5 years of serviceAt Country Home Services we are very proud of our staff who provide some amazing work in our organisation. So we would like to say a big congratulations to Tammy, Lauren and Catherine who have reached over 5 years of service. Thank you so much for your contribution to Country Home Services.

In the photo, these three staff members Tammy Judd, Lauren Donnellan and Catherine Balfour-Ogilvy are presented with a beautiful engraved glass from CEO Craig Stanbridge, to mark the occasion. We would like to say congratulations to all three of them and to thank them for their outstanding work for our organisation.

We have just released our lastest Client Newsletter which includes information on our new Chairman of our Board, how to prepare for the summer ahead, our CHSP Incentive Program and so much more. If you are interested in reading our lastest Newsletter then click on this link

On behalf of everyone at Country Home Services we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Also just a reminder we are open on all days over Christmas except Public Holidays.

Feros care, who deliver NDIS services in our local community are offering drop-in support sessions across the Barossa (in Nuriootpa, Mount Pleasant and Lyndoch) and Gawler. They will be available to assist you with information about the NDIS. For more information then please click on this link

Struggling with the My Aged Care website or phone service?
Are you, a friend or relative requiring practical assistance in navigating the My Aged Care system? Facilitated by COTA SA and funded by Country SA PHN, trusted and trained local Aged Care Peer Champions will assist you to access the information you need and help you navigate the My Aged Care system. Free assistance is available over the telephone initially, and a local Peer Champion can meet with you face to face if required. For more information, please download this attached flyer.

COTA expo 1Last week, Tanya & Paula from our Kadina office participated at the COTA community information session at the Kadina Town Hall. It was an opportunity for people to find out more information of the aged care system, My Aged Care, aged care providers and services available in your region. There were informative talks and plenty of stalls from various service providers. Despite it being a warm day, it was very successful with plenty of opportunities for us to talk to people from the local region.

Be Connected is an Australian Government initiative aimed at increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians in using digital technology. Through Be Connected, older Australians will be able to access a wide range of resources such as learning the basics of how to connect online including how to use a digital device, be safe online, sending emails, how to use Facebook and other social media, shopping online, how to share holiday photos with family, and much more.

For more information visit - https://beconnected.esafety.gov.au

Change of boardAt the AGM this year Margaret Manuel stepped down as Chairman after seven years in this role. Margaret Zweck was appointed as the new Chairman of Country Home Services. Margaret Zweck, who lives in Clare, joined the Board in December 2012 and has been appointed as Chairman of Country Home Services.
Margaret Zweck stated: “I would like to thank the Board of Directors for electing me as Chairman, following the tremendous and successful leadership of previous Chairman, Margaret Manual.  I feel privileged to take on this responsibility and look forward to ensuring that the good governance of the past continues and our services and business thrive in the competitive world of care to people.”
“Country Home Services is an incredible asset in our rural areas.  It will continue to be so due to you, our community, and the dedicated staff and contractors assisting people to remain in their homes with support and comfort. Your commitment and enthusiasm to our organisation is greatly appreciated.’ 
“I wish everyone, staff, contractors, clients and carers all the joys of the Christmas Season and Best of Wishes for a rewarding 2018.”


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