The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-07-31T00:39:19Z Feros Care invites you to write your next chapter 2017-07-31T00:39:19Z feros-care-invites-you-to-write-your-next-chapter It’s that time of year again when brilliant writers and thinkers and all those who love a good story descend on the Byron Writers Festival. Feros Care will be there as a major sponsor for the fifth year in a row. Since Byron Bay is where Feros Care was “born”, as always, we like to get involved in local events and so do the people in our residential care villages in the area. Last year, three residents from Byron Village attended the festival. Hugh Webster, 86 years young, told us he’s enjoyed the event for the last three years. “I just love it,” he said. “It keeps my brain cells working!” And of course Hugh will be there again keeping an ear out for great storytelling and his favourite authors in 2017. Jennene Buckley, Feros Care CEO, said events like these remind us of how valuable it is to be within the wider community, no matter what age you are. “Our residents participate in a lot of community programs, including this festival,” Jennene said. “And this year’s promises to be even bigger and better. Feros Care is dressing the authors’ book signing tent, which we’re very excited about! And we will be launching our ‘Write Your Next Chapter’ competition.” The idea behind the competition comes from Feros Care’s approach to caring for seniors. Jennene said, “It’s people’s next chapter, their next adventure in life. Being a senior can be really fulfilling and we’re there to help people live fuller, more enriched lives. Just ask Hugh!” Festival Director, Edwina Johnson says “We are delighted to have Feros Care on board as a Major Partner of Byron Writers Festival for the fifth year. We’re particularly excited that they are revamping the interior of our book signing tent this year, in addition to sponsoring one of our large marquees where festival sessions take place all weekend. Long-standing partnerships such as these are extremely important to our ongoing viability, and Feros Care's passion for creativity and community makes them a perfect fit for us." When you’re at the Byron Writers Festival, keep a look out for the official author’s book signing tent. It’s the first time the big 9m x 6m marquee has ever been dressed. And Feros Care was honoured to be granted the opportunity. Feros Care believes it will create a unique experience for festival goers. Lots of people will experience the exciting atmosphere created in the book signing tent as there’s always long queues of people waiting to have their favourite authors personally sign their books. While you’re at the book-signing tent, make sure you get your free bookmark at the counter which tells you how to enter the Write Your Next Chapter competition. The competition is open for the month of August through till 11 September. You’re invited to create a book title that best describes the life you most want to live. And you’ll have the chance to win the book lover’s ultimate prize - a weekend away to next year’s Byron Writers Festival, including flight vouchers and accommodation! So, start daydreaming and enter the competition at There will also be a massive whiteboard behind the book signing area where authors will write down their ‘next chapter’ for everyone to read. There’ll also be Feros Care volunteers on hand taking photos and answering any questions you might have. Feros Care officially opens its NDIS Local Area Coordination Mackay Office 2017-07-28T06:55:11Z feros-care-officially-opens-its-ndis-local-area-coordination-mackay-office TODAY: Feros Care officially opened its National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Local Area Coordination (LAC) Mackay Office, which will be a key pivotal point in connecting people with services. Feros Care’s NDIS Local Area Coordination Mackay Office is located at Mackay Central, Suite 5/74 Wood Street, Mackay. Feros Care CEO Jennene Buckley said this is so much more significant than cutting the ribbon to a new office building. “Today marks an exciting step forward for people with disability in Mackay, their family, friends and the wider community. In providing Local Area Coordination Services, and in partnering with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), our role is to link people with disability to the NDIS, provide information about community and mainstream supports available in the region, and build the capacity of the community to be inclusive of people with disability,” she said. Our team of Local Area Coordinators have already provided a wide range of supports, including: assisting people to apply for access to the NDIA connecting participants to local services holding regular information sessions and attend community events. “We currently employ nine Local Area Coordinators in Mackay, with recruitment underway to grow our local team. It is expected that by 2019-20, the NDIS will support about 3,100 people with disability in Mackay,” she said. Mr Des Lee, NDIA Regional Manager Queensland North, who also officiated at the opening said, “LAC services are an integral and important part of the NDIS and I am very excited to see our LAC partner Feros Care being