STAR News

  • STAR News November 2021

    Posted on 29 Nov 2021 at 09:06 am

    STAR News November 2021 is now available to read online. 

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  • International Day of People with Disability

    Posted on 19 Oct 2021 at 02:43 pm

    Join STAR in celebrating the International Day of People with Disability. Celebrate in Cleveland on Friday 3 December 2021 at Comfort Hotel Cleveland from 2-5pm. Celebrate in Ipswich on Friday 3 December 2021 at Brothers League Club, Ipswich from 8:45-11am. 

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  • Celebrating NDIS STAR - Peter Neville

    Posted on 13 Oct 2021 at 12:01 pm

    At STAR, we believe you are unique and so are your interests, passions and life goals.

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  • 25 Years of STAR: Tom Hughes

    Posted on 22 Sep 2021 at 10:08 am

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories of our clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today. Tune in for 25 daily stories starting rom 20 September.  #25YearsofSTAR 

    STORY NUMBER 6: Prior to retiring, Tom Hughes used to visit his mother at a nursing home in Wynnum. Tom noticed some residents never had any visitors. He knew then how he wanted to spend his retirement years. 

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  • 25 Years of STAR: Samara de Garis

    Posted on 21 Sep 2021 at 04:05 pm

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories of our clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today. Tune in for 25 daily stories starting rom 20 September.  #25YearsofSTAR 

    STORY NUMBER 5: "I now have the confidence to be the best advocate for Samara that I can be." Sue de Garis is the mother of Samara de Garis- STAR NDIS client. Read about Samara's NDIS journey and achievements.

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  • 25 Years of STAR. Tamar Flannery

    Posted on 20 Sep 2021 at 11:04 am

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories of our clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today. Tune in for 25 daily stories starting rom 20 September.  #25YearsofSTAR 

    STORY NUMBER 4: "Whatever your dream is - follow it" - is the motto of Tamar Flannery-  a fiercely independent young woman living with cerebral palsy. 

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  • 25 Years of STAR: Diana Kerton

    Posted on 19 Sep 2021 at 08:20 am

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories of our clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today.  #25YearsofSTAR 

    STORY NUMBER 3: Diana Kerton: "I have the freedom to be a part of the community." For Diana social connections are integral to her wellbeing. 

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  • 25 Years of STAR: Heather Coombes

    Posted on 18 Sep 2021 at 10:24 pm

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories that celebrate the clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today. #25YearsofSTAR

    STORY NUMBER 2: Published author and STAR client Heather Coombes shares her inspiring story of gaining independence and empowerment.

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  • 25 Years of STAR: the story of STAR's origin

    Posted on 18 Sep 2021 at 10:10 pm

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories of our clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today. Tune in for 25 daily stories starting from 20 September.  #25YearsofSTAR 

    STORY NUMBER 1:  Read how the foundation of STAR was laid, through the memoirs of Kath McNeilly- one of the 8 honourary founding members of STAR.

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  • STAR News July 2021

    Posted on 3 Aug 2021 at 12:24 pm

    STAR News July 2021 is now available to read online. 

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  • Tech Tips: QR Codes

    Posted on 15 Jul 2021 at 01:49 pm

    QR Codes have become an integral part of our everyday life. But what are QR Codes? And how do we use them? Read on to find out.

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  • STAR Annual General Meeting 2021

    Posted on 15 Jul 2021 at 01:49 pm

    Notice of the STAR Annual General Meeting 2021 

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  • STAR Home Maintenance and Gardening service Fees Update

    Posted on 15 Jul 2021 at 01:30 pm

    STAR’s Gardening service is a highly requested service. We are making some changes to ensure we can feasibly manage the increasing number of service requests. To be able to offer all existing clients with up to 12 hours of gardening assistance in the financial year, we are increasing the Client Contribution to $20 per hour for all gardening clients.

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  • STAR Home Care Package Supporting Independent living

    Posted on 15 Jul 2021 at 01:18 pm

    "It's hard to meet new people as we get older."  Ninety-one-year-old Yvonne Garner is overcoming the challenge of social isolation often faced by seniors - thanks to her Home Care Package.

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  • Community legends earn awards at Celebration of Volunteers event

    Posted on 27 May 2021 at 12:11 pm

    Four Redlanders from local community organisations have been honoured during Celebration of Volunteers hosted by STAR and Volunteering Redlands during National Volunteers Week.

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  • Celebration of Volunteers: Redland’s Outstanding Volunteers

    Posted on 5 May 2021 at 09:35 am

    Volunteers play a vital role in our community. The ‘Celebration of Volunteers’ puts a focus on the giving spirit and culture of the Redlands community.

