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What a view! – An Excursion to Arthur’s Seat

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This week, a group of clients went on an excursion to Arthurs Seat, a mountain summit that is 314 metres high. Weightless and suspended in air, the group travelled by gondola that offered a beautiful panoramic view of Port Philip Bay and the winding roads of the Mornington Peninsula. After a hearty lunch specially prepared […]


Celebrating Together for the Queen’s Birthday

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To celebrate the Queen’s Birthday, our Polish and Filipino social support groups got together for some high tea, consisting of British sweets and savoury dishes. With social support groups not only a great way to catch up with friends, the group also spent the day learning how to use iPads. They were assisted by Social […]


Flowers, food and fascinating history – a client outing to Ballarat

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Another group trip to remember as clients spent the day in Ballarat to see impressive sights of Lake Wendouree and the bursting colours of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens. After leaving AMCS at 9:30am the group of twenty clients set off on a road trip to Ballarat, enjoying some light refreshment aboard the coach and the […]


Free Fitness Programs for Seniors

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As part of our Moving for Life – The Way I Like It project, AMCS has partnered up with Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre to provide a range of free fitness activities for seniors aged 65 years and over. These activities are designed to be fun, safe and engaging in order to increase physical activity in the […]


Opening Event for the ‘Moving For Life – The Way I Like It’ Project

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Yesterday, AMCS held an event for the new ‘Moving For Life – The Way I Like It’ project and we were so grateful to have an ABC News crew come along to cover the event. The new project was launched after AMCS was chosen to receive federal funding of $1.8 million by the Sport Australia […]


St George Senior Women Group Retreat Outing

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At AMCS we do our best to facilitate a positive quality of life for seniors. Recently in February, a four-day retreat was organised with the St George Senior Women Group from St Albans to the Silverwater Resort in San Remo Resort, Phillip Island. Joining them was Mona Youssef, one of our valued volunteers who said […]


HCP Client Outing – Royal Botanical Gardens Cranbourne

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At AMCS we try to provide the best client experience possible. As part of this, we offer regular monthly outings to HCP clients who may enjoy getting out into the community and socialising with others. Recently, a selection of HCP clients, carers and staff chose to visit the Royal Botanical Gardens in Cranbourne. Making their […]


Communication is the key

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Communication is one of the most important tools when supporting a senior with their home care needs. Sometimes opportunities are identified that make a real difference in a person’s day to day life. In this instance, making it easier to communicate with family overseas was the key. Mrs Maria Wojcik was very happy to receive […]


Australian Pensioners Voice Information Session

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Our Italian speaking Community Engagement Advisor, Nadia, was warmly welcomed at Australian Pensioners Voice where she provided a presentation on My Aged Care. As most members speak Italian, this made understanding the system a little easier for the seniors. Victor, the club president told Nadereh, our Coordinator, that navigating My Aged Care online or by phone […]


AMCS 35th Anniversary and 25th Anniversary of Volunteer Programs

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AMCS recently celebrated two important milestones in our history. Firstly AMCS has now been supporting seniors from multicultural backgrounds for over 35 years! As well as that, it is also the 25th Anniversary of our Volunteer Programs. The celebration took place at the very beautiful Parliament House of Victoria, where a selection of volunteers and […]