Gippsland Lakes Community Health has zero tolerance towards child abuse and is committed to establishing and maintaining child inclusive, safe and child friendly environments.
We are committed to inclusive practice and welcome feedback on our services, in particular from Aboriginal, LGBTI and Disability communities.
We acknowledge our work in the community takes place on the traditional lands of the Gunaikurnai people of Gippsland. Gippsland Lakes Community Health respectfully recognises elders both past and present. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that this website may contain images of deceased persons.
WE'VE EXTENDED OUR RSVP TO FRIDAY! Past volunteers are invited to catch up with old friends for afternoon tea and reminiscing, when we celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the Bairnsdale Meals on Wheels Program on Wednesday 27 June from 2.00pm at the Bairnsdale RSL Club. Were you involved in the program when it commenced? Maybe you know someone who may have been, like a family member, friend or neighbour...? Spread the word and share this post with your networks.
RSVP required by 20.06.2018 to Gippsland Lakes Community Health on 5152 0022 #mealsonwheels #bairnsdale #eastgippsland #volunteer #50years #anniversary #yourhealthourcommitment #since1975 ... See MoreSee Less
Fifty years ago in March 1968, a sub-committee was formed to launch a meals on wheels service in Bairnsdale. Four months later a small group of dedicated volunteers headed out to make the first delivery of meals on wheels to nine residents.
Fast forward 50 years and the service is coordinated by a major community health agency with volunteers delivering 150 meals per week on average.
What hasn’t changed is the services’ philosophy – to help frail, aged and disabled people live independently at home; and the unwavering dedication of volunteers who generously donate their time to support their communities.
Click on the following link for celebratory details ow.ly/Gaht50hJJY9 We hope to see you there! #mealsonwheels #Bairnsdale #fiftyyears #anniversary #goldenanniversary #volunteers #volunteering #yourhealthourcommitment #since1975 ... See MoreSee Less
Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust such as a family member or friend. The abuse may be physical, social, financial, psychological or sexual and can include mistreatment and neglect.
The World Health Organisation estimates that up to 10 per cent of older people worldwide suffer from elder abuse. Although the extent of elder mistreatment is unknown, its social and moral significance is obvious.
If you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, cohealth has a free, confidential legal service for older people. For more information, head to: