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Building Resilience standard

Educators from Beechworth Primary School, Wooragee Primary School, St Josephs Primary School Beechworth, Beechworth Montessori School, Beechworth Community Childcare Centre, Beechworth Kindergarten, Yackandandah Kindergarten and Dederang Primary School have come together to learn more about fostering resilience for the children in our community with a professional development session from The Resilience Project. In attendance were 60 of our local educators, 130 parents / carers and 380 primary school students who heard and learnt about fostering good mental health and happiness through practising gratitude, empathy, mindfulness and kindness. A special mention to our Health Promotion staff member Gabriella Tange for organising this extremely successful event. Gabriella was responsible for the successful funding submission, planning the event and the logistics of bringing everyone together. Community feedback ...

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A Busy September standard

September has been Dementia Awareness Month and during this time we have been busy conducting and participating in a number of dementia-related activities. Through the great work of Anna Mackinlay and her role in Indigo’s Changing Minds project we have facilitated dementia training for community members and local businesses to fulfil our goal of Beechworth being a dementia-friendly community. The launch of Beechworth Neighbourhood Centre’s Photo Journal was a powerful and moving way of illustrating the effects of dementia on local people and their families. We also continue with our own Changing Minds project within Beechworth Health Service where we are implementing a model of care based upon the 12 Montessori principles. The initial project in Stringybark Lodge is nearing completion ...

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$400,000 Capital Funding Welcomed standard

Very happy to hear the Minister announce that Beechworth Health Service was successful in its recent aged care capital funding submission. The funding will be used to enhance our residential aged care facilities through the conversion of 12 shared ensuites into 24 single ensuites. This will further improve the comfort and dignity of our aged care residents and provide a larger and safer area for staff to work in.

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Recognising the Contribution of our Staff standard

On Wednesday the 6th May forty past and present employees of Beechworth Health Service gathered to acknowledge this year’s recipients of our staff service awards. The annual event recognises those staff who have worked at our organisation for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years. This is a great effort and we sincerely thank these people for the role they have played in shaping Beechworth Health Service. Congratulations.

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