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4 days ago

Umbrella Community Care

Carers WA
There are an estimated 320,000 Western Australians who provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who requires help due to illness, disability or frail age. This video brings to life the shared experiences and sentiments of caring for a loved one. Are you 1 in 8?
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National Carers Week starts today!

Carers Australia
Welcome to National Carers Week 2018!

What better way to kick things off than with our wonderful ambassadors, Cate Campbell and Bronte Campbell? They're here to share with you all the ways you can get involved this National Carers Week.

Make sure you keep an eye on our social media pages to keep up with all the action, and don't forget to head to our website to tell us Why You Care: bit.ly/1Oiz5uo
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1 week ago

Umbrella Community Care

Last week our clients from Men’s Shed, Mandurah and Wednesday Golden Age Clubs, and Shalom Adventure had a pleasure of visiting…. Antarctica!

They embarked on a virtual reality experience Maritime Museum which included exploring Antarctica from a helicopter cockpit, spending time with a penguin colony and viewing incredible fast tracked projection of Southern lights.

Clients were amazed by the stunning 360-degree landscapes and unique, immersive experience.
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Take care. God bless you all.......

A beautiful story of friendship from our Community Visitor Scheme program told by one of our Polish speaking CVS volunteers:

"I’ve volunteered for Umbrella for almost 2 years. During this time, I visited the same lady in a nursing home. I try to visit her every week when I can. During my visits, we normally get in contact with her family in Poland via Skype. It always makes her very happy and excited. Her family shared some photos of their family with us and from her visit to Poland. I printed out these photos and organise them in an album, so she can look back and remember those happy moments and faces of people she loves. I learned about her favourite meals, and sometimes I make her these dishes, according to her own recipes which she shared with me. She also loves drawing with coloured pencils, then we spend some time admiring her artwork. She also gave me some of those and I sent them to her family in Poland. We talk a lot, I love our conversations. We talk about her past, or just laugh at good jokes or just have a chat about her life in the nursing home. Sometimes she is sad and upset because she misses people so I lend my mobile phone to her, so she can call them. She also tells me about things which she does not want to share with anybody (according to her words). I cherries these secrets and I am honoured to have her trust. I feel we have a special bond, it is precious and very important friendship for both of us."

If you are interested in volunteering for our CVS program and want to make a difference in someone's life please contact Karla on 9275 441 or e-mail cvs@umbrellacommunitycare.com.au.
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A beautiful story of friendship from our Community Visitor Scheme program told by one of our Polish speaking CVS volunteers:

I’ve volunteered for Umbrella for almost 2 years. During this time, I visited the same lady in a nursing home. I try to visit her every week when I can. During my visits, we normally get in contact with her family in Poland via Skype. It always makes her very happy and excited. Her family shared some photos of their family with us and from her visit to Poland. I printed out these photos and organise them in an album, so she can look back and remember those happy moments and faces of people she loves. I learned about her favourite meals, and sometimes I make her these dishes, according to her own recipes which she shared with me. She also loves drawing with coloured pencils, then we spend some time admiring her artwork. She also gave me some of those and I sent them to her family in Poland.  We talk a lot, I love our conversations. We talk about her past, or just laugh at good jokes or just have a chat about her life in the nursing home. Sometimes she is sad and upset because she misses people so I lend my mobile phone to her, so she can call them.  She also tells me about things which she does not want to share with anybody (according to her words). I cherries these secrets and I am honoured to have her trust.  I feel we have a special bond, it is precious and very important friendship for both of us.

If you are interested in volunteering for our CVS program and want to make a difference in someones life please contact Karla on 9275 441 or e-mail cvs@umbrellacommunitycare.com.au.

 

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This is a very happy story indeed. So cheerful ❤️

Beautiful hearts 💕

Lovely story and even a lovelier big heart my Sister Danuta Uczynska

“Those with dementia are still people
and they still have stories
and they still have character
and they are all individuals and they are all unique.
And they just need to be interacted with on a human level.”

