Digital Mentor Training

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Round Two: March 2021 With the effects of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic still looming, the need for digital engagement has never been so important. This is particularly crucial for older people who are at risk of being digitally excluded. According to Council on the Ageing: ‘Today’s older Australians aged 65years or older only began to…

Loneliness and the Festive Season

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More than 2 million Australians feel isolated on Christmas Day When we think of Christmas it is usually images of a big family laughing and sharing a meal that come to mind. However Christmas can be just another day for many Australians. The Salvation Army confirmed this, reporting that more than 2 million Australians feel…

Give Ballroom Dancing A Go!

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Dance together in a social environment! Our Wednesday night Dance Moves class fuses a wide variety of dance types in a fun and social evening! Learn Ballroom, Modern, Old time and Latin dance with our friendly instructor, Kelly. With 34 years’ experience, Kelly is a professional ballroom dancer who will be delighted to teach you…

Scamwatch – Golden Rules To Stay Safe Online

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According to Scamwatch, Australians lost more than $142 million to scammers in 2019. Over a third of that amount came from the pockets of people aged 55 and older. This signals a need for greater computer literacy amongst older Australians. Below are the “Golden Rules” provided by Scamwatch to help seniors avoid scams. If it…

Digital Mentor Program

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We are very excited to announce that we have been successful in receiving $50,000 in funding from the Good Things Foundation and the Be Connected Network to enhance our digital inclusion strategy at Burnie Brae. Be Connected is an Australian government initiative committed to increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians. Be…

$10,637 Raised For ‘The Common Good’ Through Our Ekka Strawberry Sundae Event

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2615L of ice cream, 870kg of strawberries and an incredible $10,637 raised for The Common Good – we think it’s safe to say our Strawberry Sundae pop-up event was a huge success! We were blown away by the significantly larger than expected turnout on the day. Our goal was to sell 300 Strawberry Sundaes but…

Stay Connected in a Cashless Society

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The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed a lot of things in our day to day life, one of which has been a decrease in cash transactions. It is not just COVID-19 that has brought about this change; cash payments in Australia have been slowly declining for years. Australians increasingly prefer to use electronic payment methods —…

5 Walks To Do Around Brisbane’s Northside

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The COVID-19 pandemic has found many people with a new appreciation for walking. We all know how good taking a walk through nature can make us feel – in fact, the Japanese have a term for it – “forest bathing”. Yep, it’s a real thing and it describes the feeling of rejuvenation that comes from…

Kaja’s Story

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“Without music I wouldn’t be here” – this is what 92 year old Kaja said of his extraordinary life and the common thread that has run through it: his love for music. Last month we joined Colleen on her weekly home respite visit to Kaja and his wife Shirley’s home. Upon stepping into the couple’s…

Your Life Story

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Have you ever thought about writing your life story? Putting pen to paper and writing down your story can be an empowering experience. The process is equally, if not more important than the final product. In writing down the events of your life you may experience a sense of fulfilment and gratitude for the life…