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Australia’s Oldest Lady Turns 112

By on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Jane Gray is officially Australia’s oldest lady at the grand age of 112.

The Summitcare Smithfield resident turned 112 on December 1st and was born in 1901. Ms Gray has two children, seven grand-children, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

“I’ve been very lucky in my life... I married the man I love” said Ms Gray.

New Aged Care Resources Available for Foreign Staff

By on Friday, November 29, 2013

A range of training videos and reference cards have been translated into a variety of foreign languages, as a training resource for aged care staff from a non-English speaking background by The Aged Care Complaints Scheme (the Scheme).

The videos have been translated into languages that the Scheme identified as the most relevant to the aged care industry, and include Hindi, Italian, Tagalog, Simplified and Traditional Chinese.


Boost Brain Power with a Book this October

By on Friday, November 29, 2013

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is calling for book clubs across the country to read a book this October about brain health.

The ‘Books for Brains’ initiative aims to encourage book clubs to think about the importance of brain research and brain health and are encouraged to think about the importance of NeuRA’s latest discoveries and research.


Upcoming Aged Care Events: Carers Week

By on Friday, November 29, 2013

A range of events will take place over the country to celebrate the 2.6 million people who are currently cares in our community.

‘Carer’s Week’ will run from Sunday 13th October to Saturday 19th October for carers to get together and provide support to each other, while also spreading awareness about the work carers do in the community.


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