able to open the doors to its new permanent office location in Mackay. “Living with a disability isn’t easy, and now with LAC services in Mackay, individuals and families have a friendly and supportive organisation to turn to when they need that little bit of extra advice or support in linking with their community or navigating the web of services out there”. Feros Care is pleased to be a NDIS partner, where it will deliver the NDIS in the community of Mackay. This is the first Feros Care NDIS Local Area Coordination Office to open, with another four offices to open over the next few months. For more information on accessing the NDIS, contact Feros Care on 1300 986 970 or our email For information and/or to RSVP for this event, please contact Lisa Murray on 0422 442 092. Breaking News - ASX Listed G Medical Signs Binding MOU for US $67.5M for China Distribution 2017-07-27T01:24:14Z breaking-news-asx-listed-g-medical-signs-binding-mou-for-us-67-5m-for-china-distribution ASX Announcement 27 July 2017 G MEDICAL SIGNS BINDING MOU FOR CHINA DISTRIBUTION VALUED AT US$67.5M •Binding MOU signed with Shandong Boletong Information S&T Co. Ltd. •Agreed terms include call centre cooperation and a minimum purchase order of Smartphone Prizmaunits within the first year. •Medical and ancillary support via Nurse and Physician staffed call centres and ‘Cloud’ services. Mobile health and e-health company G Medical Innovations Holdings Ltd (“G Medical” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has executed a Binding Memorandum of Understanding (“Agreement”) between its subsidiary G Medical Innovations Asia Limited and Shandong Boletong Information S&T Co. Ltd. (“Boletong”), for the distribution of G Medical’s products and for call centre and ‘Cloud’ services in the People’s Republic of China. G Medical Smartphone Prizma Purchase Order Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, Boletong has agreed to purchase a minimum quantity of units within the 1st Year of the G Medical Smartphone Prizma, and to provide associated support services for a minimum period of 60 months. Boletong will pay a pre-determined price for each unit, with the value of the agreement based on the minimum commitments being no less than US$67,500,000. The obligation to acquire the units commences on the granting of the CFDA certification to G Medical, which is currently in process. Support Services 1) Medical Services: Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, Boletong and G Medical will set up a medical call centreproviding support services from 50-60 Nurses and 3-5 General Practising Physicians. Boletong will be responsible for the recruitment of the Nurses and General Practising Physicians, andthe establishment of the call centre. 2) ‘Cloud’ Subscription and Support Services: Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, Boletong and/or G Medical will provide; a) Automated Cloud algorithm interpretation services, for biomedical signals 20170727_GMV - Binding MOU for China Distribution Page 2 of 3 b )Level 1 services including, Live and/or automated end-user technical support c) Level 2 services including, hardware (device) support, replacement/repairs Marketing and advertising G Medical agreed to contribute an immaterial portion of the per unit price as marketing and investment for Boletong's promotion of the products and services in China, with such payments to be set-off against payment of the purchase orders by Boletong. Non-competition Boletong and its associations are subject to non-competition restraints for the period of the Agreement, and ending five years after its termination (unless G Medical is found by a Court to have breached the Agreement). These non-competition restraints extend to competing with the products or services of G Medical. G Medical CEO Dr. Yacov Geva, commented: “I am extremely pleased to announce yet another significant relationship for G Medical within the ever-growing and lucrative Chinese territory. To have further increased our purchase commitment for our G Medical Smartphone Prizma devices, over and above our existing agreements, is an exceptional outcome with a key partner in Boletong. This adds further to our robust, multi-year revenue stream for the Company, particularly within the first year of a CFDA approval being granted”. “I have met with the executives of Boletong, and whilst in China have visited their facilities and operations. Boletong operates in 16+ provinces and works with the National Public Health care system and acts as a distributor of medical services for the government. Boletong is currently working with several large healthcare organisations such as Wanda, a medical company which is positioned in the top three in their area, and along with telecom carriers such as China Telecom. Boletong is also supported through investment from a large and reputable group in Beijing. Our team, has invested more than 3 months in bringing this MOU to fruition, during which time we were able to satisfy ourselves as to Boletong's strong financial position, their key government partnerships in place, and the ability to deliver all aspects under our agreement.” “This relationship is a significant strategic partnership, allowing the roll out