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iPad Users Group

Our iPad Users Group run by Richard Lim has been a very successful initiative funded by the Aged Care Foundation. Topics covered include: Screen navigation. Composing and replying to emails - includes photos, attachments, and managing contacts. Searching the internet - includes creating bookmarks and shortcuts. Discovering the app store - includes camera, iBooks and siri. Advance controls and general housekeeping for the iPad.   The initial ten sessions were so successful that a further five sessions (partially funded by users at $25) have ... Read more

ILU Newsletter – January/February 2017

To view the January/February 2017 ILU Newsletter, please click the following link: January/February 2017 ILU Newsletter Read more

January 2017 Calendar of Events

To view the calendar of events for January 2017, please click the link below   January 2017 Calendar of Events Read more

Building a Brighter Future in Aged Care – The Mercury 31 May 2015

Please click here to view the 'Building a Brighter Future' article in the Sunday Tasmanian 31 May 2015. Read more

The Giant Pumpkin Off 2015

Have you heard about the FMH Giant Pumpkin Off? In October 2014 staff teamed up for a competition to grow the biggest giant pumpkin. Sadly the pumpkins didn't get to be so giant but it was a great first year of what will now be an annual event whereby we can involve residents and staff for a bit of fun and games. Please click here to see photos of those who weighed in and the fabulous hard working gardeners, Jenny and Maree. Read more

Another National Award for Freemasons Homes

The Homes has received another national award for its innovative program “Supporting the Dementia Community through Fun & Games”. The national award, sponsored by Total Aged Services, will be presented to our Leisure & Lifestyle Co-ordinator, Margi Siggers, at the Dementia & Recreation National Conference in Melbourne on Thursday, 10th October 2013. The comments from the judging panel are, “the program is community focused, promotes a positive view of ageing, has a strong collaborative approach, represents a “can do” attitude and is clearly ... Read more

Aged Care Foundation – New Board member

Heather Chong is a member of the Aged Care foundation Board. This is her story. Born in UK, Heather and her husband Christopher and their two children, Philippa and Alistair, came to live in Tasmania in 1999. Prior to this move they had lived for many years in Hong Kong and Singapore. Heather and Christopher chose Tasmania because the educational opportunities for their children were excellent and they liked the climate. They knew they wanted to run a business of ... Read more