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

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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

Public holiday changes

There will be changes to Jubilee client services with public holidays in 2022.

On these public holidays essential services of personal care, medication assistance and meal preparation will be provided while domestic assistance, social support, respite and shopping services will not be.

Please note, this year clients must inform the office at last a fortnight before each public holiday to confirm if they want essential services on the day to go ahead or be cancelled and rescheduled.

Also, note that your services supplied on those days may not be with a known support worker and might not be at your preferred time due to staffing limitations.

The 2022 public holidays are:

  • Saturday, January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • Monday, January 3 – New Year’s Day public holiday
  • Wednesday, January 26 – Australia Day
  • Friday, April 15 to Monday April 18 – Good Friday to Easter Monday (all four days)
  • Monday, April 25 – ANZAC Day
  • Monday, May 2 – Labour Day
  • Wednesday, August 10 – Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) Day
  • Monday, October 3 – Queen’s Birthday
  • Saturday, December 24 (6pm – midnight) – Christmas Eve
  • Sunday, December 25 – Christmas Day
  • Monday, December 26 – Boxing Day
  • Tuesday, December 27 – Christmas Day public holiday

The Jubilee office will be closed on these public holidays. For more information, phone the Jubilee office on 3871 3220.

What would you like to read?

We always strive to make our newsletters interesting and informative. But we would like your feedback.

What topics or stories of interest would you like to see – information about ageing well, legal matters, poetry, puzzles, recipes or online activities?

Let us know what you want to read. Email marketing@jccagedcare.org.au or phone the office on 3871 3220 today.

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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