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  • Star's volunteering program leads to employment for Arran Hansen

    Posted on 5 May 2021 at 09:16 am

    THREE years ago STAR Community Services put a plan in place to engage people with disabilities in volunteering through Volunteering Redlands. The program supported Arran Hansen to get paid employment.

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  • STAR News March 2021

    Posted on 25 Mar 2021 at 01:00 pm

    STAR News March 2021 is now available.

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  • A Review of the Suzanne Stays Oxygen Apartments

    Posted on 9 Mar 2021 at 01:28 pm

    Report on the Suzanne Stays Oxygen Apartments, wheelchair friendly unit, Leichardt St, Spring Hill, Brisbane, inspected February, 2021 

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  • STAR Singalong to celebrate International Day of People with Disability

    Posted on 11 Dec 2020 at 09:32 am

    STAR Singalong to celebrate International Day of People with Disability 2020.

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  • STAR News November 2020

    Posted on 6 Nov 2020 at 01:00 pm

    STAR News November 2020 is now available.

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  • STAR Origin Story: Social Activities

    Posted on 20 Jul 2020 at 10:29 am

    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

    Posted on 20 Jul 2020 at 10:29 am

    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

    Posted on 20 Jul 2020 at 10:29 am

    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

    Posted on 9 Jul 2020 at 10:29 am

    STAR Newsletter July 2020 is now available.

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  • STAR supports vulnerable Redlanders

    Posted on 2 Jun 2020 at 12:00 am

    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

    Posted on 26 May 2020 at 12:00 am

    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

    Posted on 25 May 2020 at 12:00 am

    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

    Posted on 22 May 2020 at 12:00 am

    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

    Posted on 21 May 2020 at 12:00 am

    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

    Posted on 20 May 2020 at 12:00 am

    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

    Posted on 19 May 2020 at 12:00 am

    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

    Posted on 18 May 2020 at 12:00 am

    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

    Posted on 13 May 2020 at 12:00 am

    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

    Posted on 3 May 2020 at 12:00 am

    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

    Posted on 14 Apr 2020 at 12:00 am

    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

    Posted on 9 Apr 2020 at 12:00 am

    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

    Posted on 7 Apr 2020 at 12:00 am

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

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  • STAR is Here to Help

    Posted on 30 Mar 2020 at 04:34 pm

    COVID-19 has disrupted our way of life and there is a lot of uncertainty as to how that will impact on STAR clients. The situation is serious, however we want you to know that STAR Community Services is working hard to ensure that services are still available.

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  • STAR News March 2020

    Posted on 30 Mar 2020 at 02:10 pm

    Read or download STAR News March 2020. In this issue: STAR is Born: Origin Story Home Modifications vs. Home Maintenance Royal Commission Update STAR Vouchers STAR Tech STAR Spotlight

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  • STAR Community Services continues to work in the community

    Posted on 26 Mar 2020 at 08:59 am

    STAR Community Services is supporting more than 8,500 vulnerable disabled and elderly people in your community.

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  • STAR Community Services is Seeking Your Expression of Interest

    Posted on 17 Mar 2020 at 12:00 am

    With the  COVID-19 present in our community, STAR community services is doing everything to ensure that our most vulnerable clients are looked after and assist them to go on with their daily routines as much as possible.

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  • STAR teaches seniors to use technology

    Posted on 17 Feb 2020 at 12:00 am

    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

    Posted on 4 Feb 2020 at 01:04 pm

    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

    Posted on 3 Dec 2019 at 03:56 pm

    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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  • Support Across The Generations

    Posted on 27 Nov 2019 at 12:00 am

    Brisbane (22 November 2019). STAR is holding its first Christmas Appeal to help combat isolation in the Redlands community. Redlands College students jumped into action to start collecting gifts. “Christmas is a time of giving and we all thought it would be wonderful to be able to give to elderly people who are on their own. Everyone was very excited to be a part of supporting others in the community, especially at this time of year” said Redland College’s 2020 School Captain, Lilly Dawson.

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  • International Men's Day

    Posted on 19 Nov 2019 at 10:16 am

    In celebration of International Men's Day, we would like to honor one of our STAR clients, Robert McNabb. Robert's story is all too common with many men. They know something is wrong, but are reluctant to ask for help because it shows the real emotions affecting everyone as we age. This story is for every father, uncle, grandfather, male friend or neighbour. May this story inspire you to reach out and connect to the men around you.

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  • International Volunteer Day Expo 2019

    Posted on 14 Nov 2019 at 03:05 pm

    The International Volunteer Day Expo 2019 is an opportunity for us to recognise all our members and volunteers who work to build resilient communities. Join Volunteering Redlands on 1 December at Cleveland Library Square.

