14 Oct 2019

Going Her Own Way – Jenny’s Story of Building Independence

In 2018, 44 year old Jenny became eligible for an NDIS plan, to the huge relief of her family. Her parents Maxine, 74 and Les, 76 hadn’t received any prior […]

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Introducing our Annual Report 2019

We are very pleased to present our Annual Report for 2019. This year’s report reflects our vision for people in our communities to enjoy better and longer lives and shares […]

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7 Oct 2019

Seniors Week – Cooking Demonstration

As part of Seniors Week Victoria (6-13 October), we hosted a cooking demonstration by our resident Chef Mel on how to turn one meal into many meals. Everyone that attended […]

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26 Sep 2019

Out and About: Younger Onset Dementia Group

It’s Wednesday just any ordinary Wednesday, except if you attend our Out and About: Younger Onset Dementia group, Wednesday is one of your favourite days of the week. On Wednesdays […]

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Discover on the Green – Seniors Festival 2019

Join us as we will be hosting a table at this years Discover on the Green Seniors Festival from Tuesday 8 October to Thursday 10 October. The event will showcase […]

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Friday Shopping Group – Social Support Group for Seniors

Enjoy browsing the shops and lunch at a chosen shopping destination. You will then have the opportunity to purchase your own lunch. Transport available starting at 10.00am and then home […]

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16 Sep 2019

Tuesday Outing Group – Social Support Groups for Seniors

Join our Social Support Group for Seniors – Tuesday Outing Group. Enjoy a quick cuppa at healthAbility in Eltham before embarking on a leisurely drive in the country and enjoying […]

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12 Sep 2019

Friday Movie Group – Social Support Group for Seniors

Join our new Social Support Group for Seniors – Friday Movie Group. Enjoy a film followed by a delicious lunch of sandwiches, coffee and cake. Transport can be provided. Movie: […]

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11 Sep 2019

Term 4 Groups and Programs Calendar – Now Available

Our Term 4 Groups and Programs Calendar is now available to view online featuring all of our Support, Education and Exercise groups for all ages. View ONLINE

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3 Sep 2019

Shakey Chorus – Singing group for people with Parkinson’s Disease

Shakey Chorus is a singing group for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their carers. This fun facilitated and therapeutic group uses music and singing as a way for adults to […]

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29 Aug 2019

Why strength, balance and regular exercise are important as you age

At all stages of life having good strength and balance while regularly exercising and being active is important. Physiotherapist, Lisa notes, “As we age there are changes to our body […]

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Seniors Week – One Meal Many Ways – Free Cooking Demonstration

Seniors Week One Meal Many Ways Cooking Demonstration Join us for a cooking demonstration with our resident in-house Chef Mel and find out how you can create a basic meal […]

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8 Aug 2019

Meet Joan Jauricella – Family Support Worker

Name : Joan Lauricella 1. What is your role at healthAbility? I am a Family Support Worker, which means I provide parenting support and information to parents. I do this […]

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6 Aug 2019

A Furry Super Hero

All super heroes wear a cape, but this one has a fur coat as well; meet Mika the newest team member at healthAbility, a Whippet cross Kelpie employed as a […]

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5 Aug 2019

Ella and Mrs Gooseberry Book Launch – Photos

We were delighted to support the book launch of Ella and Mrs Gooseberry on the weekend. We hosted some bush craft fun, which saw children making their own creations from […]

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1 Aug 2019

Happy 100th Birthday Anatole!

This week we were lucky enough to help a very special Social Support Group member, Anatole, celebrate his 100 year young birthday. Anatole was surrounded by his other group friends […]

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Parenting Support – Bringing Up Great Kids

Would you like to: Have a more positive relationship with your child? Help develop your child’s positive self-identity? Communicate more effectively with your child? Bringing up Great Kids is a […]

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26 Jul 2019

Dental Screening for preschoolers at Eltham Library

In recognition of Dental Health Week, you are invited to bring your preschooler along to “Preschool Storytime” for them to learn about children’s oral health and receive a FREE dental […]

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30 Jun 2019

Meet Kim Maloney – Support Coordination Manager

Meet Kim Maloney, Support Coordination Manager 1. What is your role at healthAbility? I am the Manager of our fantastic Support Coordination team. Support Coordination is a service that assists […]

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The Social Butterfly – Amanda Trinh

“I was born in Vietnam and came to Australia when I was 11, I was young but now I’m getting older,” says 51 year-old Amanda with a cheeky giggle. As […]

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25 Jun 2019

Back Pain – How to avoid it and when to seek help

At some point in life, most of us experience some form of back pain. Our backs are important for so many of our bodies movements, any discomfort can be very […]

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17 Jun 2019

Ella & Mrs Gooseberry Book Launch – August 4

We are very proud to be supporting the Ella & Mrs Gooseberry Book Launch by local author Vikki Conley. Come celebrate the launch on Sunday 4 August at 11am at Edendale […]

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7 Jun 2019

Caring for our Carers

Sitting in healthAbility, a phone alarm sounds prompting Maureen to remind her husband that it’s time to take his tablet. Life changed rapidly last year for Maureen when in February […]

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Staying Healthy while Ageing Checklist

Getting older is a natural part of life and we want you to feel supported in your health and wellbeing. John Moran, General Manager Clinical and Community Services at healthAbility […]

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30 May 2019

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Events

On Friday 21 June, Nillumbik Shire Council in partnership with Seniors Rights Victoria and Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries, will be hosting 2 x free information sessions for World Elder Abuse […]

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