the Company’s medical and ancillary support services within the Chinese territory, for both our professional call centre and Cloud based systems”. Ends Corporate Advisors Otsana Capital 108 Outram Street West Perth WA 6005 Telephone: +61 8 9486 7244 About Shandong Boletong Information S&T Co., Ltd Shandong Boletong Information S&T Co., Ltd. (Boletong) is a hi-tech medical and healthcare company invested by Beijing Honghui Group which has businesses in medicine, investment, drug store automation system and new energy areas, based in China. Boletong focuses on the production and sales of medical devices, membership healthcare management systems and R&D and applications for the National Basic Public Healthcare Project Solution. Boletong is currently one of the top 16 service providers for the national public healthcare system. Boletong is located in Jinan Hi-tech Technology Development Area, Shandong province. Boletong’s website is About G Medical Innovations G Medical (ASX:GMV) was founded in August 2014, aiming to be at the forefront of the digital health revolution, developing the next generation of mobile health (mHealth) technologies. The Company brings forth the experience and expertise of its Board to deliver best-in-class solutions to address this global opportunity. The Company specialises in innovative next generation mobile and e-health solutions and services using its suite of devices and software solutions with a view to driving multiple and recurring revenue streams, across numerous verticals and territories. For more information on G Medical, please visit Cover-More and Zurich announce new mental illness cover in travel insurance policies 2017-07-18T23:55:05Z cover-more-and-zurich-announce-new-mental-illness-cover-in-travel-insurance-policies ·   New cover for existing mental illness conditions—pilot underway in Australia and NZ ·   Travellers with existing mental illness conditions including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and PTSD apply for cover just like travellers with physical medical conditions ·   Cover provided for first onset conditions and general exclusion for mental illness is removed Sydney, (Wednesday 19 July 2017): Cover-More Group, a specialist, integrated travel insurance and medical assistance provider, today announced new mental illness cover in their travel insurance policies for Australia and New Zealand. The move follows Zurich Australian Insurance Limited (Zurich) becoming Cover-More’s underwriter in Australia and New Zealand on 1 June after Zurich Insurance Group acquired Cover-More in April 2017. The new mental illness cover is one of a number of changes to policy benefits and policy wording that Cover-More and Zurich have developed to offer Australian and New Zealand travellers greater protection when they head overseas. Under the new policy, Cover-More has removed the general exclusion for mental illness from all their travel insurance products in Australia and New Zealand. In addition, if a traveller experiences a serious mental health condition for the first time e.g. first onset of anxiety or depression before they travel or while overseas, cover is provided for amendment and cancellation, and medical expenses respectively if their condition is serious enough that they need professional support. “We also recognise the importance of providing protection for travellers with existing mental illness conditions so we have commenced a comprehensive pilot of cover for existing conditions in the Cover-More direct sales channel in Australia,” Cover-More Group Chief Executive Officer, Mike Emmett, said. In the pilot, a traveller with an existing mental illness condition, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), can apply to Cover-More for cover just like someone with a physical medical condition. The assessment process is straightforward and there will be one of two outcomes depending on the nature and severity of their condition—cover offered with the payment of an additional premium and in some more serious cases, no cover will be able to be provided. “We are trialling cover for travellers with existing mental illness at this stage because we want to get it right and give people with mental illness a fair deal and effective care.” Mr Emmett said the new cover for mental illness is a significant step for Cover-More and Zurich in recognising the critical importance of offering specific cover for people with mental health conditions. “It seemed a natural, and overdue, extension for Cover-More and Zurich to incorporate cover for mental illness into our travel insurance policies and we hope other travel insurance providers follow our lead,” he said. He said that for some time Cover-More has been offering trauma counselling free-of-charge to customers involved in horrific events overseas, such as the Bastille Day attack in Nice in 2016 and the recent London Bridge terror attacks. “Trauma counselling sits outside our usual policy benefits. It’s offered because we can offer it and because we care enough to. And this will continue.” Mr Emmett said the trauma counselling offered to Cover-More customers is by experienced psychologists in Cover-More’s DTC business, one of the leading corporate psychology providers