Exciting times ahead as we enter 2022 with renewed hope and optimism

Archive for December, 2021

Exciting times ahead as we enter 2022 with renewed hope and optimism

Welcome to 2022! I hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing festive season. Given how busy life gets, I truly cherished the time spent with my family. No Christmas lunch is complete in the Sonter household without a barbeque and few rounds of backyard cricket!

After the tumultuous last two years with COVID-19 forcing us to navigate many challenges, the dawn of this new year brings with it a sense of relief. It’s a new chapter and one Jubilee staff and I have been eagerly anticipating as we look forward to an exciting year ahead with renewed hope and optimism.

To kick off 2022 we are hoping to expand our activities offering in the new year to include a day respite at a center we are in the process of purchasing. We genuinely appreciate our clients’ feedback and over the years, realised there is a need for such a center. If you’re interested in finding out more, please call our office on 3871 3220.

As you know, the Queensland Government lowered border restrictions last year.  Jubilee Community Care has followed the direction of the Queensland Government mandate and our staff were required to be fully vaccinated to attend work.

In this edition of the newsletter, I’d like to draw your attention to the public holidays coming up in the next few months on page 2 and how these will affect the Jubilee services offerings by our dedicated staff. Please read carefully and contact us if you have any queries.

2021 closed on a positive note with the launch Jubilee’s very first coffee table featuring the life stories of our lovely clients! Fiona Ware, an accomplished and highly respected author, conducted a creative writing course in 2021 for clients which culminated in the creation of this book. Read more on page 4 to purchase a book and how you too can participate in future creative writing courses.

Look after yourself through the in-person and virtual Active at Home program. The aim of the program is to allow Jubilee clients to regain the strength and confidence to remain active and independent in their later years. For more details refer to page 6.

Fancy celebrating Australia Day, a visit to an Irish pub or a guided tour of Boggo Road goal with Jubilee? We have developed a fun & exciting calendar of activities just for you. Refer to pages 8 & 9 and grab the chance to make new friends.


Best wishes,
Darren Sonter

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ISO Audit

Jubilee Community Care has passed its latest ISO 9001 audit. The recertification assures that Jubilee has a quality management system in place, ensuring consistent, quality service to everyone crossing our path.

AGM Report

Copies of Jubilee’s 2020-2021 Annual Report are available. Please contact the office on 3871 3220 to order one.

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Treasured keepsake the end result of clients bravely sharing their stories

Move over Carey, Malouf and Winton…Jubilee Community Care has a group of its own clients who have become first-time authors!

Five Jubilee clients – Candy, Denise, Tim, Jill and Terry – have had their stories and poems published in Have I Got A Story! All five were participants in Jubilee’s creative writing courses over the past two years.

After completion, their works were collated by Jubilee activities office Vicki and course director and author, Fiona Ware before the treasured keepsake was brought to life by Jamie from Rise Within Creations.

The book was launched at a special event in early December.

Vicki said the 65-page book featured some poetry but mostly stories about each author’s life, developed during the course. Stories of childhoods in Fiji and country towns, life in regional Queensland, stories about the homes of inspiring writers and stories of alien life forms are intertwined with introductions about each author.

“We decided that because of the clients’ passions in what they were writing that it needed to be shared with their families and friends in a book,” Vicki said.

Author Tim said t was scary having his stories published. “It has been really interesting doing the course and I’m pleased to have done it,” he said. “I have also enjoyed meeting the others too.”

Fiona said she felt compelled to publish the book to honour the courage each participant showed in expressing themselves.

“It takes enormous courage to put words on paper, especially when you are a senior,” she said. “They were just so brave and embraced the writing workshops, made good friends with one another and encouraged each other. I know how powerful the written word is so I wanted them to have something beautiful at the end of it.”

Jubilee Community Care will host more creative writing courses this year. Keep a watch on upcoming newsletters or phone Vicki to find out more on 3871 3220.