School Holiday helpful links

We have all had to adapt somehow, maybe working from home or having the kids home doing online school work….but now with the school holidays what can the kids do at home to pass the time? Take a look at these useful links, there is something there hopefully for everyone. Virtual Tours Google Earth. All sorts of incredible learning here …

Laughter is the best medicine!

Living with hoarding disorder has it’s challenges. Sometimes challenges bring loads of funny stories that people who acquire like to share. Jane (name has been changed) is a local woman who has been living with hoarding disorder for many years. Aisha, CCNB’s specialist Hoarding Advisor connected with Jane to complete a Stay Well Stay Connected Plan – aimed at supporting …

Listen, nod and don’t be afraid to smile.

CCNB provides information, advice and guidance, to people who are often at one of the most vulnerable times in their lives. Our new virtual model challenged our experienced practitioners who pre-empted that showing empathy over the telephone or through a screen is just not the same. Maybe so, but when I was speaking to Laura last week, it reminded me …

Who will you stay home for?

With everything going on with Coronavirus, it’s a lot to take in. Many of us may feel confused, anxious or scared…and in isolation, some of us don’t know what to do with ourselves without our normal routines. It’s perfectly normal to be feeling any of these things. I know…I too have just finished 14 days quarantine in my own home, …

CCNB Essential Home Pack Delivery

Stay Well, Stay Connected is CCNB’s local response to the global pandemic. Mobilising the community to provide care to people who need it first has been our focus. We partnered with the Rydges Parramatta, got advice from a dietician and purchased items for a CCNB Essential Home Pack. Our volunteers were ready to go and we delivered our first Essential …

CCNB Update from our CEO

At this uncertain time, CCNB is determined to support you. We will always lead with kindness, compassion and our focus will be to deliver practical support, at the right time. CCNB has not closed its doors. In fact, we have ramped up our service delivery. Over the next few week your CCNB Care Coordinator will contact you to ensure your services …

COVID-19 (corona virus) scams

CCNB are aware that with the current situation scammers are taking advantage of the spread of coronavirus to exploit and play on the fears of consumers across Australia. Please be aware that scammers are doing things such as falsely selling coronavirus-related products online, and using fake emails or text messages to try and obtain personal data. Other scams include phishing …

Coffee with Compassion – Second Thursday Monthly

Please come along and join the conversation for our next Coffee with Compassion. On the second Thursday of each month CCNB will host ‘Coffee with Compassion’. This is a get together led by CCNB, Compassionate Champions and community members who are knowledgeable about caring for people experiencing death, loss or social isolation. Compassionate Communities is an initiative encouraging the community …

Coffee with Compassion – Second Thursday Monthly

Please come along and join the conversation for our next Coffee with Compassion. On the second Thursday of each month CCNB will host ‘Coffee with Compassion’. This is a get together led by CCNB, Compassionate Champions and community members who are knowledgeable about caring for people experiencing death, loss or social isolation. Compassionate Communities is an initiative encouraging the community …

Chatter ‘Cino Dementia Cafe Friendship Group – Terry Hills

On the first Tuesday of each month we hold our Chatter ‘Cino Dementia Cafe Friendship Group which is a meet up for people with dementia, their family and friends. The Chatter ‘Cino is hosted by our Dementia Consultant Michele Ferris and is an opportunity for you to meet others in similar circumstances to talk, laugh and share. Anyone is welcome to …

Coffee with Compassion – Second Thursday Monthly

Please come along and join the conversation for our next Coffee with Compassion. On the second Thursday of each month CCNB will host ‘Coffee with Compassion’. This is a get together led by CCNB, Compassionate Champions and community members who are knowledgeable about caring for people experiencing death, loss or social isolation. Compassionate Communities is an initiative encouraging the community …

Chatter ‘Cino Dementia Cafe Friendship Group

On the first Tuesday of each month we hold our Chatter ‘Cino Dementia Cafe Friendship Group which is a meet up for people with dementia, their family and friends. The Chatter ‘Cino is hosted by our Dementia Consultant Michele Ferris and is an opportunity for you to meet others in similar circumstances to talk, laugh and share. We meet inside the …

CCNB Annual General Meeting – Celebrating 25 Years of Community

On Monday 25th November we held our 2019 Annual General Meeting at Long Reef Golf Club, as part of the event we celebrated 25 years of service to our community. Thank you to the 80+ people who attended on the day and shared in the celebration. Peter Kenyon’s exceptionally relevant presentation on community development was well received as was his …

Chatter ‘Cino Dementia Cafe Friendship Group

On the first Tuesday of each month we hold our Chatter ‘Cino Dementia Cafe Friendship Group which is a meet up for people with dementia, their family and friends. The Chatter ‘Cino is hosted by our Dementia Consultant Michele Ferris and is an opportunity for you to meet others in similar circumstances to talk, laugh and share. We meet inside the …

Legacy Art Project

Legacy Art Project brings people, their memories and future together. CCNB led a Project using Art as a connector. This is what happened……  Dear Juliane and Cate, I think the residents at RSL Lifecare who were involved in the Legacy Art Project may remember our presence in the space provided for art activities for a short while, but the degree …

CCNB Graduate Program

Established in 1994, CCNB is known and respected as the Northern Sydney region’s largest, non-denominational, community led and operated organisation. We know that strong and healthy communities support people to get the most out of life. That’s why we invest in our communities and lead initiatives that grow and develop our community connections. CCNB launched a Graduate Program earlier in …

RUOK DAY 12th September 2019

Today for  R U OK? Day the CCNB team had a shared lunch which sparked lots of conversations. Please remember to check in with family, friends and colleagues because a conversation could change a life. Today is also a good time to remind oneself to be kind to others because we never know what they might be going through. Thanks …

Chatter ‘Cino Dementia Cafe Friendship Group

On the first Tuesday of each month we hold our Chatter ‘Cino Dementia Cafe Friendship Group which is a meet up for people with dementia, their family and friends. The Chatter ‘Cino is hosted by our Dementia Consultant Michele Ferris and is an opportunity for you to meet others in similar circumstances to talk, laugh and share. We meet inside the …