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PROOF TO KERRY
“Excellence - Every Person, Every T ime”
Gippsland Southern Health Service
HOME CARE PACKAGES
Have you received a letter from the Commonwealth notifiying you that you have a home
care package and do not know what to do?
Are you currently receiving home care from a service provider and you would like to
change to a local service?
Gippsland Southern Health Service now offer Home Care Packages with local case
managers to meet with you in your home to discuss how we can tailor a home care
package to meet your individual needs, allowing you to remain living at home longer. If you
would like further information please call 5667 555 and ask to speak to the home care
Gippsland Southern Health Service are also conducting some ageing well forums for the
community to find out more about the services available to assist you as you age to
maintain a healthy indepedent life in the community.
March 21 10am-1pm Mirboo North Shire Hall, Ridgeway Way, Mirboo North
March 30 10am-1pm Foster War Memorial Hall, Main Street, Foster
1pm-4pm Primary Health Building, Leongatha Hospital,
Koonwarra Road, Leongatha
April 13 1pm-4pm Primary Health, Korumburra Hospital, Bridge Street,
Morning/Afternoon tea supplied.
To book a place, please contact Jenny on 5667 5643.
HARMONY Day is a celebration of our cul-
tural diversity, and an opportunity to pause
and appreciate the many different stories and
characters that combine to make our commu-
Bass Coast is home to many individuals from
all backgrounds and walks of life.
From people who have a long connection to
the land, such as our Indigenous and Torres
Strait Islander peoples, and people who migrat-
ed here and whose children and grandchildren
have been born here, to those who have just
arrived - they all call Bass Coast home.
Each year Harmony Day is held on March 21.
The message of Harmony Day is ‘everyone be-
longs’; a message that teaches people to partici-
pate in their community, respect cultural and
religious diversity and foster a sense of belong-
ing for everyone.
Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield,
said she is grateful to be a part of a diverse and
“Bass Coast is home to people from all over
the world with many cultures and histories,
which helps us to be innovative, knowledgeable
and connected with the world,” Cr Rothfield
“Harmony Day encourages us all to reflect on
the value of our diversity, and the importance
of respecting each other and our differences.”
This year the council has created a poster to
celebrate and share some of the colourful ex-
periences and heritages of our local residents.
“We are sure you will recognise some of the
faces!” Cr Rothfield said.
“Keep an eye out for it at our local community
organisations and on the council’s Facebook
It’s Harmony Day
THE St Laurence’s Primary
School/Parish Fete had a new
time slot and St Patrick’s Day
theme which proved to be a
massive hit with the community.
The fete is usually a Satur-
day morning affair in October
or November when anything
can, and usually does, happen
with the weather.
But Friday fete was held in
perfect autumn sunshine after
school and into the evening.
Sam Wright from the orga-
nising committee said more
than $17,000 was raised for
the school and parish.
“The school and parish work
closely together so it was great
that everyone come together to
celebrate together on Friday.
“It had a real festival feel and
was a vote of confidence that
the move to March was a win-
All age groups were catered
for, from youngsters with the
petting zoo, to great prizes
raffled on the spinning wheel
and auctioned thanks to the
generous support of local busi-
“People enjoyed relaxing on
the hay bales listening to Elly
Poletti and her students and
right through to former stu-
dent Janie Gordon fresh from
her win at the Port Fairy Folk
Snakebuster Raymond Hos-
er brought his crew of snakes,
frogs and crocodiles which
proved enormously popular
while there were demonstra-
tions from local clubs and or-
ganisations inside the hall.
Sam thanked the members
of the Parents and Friends and
the school and parish com-
munities for their work on the
Tony Lindhard and ‘Paddy Platypus’ (Brad Allen) from the Leongatha SES with Angus
McInnes and Blake Denbrok at the fete. N091217
Time was right for
St Laurence’s Fete
Aimee Le Page impressed the crowd with a couple of songs at the fete on Friday. N101217
Mark Mancarella (front left), Taj Forrest-Kennedy, Bodie Hinds and Rex Davidson took
home some prizes from the fete. N111217
Deb Gannon from the fete organising com-
mittee and young Jett Roberts with Ray-
mond Hoser from Snakebusters who brought
all of his friends along to the St Patrick’s
Day fete. Yes, that’s a real crocodile on Ray’s
Sam Wright from the fete committee was
happy to receive some help to keep the prize
wheel spinning on Friday evening. N081217
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