– Carey Mulligan

Photo from Umbrella's Happy Friday, dementia friendly special group. For more information about our dementia friendly services, please contact us on 9275 4411.
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“Those with dementia are still people 
and they still have stories 
and they still have character 
and they are all individuals and they are all unique. 
And they just need to be interacted with on a human level.”

– Carey Mulligan

Photo from Umbrellas Happy Friday, dementia friendly special group. For more information about our dementia friendly services, please contact us on 9275 4411.

 

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You are a beautiful soul Baśka Malinowska❤️👩‍❤️‍👩👩‍❤️‍👩

Zaskoczyłas mnie Basiu ❤

2 weeks ago

Umbrella Community Care

When we leave our homeland for various reasons we often find good opportunities and fulfilling lives abroad, but we also come across many challenges:

➡️ Adjusting to a new language, culture, social roles and professions
➡️ Isolation from friends and family
➡️ Identity confusion
➡️ Feeling a lack of belonging

All these aspects of immigration can have a negative impact on mental health.

The Polish Business WA. Association will host “Mental Health in Polish Immigrant Communities” to facilitate open and honest conversations on mental health and illness and discuss what we can all do to take better care of our mental well-being and provide support for people in our community.

Featured speaker in Polish:
Sun-Mi Clyburn is a Perth-based writer, performer, Mental Health Advocate and currently hosts a radio show dedicated to mental health. She was born in the USA, grew up in Poland and has been living in Australia for nearly a decade and she very much identifies with all the challenges Polish immigrants face in Australia.

Sun-Mi will be joined by a panel of members of the Perth Polish community.Kiedy decydujemy sie opuscic nasz kraj z różnych powodów, często otwieraja sie przed nami nowe możliwości i znajdujemy satysfakcjonujące życie za granicą, ale napotykamy także wiele wyzwań:

1. Dostosowanie do nowego języka, kultury, ról społecznych i zawodów
2. Odizolowanie od przyjaciół i rodziny
3. Niepewnosc z ktora narodowoscia bardziej sie utozsamiamy
4. Poczucie braku przynależności

Wszystkie te aspekty imigracji mogą mieć negatywny wpływ na nasze psychiczne samopoczucie.

Polish Business Association zaprasza na spotkanie pt “Mental Health in Polish Immigrant Communities” aby poruszyc otwarte i szczere rozmowy na temat psychicznego samopoczucia i chorób oraz omówić, co możemy zrobić, aby lepiej zadbać o nasze samopoczucie psychiczne i zapewnić wsparcie ludziom z naszego otoczenia.

Gosc specjalny i prowadzaca w jezyku polskim:

Sun-Mi Clyburn jest pisarzem, performerem, Mental Health Adwokatem w Perth i obecnie prowadzi audycję radiową poświęconą zdrowiu psychicznemu. Urodziła się w USA, dorastała w Polsce i od prawie dziesięciu lat mieszka w Australii, bardzo dobrze identyfikuje się z wyzwaniami, jakie napotykają polscy imigranci w Australii.

Do Sun-Mi dołączy panel członków polskiej społeczności Perth.

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When we leave our homeland for various reasons we often find good opportunities and a fulfilling lives abroad, but we also come across many challenges:

Adjusting to a new language, culture, social roles and professions
Isolation from friends and family
Identity confusion
Feeling a lack of belonging

All these aspects of immigration can have a negative impact on mental health.

The Polish WA Business Association will host “Mental Health in Polish Immigrant Communities” to facilitate open and honest conversations on mental health and illness and discuss what we can all do to take better care of our mental well-being and provide support for people in our community.

Featured speaker in Polish:
Sun-Mi Clyburn is a Perth-based writer, performer, Mental Health Advocate and currently hosts a radio show dedicated to mental health. She was born in the USA, grew up in Poland and has been living in Australia for nearly a decade and she very much identifies with all the challenges Polish immigrants face in Australia.