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  • Team Message from Acting General Manager

    Posted on 13 Nov 2019 at 01:44 pm

    If any of you are affected by the news stories coming out about our industry, please do not hesitate to speak to any one of the coordinators or managers at STAR. We believe in you and in the work that you do. Thank you all for the work that you do in your respective roles to make a difference in the lives of the people we support. I believe that the team here at STAR are a shining example of how an organisation can really care for its people, and embodies the saying that “In a world where you can be anything, be kind”.

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  • STAR News November 2019

    Posted on 13 Nov 2019 at 01:13 pm

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

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  • Ipswich and Logan Sing-Along

    Posted on 5 Nov 2019 at 10:07 am

    Elderly and those with disabilities enjoyed a day full of music, melodies and dance in a community singalong organised by STAR Community Services. The community-focused musical event was part of the Queensland Mental Health Week 2019, which aims to promote the importance of positive mental health and well being.

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  • STAR Tech

    Posted on 18 Oct 2019 at 12:40 pm

    STAR Tech is an initiative to support the elderly in using technology in their daily lives, to build new social connections and engage with their community.

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  • Review of SuzanneStays Accommodation by STAR Client

    Posted on 24 Sep 2019 at 03:18 pm

    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

    Posted on 24 Sep 2019 at 09:49 am

    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 Annual General Meeting 2019

    Posted on 15 Aug 2019 at 10:13 am

    STAR AGM is on 21 September 2019.

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  • Queensland Seniors Week 2019

    Posted on 19 Jul 2019 at 11:43 am

    Qld Seniors Week is on 17-25 Aug 2019.

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  • Aged Care Information Sessions and Morning Tea

    Posted on 18 Jul 2019 at 11:05 am

    Join us for an Aged Care information Session and find out What's new in Aged Care? Sessions are free and available to Redlands and Ipswich residents.

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  • STAR News July 2019

    Posted on 16 Jul 2019 at 09:31 am

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

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  • Towards an Age Friendly Queensland

    Posted on 2 Jul 2019 at 01:59 pm

    Around the world, people are getting together and taking concrete actions to make their communities better places to grow old.

    STAR recently participated in the Age-friendly Community Workshop - Playing Your Part Redlands.

    We asked some of our community leaders what does an Age Friendly Community mean?

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  • STAR wins Award for Championing Inclusive Workplace Practices

    Posted on 10 Apr 2019 at 11:00 am

    STAR Community Services has won the 2019 STAAR CHAMPION Award in Workplace Category.

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  • STAR EasyShopper Bus

    Posted on 10 Apr 2019 at 10:29 am

    Redlands Community News: This group of volunteers makes life easier for those who struggle with public transport.

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  • STAR Newsletter March 2019

    Posted on 10 Apr 2019 at 10:17 am

    STAR Newsletter March 2019 is now ready to read and download.

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  • Benefits of Volunteering for Seniors

    Posted on 12 Feb 2019 at 12:32 pm

    As a community organisation with over 150 volunteers, STAR truly values the contribution of its volunteers.  

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  • STAR Newsletter December 2018

    Posted on 6 Dec 2018 at 02:58 pm

    STAR Newsletter December 2018 is now ready to download.

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  • Ipswich Team Awarded for Excellence in Community Engagement

    Posted on 4 Dec 2018 at 11:01 am

    On Friday, October 26 at the Frank McGreevy Goodna RSL Function Centre, STAR won the IPSWICH DISTRICT COMMUNITY SAFETY CRIME PREVENTION AWARDS 2018, in the Community Engagement Category.

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  • Singalong a good excuse to get out and enjoy great company

    Posted on 26 Oct 2018 at 09:13 am

    IPSWICH'S elderly and those with disabilities enjoyed a day full of music, melodies and dance in a community singalong organised by STAR Community Services in partnership with the Alchemy Street Choir at the W.G. Hayden Humanities Centre

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  • Helping Aged Live at Home

    Posted on 4 Oct 2018 at 11:37 am

    Help at Home is making a real difference to the lives of many Logan seniors.

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  • Community Sing-Along to fight Social Isolation

    Posted on 25 Sep 2018 at 10:58 am

    Ipswich’s elderly and those with disabilities are invited to a community Sing-Along to help battle loneliness and build social connections. The musical event is organised by STAR Community Services in partnership with the Alchemy Street Choir on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the WG Hayden Humanities Centre in Ipswich.

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  • Expert tips on senior safety at home

    Posted on 17 Aug 2018 at 11:41 am

    Australia’s leading experts in senior safety offer their best tips and advice for keeping seniors safe in their homes.

