The show must go on

Volunteer. When self-confessed “radio nut” Chris Morris first started hosting a radio show at Emmerton Park in 2010, he was realistic as to its longevity. But as the Hellyer resident notched up the 200-show milestone on Tuesday, the growing appeal of the personalised program on himself and the audience was highlighted in his commitment to …

4 years ago

Caring for our people

Help. Emmerton Park is implementing a new program to help people in the community living with a chronic disease enjoy a better quality of life. The new Care Coordination Program has been introduced statewide to 31 organisations through Tasmania Medicare Local, and is aimed at people aged 40 and over. Over the past two months, …

4 years ago

Mr Stewart’s a classic

Milestone. The enjoyment of close friends and classical music was all Smithton’s Ernie Stewart could have wished for as he celebrated his 100th birthday on Friday. The Emmerton Park resident was “overwhelmed” by the amount of people that had turned out to pass on their best wishes, as the smooth sounds of the violin and …

4 years ago
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Singing sensations

Activity. If singing is your thing, a recently formed local group could be the harmonising scratch to your vocal itch. Watch – Emm and Friends: “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands” Formed in March, the Emm and Friends choir welcomes Emmerton Park residents and other members of the community every Friday morning for …

5 years ago

Opening doors worldwide

Event. Smithton’s Emmerton Park will join organisations across the country this month in hosting a celebration of aged-care facilities and their staff. The inaugural National Aged Care Open Day on June 20 is a free event inviting the public to view the various services on offer, with a range of activities and stalls running throughout …

5 years ago

For the love of people

Giving. Smithton’s Bernard Emmerton has been volunteering for over 20 years and it is not uncommon to see him at it every day of the week. All “for the love of people”. Fifteen of those years have been spent helping out at Emmerton Park, and 10 with the Circular Head Hockey Association. Before that, he …

5 years ago
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Discussing dementia

Health. One of the country’s most recognisable voices will be in Smithton in May to speak on a mental illness affecting over 330,000 Australians. The Community Dementia Awareness Expo, held at Emmerton Park on May 13, will feature Robyn Moore: the voice behind iconic cartoon character Blinky Bill and countless imitated identities in radio production …

5 years ago

The best place to live

What a fantastic place we have here in Circular Head. Yes, admittedly the past few years have been tough, with businesses closing and employment becoming harder to find. But after reading the Chronicle last week, we must all surely know it has a lot to offer and to be positive about. The front page spelt …

5 years ago

Emmerton Park’s wonderful achievement

I wish to acknowledge the wonderful achievement Emmerton Park Inc has made by winning the 2013 National Aged Care Best National Facility. This is a first for Tasmania. Our community should be proud of the committed and caring staff and volunteers who have made this award possible. When Emmerton Park set out to establish this …

5 years ago