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Hello Welcome to this months enews.
In this issue:
Eirebourne Irish Dance
26th October we were lucky enough to purchase tickets to Eirebourne at Sawtell RSL. It was an amazing theatrical experience of Irish Dance, music and singing. I'm sure that everyone in the audience had a foot tapping or was singing along.
White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge
Easy to make for a gift or to impress your guests
375g White chocolate, chopped
375g can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup (155g) toasted Almonds or pistachio
1/2 cup (90g) dried cranberries
1 Tablespoon grated orange zest
Line with baking paper, coat if needed a 20cm square pan.
Place chocolate and condensed milk in large bowl, heat in microwave for 2 to 3 minutes ( alternately place over saucepan on stove) stir occasionally until chocolate is almost melted, stir to melt chocolate the rest of the way. Add almonds(pistachios) cranberries and orange zest, stir until evenly distributed. Pour into prepared pan, refrigerate until firm. Cut into small squares store in a sealed container for up to 3 weeks.
Whats on in December
Dorrigo Taxi - 6655 3311
Community Transport - 1300 812 504
Dorrigo Health and Wellbeing- 6657 1272
Dorrigo Pharmacy- 6657 2005
Spar- 6657 2572
IGA- 6657 2002
LifeLine -13 11 14
Healthdirect - 1800 022 222
Beyond Blue - 1300 22 46 36
The Support Centre Christmas Raffle
Don't forget to purchase your Tickets for the Christmas raffle that will be drawn at our Seniors Christmas Luncheon on the 6th December. Just $2- or 3 for $5- a ticket which will be available to purchase on the day or at the Dorrigo Support Centre.
Festive Floral Centrepiece Workshop
17th December 10am until 1pm at Hickory House we are having a hands on Workshop where you will leave with your very own created floral display. Fiona Davis- Floral Designer from Iris & Elm will be showing us ways on how to create a floral display for Christmas. There will be a small cost for the workshop $15- for Support Centre Clients and $20- for anyone else this is payable on booking. Participants will need to bring a vessel, vase or item for displaying the arrangement in, any foliage or flowers from their garden that they may like to use (there will also be other foliage available on the day), secateurs and an apron if you would like to stay clean. This Workshop will be limited to 20 participants. Names to the Support Centre ASAP on 6657 2896.
Dorrigo Taxi Service- 6655 3311
The Dorrigo Taxi service would like to inform people to pre book for service, this helps them plan and maximize the use of the Taxi. They would like to run this service in town similar to how Community Transport runs and the Dorrigo Support Centre.
This is a great service and remember that some people are eligible for Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme. We have forms at the Support Centre if you would like to apply, Your Medical Practitioner does need to fill in a section.
SEE ME; KNOW ME; RESPECT ME
Our service provides support to many participants of all ages,who may have multiple areas of complex needs. Our role is to support and empower the participants to reach and /or function to the best of their ability. It is important that we encourage and interact with each individual participant to embrace the wider community and either maintain or develop new skills or interests. As we develop as individuals, its is important that we recognise that others are sometimes challenged or just need a helping hand by showing empathy and /or understanding.
Empowerment as a concept which is characterised by a move away from a deficit-oriented service provision towards a more strength-oriented perception and can increasingly be found in areas of continuing education and self-help. The term empowerment refers to measures designed to increase the degree of autonomy and self-determination in people and in communities in order to enable them to represent their interests in a responsible and a self-determined way. It is the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights. Empowerment as action refers both to the process of self-empowerment and to professional support of people, which enables them to overcome their sense of powerlessness and lack of influence and to recoginise and use their resources.
It is important as individuals that we recognise each person's strengths and not focus on each other's deficits, respecting each other by not making negative side remarks or pointing out someones lack of skills or memory. The old saying "you do not walk in my shoes" is very true, we so often without thinking, make a remark or judgement about another person without stopping and thinking, what have they gone through today. So, be mindful of others and please before speaking, stop, think and show respect as you would like others to show respect to you.
Remember to keep well hydrated in the warmer months to help prevent heat stroke. Cover up if out in the sun, limit exposure to the sun between the hours of 10am to 3pm.
If you are entertaining with family or friends a reminder that food safety zone is under 5 degrees Celsius or over 60 degrees Celsius. Lets enjoy Summer and the Festive season.
The Coming and Going of Staff
We would like to say a sad farewell to Linda Ravich who is leaving the Support Centre to take up further study next year. We wish her all the best at her new adventure.
We would like to Welcome onto our team Sean Bennett. Sean is passionate about delivering high quality services that builds the capacity of people, communities and the Community Service sector. He demonstrates a diverse range of experience in the community service sector for over 20 years. Inspired and enthusiastic about supporting workplace environments that value and empower staff to fulfill their potential.
Annual Seniors Christmas Luncheon
Our annual Christmas Luncheon is the 6th December at the Community Centre starting at 10.30am. Please book in before the 1st December at Dorrigo Support Centre on 6657 2896.
Dorrigo Support Centre Closure
We wish all our Clients and friends a wonderful Christmas and a Healthy Happy New Year. The Dorrigo Support Centre Office will be closed from the 24/12/2018 until the 7/1/2019. We will see you in January 2019.
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This monthly newsletter and schedule of events is supported by the Commonwealth Home Support Program.