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Meet our Deputy Chairman, John Bennie

  • On 31/05/2021
John is Deputy Chairman, MannaCare Board, and has been a Director since 2016. He is also currently Chairman of MannaCare’s Business Strategy Committee and a member of the Finance and Audit, People and Governance and Council Liaison Committees. John recently shared a little about his background, his career and his interests for an interview for […]
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Meet our Volunteer, Richard Davis

  • On 25/05/2021
MannaCare appreciates all the work our volunteers do. Their involvement of across all our services not only helps to enhance care for residents and clients, but also provides a wonderful link to the community. Richard recently shared his thoughts about volunteering, his interests and what he is passionate about in an interview for MannaCare News […]
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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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