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20 May 2022
Champion your Community
Join our Community Champions group to inform decision making and improve our health service.
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19 May 2022
Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic - Plenty
We'll be offering COVID-19 vaccinations next Saturday 28 May
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18 May 2022
Why your dental check-up is about more than just teeth
Did you know that when you visit the dentist at healthAbility for a check-up, we check more than just your teeth?...
Two senior ladies sitting in a courtyard having a cup of tea and a biscuit
16 May 2022
Connecting Carers: May-June 2022
We are hosting some events and activities to help connect carers in Nillumbik.
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11 May 2022
Supporting young clients' mental health with a little help from Kelly and friends
Our Mental Health Social Worker Elke works with children, young people and their families as part of our Stepped ...
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05 May 2022
Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic - Greensborough
We'll be offering COVID-19 vaccinations next Friday 13 May.
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29 April 2022
Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic - Edendale Farm
We'll be offering COVID-19 vaccinations next Saturday 7 May.
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07 April 2022
Solar panels on track for a sunny future
Since being installed nearly 18 months ago, the solar panels on the roof at our Eltham center have enabled us to ...
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05 April 2022
Good Life-Cancer Survivorship: Provider forum
A program for effective self-management in cancer within a community health setting.
Two women standing in a kitchen smiling, one with an arm around the other. In front of them is a computer screen with an image of an older woman.
28 March 2022
A Good Life - Frankie's Story
Frankie has her good and bad days. Her GP describes her memory like a lace curtain - some days are like the soli...
Vegetable garden beds in a communal garden. In the background is a large red brick church.
25 March 2022
Wattle Hill communal garden to thrive again thanks to grant
healthAbility has recently received a grant from Blackburn South Community Bank (Bendigo Bank) to refresh the soi...
Diamond Creek COVID-19 vaccination pop-up. Friday 1 April 4pm-8pm. Saturday 2 April 9.30am-4.40pm.
23 March 2022
Diamond Creek COVID-19 pop-up vaccination clinic
We'll be offering COVID-19 vaccinations next Friday 1 April and Saturday 2 April in Diamond Creek.
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22 March 2022
Event - Seniors Outing
We would like to invite you to connect with other seniors and celebrate active living with a picnic outing, inclu...
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22 March 2022
Shower Access Service
healthAbility and Aligned Leisure have partnered to launch the Shower Access Service.
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22 March 2022
Connecting Carers project
We are offering activities to help connect carers in the region of Nillumbik. 
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10 March 2022
Public holiday closure - Labour Day 2022
We are closed Monday 14 March 2022 for the Labour Day Public Holiday.
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07 March 2022
International Women's Day 2022 - #BreakTheBias
This International Women's Day, you can help to break the bias and forge gender equality.
A group of 9 people standing together smiling in a Men's Shed workshop.
28 February 2022
Michael Sukkar MP visits our Men's Shed
We were delighted to have a visit from Michael Sukkar MP, Member for Deakin, at our Men's Shed on 28 February.
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23 February 2022
COVID-19 service changes - 24 February 2022
We are excited to welcome more of our clients back to our centres.
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21 February 2022
Rewire Musical Memories Choir - Nillumbik
Rewire Musical Memories Choir for Nillumbik is a community choir for people living with dementia, their families,...
A dental sterilisation room with benches, cupboards, disinfecting machines, sinks and a range of equipment.
03 February 2022
Dental sterilisation room upgraded at Box Hill
During the recent summer holiday period, we completed an upgrade to our dental sterilisation room at Box Hill.
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08 December 2021
Dental sterilisation room upgrade - Box Hill
Our dental clinic at Box Hill will be closed from 21 December 2021 until 21 January 2022.
Two people wearing masks standing next to a table, on which there are bags with items for at-risk people. They are at a pop-up vaccination hub.
03 December 2021
Breaking down barriers to COVID-19 vaccination in Inner East Melbourne
healthAbility, in partnership with Access Health and Community and the North East Public Health Unit (NEPHU), has...
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02 December 2021
Meet our Gender Equality Officer
We chatted to our Gender Equality Officer, Sulochana Colombage, to find out more about her role and how she is wo...
Panton Hill pop up COVID-19 vaccination clinic
23 November 2021
Panton Hill COVID-19 vaccination clinic - 30 November
We'll be offering COVID-19 vaccinations next Tuesday 30 November in Panton Hill.
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22 November 2021
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign is a call to action to emphasise that gender-based...
Cartoon image showing people of all abilities dancing and having fun,
17 November 2021
Music in the Park - International Day of People with Disability
Come and join us for a fun afternoon in the park to celebrate International Day of People with Disability!
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12 November 2021
Webinar: Accessing My Aged Care
Are you looking for more information about My Aged Care for yourself or a loved one?
Two members of the Smile Squad team standing in front of the Smile Squad truck.
08 November 2021
Our Smile Squad is on the road again!
It was smiles all around as our Box Hill Smile Squad team headed back out to local schools last week.
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28 October 2021
Public holiday closure - Melbourne Cup
We are closed Tuesday 2 November for the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday.
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28 October 2021
Annual Report 2020-2021
We’re excited to release our first Annual Report under our one name, healthAbility.
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26 October 2021
COVID-19 service update - 27 October
We have now resumed providing most routine dental services, and many of our allied health services are now also a...
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18 October 2021
heathAbility receives grants from Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund
We're pleased to have been selected as one of the 26 health services sharing in the Victorian Government's newly ...
An older couple shopping, looking at fruits and vegetables.
12 October 2021
Eat well to age well
At every stage of life, it’s important to eat a healthy, balanced diet of foods that are nutritious and enjoyable...
