We are incredibly grateful to Privium Homes and National Sales Manager Aaron Jambrovic for the generous donation of office furniture and IT equipment. Your support is greatly appreciated.
We have big news that will be revealed very soon so stay tuned.
The VSC office will also be closed until 6 February, when we will reopen for business. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Loneliness- Let's Be Connected Forum
This one day event will feature excellent speakers, an interesting panel, professional facilitation, an interactive maze and stalls and displays about groups and places to connect.
Guest speakers and panel members include Sam Robinson from Relationships Australia, Sally Morris from Wendybird, Dr Nova Evans and Sonia Goodwin from Sunny Street and Scott Mitchell from Lutheran Services.
This is an experiential Sunshine Coast wide conversation suitable for community members with an interest in this topic, community groups such as clubs, people with lived experience of loneliness (most of us) and participants in support organisation programs. Our wellbeing benefits from connecting with ourselves and others.
Organisations with an interest in incorporating strategies to address loneliness and to intentionally support social skilling and opportunities for connection are also very welcome.
When: 9.00 am - 4.00 pm, 16 April 2020 Where: TAFE Queensland Mooloolaba campus, 34 Lady Musgrave Dr., Mountain Creek Cost: $20
Relationships Australia Queensland is trialing the Groups for Health and Well-being program in collaboration with the University of Queensland to help older people increase their social connections.
This 5-session program is aimed at those who are aged 55+, or 50+ for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, who are concerned about social disconnectedness.
The program includes:
Hands-on activities for people to chat about existing relationships and social identities
Skills and knowledge building about your social connections and building new ones
Group discussions in a supportive environment with two facilitators
As well, you will be invited to complete two research surveys and an interview.
10 am - 12 noon
Thursday 12 March
Friday 20 March
Thursday 26 March
Thursday 2 April
Thursday 30 April
Where: Relationships Australia QLD, Suite 20, 27 Evans Street, Maroochydore
Contact for more information:
Telephone: (07) 3423 6980
NB: Interested clients and practitioners can contact Jelena directly or by email.
Nambour District Care Drivers
Would you like to do something that is rewarding and makes a difference in people's lives?
Nambour District Care is in need of volunteer drivers to drive their elderly clients to medical appointments. Reimbursement is available.
Join the people who make a difference in our community. All you need is a driver's licence, a big heart and a desire to help.
Please contact the NDC Volunteer Co-ordinator on 5441 4441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Type 2 Diabetes Information Sessions
Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes? Join an information session covering type 2 diabetes self- management and prevention awareness. Get motivated with support towards healthy lifestyle behaviours, and access links to further resources in the community.
Sessions are delivered by a range of health professionals; diabetes educators, clinical nurses, social workers, dietitians, and health promotion officers.
Maroochydore: 20 Feb, 7 May, 13 August, 19 November
Gympie: 27 February, 28 May, 27 August, 12 November
Caloundra: 13 February, 30 April, 6 August, 5 November
Cost: Free of charge Eligibility:
Type 2 Diabetes
Family and Carers are also welcome
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Bookings are essential. Phone 5479 9670 to register.
For further information,
Wishlist Fun Run 2020
Join the Wishlist Fun Run 2020 to support local hospitals.
You can register for the event as an individual, family or corporate team. Click here for information on registering for these passes.
If you register before 19 February, you will go into the draw to win a pair of AIRPODS (iOS) or EARBUDS (Android), valued at $400!
100% of funds raised will support Sunshine Coast patients and families.
WHEN: Sunday 22 March WHERE: Lake Kawana, 31 Sportsman Parade Bokarina
(across from Sunshine Coast Stadium)
LAKEFRONT TRACKS Stockland 10km Run QSuper 5km Run
2.5km Run/Walk East Coast Traffic's Kids Dash
There's something for everyone with live entertainment, massages, face painting, jumping castle, fresh fruit, BBQ and drinks.