News Archives – Helping Hand

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Helping Hand celebrates 70 years together


Since 1953, when we were established as a not for profit, Helping Hand has offered help and support to older South Australians. Now connected to thousands of people, it’s hard […]

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National Reconciliation Week 2023


National Reconciliation Week 2023—27 May to 3 June—is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can […]

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National Palliative Care Week 2023


National Palliative Care Week 2023 runs from 21 May to 27 May 2023 and aims to put ‘Matters of Life and Death’ front and centre in Australia’s consciousness.

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17 May is IDAHOBIT 2023 – the International Day Against LGBTQIA+ Discrimination.

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National Volunteer Week 2023


It’s National Volunteer Week – Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering. We give our sincere thanks to everyone who gives their time, skills, care and compassion to our residents and […]

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Today is International Nurses Day


Today is International Nurses Day! We couldn’t do what we do without the tireless work of our nurses, they are at the forefront of delivering health and aged care services […]

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ANZAC Day 2023


ANZAC Day is on Tuesday 25 April. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC […]

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Happy Solar New Year 2023


Solar New Year festivities are celebrated across India and Southeast Asia on Friday 14 April.

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Care Experienced History Month webinar


April is International Care Experienced History Month, where activists and allies come together to commemorate the history of people who experienced institutional or out-of-home ‘care’. As part of the awareness […]

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World Parkinson’s Awareness Day 2023


Tuesday 11 April is World Parkinson’s Awareness Day. It’s an international day of recognition for Parkinson’s – a time to raise awareness of how the condition affects individuals and their […]

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World Health Day 2023


Friday 7 April 2023 is World Health Day, and it is the day the World Health Organization will observe its 75th anniversary. In 1948, countries of the world came together […]

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Trans Day of Visibility 2023


Trans Day of Visibility is today, 31 March. It is an annual international celebration of trans pride and awareness, recognising trans and gender diverse experiences and achievements. For many gender […]

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Helping Hand finds a way to meet increased nursing demands


Helping Hand has partnered with ACCPA to attract 12 Registered Nurses into an RN Graduate program that will help them transition to the sector.

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Have your say on the future of aged care


Aged Care Research and Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to advance innovation and research into aged care, for the benefit of all Australians. […]

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Anniversary of Apology to Stolen Generations


13 February each year marks the anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations, who suffered trauma because of past government policies of forced child removal.

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Happy Lantern Festival


The Lantern Festival, is a holiday celebrated in many Asian countries on the first full moon of the new lunar year, marking an end to Lunar New Year/Spring Festival activities. […]

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Air monitors research combating COVID-19


“Placing CO2 air monitors in public spaces, such as hospitals, schools and aged -are facilities, could play a major role in the battle against airborne respiratory viruses, such as COVID-19 […]

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Happy Lunar New Year


2023 is the lunar new year of the Rabbit – a symbol of peace, prosperity and longevity in Chinese culture and predicted to be a year of hope.

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Celebrating ten years of aged care service


Earlier this year a survey by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation revealed that one in five aged care workers were planning to quit their jobs.

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A new chapter starts in Whyalla


On 25 November 2022 Helping Hand officially took full ownership of Kindred Living in Whyalla.

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