Home' Yarram Standard : May 25th 2016 Contents PAGE 6 - “THE YARRAM STANDARD”, Wednesday, May 25, 2016
YARRAM and Dis-
trict Health Service
held a special after-
noon tea recently to
say thank you to its
many volunteers who
carry out vital ser-
vices to the commu-
nity such as Meals on
This year the theme for
Volunteers Week was Live
Happy Be Happy. Each in-
dividual and group volun-
teers were presented with
a certificate of thanks and
a volunteer pin plus as a
special treat they were also
give a special smiley face
cup cake expertly decorat-
ed by Food Services direc-
tor Jenny Gierens.
Volunteers also got the
chance to meet the new
Volunteers recognised: Yarram District Health Service have many volunteers. These volunteers were recognised at a special Volunteers Week’s celebration recently. Individual volunteers and
volunteer groups were presented with a certificate of appreciation and a special volunteer pin by Chief Executive Officer Colleen Boag and Volunteer co-ordinator Marinda Smith.
Neighbourhood House celebrations
nity Learning Centre
held a luncheon last
Wednesday to say
thank you to their
many volunteers and
to celebrate Neigh-
turner welcomed the vol-
unteers and Yarram Com-
munity Learning Centre
members to the special
event and thanked them
for their continued con-
tributions to the learning
centre. Special guest at the
luncheon was Wellington
Shire Mayor Darren Mc-
Fun day: Mirridong clients Mandy (left) and Leigh (right) enjoy their Yarram
community luncheon with volunteers Sue Gelbov and Helen Fox.
Sewing: Larissa gets
some great crafty ideas
from her sewing book
which she uses at her
sewing class at the Yar-
ram Learning Centre.
Tea time: Rositer Petch
and Heather Hall chat
over a cuppa tea at
the YDHS volunteers’
thankyou afternoon tea
Smiles for volunteers: Yarram and District Health Service volunteer co-ordi-
nator Marinda Smith and Food Services director Jenny Gierens.
YARRAM and District Volun-
teer Group of Cancer Council Vic-
toria is holding its last fundraising
event, Australia’s Biggest Morning
Tea, tomorrow Thursday, May 26 at
10.30am at the Anglican Hall in Yar-
ram. A variety of items will be pre-
sented by Yarram Primary School
choir during the morning tea.
So come along to this special
event and have a cuppa for cancer
DEVON North turned on the mu-
sic last Sunday, May 22 and attracted
a large crowd to St Luke’s Hall for
the musical feast. Compared and led
by Tom Reakes, music was provided
by the talented Anne Richards on
keyboard, Des Paton, guitar and John
McLean, saxophone. The crowd sang
along to Pack Up Your Troubles, Edel-
weiss, Aeroplane Jelly and Tiny Little
Vegemites to name but a few.
The audience also got to hear items
by Haley and James Richards, solos on
the keyboard, Jack Porter on the piano
accordion and local choir Tarra Tara’s
singing, I Still Call Australia Home
and We Are One.
THE 5000 red poppies currently
on display at the London Chelsea
Flower Show contain poppies cro-
cheted by many locals in the Yarram
area. The display has been high-
lighted on national TV this week and
will be featured on this week’s Better
Homes and Gardens program.
YARRAM’S Tarra Festival was
successful in obtaining a Volunteer
Grant through the Department of So-
cial services. The grant money will be
used to train locals in Cert 11 Food
handling. This will be run at Yarram
Community Learning Centre later
in the year. Anyone wishing to take
advantage of this course can contact
Kristy at the centre.
PAT and Bruce Findlay celebrat-
ed their 67th wedding anniversary
on Saturday, May 14 with a beauti-
ful lunch at wildfish in Port Albert
YARRAM Foodworks supermarket
is getting behind local dairy farmers by
increasing its range of Devondale prod-
ucts and has predominately Gippsland
milk for sale. Three cheers for Anish
and his staff at Foodworks.
DURING National Palliative Care
Week this week the Yarram and
District Health Service (YDHS) is
encouraging people to remember
their past loved ones.
Celebrated this year from May 22 to 28
the YDHS will have a living well display
in the hospital at the main entrance where
people can write their loved ones a message
and pin it to the wall.
Community nurse Jenny Findlay will
also be setting up a skywall in the main en-
trance where everyone is invited to pick up
a figurine and write their message to their
past loved one.
Paper figurines are available from the
hospital or Yarram Standard office and the
public is invited to pop into the hospital and
view the skywall as well.
The theme this year is Living Well with
Chronic Illness and focuses on how palliative
care can help people with advanced chronic
illnesses and have a high quality of life.
The caring Yarram community nurses
and other staff members at the YDHS pro-
vide community palliative care in the Yar-
ram area and work together to provide a
holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to
palliative care in the community.
Director of Primary Care at YDHS Ber-
nadette Kennedy is also raising awareness
about the need for advanced care plans that
have been shown to improve client care.
For those people living with chronic ill-
ness it means they will benefit by deciding
and communicating what type of care they
Palliative Care Australia has launched a
new website www.dyingtotalk.org.au where
they have developed a discussion starter that
can be used by anyone to help talk to their
loved ones and health professionals about
their end of life wishes.
Loved ones remembered
Remembering: Bernadette Kennedy, Yarram District Health Service (YDHS)
director primary care and community nurse Jenny Findlay invite the commu-
nity to write a message for a past loved one and pin it to the skywall at the
YDHS during Palliative Care Week this week.
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