Caring for people who care for us

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Aasha helps seniors lead lives of dignity and respect

Aasha Australia Foundation Ltd., is a Not for Profit Charity, registered with ACNC, in the areas of advancing health; advancing social and public welfare; as well as a public benevolent institution with deductible gift recipient status registration from ATO, in Australia.

Aasha’s main activities include facilitating assistance to seniors, their families and carers, and to meet with the special needs of CALD communities, in particular people of Indian sub-continent background.

The focus is prevention and management of dementia, awareness, education, assistance in placements for day centres and carer support.

Aasha’s goals are total care, support and guidance, by creating awareness of the problems, needs and solutions for a better lifestyle.

Aasha respects and supports the fundamental rights of aged care and disability support consumers to continue living independently in their own homes and communities with dignity and respect.

Along with choice and inclusion in relation to their cultural needs, Aasha provides social needs to individuals to engage with their own music, yoga, food and community members.

Special focus is given to assist seniors with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, elder abuse, and social isolation.

One of the ways the organisation does this is through social hubs. (Article continues below after the gallery)

This year there were five seniors’ hubs held monthly in Crows Nest—Bollywood morning tea on the third Wednesday of the month; Hornsby Stay Well and Live Well Seniors’ Social Hub on second and fourth Fridays of the month; Wentworthville Stay Well and Live Well Seniors’ Social Hub on the fourth Saturday on the month; and Blacktown Stay Well and Live Well Seniors’ Social Hub on first Wednesday of the month.

Aasha also regularly hosts forums and workshops in mental health, dementia, elder abuse and social wellbeing.

Aasha also connects seniors and families to relevant services, working in partnership with Seniors Rights, Ethnic council, Elder Abuse Hot line, Centrelink, NSW Police, Dementia Australia and Doctors connect.

Every year, the organisation’s doctors team conducts around 900 free health checks which include blood pressure, sugar levels, weight at major community events and at our social hubs. Volunteers here cook 300 meals. Volunteers also provide free transport to take needy seniors to social hubs and places of interest.

Many seniors and families call to get information about health and age care services available in Australia though the online services.

Since 2015, through Aasha, hundreds of CALD communities have been educated and assisted with registration on My Aged Care. Even educated people do not know about the need and process of registering on My Aged Care.

Aasha also organises health talks by specialist doctors such as meditation, diet and heart disease.


To become a member, volunteer or to donate or sponsor events, contact the group at info@aashaaustralia.org.au or 0412786569; www.aashaaustralia.org.au

 

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