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A better life is closer than you think

Are you looking for a new place to call home? Are you seeking a connected and supportive community? Moving to Southern Cross Care Success Village is a move to a better life without leaving the location you know and love. Set amongst landscaped gardens, there are a range of beautifully designed two and three-bedroom homes…
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Ivy’s 100th Birthday at Margaret Hubery House

We would like to wish a very special Happy Birthday to one of our residents at our Margaret Hubery House. Ivy Fielder celebrated her 100th birthday last month on the 28th of August. Ivy’s daughter, Rosemary Fielder, has kindly contributed to some beautiful stories about her past that we would love to share. “Ivy’s favourite…
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Homemade Granola Recipe

Do you love granola for breakfast but are wary of the high fat and sugar content from most store-bought options? The solution? Make your own, delicious, crunchy granola at home. This recipe is loaded with nuts and seeds to keep you fuller for longer. Pair it with some fresh fruit and Greek yogurt for a…
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Same Face Promise

Receiving a little extra help from someone you know and trust is the single most important way we help our clients enjoy a life in full in the place they love best. Home. This week, Southern Plus has launched our new Same Face Promise. What does this mean for you? It means a regular Support…
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Zesty Beetroot Salad

Wake up your taste buds with this fresh and zingy beetroot salad. The sharp mustard, warming pepper and vibrant lime make this salad perfect to prepare for the upcoming summer weather. Serves: 2         Prep time: 10 minutes              Cooking time: less than 5 minutes You’ll need for the dressing: Juice 1 lime 1 tsp wholegrain mustard…
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Flag raising event brings community together

On Monday the 18th of September, Southern Cross Care’s, Victoria Park Kalgoorlie, welcomed the local community to watch the raising of both the Australian and Aboriginal Flags at their nursing home. Joining Victoria Park’s staff and residents were members of the local community and notable local dignitaries, including John Bowler, Mayor of Kalgoorlie Boulder and…
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R U OK?

If you were not already aware, R U OK Day was last Wednesday, the 14th of September. It is a national day of action that encourages Australians to stop little problems becoming bigger by simply asking “Are you ok?” Simple, right? At Southern Cross Care we understand that change can be overwhelming, no matter how…
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Exciting News for Southern Cross Care

We have recently received some exciting news for our Victoria Park Nursing Home in Kalgoorlie… It has been announced that we are a finalist for the Prime Super Employee Excellence in Aged Care award, as part of the 2017 WA Regional Achievement and Community Awards. The WA Regional Achievement and Community Awards are designed to…
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Understanding Home Care – It’s Ok, We’re Here to Help

This year in February, the Australian Government introduced several changes to their home care services. These changes were outlined on the My Aged Care website, giving consumers greater choice, control and flexibility on how their home care services were received and delivered. For a limited time we have affordable in-home health and wellness bundles that…
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Winter Warmer Soup

Spring is on the way, but the nights are still a bit chilly. Are you wishing for the sun to come out so you can put away your slippers for another year? For the time being… here is the perfect warming soup to keep you full, happy and cozy on these cool nights. Best-Ever Minestrone Soup.…
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Stress – Do you know what it is doing?

In today’s fast-paced world, where we might be juggling multiple demands, it’s easy to come under stress. In the right situation it can be positive, providing the motivation, drive and energy to perform at our peak. But if the body can’t switch off its response to stress, there can be negative consequences.   As we…
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Shoes that fit the bill

Following on from our ‘Staying strong on your feet’ article in the last edition of Southern Star, in this edition, our Occupational Therapist Kate O’Brien has some helpful tips about selecting the right footwear to keep you steady on your feet and avoid a fall. “I’m often asked by residents and clients about what the…
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