Merriwa Resident Turns 100 Merriwa is not a community for passing up a celebration, and one resident recently gave them 100 reasons to plan a party. On Sunday August 12 TransCare community bus client Mavis Marsden Lynch celebrated her 100th birthday with a series of surprises from the community she has called home for 46…

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The new year has brought with it new leadership at TransCare Hunter Limited in the appointment of Garry Lane as the General Manager. Mr Lane served as the Operations Manager of TransCare for a period of eight months prior to a restructure of the organisation. “I’m pleased to be given the opportunity to work with…

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Transport to treatment in NSW continues to be challenging for cancer patients, their carers and families when attending chemotherapy, radiotherapy, cancer surgery or even post scans or doctors’ appointments. In the Upper Hunter last financial year 732 patients were transported over 122,000 kilometres to attend these appointments free of charge. The Transport to Treatment program…

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TransCare Christmas 2017 Closure The TransCare Hunter Ltd office will close at 4pm on Friday 22nd December, 2017, and reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. Personal care will be operating to an amended roster while the office is closed. Domestic services will cease on Friday 22nd December 2017 and resume on Monday 8th…

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When people are already making plans for next year, you know an event has been a hit. And, that is exactly what happened at the Muswellbrook Seniors Expo on Monday November 13 according to TransCare promotions officer Jemma Anshaw. “As we were walking around talking to the different groups who took part everyone was commenting…

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Do you have some time to give back to the community? At TransCare we are lucky to have a very committed team of volunteers. Some of them have been with us for a long time, others have just joined us, but they all mean the same to our organisation and clients. It doesn’t matter if…

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing individualised support for people with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS provides eligible people a flexible, whole-of-life approach to the support needed to pursue their goals and aspirations and participate in daily life.

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AN “all-round good bloke” celebrated a major milestone at TransCare this week. Merriwa’s Chris Gill, the longest serving driver in the Scone-based organisation, chalked up 20 years – and his fellow employees were delighted to recognise the achievement by hosting a special function on Wednesday. While embarrassed by all the attention, Mr Gill quietly admitted…

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DO NOT FRET! Chris is NOT leaving us! But 20 years of service is a milestone we just had to recognise. Having previously worked in the great outdoors as a sheerer, back injuries put that career path to an end for Chris Gill of Merriwa. In 1996 he worked for a few months for Upper…

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Users of the TransCare community bus service from Scone to Muswellbrook via Aberdeen are advised that the timetable will change as of May 2017. Only Mondays on the CT 400 service will be effected, with times being moved forward throughout the day. From Monday, May 1, the new timetable will come into effect. The bus…

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