Screenshot of several people attending an online gym session. They are smiling and holding their hand up in a thumps up gesture.
09 October 2021
Exercising physical and mental health together online
Members of our exercise groups this week have not only had their physical exercise program delivered online, but ...
A couple seen from behind walking together in a park, each with an arm draped across the other's shoulder.
22 September 2021
Connecting with hope for people with younger onset dementia
Receiving a diagnosis of younger onset dementia can be a stressful and emotional time for a person and their fami...
Grand Final social media tile: We are closed Friday 24 September for the Grand Final public holiday. We will re-open at 8.30am on Monday 27 September.
21 September 2021
Public Holiday Closure - 24 September
We are closed Friday, 24 September for the Grand Final Public Holiday.
3 children standing outdoors in bushland looking up at trees with binoculars.
17 September 2021
Explore your local neighbourhood this school holidays with our scavenger hunt!
With school holidays just around the corner, we've put together a scavenger hunt to help keep kids entertained an...
A group of individuals in a park outdoors holding their arms up in the air with glee.
13 September 2021
COVIDSafe Community Grants
COVIDSafe Community Grants are available to fund community initiatives that will help rebuild community connectio...
A speech therapist engaging in a session with a child holding up coloured letter cards and smiling
20 August 2021
Speech Pathology Case Study – Andrew’s Story
This case study demonstrates how our highly qualified and skilled team of speech pathologists work with clients, ...
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04 August 2021
Dental Health Week 2021 – A simple guide to preparing your child for their first dental visit
Our dental professionals recommend that children start visiting a dental professional from the aged of two.
A father holding his son while the baby lays in the mothers lap in hospital
21 July 2021
Baby Makes 3 in Gender Equality Commission case study
healthAbility’s Baby Makes 3 program has been featured in a case study by the Victorian Commission for Gender Equ...
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21 July 2021
Announcing healthAbility’s new CEO, Agata Jarbin
We are delighted to announce that Agata Jarbin has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of hea...
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12 July 2021
Collaboration cements increased community care
We have entered a Connect 4 Health Alliance Agreement with Access Health and Community (AccessHC), cementing our ...
Mary Anne Johnston NAIDOC
09 July 2021
Integrated Team Care Program – Interview with Mary Anne Johnston
Mary Anne Johnston works as a Community Nurse in our Integrated Team Care Program, which supports the health and ...
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06 July 2021
Building strong families through culture and community
Since 2016, healthAbility has worked in partnership with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (AC...
A senior lady with glasses sitting at a desk looking at a book and a laptop.
23 June 2021
Bridging the digital divide in our communities
To help bridge the digital divide in our communities, our Health Promotion team is working with community health ...
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16 June 2021
Bringing our community together – Frequently Asked Questions
This year we will be uniting all of our services together under one name – healthAbility. To help keep you inform...
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28 May 2021
Carer Voices – Hear Me See Me
Thanks to a grant from the Victorian Government’s Supporting Carers Locally Grants Program, we have produced thre...
A teenage boy sitting in a park with headphones on looking at his tablet
25 May 2021
Mental health support at every age and stage
After a challenging year, many children may require some additional support as they make the transition back to s...
A selfie of two people wearing masks as they walk along a residential street.
24 March 2021
Hip hip, HRAR! Building connections during the pandemic and beyond
Since September 2020, healthAbility staff have been involved in the High Risk Accommodation Response (HRAR) Progr...
A young women holding a cup of coffee in a cafe. Image as part of Psychosocial Support Service
17 March 2021
Partners to deliver psychosocial supports in eastern Melbourne
Communities in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs will see an increase in delivery of support for Victorians with mental...
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05 March 2021
Exercise and Mental Health
Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance your overall wellness and wellbeing.
An Asian man with glasses looking at his phone
04 March 2021
Multilingual Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line
To support older people from culturally diverse backgrounds, the Australian Department of Health has funded the M...
A group of health professionals wearing personal protective equipment as part of the High Risk Accommodation Response program
25 February 2021
Health concierges provide a trusted link for tower residents
When public housing towers were put into hard lockdown last July, our General Manager Mental Health AOD & Prevent...
A group of seniors of different abilities all holding up giant sunflowers and smiling at the camera
22 February 2021
Celebrating the return of Connect Well Groups
After being suspended in March last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our Connect Well Groups have now r...
Ronda Jacobs
19 February 2021
Ronda Jacobs CEO retiring to focus on family
After over eight years as CEO Carrington Health, including the past two and a half years also as CEO healthAbilit...
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14 February 2021
9 tips to care for your mental health that aren’t meditation
While the benefits of meditation are hard to dispute, it is something that may not come naturally to all of us, a...
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24 January 2021
COVID Care in our community
Being diagnosed with COVID-19 and having to isolate can be a daunting and stressful experience, particularly for ...
Three IDEAS staff members standing together smiling.
18 December 2020
Seven million reasons to love IDEAS
The latest review of the Integrated Diabetes Education and Assessment Service (IDEAS) has revealed the service ha...
The sun shining brightly in a clear blue sky.
16 December 2020
Solar goes live at healthAbility
In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, solar panels have been installed on the roof at healthAbility – just...
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02 December 2020
New Head to Health Hub in Box Hill – Free, confidential mental health support
People in Box Hill and surrounds have access to a new mental health service through a HeadtoHelp hub in Box Hill,...
A lady with an intellectual disability hailing a bus at a bus stop
14 October 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...
A lady with a intellectual disability smiling at the camera with her hand waving with a support worker standing behind her smiling
10 October 2019
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-...