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Live, Die and Grieve Well Community Forum

Live, Die and Grieve Well Community Forum

“Dying is everyone’s business, and although every person dies, the majority of Queenslanders have a very poor understanding of advanced planning for a quality end of life, palliative care or the process of dying. “

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Thank You Lions Club of Gympie South Members

Thank You Lions Club of Gympie South Members

Last Saturday night the Lions Club of Gympie South held it’s 39th Annual Changeover Dinner and Brandy Murley and Sue Manton were invited along as representatives of Little Haven. All funds raised by the clubs hardworking members are distributed annually back into our local community or used to support other charitable needs/events, including the many

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Luke Chaille Origin Gympie Lightens the load for Little Haven

Luke Chaille Origin Gympie Lightens the load for Little Haven

Each year Origin holds internal awards to recognise employees for their contribution to health, safety, environment and community (HSEC). Along with the recognition for their commitment to improving workplace health and safety, the finalists are awarded $500 to donate to a charity of their choice. Luke Chaille, the Gympie/Maryborough Origin LPG terminal manager was one

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Count Charitable Foundation $45,000 donation

Count Charitable Foundation $45,000 donation

An exciting night last night the 4th March 2019, with 150 accountants and their teams from Countplus (see www.countplus.com.au ) gathered at their Annual National Conference. As part of their conference a Charity Auction was held at the Noosa Heads Surf Club with Little Haven Palliative Care Inc. chosen to be the beneficiary of the

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Wrapped in Kindness

Wrapped in Kindness

This lovely letter of thanks (pictured below) was in the Letters to the Editor Gympie Times 19.01.19. As a follow up from the Happy Wrappers morning tea held at Glad Brennans place last Friday, Little Haven would like to add our sincere thanks to the supporting businesses mentioned and give a huge THANK YOU to

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Honour before Self

Honour before Self

A YOUNG boy who raised money by collecting bottles and cans for the container exchange scheme this week donated half his earnings to Little Haven.

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Art Therapy at Little Haven

Art Therapy at Little Haven

Individuals with a palliative diagnosis frequently experience feelings of anxiety, depression, aloneness and physical pain as their conditions progress. For family members and carers, consequent bereavement can be a profound experience, associated with deep grief, anger, and depression. Art therapy has been found to respond to the unique needs of these individuals, promoting well-being, interpersonal

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Merry Christmas to All from Everyone at Little Haven

Merry Christmas to All from Everyone at Little Haven

 Merry Christmas to All from Everyone at Little Haven A Heartfelt Thank You to every one of our members and generous supporters who helped fill our stocking again this year. In 2018 our team of specialist nurses, social workers, respite carers and complementary therapists have shared the care for 225 palliative patients, provided bereavement follow

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Our Volunteers are the best…

Our Volunteers are the best…

Another Heart of Gold Film Festival done and dusted for the year. 5 long days preparing and serving mostly fresh local produce to enhance the experience for festival goers and raise a few dollars for Little Haven as well. My heart is full of gratitude for our 30 odd volunteers (and staff donating their time

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Springtime at Springhalls Introduces Vavachi

Springtime at Springhalls Introduces Vavachi

Introducing Australian (Soprano) ‘Diva’ Clarissa Foulcher, originally from Sydney and now living in Brisbane, Clarissa has toured nationally with Opera Australia in the Pirates of Penzance and My Fair Lady. She has been seen regularly in Queensland as a soloist with Underground Opera and the Toowoomba Opera Players. Clarissa was part soloist with Opera Queensland’s

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Shout Out to Gympie Auto Glass

Shout Out to Gympie Auto Glass

Recently one of the Little Haven nursing vehicles had the windscreen broken from a flying stone on the Bruce Highway. We booked the car in for repair with Gympie Autoglass and the next day not only was the service prompt and professional but when we went to collect the vehicle, owner Wally Emmerson, said there’d

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A thought provoking tale

A thought provoking tale

A very thought provoking tale to share from an excellent article (link to full article provided below) There once was a frail elderly man who lived with his son, daughter-in-law and four-year-old grandson. One day, the son became impatient with his elderly father, because in his old age he caused a mess at every meal.

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Little Haven Memorial Service

Little Haven Memorial Service

TODAY- Commencing at 2pm at The Wesleyan Methodist Church, Exhibition Road, Gympie. Service followed by releasing of doves and afternoon tea. The annual Little Haven Memorial Service provides a chance for the community to reflect on the memory of loved ones and pay tribute to the patients we have cared for over the past year.

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Sharing Community Warmth

Sharing Community Warmth

Taking a leaf from 10 year old Tasmanian boy Oliver’s brilliant idea to help Hobart’s homeless “Free on a tree” campaign Little Haven decked our Winter Tree on Mary with a selection of warm coats. With the temperature dropping to around 2 tonight we hope like Oliver “that people who need the coats will take

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