Annual expo at new venue

Information gathering: Betty Crimp, Joy McKeachie, Debra Redman and Dawn Moore at the expo which had a wealth of information on various services.
Information gathering: Betty Crimp, Joy McKeachie, Debra Redman and Dawn Moore at the expo which had a wealth of information on various services.

Last Thursday was a chance to celebrate all things “Neighbourcare” with an expo in the grounds of the Uniting Church in Dowling Street, Dungog.

There was food tasting of the frozen meals from The Hub in Newcastle, which are available through Neighbourcare, hearing tests from Australian Hearing and a sausage sizzle with the Dungog Men’s Shed.

Also providing information was the SES, Local Mobility, the Dungog Community Centre, Mitchell’s Physio, Ability Links, Driver Trainer and the Guide Dogs.

The day was a great opportunity for members of the community to gain information around improving their health and well-being to enable them to live actively in the community.

This is the eleventh Neighbourcare expo but the first time at the new venue.

The frozen meals, which were sampled on the day, are an alternative to the fresh cooked Meals on Wheels services and allows people to buy and have on hand a selection of nutritionally balanced meals. These meals are available for existing clients of the services at a subsidised rate but also to the general public. They cater for special dietary and cultural needs, there is a menu available from the Neighbourcare office.

Neighbourcare is available to assist by calling 49923348. If you are over 65 and not yet registered with My Aged Care the staff can assist you to access various services and supports. Neighbourcare also provide NDIS support and Home Care Packages. 

Gloria Berry, Joan Ford and Robyn Murrell took the chance to learn more about local services available.

Gloria Berry, Joan Ford and Robyn Murrell took the chance to learn more about local services available.

Debra Redman and Cherylin Brown were on hand to offer advice and information on various services available.

Debra Redman and Cherylin Brown were on hand to offer advice and information on various services available.