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Julie

From Victoria, Australia


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Julie 4th Dec 2017

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I agree with Matthew. I have seen people pass through our home who have qualifications but no people skills. Needless to say, they didnt last long. On the other hand, i work with some of the most caring, empathetic people who strive to give our residents the best possible day and they dont have the 'piece of paper'! The Lifestyle/Leisure and Health course can teach you the requirements of the job but it doesnt give you a personality!
Julie 9th Nov 2016

Remembering 1966

Great resource. Can I add decimal currency was introduced to Australia in February 1966?
Julie 24th Oct 2015

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Hello Kymberly,

we do something similar called 'friendship group'. Topics vary and morning tea is served. Some recent topics have been: Jobs that no longer exist, 1950's housewife, Australian inventions, Australian train journey's, Superstitions, School days, Bring something special to share ie photo, jewelry, Dance hall days, Summer holidays and Then and now ie fridges, cars, planes, computers etc etc. Would love some suggestions from your 10 years of experience!

Julie
Julie 24th Oct 2015

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Hello Josephine,

just wondering if your residents are seated in a circle for this activity or are they able to stand. We have a big bob's set and I'm trying to work out how to set it up for the non-ambulant residents?
Julie 25th Nov 2014

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these may help: homelessness, unemployment, criminal behaviour, acquired brain injury, social isolation, discrimination/stigmatism, dysfunctional family, mental health issues, addictions, cognitive impairment, ethnic minority groups eg asylum seekers, refugees
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