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 …

4 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 …

4 years ago
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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

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
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Tasman’s special visit

Footy. Mad keen Hawks supporter for more than 60 years Tasman John Charles Heald got the shock of his life when he was photographed with the Hawthorn AFL Premiership Cup last week. Tasman, who will be 82 in January, is a resident of Emmerton Park after suffering a stroke. But it has not diminished his …

5 years ago

Furry friends

Volunteers. Emmerton Park residents welcome pooches into their lives every week, for the smiles and companionship they bring. Delta Therapy Dogs, a program that brings dogs to people in hospitals and care facilities, wants to meet with interested locals on Wednesday November 20, 4.30-6pm. The program’s north-west co-ordinator Claire Curtis said four local volunteers had …

5 years ago

The place to be

Award. Ask anyone at Emmerton Park how they’re feeling, and you will be given a similar response. “I feel terrific . . . remarkable,” says resident Peggy Jordan. “I feel chuffed,” echoes volunteer and daughter of a resident, Annette Brooks. “Excellent,” agrees long-term resident Hazel Quilliam. Even the staff are happy: “Wonderful,” says community care …

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