Put skills to use help­ing oth­ers

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Friends In The Community - VICKI MOR­RELL

HAVE you no­ticed how much en­ergy older Aus­tralians have th­ese days?

Be­ing almost a “one-stop shop”, Southcare of­fers a va­ri­ety of po­si­tions where se­niors can use the skills they have de­vel­oped over many years.

Whether it is in our aged care depart­ment ad­min­is­ter­ing home care pack­ages, in the New Hori­zons Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre, at the Op Shop, the Mankara low-cost su­per­mar­ket, on re­cep­tion, in ad­min­is­tra­tion or as a com­mu­nity driver or vis­i­tor, we see happy, smil­ing se­niors.

Keep­ing busy and so­cially con­nected en­sures se­niors stay en­thu­si­as­tic about life.

It is also great to know you are still use­ful and skills learned ei­ther at work or in the home are worth­while.

Some­times re­tired peo­ple don’t want to make a com­mit­ment be­cause they travel, but as long as we are given no­tice, other vol­un­teers can cover for you.

If you have been think­ing about giv­ing some­thing back to the com­mu­nity, con­sider join­ing our team as it will pro­vide a few hours of var­ied weekly work with like-minded peo­ple.

Call 9450 6233, visit www.southcare.org.au or email Vicki.m@ southcare.org.au for more de­tails.

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