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ACSA Awards

Co.As.It. Community Services has once again been recognised for outstanding service provision and innovative service delivery with a nomination to ACSA (Aged Care and Community Services Australia).
acsaACSA is the national peak body representing not-for-profit and faith-based providers of residential and community care, housing and support for people with a disability and their carers. These awards celebrate the outstanding efforts in the delivery of care to older Queenslanders and promote sharing of good practices and effective responses to community needs. On Thursday 2nd June 2016 the winners of the ACSA Queensland 2016 Aged Care Awards were announced and Co.As.It. was very proud to be one of the finalists.

From left: Maria Reggi, Director Dina Ranieri, Treasurer Tony Brown.

From left: Maria Reggi, Director Dina Ranieri, Treasurer Tony Brown.

Health and Wellness Morning Tea – August 2016

Co.As.It.’s “Health and Wellness Morning Tea”  will be taking place at our Social Activities Centres,
Wednesday 17 August at Stafford Heights and Thursday 18 August at Acacia Ridge.  The event is free and will go from 9.30am – 12.30pm. View the links below for all the details, RSVP by 08/08/16.

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Wednesday 17 August- Casa Serena, Stafford Height
Thursday 18 August – Casa Aurelia, Acacia Ridge

The Gold Coast will be having their own “Seniors Week” Celebration on Thursday 18 August. The event will be a Morning Tea and Lunch from 10am-2pm, and will include live music and raffles. View the link below for all the details. Tickets $15pp, RSVP by 08/08/16

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Seniors Week Celebration, Clear Island Waters.

International Women’s Day 2016

Co.As.It. Community Services celebrated International Women’s Day last Saturday 5 March 2016 with a jubilant morning tea event at the Victoria Park Golf Complex. Hosted by Damien Anthony Rossi and Kellie Alderman, the celebration brought together over 300 women, a testament to the unified support and praise shared within the community.

Distinguished guests including the Hon Grace Grace, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Continue reading

Join the celebration at our International Women’s Day Event – 5 March 2016

Once again Co.As.it. Community Services is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day. The “Morning Tea” event hosted by Media Personality/TV Presenter Damien Anthony Rossi and  Beauty & Fashion writer/ Stylist Kellie Alderman, will take place at The Victoria Park Golf Complex, Brisbane on Saturday 5 March 2016, from 10.30am to 2.30pm. This year the event will be in support of the Fight Against Domestic Violence encouraging and promoting awareness and affective action. Continue reading

Annual Community Concert 2015

lions denOur Annual Community Concert was held last Saturday 14 November at the Multicultural Community Centre in Newmarket. With over 400 community members in attendance as well dinstinguished guests including  The Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and the Italian Vice Consul for Qld and NT, Dott. Luigi Ficara, the event successfully  delivered on its promise,  presenting an evening of great entertainment, laughs and scrumptious nibbles. “Platters to Popera and Pavarotti”  showcased some amazing performances with guests delighted to sing along to some of the  more popular Popera Classics. The evening concluded in style with a grand finale performance followed by refreshments. Continue reading

CO.AS.IT. attends Hesta Aged Care Awards Ceremony 2015

 

Hesta Award Ceremony 2015

From upper left: Treasurer Tony Brown, Anna Muscio, Maria Reggi, Silvana Stebel, Assistant Director Tanina Softa. From lower left: Director Dina Ranieri, Nella Alba, Sharon Smith.

Hesta Finalist AwardAs a finalist in the Outstanding Organisation category in this year’s Hesta Aged Care Awards,  Co.As.It. was excited to attend the awards ceremony dinner in Canberra on the 27th August.  Although it was not our turn to share in the winning prize, we were proud to receive a trophy in recognition of the outstanding achievement in developing the “Because we care – A humanistic approach” program.