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  • STAR Finalist in National Aged Care Awards

    Posted on 26 Jul 2018 at 12:51 pm

    STAR  is one of the top 4 aged care providers in the national 2018 HESTA Aged Care Awards,  Outstanding Organisation award category. 

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  • STAR Newsletter July 2018

    Posted on 26 Jul 2018 at 11:31 am

    The July 2018 edition of STAR News is now available online.

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  • New kerbside ramp in Cleveland thanks to STAR Client

    Posted on 23 May 2018 at 10:39 am

    Access to the Cleveland CBD for wheelchair users has just got easier with the completion of a new kerb ramp in Middle Street.

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  • Volunteering Redlands Coordinator up For State Award

    Posted on 23 May 2018 at 10:33 am

    Deborah Tearle has been shortlisted for the Queensland Volunteering Award as part of National Volunteer Week, on from May 21.

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  • Volunteers Star on Women's Day

    Posted on 20 Mar 2018 at 11:59 am

    Today's International Women's Day will be a time for volunteers from STAR Community Services to get together and focus on the year ahead. 

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  • Female Volunteers the 'backbone' of community service

    Posted on 20 Mar 2018 at 11:52 am

    STAR Community Services is honouring its female volunteers on International Women's Day.

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  • Thanks Jayne, You're a true star

    Posted on 6 Mar 2018 at 02:19 pm

    With International Women's Day approaching, STAR/CODI has taken time to celebrate its women staff and volunteers.

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  • Donation from Lions Club of Redland Bay-Victoria Point.

    Posted on 2 Mar 2018 at 11:55 am

    STAR graciously accepted $500 donation from Lions Club of Redland Bay-Victoria Point.

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  • STAR News- March 2018

    Posted on 2 Mar 2018 at 10:00 am

    The March edition of STAR News is now available online.  Click here to read.

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  • STAR in News- Ipswich Lunch Club

    Posted on 7 Feb 2018 at 01:48 pm

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

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  • Walk your way to health

    Posted on 11 Jan 2018 at 01:12 pm

    Walking is an easy and free way to get mobility, independence and good health as an elder. So, if your worried about your health and independence in old age it might be time to put your walking shoes on. Read more.

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  • Loneliness- a Growing Problem Amongst Aussie Seniors

    Posted on 11 Jan 2018 at 01:03 pm

    The elderly are experiencing loneliness and isolation, due to loss of mobility, lack of transport and living away from family.  Read on for some tips on combating loneliness. 

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  • Redlands seniors have community support to fight loneliness

    Posted on 15 Dec 2017 at 09:14 am

    While aging is an inevitable part of life, loneliness need not be part of it. STAR volunteers provide companionship care to Redlands seniors.

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  • STAR in News- CTO Award

    Posted on 20 Nov 2017 at 12:00 am

    LOCAL non-for- profit organisation, STAR Community Transport has been recognised for its service to the community in supporting the elderly, frail, and people with disabilities to enjoy an independent and healthy life.

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  • STAR Newsletter- November 2017

    Posted on 9 Nov 2017 at 12:05 pm

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

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  • STAR in News-Mowing lined up to help elderly and infirm in the Redlands

    Posted on 19 Oct 2017 at 12:02 pm

    STAR community services – with costs subsidised under the CommonWealth Home Support Program – can assist with home and garden maintenance for seniors.

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  • STAR in News- services at STAR offer ray of light

    Posted on 15 Sep 2017 at 11:18 am

    Logan's seniors can tap into STAR Aged Care Services to live in their own homes for longer.

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  • STAR In News- Here's how you can help Ipswich's elderly

    Posted on 15 Sep 2017 at 10:56 am

    STAR is seeking more volunteers to support the elderly. Read more.

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  • STAR In News: Redlands local not so alone since community services started

    Posted on 17 Aug 2017 at 03:45 pm

    STAR Community Services client Dorelle Stollznow, 80, felt alone after she lost the last member of her family. Suffering severe grief and depression, she struggled to have friends. “I was somewhat afraid,” Ms Stollznow said.

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  • Embracing the Joys of Ageing

    Posted on 11 Aug 2017 at 02:52 pm

    With Seniors Week upon us (August 19-27, 2017), it’s the perfect time for us to celebrate the joys of the senior years of our lives.

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  • STAR CODI news August 2017

    Posted on 11 Aug 2017 at 12:12 pm

    STAR and CODI News for August 2017. Download the pdf version here or read it online.

