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Memory Walk for Alzheimer’s Australia

On Sunday 19th June Co.As.It. participated in Gold Coast’s first ‘Memory Walk & Jog” organised by Alzheimer’s Australia to raise funds and awareness for dementia.
112modMore than 66,000 Queenslanders suffer from the disease and Co.As.It. was happy to show their support.  Over 20 staff members and their families participated in the 2.5km and 5km course, enjoying a great day out packed with entertainment and stunning ocean views.
If you would like to know more about dementia and Alzheimer’s Australia visit their website at  or to make a donation visit their fundraising page


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 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.

CO.AS.IT. named as Finalist in Hesta Aged Care Awards 2015

logoCo.As.It named as Finalist in Hesta Aged Care Awards for Outstanding Organisation.  Winners will be announced on 27th August in Canberra.

HESTA Media Release- 2015 Finalist Co.As.It. “Because we care – A Humanist Approach” Program  (PDF)

QLD aged care agency recognised for its ‘humanistic’ approach.

team-dinaAn agency providing aged care services to people at home has been recognised for adopting a ‘humanistic’ approach that has resulted in clients gaining a greater level of independence and control over their daily activities.

Co.As.It Community Services in Albion has developed “Because we care – A humanistic approach” program that goes beyond just providing services to enable older people to live on a day to day basis to include helping the person achieve their personal life goals.

Co.As.It. Community Services is one of five finalists in the Outstanding Organisation category of the 2015 HESTA Aged Care Awards.  The Awards recognise those in the aged care sector who made an exceptional contribution to improving the quality of life for older Australians.

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