Sun-Mi will be joined by a panel of members of the Perth Polish community.
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When we leave our homeland for various reasons we often find good opportunities and fulfilling lives abroad, but we also come across many challenges:

➡️ Adjusting to a new language, culture, social roles and professions
➡️ Isolation from friends and family
➡️ Identity confusion
➡️ Feeling a lack of belonging

All these aspects of immigration can have a negative impact on mental health.

The Polish Business WA. Association will host “Mental Health in Polish Immigrant Communities” to facilitate open and honest conversations on mental health and illness and discuss what we can all do to take better care of our mental well-being and provide support for people in our community.

Featured speaker in Polish:
Sun-Mi Clyburn is a Perth-based writer, performer, Mental Health Advocate and currently hosts a radio show dedicated to mental health. She was born in the USA, grew up in Poland and has been living in Australia for nearly a decade and she very much identifies with all the challenges Polish immigrants face in Australia.

Sun-Mi will be joined by a panel of members of the Perth Polish community.

2 weeks ago

Umbrella Community Care

Umbrella Multicultural Community Care are a brilliant organisation out at the Rockingham Seniors and Carers Expo offering fresh fruit, a smile and a bit of info... ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Umbrella Community Care

On Wednesday, we reached 700 clients on our database. 700 happy clients from 63 different countries! Thank you for choosing Umbrella! ... See MoreSee Less

On Wednesday, we reached 700 clients on our database. 700 happy clients from 63 different countries! Thank you for choosing Umbrella!

 

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Well done!! Very proud of Umbrella’s achievements!!

Gratulacje dla Umbrella. Well done

Keep going and all the best for the future, B.

Bless all of you and thank you for caring.....

How wonderful !!!👏👏👏👏👏

You've helped so many people. 🎉 Congratulations

Congratulations everyone!

Nasze serdeczne gratulacje

Congratulations 😘

Gratulacje Umbrella🎈🎉🎈🎉

Gratuluje serdecznie takiego sukcesu. Jestesmy dumni 🥂🥂🥂

Well done Umbrella.

Congratulations

Go guys xx

Wspaniale Gratuluje .👍👏

👍😍

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2 weeks ago

Umbrella Community Care

ATTENTION full-time family carers! Are you looking after a loved one with disability, a chronic illness (which includes mental illness) or who is frail, without receiving a salary or wage for the care you provide?

Kalamunda Hotel are paying it forward by providing full-time carers and their loved ones free meals as a way to say thank you. A very generous initiative, thank you Kalamunda Hotel! #WhyWeCare !!Are you a full-time carer, support worker or aged care nurse? Here at The Kalamunda Hotel we love what you do & want to say thank you. Bring your clients or loved ones into the hotel & your meal is on us! All day every day 🌺

#carerseatfree #thekalamunda #payingforward
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ATTENTION full-time family carers! Are you looking after a loved one  with disability, a chronic illness (which includes mental illness) or who is frail, without receiving a salary or wage for the care you provide? 

Kalamunda Hotel are paying it forward by providing full-time carers and their loved ones free meals as a way to say thank you. A very generous initiative, thank you Kalamunda Hotel! #WhyWeCare !!

 

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Thank you and God Bless you all for this wonderful gesture. ......

What a wonderful initiative and a true community spirit!

2 weeks ago

Umbrella Community Care

My Health Record Community Engagement Officer, Kirsten speaks at Umbrella Community Care with people from culturally and linguistically diverse and gender-diverse backgrounds.

#MyHealthRecord will be a voice for Australians who have difficultly remembering or communicating all their their key health information with healthcare providers. The secure digital record will provide healthcare providers with an additional source of information about their patient to assist them in providing the most effective care.

For more information visit: www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/for-you-your-family/whats-in-my-health-record
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