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  • STAR Origin Story: Social Activities

    As STAR’s Transport business grew, many clients asked about other activities and ways to meet their friends throughout the community. There was a growing interest in social activities and domestic support.

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  • STAR Tech: Seniors Thriving During Lockdown

    During the COVID-19 lock-down, the STAR Tech program has helped the participants to stay connected with their family and friends, guiding them to learn new skills, making this period of time less stressful.

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  • STAR making a difference

    STAR has been supporting vulnerable members of our community since 1996. A range of Aged Care services are available for clients like Les.

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  • STAR News July 2020

    STAR Newsletter July 2020 is now available.

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  • Annual General Meeting 2020

    STAR AGM is on 19 September 2020.

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  • STAR supports vulnerable Redlanders

    STAR Community Service, supported by the Redland City Council COVID-19 Community Organisations Support Grant, is delivering groceries and medication to vulnerable members of the Redlands community. In a streamlined system, the groceries and medication are paid for by the resident and then delivered to their home for free.  

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  • STAR working with Southern Moreton Bay Island Champions

    STAR Community Service working with Southern Moreton Bay Island Champions.
    Siobhan Hessing Disaster Planning and Operation Redland City Council, Lennie Jackson SMBI Community Champion, Clare Barker SES Local Controller and Community Resilience Coordinator Redland City Council, Marie Dalton SMBI Community Champion, Hilton Travis SMBI Community Champion and Mairead Nothling STAR Community Services met to hand over the laptop and mobile phone donated by Redland Foundation. Equipment like this is a basic need during emergencies, so we extend sincere thanks to Redlands Foundation for their generosity.

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  • STAR gets a helping hand from Federal funding

    Thanks to a federal funding grant, STAR can upgrade its Volunteering Redlands computer and support the costs associated with First Aid training for our amazing Redland volunteers. 

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  • STAR Spotlight: Doug Tearle

    The service STAR offers enables the older members of our community the ability to remain independent in their own home.  Meeting these community members and chatting with them during our trips, Doug finds very interesting.  Doug says, “So many clients have lived through difficult times but still share a smile and a joke with you.  Our clients appreciate the service STAR provides for them.”

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  • STAR Spotlight: Wieber Vlasveld

    A couple of years ago, Wieber started as a Volunteer Driver for STAR. Wieber says, “I really enjoy helping our clients. They are like my brothers, sisters, cousins, uncles, aunties, grandfathers and grandmothers to me. We have great conversations. STAR client’s include a great variety of people each with their individual stories.”

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  • STAR Spotlight: Shelia Bradshaw

    Shelia is one of the longer serving Contact Centre Volunteers. STAR values her support for the organisation and the many clients, colleagues and community members she supports.

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  • STAR Spotlight: Wayne Scott

    Wayne says, “I thoroughly enjoy my volunteer driving as it gives me great satisfaction in the knowledge that I am helping others to achieve their goals and meet their needs, in a safe environment, with someone they can trust.”

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  • STAR Spotlight: Rob Spencer

    STAR is honoured to have Rob Spencer as the Chair of STAR Community Services. Rob joined in 2004 when the Board was newly formed. As STAR grew in size and community involvement, Rob became Chairperson of Board of Directors. STAR’s business model was always about using volunteers and the board ensured that development continued. This thinking has helped, STAR connect with a great group of volunteers throughout the community. Rob believes, “When we consider the number of volunteers who have been with STAR for well over fifteen years, it says a lot about the values, culture, management and focus of the organisation.”

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  • Thank you STAR Staff and Volunteers

    Thank you to the AMAZING STAR Team. COVID-19 has disrupted our way of life, yet every day STAR staff and volunteers work hard to ensure clients are cared for. Each member of the STAR team has demonstrated their dedication to giving the highest standard of care to our  clients. Keeping each client safe in this unprecedented time.

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  • Older Queenslanders embracing new tech

    Queensland's mature-aged residents are embracing technology to stay connected amid the state's coronavirus restrictions, enforced to keep them safe during the global pandemic.

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  • STAR vehicles fitted with bacteria-fighting device

    STAR Community Service vehicles have been fitted with antibacterial devices as the organisation takes precautions to keep drivers and elderly clients safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • STAR Tech helps elderly while in COVID-19 isolation

    STAR Community Services is encouraging elderly people to stay connected with loved ones while in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Through the STAR Tech training program, elderly participants are being taught how to maintain social connections with friends and family during the current period of physical divide. 

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  • STAR ringing clients to keep vulnerable Redlanders safe

    STAR Community Services is keeping an eye on vulnerable members of the Redlands community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • STAR News March 2020

    Read or download STAR News March 2020.

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  • STAR teaches seniors to use technology

    STAR Community Services has launched a program teaching Redlands seniors how to use technology independently and build healthy social networks.

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  • STAR-CODI MERGER

    With STAR Community Services, Ipswich residents are enjoying convenient, affordable and more efficient community transport services. In July 2017, the two iconic community transport organisations STAR and CODI merged, forming a stronger efficient transport solution for Ipswich residents.

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  • International Day of People with Disability

    International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year.
    IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

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  • STAR News November 2019

    STAR Newsletter for November 2019 is now ready to read and download.

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  • Review of SuzanneStays Accommodation by STAR Client

    Thank you to SuzanneStays for donating one week accommodation at Riverplace Apartment in Brisbane as a prize for participants in the upcoming Care Expo and Brisbane Disability Expo. One of STAR’s clients, Heather Coombes, reviewed the apartment.  

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  • Longest Serving Volunteer Driver Retires After 18 Year On Road

    After eighteen years of transporting the aged, frail and those with disabilities to their medical and social appointments, seventy-five-year-old Bob Curry has retired from his role as volunteer driver with STAR Community Services. 

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  • STAR News July 2019

    STAR Newsletter for July 2019 is now ready to read and download.

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  • STAR in News- Ipswich Lunch Club

    STAR Lunch Club for Ipswich Seniors- Social Gathering Good for the Soul.

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  • STAR Newsletter- March 2017

    STAR March 2017 Newsletter is now ready to download. Click here for your copy.

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