Archive for April, 2013

Bushland fables

Bushland fables

Growing up on Savernake Station on the Riverina in NSW provided the inspiration for Rev David Sloane to pen a collection of children’s bushland fables. How the Goanna lost his tail and other fables is written especially for primary school aged children and features many of the native animals that David came to know and …

DBMAS launches new resource

DBMAS launches new resource

Service providers and family members that care for people with dementia from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds can get some simple and helpful advice from a new resources developed by Frontier Services. NT Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS) worked in partnership with Linkcare, a program run by Anglicare NT, to produce a poster and …

Meg Evans farewells the Midlands of Tasmania

Meg Evans farewells the Midlands of Tasmania

Hundreds gathered in the Midlands of Tasmania on Sunday to farewell Patrol Minister Rev Meg Evans who has finished up after 10 years. Meg’s final service at the Oatlands Uniting Church was a wonderful celebration of her ministry, with many warm wishes extended for her retirement. Meg was the first minister appointed to the Midlands …

Cherishing a life story

Cherishing a life story

At the height of the Second World War in London, Jackie West joined the Women’s Royal Naval Service, known as WRENS. It was 1944 and she was just 18. Jackie was posted to Plymouth where she met and fell in love with her husband George, a marine. They were married that year. Shortly after the …

Tyla gets a taste for health services in the bush

Tyla gets a taste for health services in the bush

Year 12 student Tyla Kurjan is getting an insight into the provision of health services in the bush this week as she completes work experience with Frontier Services Savannah Regional Health Service. Tyla is from Georgetown and attends boarding school at All Souls St Gabriel’s School in Charters Towers. She plans to go to university …

Stumbling on expert care in Andamooka

Stumbling on expert care in Andamooka

Long-time supporters of Frontier Services Alan and Nancy Donald are still grateful for their chance meeting with Remote Area Nurse Vicki Finzel in Andamooka. Alan and Nancy from Oatley Uniting Church in NSW were on a two-week Australia-wide tour with Heron Airlines last month when Alan suffered injuries to his right hand and right big …

‘Country Fair’ comes to ROST

‘Country Fair’ comes to ROST

There was hay bales, show bags, baby ducks, a bake off and a good time for all when the Country Fair made its way to ROST in Darwin, a respite service run by Frontier Services. The ‘Country Fair Day’ was organised to celebrate Easter and Harmony Day for clients who access Respite Options for Senior Territorians (ROST). The ROST …