THE TOOWOOMBA HOSPICE ASSOCIATION
Toowoomba Hospice Association is a community based private healthcare facility which provides free palliative care to the terminally ill. The Toowoomba Hospice facility has been designed to provide patients with a family friendly "home like" environment during the final phase of their life. The Toowoomba Hospice management and staff uphold the community's respect for the sacredness of human life, and the right for vulnerable people to receive professional care and support when they most need it.
July 2016 Newsletter
Well, winter has certainly arrived, after a very long summer and autumn… and the time is right to take some time for comfort – with the need to take care of ourselves, while we are caring for others.
When we consider self-care for those who provide palliative care – our staff and volunteers, and families and carers, we focus on four self-care domains: Physical, Emotional / cognitive, Relational, and Spiritual.
Developing self-awareness is an important step in self-care. It assists us to identify strengths and weaknesses as well as to understand why we react the way you do in certain situations. Being self-aware can assist us to manage our emotions rather than being overwhelmed by them, and can help to identify the warning signs of stress and burnout . . .
Breakfast Raises $250
TOOWOOMBA Backscratchers members were treated to a traditional Pakistani breakfast recently by the Club's newest member Intikhab Alam, his wife Saba and family.
Exotic dishes of lamb, chicken and cous cous, with currants and spices, and wrapped in flat breads, were served to the group at the Alam family home.
"It was a memorable occasion and the proceeds of the breakfast were donated by Inti and his wife to the Hospice, the Backscratchers annual fundraising beneficiary," Club Secretary Peter Castleton said.
"Inti presented the cheque to toowoomba backscratchers for $250 to Mark Munro at the weekly breakfast to the enthusiastic approval of members - a great breakfast with a commendable philanthropic outcome." Toowoomba Backscratchers meet every Tuesday at Regents on the Lake, Perth Street, from 6.45am for a 7am start, finishing at 8am. The group has been meeting weekly for the last 13 years and raised over $100,000 for the Toowoomba Hospice.
Remember a loved one in a truly unique way, by purchasing a memorial leaf on the Rotary Club of Toowoomba Garden City Inc Eternity Tree, located in the beautiful garden setting at Burstows Funerals.
Items For Sale
We currently have a number of items for sale on Gum Tree. 100% of the profit from the sale of these donated items go to the Toowoomba Hospice. Click Here to view and purchase these items and more on Gumtree