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A Brekkie to Beat Homelessness

Usually in life, digging into a bacon & egg roll only makes a difference to your waist line but on Wednesday, June 13, you will be able to indulge and help people experiencing homelessness at the same time.  The staff of Brewing Up a Storm, a community enterprise of Greenacres, are hoping Wollongong workers will

2021-04-11T06:21:14+10:00June 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Launch of the M2M Challenge 2018

After three years of cheering enthusiastically from the sidelines, Greenacres Supported Employee, Goktug Yasar, will actually be able to take part in the M2M Challenge this year thanks to a new 7km short course. Successfully trialled last year with a group of participants from the IRT Group, the mostly downhill short course aims to make

2021-04-11T06:21:14+10:00March 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Preston Place is Officially Open

Greenacres' contemporary new Community Life and Leisure Centre is now officially opened and has been called Preston Place in honour of our beloved former CEO and Life Member, Neil Preston OAM, who passed away suddenly in October. Eight members of Neil's family, as well as local politicians, participants and supporters of Greenacres celebrated the opening with the

2021-04-11T06:21:14+10:00December 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Outsider Artists Shine

Sarah uses the pointillism technique of painting to create beautiful landscapes, Tony likes painting birds of prey in bright colours while Vanessa's work often features butterflies. It only took one quick look at the artworks displayed at the Outsider Artists Exhibition, which officially opened today, to see that the each of the artists has developed

2021-04-11T06:21:14+10:00November 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

My Job Counts

The Present Situation There are more than 180 Disability Enterprises, like Greenacres, across the country. These not-for-profit businesses employ roughly 20,000 people and provide income, training and “ perhaps most importantly “ socialisation and support for people with mild to moderate, intellectual, physical and psycho social disabilities. While not operating for profit, they do run

2021-04-11T06:21:14+10:00September 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Perfect Weather for the Third M2M Challenge

Once again the Greenacres M2M Challenge, held on Sunday July 30, was a huge success. The weather was perfect, the atmosphere was fantastic and more than 1200 participants made it over the finish line with a smile on their face. After placing 6th in the first M2M Challenge, Jeff Chasling came back this year with

2021-04-11T06:21:14+10:00August 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Farewell Susan Burns

There was plenty of reminiscing last week as Greenacres said goodbye to General Manager, Susan Burns, after nearly 20 years of service to Greenacres and the people we support. When Susan worked for the Department of Family and Community Services in the 90s, part of her job involved visits to Greenacres. She enjoyed her time here

2021-04-11T06:21:14+10:00July 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

NAIDOC Week Celebration

What better way to celebrate NAIDOC week than with a good, old-fashioned Aussie sausage sizzle in the sunshine with friends? Before putting on the BBQ, our Joblink participants spent time researching the significance of NAIDOC Week, learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and listening to an Aboriginal song. The participants then worked in

2021-04-11T06:21:13+10:00July 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Congratulations to our WEA Graduates

Greenacres recently celebrated the graduation of 25 supported employees who completed WEA courses.These included 10-week long courses in cooking and literacy and numeracy as well as Certificate I in IT and Certificate II in Business courses which took nearly a year to complete. Greenacres Learning and Development Coordinator, Lisa Hocking, said the courses developed a

2021-04-11T06:21:13+10:00May 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|
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