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                                                         WINTER NEWSLETTER
                                                         2009
1         ISSUE 2




Inside This Issue                   HIGHLIGHTS
1       Highlights                  PRONIA TURNS 25
1       Dear Friends of Fronditha
                                    GREEK CONSULATE GENERAL VISIT
2       On the Political Agenda

3       Fronditha: Residential      $140,000 REFURBISHMENT AT ST. ALBANS
        Care Plus

4       Hippocrates Mayfield
                                    ACCLAIMED ARTIST MARIA SARRI PAINTED AN
                                    INSPIRING MURAL WITH THE RESIDENTS OF THORNBURY
         Facility

4       Corporate Giving

5       Donate Now

                                         Dear Friends of Fronditha


                                         Welcome to our Winter Newsletter!
                                         This is the time we prepare for our annual budget with
                                         the biggest impact being the new funding model for residential
                                         aged care and the completion of the Newcastle facility. In this
     Thank you to all who                edition, you will read about the new facility and the introduction of
     attended Fronditha’s                a service model which specifically addresses the 'comfort and
      latest fundraiser; a               familiarity' of people from a non-English speaking background.
    screening of My Life In
      Ruins at the Palace                We would also like to introduce our new Public Relations and
        Cinema Como.                     Fundraising Coordinator, Martha Karatsioris who has recently
       $1500 was raised                  taken over the role from Helen Mylonas. Martha comes from a
                                         background of volunteering and working in non-profit
    towards the expansion
                                         organisations in Communications and now brings a focus of
         of Thornbury.                   planned giving, awareness building and events to Fronditha

         Very
 special thanks to our
 generous sponsors of
       the night;
Oakleigh Quality Cakes.
                                                 addresses the care and
On the Political Agenda                          socialisation needs of those in the
                                                 community. Those needs are
                                                 continually monitored providing
                                                 elders assistance and a place to go
                                                 as they change.
    The aged care industry has been
    long expecting a
    governmental announcement                    Community Service
    targeting the myriad of problems             Achievements:
    currently challenging the sector.
                                                        3000 plus elders reached
    As an issue, Aged Care is
                                                         through community
    continually sidelined which is
                                                         education programs and
    especially surprising given the
                                                         medication management in
    recently completed Senate Enquiry
                                                         the past year.
    into Residential and Community
    Aged Care reportedly highlighted
                                                        Fronditha's Community
    the fiscal shortfall in funding
                                                         Services has excelled in its
    arrangements.
                                                         field by developing a
                                                         Planned Activity Group in
    The political strategy is to act
                                                         partnership with Merri
    locally; aged care providers are
                                                         Community Health Service
    making a call to staff, residents and
                                                         meeting socialisation
    families to contact their local MPs
                                                         needs in the Northern
    and Senators and ask for answers.
                                                         Region.
    The critical question is "how will
    high      care      be       funded?"
                                                        Leading the industry by
    This is especially important for                     showcasing project
    Fronditha Care which largely                         development and research
    responds to elderly who have high                    in response to the needs of
    needs, are frail and in desperate                    Cultural and Linguistically
    need     of    residential  care.                    Diverse (CALD) elders at
                                                         ACCV conference and
    Fronditha Care is joining the sector                 PICAC/CPP forum.
    in advocating on behalf of our
    elderly. Please do the same by
    writing a letter, sending an email or
    making a phone call to your local
    member.



      Fronditha: Residential
           Care PLUS

    Fronditha does more than
    Residential Care, it helps ensure
    that Greek speaking elders living in
    the community maintain their
    standards of living and
    independence for as long as
    possible in their own homes. This is
    achieved through Fronditha's
    Community Services which
                                            Maria Sarri in action at Anesi Thornbury
                                             HIPPOCRATES MAYFIELD
                                              FACILITY: NEWCASTLE

                                            Fronditha is expanding into New South
                                            Wales with the building of a new facility in
                                            Newscastle. This marks the beginning of a
                                            welcomed partnership between Fronditha
                                            and Hippocrates Australian Greek Aged
                                            Persons    Association    of   Newcastle.


