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Calming a busy mind

  • On 12/04/2021
In our continued series on meditation and mindfulness posts, our counselling student, Tanja has put together a guided meditation for calming a busy mind. With constant pressures and demands, along with 24/7 access to technology, all of this may be contributing to possible negative influences on our health and wellbeing. Meditation can be used as […]
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Guided mediation for Self-Compassion

  • On 06/04/2021
Self-compassion may seem like a buzz word, however, it is an important part of finding a kinder and friendlier way to relate to yourself. As mindfulness focuses primarily on acceptance of experience itself, self-compassion focuses more on caring for the experience.  In our continued series of mindfulness posts, our counselling student, Tanja has put together a guided […]
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Mindfulness for pain management

  • On 16/03/2021
In our continued series on mindfulness posts, our counselling student, Tanja has put together a mindfulness meditation for pain. Pain can be a warning signal that something is wrong or not quite right. However, for people who experience persistent pain it can be crippling and limits them from enjoying life to the fullest. Those experiencing […]
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APPOINTMENT OF MANNACARE CEO

  • On 01/03/2021
The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracy Laethaisong as our new Chief Executive Officer.  Tracy has a strong background in both the operational and strategic processes around residential aged care and has over 10 years of managerial experience in the aged care industry.  She has been a member of the MannaCare Board […]
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Guided Mindfulness Practice

  • On 15/02/2021
In one of our series of self-care posts, our counselling student, Tanja has created a Guided Mindfulness Practice. Tanja has been working with our staff to better support residents, particularly during COVID-19 but also as they adjust to life in aged care. Transitioning into aged care is a huge life change, not only for the […]
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Cancer deaths down more than 20% over 20 years

  • On 01/02/2021
A recent article published in The Age reported that cancer deaths in Australia have reduced by more than 20% between 1996 and 2015, with 107,000 lives save, due to improvements in both the screening and treatment in Australia. It is very encouraging and promising for all who have been impacted by cancer to witness the […]
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Initial Finding from POWER Program

  • On 17/11/2020
When MannaCare’s Program for Oncology Wellness and Exercise Rehabilitation (POWER) was established in 2018, POWER teamed up with oncology researchers at La Trobe University, Dr Casey Peiris and Amy Dennett to evaluate the innovative community based exercise and wellness program. POWER is the first oncology exercise program to run a multi-site structure utilising both a […]
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Beth, living with Dementia

  • On 10/11/2020
Adjusting to major life changes can be challenging at the best of times. When you live with dementia it can be extremely more complex, and the fear of losing yourself is so real. One of our clients Beth has had a bit of a rough trot lately. Living with dementia, and now living alone, Beth […]
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