Benefits for all when generations meet
Programs support Defence families A $15,000 grant to Cerberus Cottage will enable it to deliver courses, gatherings, events and services for Australian Defence Force families. The money for the HMAS Cerberus-based centre is part of $1.4 million provided by the federal government for not-for-profit organisations to deliver community programs for Defence families. “The family support funding will enable [us] to provide a multitude of programs, including our youth connection program, fire safety program, cooking and budget courses, AUSLAN, swimming lessons, gymnastics
WHEN generations come together, good things happen. That’s the message being learned through a social program at CraigCare Mornington in which youngsters from the Pelican Child Care Early Learning Centre visit the elderly residents to talk, read and sing. “Each week the children spend time with residents playing, reading stories, singing and making arts and crafts together,” manager Sarah Mitchel said.
Timely advice: CraigCare resident Maureen Hall, 86, shows Albie and Jack how to make a paper plane. Picture: Yanni
“This brings great joy to both the children and the residents and they look forward to it each week.” The youngsters absorb traditions and wisdom, while developing respect and empathy. At the same time, the elderly residents expand their social networks, enjoy the activities and stay physically active, which improves their health.
The visits also help dispel agerelated myths and stereotypes – to everyone’s benefit. Feedback from residents and relatives has been positive, with comments including: “It is a great initiative between the child care centre and the facility”; “great fun”, and “I love them – it makes me feel young again” being heard.
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DAVID HOBSON & SILVIE PALADINO
Two of Australia’s finest singers on the one stage!
FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE
SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER, 2PM & 7.30PM
New 2pm show on popular demand!
BOOKINGS: 03 9784 060 OR THEFAC.COM.AU PAGE 14
Southern Peninsula News
classes, coffee mornings, playgroups and group fitness training just to name a few,” coordinator Julie Prentice said. Flinders MP Greg Hunt said the cottage provided an “invaluable service” to HMAS Cerberus families. “While many think the cottage is only available to children of HMAS Cerberus, it is available for the whole community, providing programs that support local families and the local community,” he said. Call 5983 0274 or visit cerberuscottage.com.au
2 October 2018
Extra programs: Taxpayer money is helping increase the number of programs offered by Ceberus Cottage, Crib Point. Ruth Stanley, Julie Prentice, Tamara Bellingham, Kate Blanchard and Rowena Middleton with her son Henry at the cottage last week. Picture: Yanni
Australia’s favourite singers…together at last SILVIE Paladino and David Hobson are seen together when they appear on Carols by Candlelight each year but are seldom seen performing in their own show together. They will perform classical hits from musicals theatre and their stellar careers at Frankston Arts Centre on Saturday 13 October, 2pm and 7.30pm. Silvie has performed throughout Australia, Asia and London’s West End. Her first theatrical role was Eponine in the Australasian tour of Les Misérables. She was then invited to perform the same role in the London production. Her other performances include lead roles inCats, Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia!, The King & I, Chess, Passion and Jerry’s Girls. David is one of Australia’s best known
operatic and recording artists. David made his name with Opera Australia in his award-winning performance of Rodolfo in La Bohème directed by Baz Luhrmann. David’s unique talents have enabled him to sing for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, win Dancing with the Stars and play such diverse roles as Orphée to Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Silvie and David will perform some of their favourite songs from their successful careers and may even give you some early Christmas spirit. They will be accompanied by talented musician David Cameron. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience two of Australia’s finest singers on the one stage!
Southern Peninsula News 2 October 2018