fill My Bucket ? Daily Acts of Love Around the World”

Click on our YouTube links below:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ucx42o6OC54&list=UU4Uv7Vc8nKMCXooZD32c9vA&index=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZHYYlpkOGQ&list=UU4Uv7Vc8nKMCXooZD32c9vA&index=2

CECAL’s (daily 1/2 hour) staff meetings are being held via video conference calls  ~ stay safe everyone 

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STAY SAFE

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Hey Lovely People!

Outloud has just released another music video as part of the Respect Program, featuring the amazing Talents of Bass Hill Public School.

Please check out their great song and share the video around to help spread their very important message.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUkoj5tNOyQ

ENJOY! J

Craig Taunton – Coordinator RESPECT Program

FUNDRAISING to Support Victims of  2019/2020 Bushfires

Update on our Fundraiser for Fire Affected communities:

So far, we have raised $1,000 for Eden Community Access Centre – thank you to everyone who has donated and supported this fundraising effort!

Due to the risks associated with social events due to COVID 19 We have postponed the day of the final Raffle Draw until:

Thursday 7th May 2019 – see details below.

So, the good news is you can still buy tickets to win lots of great prizes.

See prize list attached and below.

Please contact us to buy tickets.

NEW DATE FOR RAFFLE DRAW   

….   Lots of great Prizes to be won:

Our thanks to the many donations received from local individuals and businesses and prizes for the Raffle.

The Raffle draw will now be held at 1 pm, Thursday 7th May at Canterbury Earlwood Caring Community Centre Hall: 15 Clarke Street Earlwood

  • If we still cannot hold the event in person, we will organise an online / ‘virtual event’
  • Please see our website or facebook or contact us for details closer to the date.
  • Please contact us to buy tickets for your chance to win a great prize and support fire affected communities – who are doing it even more tough now!

Thanks to all the supporting individuals and businesses:

Great prizes to be won include prizes donated from:

  • CANTERBURY BMW: Jacket & Cap + Drive a BMW for weekend
  • FRAPPE: 4 Vouchers $50.00 each
  • BERNADETTE LEVA MAKE UP & NAILS: $80 voucher manicure/pedicure
  • OPERATION ZAATAR: 3 Vouchers $20 each
  • MILOWAY & EARLWOOD WINES: Bottles of Wine
  • BWS Earlwood: Bottles of Wine
  • STRETTO EXPRESSO: 2 Vouchers $20.00 each
  • DAI ROMANI: 2 Dinner vouchers $50 each
  • CARMEL GALIMI: Tupperware Set
  • And many more special prizes available!

SILENT AUCTION: drive a BMW for a weekend !!

The Fundraiser to Support Bushfire Victims event held on 5th March 2020 was supported by kind donations from:

  • J&V MEATS
  • MORTGAGE NAVIGATORS
  • PROPERTY NAVIGATORS
  • INDEPENDENT BREAD DISTRIBUTORS
  • WARATHA FLORIST
  • SOPHIE COTSIS MP, MEMBER FOR CANTERBURY
  • CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN COUNCIL  

All funds raised will be donated to Eden Community Access Centre or Uralla Neighborhood Centre. 

The fundraiser is organised by Canterbury Earlwood Caring Association and Earlwood Business Chamber

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Fundraising for Bushfire Victims

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Special Cooks River activities in March

Celebrate the Wurridjal Festival and Harmony Day with special activities in March on the Cooks River.

March heralds the mullet season on the Cooks River. During early autumn, scores of mullet on the east coast of Australia begin migrating north, leaving their estuaries to spawn in the sea, with thousands entering the Cooks River on their journey.

Wurridjal is an Aboriginal word for mullet. Mullet season is one of the happiest times of the year for Aboriginal communities in and around Kamay (Botany Bay). It recalls a time of plenty and community gatherings and is looked upon fondly to this day. The Cooks River Wurridjal Festival provides a range of activities where the community can celebrate and enjoy the peace and beauty of the river and learn about Aboriginal culture and history along the Cooks River.

CECAL is joining in this year with 4 community activities, for more information and activities see http://cooksriver.org.au/events

 

Riverside Yoga with Ariana

Relax and enjoy a free yoga session outside by the beautiful Cooks River.

Date:               Wednesday 11th March 2020

Time:               830 – 930am

Venue:             Ewen Park

Free event.

BYO Yoga mat

In case of wet weather the yoga session will be held at Canterbury Earlwood Caring Community Centre Hall: 15 Clarke St Earlwood at the same time.