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  • Showcasing our inspiring seniors

    Posted on 31 Jul 2017 at 09:42 pm

    Calling all Star Seniors! To celebrate Seniors Week in August (19-27), we are showcasing our community's inspiring seniors. Seniors who inspire others around them to do more, and learn more; and simply live their life to the fullest. It could be your friend, relative, neighbour or colleague. Simply tell us in 100 words or less why you admire them and send us a photo.

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  • CODI STAR Merger Offers Improved Community Transport for Ipswich Families

    Posted on 3 Jul 2017 at 01:55 pm

    Ipswich residents are set to enjoy convenient, affordable and more efficient community transport services, as CODI and STAR - two iconic community transport organisations, merge their operations from the 1st of July 2017

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  • STAR is Going Cashless

    Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 11:40 am

    Instead of paying cash to STAR drivers, you can now choose from a range of different payment options.

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  • STAR Newsletter- July 2017

    Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 10:59 am

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

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  • Ipswich Families Clear up Confusion About Transition to NDIS

    Posted on 2 Jun 2017 at 11:54 am

    Brisbane (4 May 2017). Ipswich residents had a chance on Thursday, to clear up their concerns regarding the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), ahead of the Scheme roll out on July 1, 2017.

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  • Federal Treasurer Discussed NDIS with STAR Community Services

    Posted on 19 May 2017 at 11:47 am

    The Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Treasurer and senior member of Prime Minister Turnbull’s Cabinet and Expenditure Review Committee, discussed the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the importance of ensuring its successful delivery with STAR Community Services General Manager, Patsy Wilshire.

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  • Top Tips to Make the Most of Your Home Care Package

    Posted on 18 May 2017 at 09:58 pm

    Confused about recent Aged Care reforms? Based on the feedback from the community and clients, we have compiled a list of top tips to help you make the most of your government funded Home Care Package. 

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  • STAR In News- Law Study Continued with Help from STAR

    Posted on 6 Apr 2017 at 02:52 pm

    A story on one of STAR's inspirational clients, achieving life goals against all odds. Published in Senior News (Brisbane Edition) April 2017.

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  • STAR In News- MCOW Community Conversation

    Posted on 6 Apr 2017 at 02:36 pm

    An important Redlands Community Conversation to benefit those with Disabilities. Article published in Redland City Bulletin.

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  • Redlands Community Prepares for Transition to NDIS

    Posted on 3 Apr 2017 at 09:35 am

    People with disabilities, their families and carers, community organisations and local businesses are invited to be part of an important conversation about the needs and wants of people with disabilities in Redlands.

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  • STAR Secures Growth Funding for Expansion of Aged Care Services

    Posted on 31 Mar 2017 at 04:06 pm

    The communities of Redlands, Logan River Valley, Brisbane South and South Coast areas are set to benefit from the recent growth funding secured by STAR Community Services under the Commonwealth Home Support Program.

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  • Severe weather event Thursday 30 March 2017

    Posted on 30 Mar 2017 at 09:26 am

    Due to severe weather warning, all STAR transport services have been cancelled for Thursday 30 March 2017.

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  • What are Aussie Seniors Doing Online?

    Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 11:25 am

    Australians over 65 are increasingly getting on board with the digital world. The ACMA 2016 report provides an insight into how exactly are we using the internet.

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  • Cancellation Policy for Transport Bookings

    Posted on 8 Mar 2017 at 02:09 pm

    For the convenience of our clients we offer a liberal cancellation policy. 

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  • STAR Newsletter- March 2017

    Posted on 8 Mar 2017 at 12:00 am

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

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  • STAR In News- In Home Help for Redlands Seniors

    Posted on 3 Mar 2017 at 01:23 pm

    Most older Australians want to stay in their own homes as long as they can, staying as independent as possible and making their own decisions about their lifestyle, health and wellbeing. With a bit of help around the house or with meals and transport, many Redlands Seniors are able to stay independently in their own homes. Published in Seniors Lifestyle Bayside April/May 2017 Edition

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  • Top Five Tips for Seniors to Stay Healthy and Active

    Posted on 24 Feb 2017 at 09:13 am

    When the elderly live away from family, whether in their own home or a retirement community, they often face limited mobility and reduced access to social activities. Lack of company may cause feeling of social isolation, affecting their health and emotional wellbeing. Here are top five tips to help you stay on top of your health. 

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  • STAR Newsletters 2016

    Posted on 3 Nov 2016 at 08:58 am

    STAR Newsletters published in 2016.

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  • Introducing STAR Care Qld

    Posted on 20 Jul 2016 at 08:51 am

    STAR Care Qld is our new range of Care Services- offering in-home care including assistance with domestic cleaning, supported shopping, companionship, respite and other services.

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