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Are you seeking culturally compatible in home support?

Diversicare has been supporting South East Queensland since 1989 and is the community services division of the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ), the state’s peak body for ethnic communities and cultural diversity. General Manager, Vivienne McDonald says that Diversicare’s bilingual carers allow easy communication between carers and consumers, among other benefits. “Culturally and linguistically…

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West End CONNECT respite centre looking to grow Samoan social group

West End CONNECT, Diversicare’s respite centre, is seeking to grow the Samoan social respite group. Diversicare’s West End CONNECT hosts over 200 attendees every month, with a different cultural group meeting nearly every day. Currently, the Samoan respite group meets once a month. The group enjoy outings to local parks for morning tea and share…

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Health and wellness tips for seniors and retirees

Throughout the ageing journey it is important to stay on top of your health and well being. For those wanting to make their home their place of retirement, Diversicare offers support to eligible members of the community. General manager Vivienne McDonald said Diversicare offers a comprehensive range of services to improve health and wellbeing. “Our…

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It’s National Volunteer Week! – 8-14 May

In this article we feature one of Diversicare’s dedicated volunteers, Bert Van Dyk. Bert Van Dyk is no newcomer to volunteering and spends up to four hours a week giving his time to help others. He assists with a variety of activities such as transportation and respite activities. As part of Diversicare’s Community Visitor’s Scheme…

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Giving you choices in care

For older and disabled people who want to remain living independently in their own home, an in-home support provider that fits their needs is paramount to their quality of life. Sofia and Mark Jak say the care they receive from their in-home support provider, Diversicare, a division of the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland, is…

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