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Merry Christmas from Southern Plus

Every one has a Christmas tradition or two, and very often the festive moments we treasure most include sharing something delicious to eat while we spend time with our loved ones. A member from the Southern Cross Care family has kindly shared a recipe that is particularly important to her. We hope you consider making…
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Preparing for summer

During summer we are all at risk of dehydration. However, if you are older you are at more risk of severe heat stress and dehydration. As this week marks the first days of summer, there are a few important tips to be conscious of as the temperature increases. During a heatwave it is vital to…
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Preventing falls in older people

Falls are a common cause of injuries in older people, however they can be easily prevented.  According to a Better Health survey in 2012, falls are the top reason for injury-related hospital admissions in people aged over 65.   Falls can cause fractures, dislocations, abrasions, strains and result in activity restriction.  There are steps that can…
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Sweet Christmas Recipes

Meringue Christmas Wreaths, courtesy of Donna Hay. INGREDIENTS 150ML EGGWHITES (APPROXIMATELY 4 EGGS) 1 CUP (220G) CASTER (SUPERFINE) SUGAR 1 TEASPOON WHITE VINEGAR METHOD Preheat oven to 100°C (250°F). Place the eggwhites in the bowl of an electric mixer and whisk until stiff peaks form. Gradually add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, waiting…
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Summer food safety

Here are some tips to enjoy those summer salads, fresh vegetables and mouth-watering barbecued meats in a safe way. During warm weather, it is particularly important to take extra precautions and practise safe food handling. Warmer temperatures result in a higher number of food poisoning cases each year. It is recommended to follow these precautions carefully,…
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Kalgoorlie team wins Regional Achievement and Community Award

We have just received some exciting news for our Southern Cross Care Victoria Park Nursing Home in Kalgoorlie… The team was announced the winner at the Regional Achievement and Community Award on the 20th of October 2017. The award was for Prime Super Employee Excellence in Aged Care, which supports working parents re-entering the workforce.…
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Matt Fuller’s 24 hour Cycle for Telethon

This year marked 50 years for Telethons aspiring fundraiser in Western Australia. Matt Fuller, retired professional rugby league player, directs his support for Telethon by participating in a 24 hour spin bike challenge. This gruelling challenge consists of Fuller cycling solo for 24 hours straight in order to raise money for Telethon. This year marked…
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Holiday Season Recipe Ideas

With the silly season around the corner, we thought we would celebrate by giving you some delicious recipes to serve at home if you are entertaining (or even just for yourself). Let’s start with Martha Stewarts Hand Pies (yum). Easy to make and easy to eat, just serve with sauce and dig in! Ingredients: 500g…
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Sally’z Art Exhibition

Sally Bosenburg, a recovery partner in our community mental health team, held her first art exhibition on Saturday, 28 October. Sally has been drawing for years, and this year decided she would like to share her creations with others.  She uses Facebook as a platform to showcase her work. She posts photos and details of…
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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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