Care Committee

The Care committee consists of a number of volunteer LBC members who provide friendly visiting, meals, send bereavement and ‘get well’ cards and keep in touch with our communities frail, socially isolated, bereaved and seriously ill members and their families.

One of our volunteers is a health professional who reviews each case and either assigns an appropriate volunteer or recommends other options. Requests for assistance should go through the LBC office however referrals are also received from the rabbi and some self-referrals. If the assistance required is outside of the Committee’s skills other alternatives are sort.

When required our volunteers also provide assistance at minyonim held at LBC. This involves serving tea and coffee and cleaning up afterwards. As these are always at short notice we sometimes struggle to provide assistance, so if you are willing to help with this mitzvah please let the LBC office know your contact details.

The committee currently meets bi-monthly with the Rabbi to review the Care process, its effectiveness, issues affecting our community and members to be contacted to see if they or their families need assistance.

The Committee also organises afternoon teas at the LBC for the Telelink group who do not get to see each other very often and are in regular contact with the new Active Retirees group.

Feedback from the community on the personal contact, the services provided and/or the cards received indicated that it is very much appreciated.

We would welcome any additional assistance so if you are interested in being a Care committee volunteer please let the LBC office know.


 

On Sunday 3rd June 2018, the LBC Care Group presented a most informative, interesting panel on topics related to ‘Ageing Well‘.

Prof Geoff Sussman OAM presentation

Associate Professor Michael Woodward AM spoke about ‘Dementia and Memory issues in Older people.’
Katrina Capell spoke about ‘Healthy Eating in Ageing‘. Her talk included nutritional considerations in later life to prevent frailty and cognitive decline; and prevention and management of health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.
Associate Professor Geoff Sussman OAM presented on ‘Your skin and how to look after it‘ and ‘Managing wounds at home‘. His practical talk was illustrated by a PowerPoint presentation and a demonstration of products that are beneficial for healing wounds and looking after our skin. There were a number of requests for a copy of his presentation.

Here is a link to A/Professor Sussman’s presentation available on the LBC website. The information is of relevance to all ages and stages of life.