                                            The development will be an Ageing-In-
                                            Place low care facility marking the
Christos   Salamanis: Greek    Consulate    beginning of Fronditha's vision to provide
                                            services to elderly from a Cultural and
General    visit to Anesi      Thornbury
                                            Liguistically Diverse (CALD) background.
                                            The bed licences provided to Fronditha
                                            from the Commonwealth government are
                                            "multicultural" addressing the need for
                                            CALD appropriate services within the
                                            area. Fronditha have long provided and
                                            specialised in services for the Greek
                                            elderly with    such competencies      now
                                            transfered to the provision of services for
                                            elderly from a variety of CALD
                                            backgrounds.

                                            The facility will accommodate 66 residents
                                            in   single       rooms  with   ensuites.

                                            CORPORATE FUNDRAISING




 Socialisation of elders in the community




                                            Corporate Fundraising can positively
                                            engage your staff while raising awareness
                                            and much needed funds for a good cause.
                                            It can be as simple as making Fronditha
                                            your casual Friday charity or sponsoring
                                            Fronditha at your next event.
                                            Organisations can help out their staff in
                                            their fundraising efforts by promising to
                                            match the total amount raised by staff
                                            dollar for dollar. All donations to Fronditha
                                            Care are tax-deductible which is a well-
                                            known incentive to donate.

                                            You can register your organisation as a
                                            Fronditha Fundraiser where you can make
                                            a cash donation towards your fundraiser,
donate in-kind services that we can put
towards online auctions or prizes or raise
funds in your organisation on our behalf.
                                               donate now:                                     return to 94 Springs Road
                                               Clayton 3169
Fronditha Care now accepts donations
online via www.onlinegiving.com.au             Name......................................................................................................
                                               Address...................................................................................................
Logon and type in Fronditha in the search      State...................Postcode..................Phone number
box to make a secure online donation via       .................................
your credit card. Your organisation can
also set up a target for Fronditha Care at     ALL DONATIONS OVER $2 ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE, DGR No. 900
                                               488 557
online giving where they can see exactly       I would like my donation to be used by Fronditha Care Inc. for:
how much they are raising and how much         General Purposes
further they have to go to reach their         Specific purpose (please
target.                                        indicate)............................................................

                                               Payment Method
Fronditha's campaigns include;                 Cheque or Money Order (please make payable to Fronditha Care
1. More facilities for an ageing population    Inc)
(capital works)                                Direct Debit: Fronditha Care
                                                             NAB
2. Pre-Dementia and Dementia Care                            BSB: 083 590
3. Keeping elders independent for longer                     Acc No: 049975597
(community services and In-home care)
4. Socialisation of isolated elders (planned   Credit Card Details
                                               Visa MasterCard Bankcard
activity groups)                               ___ ___ ___ ___ / ___ ___ ___ ___ / ___ ___ ___ ___ / ___ ___ ___
5. The direct care of Residents in the         ___
facility of your choice
                                               Name on
                                               Card:...........................................................................................

Choose which campaign you would like to        Expiry Date: ................................... Amount:
support and fundraise with a target in mind    $.............................................
to engage the entire organisation as they
                                               Cardholder
watch their donation grow online. 100% of      signature:..................................................................................
all proceeds are allocated to your
campaign.

Become a Benefactor of Fronditha Care
by donating $5000 or more and your
generous support and partnership with
Fronditha will be recognised in our
2009/10 annual report and publications.

Get in touch with us to tailor a corporate
funding package for your organisation


  CONTACT INFORMATION


Please forward this newsletter onto any
friends or colleagues you believe it would
be of interest to and get in touch with our
new Public Relations and Fundraising Co-
ordinator, Martha Karatsioris on 9495
2311 or by email at
marthak@fronditha.org.

				
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