For more information or to book Call 99954013, or email reception@cecal.org.au

Riverside Tai Chi with Johnny

Date:               Tuesday 17th March 2020

Time:               830 – 930am

Location:         Meet at

For more information or to book Call 99954013, or email reception@cecal.org.au

River Stories for Harmony Day – 

NEW DATE : 7th MAY 2020

See the Gen2Gen: Cooks River Stories videos and stories. Bring in a poem or share a story about your experience of the Cooks River, a river you love or from your hometown.

Venue: Canterbury Earlwood Caring Community Centre Hall: 15 Clarke St Earlwood – or ONLINE

Date:   Thursday 7th May

Time:   12pm to 130pm

Join us for morning tea and a light lunch

For more information or bookings for catering purposes call 99954013, or email reception@cecal.org.au

All ages welcome

Walk and Talk along the Cooks River  – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Walk by Cooks River, enjoy and learn about the Indigenous Mosaic Artwork

Venue: Meet at Gough Whitlam Park playground area

Free event.

All ages welcome, the walk is accessible by pram and wheelchair

For more information or to book call 99954013, or email reception@cecal.org.au

http://cooksriver.org.au/events/riverside-yoga-with-ariana/

http://cooksriver.org.au/events/river-stories-for-harmony-day/

http://cooksriver.org.au/events/tai-chi-with-johnny-by-the-cooks-river/

http://cooksriver.org.au/events/walk-and-talk-along-the-river/

COOKING CLASSES

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Circle of Security Parenting Group

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Dementia Support Group

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CECAL Seniors Social Support Group

SUPPORTING YOU TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY

The Seniors Social Support Group (formerly known as CECAL Centre Based Day Program) is funded by the Australian Department of Social Services under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).

CECAL aims at improving our client’s physical and emotional health. Every group member is unique to us and we endeavor to provide clients with the appropriate support to maximize their capacity for independence.  We promote positive mental health and general wellbeing through a variety of fun, diverse, affordable social groups and health programs. Our social groups enabling you to try new hobbies and make new friends.

As part of our commitment to support you to live independent in the community our wellbeing programs are flexible and respond to your needs. Clients attending the Social support groups, relax and share a cup of tea and a meal. Transport to the day program is provided to people with mobility issues. A small fee applies.

If CECAL cannot meet your needs, we can connect you with other government funded and private services that might be able to assist you.

Please visit www.cecal.org.au or  www.facebook.com/cecalcommunity

to stay inform about new activities, updates and cancellations of programs. Become a member of CECAL and you will receive our newsletter. If you have an email account, we will happily email it to you.

Increase your independence with regular exercise and social connections.

Wellbeing options:

  • Gentle Exercises
  • Strengthening, Stretching and Exercises
  • Social Support Group programs including outings
  • Adult Learning Centre (Wednesday program craft, social opportunities, English classes)
  • Men’s group
  • Tuesday Social outings and bus trips

Other services we offer to help you to be independent include:

  • Access to Cultural Events held at CECAL throughout the year.
  • Transport to the events if needed
  • Community Talks
  • Assistance to register through My Aged Care in your language
  • We are registered with TIS to assist you in your own language.

You must register through My Aged Care to attend CECAL wellness activities. Please ring 1800200422 for registration and phone screening. If you feel you need assistance through this process, please visit our office and a staff member will be happy to assist you. We speak Italian, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Greek, Indonesian and French. For more information on My Aged Care please visit www.myagedcare.gov.au.

SELF CARE VITAL IN TIMES OF GREAT LOSS

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Canterbury Earlwood Have Your Say

Community Survey has now closed and results are being analysed

We will be reporting back to the community on the findings at our AGM on Wednesday 13th November 2019

Please join us at Canterbury Earlwood Caring Community Centre: 15 Clarke St Earlwood (entry on Lewins St)

For more information please contact us on: 9559 4013 or email: reception@cecal.org.au

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Welcome to Canterbury Earlwood Caring Community Centre

Canterbury Earlwood Caring Community Centre is a non-profit community service, located on the corner of Clarke and Lewins St in Earlwood. Also known as CECAL, we provide a range of groups, programs and activities for people of all ages, from children and families to adults and seniors (see below), and also regular community, social events, educational and outreach programs.

Thank you for your Kindness and Caring for our community in these difficult times.

What we’re doing:

The Canterbury Earlwood Caring Community Centre team are continuing to care and support the Earlwood Community

We have made adaptations to keep our service users safe following government guidelines re hygiene, cleaning social distancing.

As a service in the current environment we are doing risk assessments on a daily basis and thinking of how we support all in the Earlwood Community as well as the Service Users.

we are endeavouring to continue delivering groups and services but they may be a little different as we have previously experienced.

