• Grants Open - Combatting Social Isolation for Seniors During COVID-19

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    Organisations can now apply for one-off grants to deliver programs that will help socially isolated seniors stay connected during COVID-19.


    Suitability of the previously launched Seniors Staying Social program has been reassessed and we are now seeking projects that will explicitly address social isolation in light of COVID-19, through both online and not-online forms.


    Applications are open today and will close on April 26. For more information head to www.dcj.nsw.gov.au/combatting-social-isolation-for-seniors


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  • Community services move online amid COVID-19

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    Online story time and workout videos are two of the ways Port Stephens Council’s Library and Leisure Centres are adapting in the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to help keep the community connected.


    Port Stephens Council Community Services Section Manager Tammy Gutsche says while it’s a challenging time for our community who now find themselves at home, a number of services are diversifying thanks to the internet.


    “Due to the coronavirus pandemic, libraries and leisure centres across Australia are closed but now our residents will be able to access these services from the comfort of their home,” she said.


    “Children’s Story Time and Read and Rhyme sessions will be filmed and shared on social media over the coming weeks.


    “Sharing Story Time online will help provide some positive entertainment and perhaps even brighten the lives of our younger residents during this time.


    “I’m sure the regulars at our children’s programs will be happy to see some familiar library faces on their screens,” she said.


    “Members of our Aquatic and Leisure Centres will also be able to access online resources thanks to our partnership with Belgravia Leisure,” she added.


    “Workout videos created by fitness professionals will help members who use our centres to stay healthy from the comfort of their own homes.


    “We know this is a challenging time for our community, and we’re doing all we can to help our residents staying well and keep a positive outlook through all of this.”


    Members of our Lakeside, Tilligerry and Tomaree Centres will be able to access the online resources free of charge by contacting Belgravia Leisure support to gain access.


    For more information on our Libraries, visit

    https://www.portstephens.nsw.gov.au/live/library

    For more information on our Aquatic and Leisure Centres, visit
    https://www.portstephens.nsw.gov.au/play/recreation-in-port-stephens/aquatic-and-leisure


    For more information about COVID-19 and our response, visit https://www.portstephens.nsw.gov.au/your-council/news

  • VIRTUAL Ready-Set-Connect Event

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  • Yacaaba Centre update

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    For the health, safety and well being of our clients, staff, volunteers, management committee, members and community, we offer temporarily limited services at our centre due to the current COVID-19 situation.

    We want to make sure everybody is safe right now, so we have changed some of our procedures.

    The Yacaaba Centre will be closed for physical appointments. Our counsellors are offering Video or Telephone appointments only.

    Starting from 30 March 2020 current clients can access hampers during the following times;

    Mondays – 1pm to 3pm

    Thursdays – 1pm to 3pm

    Please note there will be no access to the centre. Clients need to ring the doorbell and take a step back and a staff member will be there shortly. It is important we keep a safe social distance of 2 metres.

    If you have any concerns please contact us on 4984 2176 or via email contact@yacaaba.onmicrosoft.com or petra@yacaaba.onmicrosoft.com.

    Any new referrals will be contacted by a staff member for assessment and future appointments.

    All protocols and procedures are subject to change.


    Kind regards,

    Petra Offen

    Manager

    P - (02) 4984 2176

    F - (02) 4984 9842

    PO Box 426/ 29 Donald Street

    Nelson Bay NSW 2315

    www.yacaabacentre.com.au

  • Assistance for organisations affected by the COVID-19 outbreak

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    Visit this page for information about available grants and payments.

  • Lifeline training update

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  • Storytelling - DV workshop 20 March

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  • Port Stephens Accommodation List - 12 February

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  • NFP - March Breakfast

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