For more info on what we are doing see our memos at the centre or on our website.

We working and thinking outside the ’square’ and we would love your help too!

Care for our Frail, Elderly and Families:

Thank you for joining with us and helping to keep our frail and isolated seniors and our families safe an connected especially now – but maybe in different and new ways.

All generations can help:

This may be a time where all generations come together to work for the good of all. Help us think of ways to work together and support each other.

 If you want to Help:

We know you all have a wide variety of skills  and welcome your input- so please let us know any idea is  welcome  – we are in this together……

If you have any ideas or want to help please let us know via our website, Facebook and email: reception@cecal.org.au

Keep well and safe.

It’s OK to tell each other we are worried because together we can also tell each other that together we will be OK.

CECAL TEAM

web: www.cecal.org.au

www.facebook.com/cecalcommunity

We would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners, past, present and emerging, of the land on which we live and work: the Gadigal and Bediagal people.

Quick tour of our Centre

As part of our Lockdown Lunch, we gave a quick tour of our community centre 😅🤓

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Sydney Local Health District in collaboration with the Diversity Hub developed a series of multilingual videos to support current COVID-19 Stay at home order across Greater Sydney.

We seek your help to share these on your social media, and communicate this urgent message through your networks:
In addition, NSW Health has developed COVID-19 Stay at home order social media tiles in English and multiple languages. Please share on your publications, websites, newsletters and social media networks:
We are very thankful for your ongoing support and efforts during these trying times. Let’s all continue to take care of the health and wellbeing of our loved ones, and ourselves.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Diversity Programs and Strategy Hub, Sydney Local Health District for further information and support.

Canterbury Earlwood Caring Company Ltd

 
ACN 002 261 190 (Company)
 

Latest clinical advice on the AstraZeneca vaccine translated in 63 languages:

Recent vaccine announcement from the Australian Government, a statement has been released from the Australian Department of Health about the latest clinical advice on the AstraZeneca vaccine.

 

This statement has been published on the Australian Department of Health website in 63 languages. To ensure timely information is available to our communities, we encourage you to share this update within your networks.

2021. SLHD – Multilanguage Bowel Screening Videos

The Diversity Hub, SLHD has developed four short videos on bowel cancer screening in Greek and Italian with English subtitles.
• Videos in Greek: A longer version (approx. 2 minutes) and a short version (approx. 1m 20s) presented by Rev. Father Stavros Ivanos
• Videos in Italian: A longer version (approx. 1m 40s) and a short version (approx. 1m) presented by Mr Thomas Camporeale, General Manager – Co.As.It
• These videos have been professionally filmed by the SLHD Strategic Relations & Communication.
• The video scripts have been carefully reviewed and approved by Cancer Institute NSW.
You can watch and download the videos from the Dropbox link https://www.dropbox.com/…/AADTeTawn0VsIXdTENN2MUNTa…
This link is publicly accessible by anyone who has it. The videos can be downloaded by clicking the download button in the top right hand corner.
Help promote bowel cancer screening to Greek and Italian community members by uploading the videos on your organisation’s website and showing the videos to your Greek and Italian clients.

Community Diabetes Education Program held at Canterbury Earlwood Caring Centre for our elderly group delivering interesting and useful sessions for people with diabetes

 

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Our Early Easter Seniors Monday Lunch !!

Great Job Zabette

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Our Early Easter Seniors Monday Lunch !!

Great Job Zabette

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Lucio our driver at Canterbury Earlwood Caring Association helping out with meal deliveries. Another demonstration of the strength in having locally based community groups. We may be small, but together there is nothing we cannot do.

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Playgroup today – putting our new barbecue and kitchen together for fun times in home corner . Now we have everything AND the kitchen.

 

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Computer Classes

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Tai Chi Classes

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Woman of the Year Award

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2021


“This award is a lovely surprise and really a recognition of the work of the whole team here at CECAL. Our staff and volunteers, like other community services, worked even harder than ever last year to adapt our work to ensure we continued to support vulnerable residents in our community, including the elderly, people with disability, children and their families. We provided information in English and other local languages to residents. Also visited people who were home alone, delivered food and essential items and ‘cheer up packs’, took them for walks, did exercises and activities to help lift spirits including playing music and games, we made many thousands of phone calls and conference calls. We also started some online and digital services including and provided training on devices, ran a number of online community events and also worked with other services to help deliver meals and food to people who were most in need or the most isolated. My thanks to the whole team at CECAL for their kindness and dedication and to Sophie Cotsis for her support of the community, CECAL and other services and for this generous nomination.”

  • Jacquie Cheetham

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