in Australia. Since 2012, DTC has also delivered beyondblue’s National Workplace Program to more than 67,000 employees in organisations across Australia. Underwriting partnership with Zurich The move to offer cover for mental illness has been facilitated by Cover-More’s new underwriting arrangement with Zurich. Since 1 June 2017, Cover-More travel insurance policies in Australia and New Zealand have been underwritten by Zurich Australian Insurance Limited. For Zurich this is a business-to-business underwriting arrangement in which Cover-More continues to manage the retailing of travel policies and claims for customers. “We’re very excited around this underwriting arrangement for our local business, as well as the strengthening of our travel insurance offering in Australia and New Zealand. It allows for further opportunities to explore how Zurich and Cover-More can collaborate and support our local plan to diversify the product and distribution offerings,” Zurich Australia and New Zealand Chief Executive Officer, General Insurance, Rajbir Nanra, said. ENDS For more information contact: Angela Cross, Pilot PR +61 412 929 397 or About Cover-More Group Cover-More Group is a global specialist and integrated travel insurance, medical assistance and employee assistance provider. Cover-More has strong market positions in Australia, India and the USA where the group owns Travelex Insurance Services. In addition, Cover-More has a presence in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Cover-More has diversified distribution across retail travel, aviation, financial institutions and direct which is underpinned by optimisation technology. The group was acquired by Zurich Insurance Group in 2017. About Zurich Insurance Group Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 54,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, and life insurance products and services in more than 210 countries and territories. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. The Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt (ZURVY) program, which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at Six month old Lola re-ignites energy and speech among people living with Dementia 2017-07-12T00:58:00Z six-month-old-lola-re-ignites-energy-and-speech-among-people-living-with-dementia-1 Morleen is 83 and living with dementia. She’s one of Feros Care’s residents at Bangalow Residential Village. She – like most people living with dementia – is often agitated and hard to understand. She appears to not be connected to what's happening around her, and is generally frustrated. Enter Shelly Fletcher, Feros Manager, and her six month old baby Lola. Shelly and Lola visit the residents at the village each week. Shelly said “As soon as Morleen sees Lola, her speech improves, her body is upright and she has an incredible maternal energy. Lola triggers fond memories for Morleen – probably as a mother and grandmother.” “I’m so pleased that Lola can spark such a noticeable change in people like Morleen. And it’s not just Morleen benefitting. Lola and I get a real kick out of visiting each week. I’d encourage other families to visit – the Village is a non-judgemental, calm and interactive place that is baby friendly.” Click on the below video to witness the difference 6-month old Lola makes to the life of Morleen who is living with dementia. Interviews Please let me know if you’d like to interview: Shelley Fletcher (mother of 6-month old Lola), and/or Jo Dwyer, Feros Village Bangalow Care Manager Feros Silver Foxes on graffiti tour 2017-07-05T23:46:24Z feros-silver-foxes-on-graffiti-tour Chatting with Davey (aka Teazer) at his Stay Gold Studio was inspiring for a bunch of very cool and Feros Care residents who visited recently. The brightly dressed seniors went to see the workings of the graffiti art workshop and hear about how Teazer got into the artform, its history and tagging. The Feros Silver Foxes (FSFs) visited Teazer’s Byron Bay studio after helping to reinvigorate the local ‘Surf Alley’, painting part of the town red (and other colours), as part of the recent Popped festival. Teazer explained that he thinks it’s a primal urge to want to leave your mark, your message, and FSF Nina Marzi, 96, agreed. “Not everybody can be an artist,” she said. “It’s the touch, the quality of the paint, what you want to convey in the painting; that’s the most important.” And Nina’s seen a painting or two throughout nearly 10 decades so who can argue with that? “I think it’s very clever, clever than I ever thought or realised,” Fran Boyle 86 said. Fran, Nina and the rest of the FSFs then hopped in a bus to see Teazer’s local wall graffiti art behind Mitre 10 near the old train tracks – not even on the wrong side (!) - where artists like him go to practice. Inspired by Teazer, and other artists work on the wall, the FSFs also let their mark and art with a flurry of spraying paint activity. Follow the FSFs on their visit and hear their inspired thoughts about the modern artform which back in the day was considered the realm of vandals. What would their mums and dads think of the FSFs now! Aruba helps organisations track valuable assets 2017-06-06T23:22:19Z aruba-helps-organisations-track-valuable-assets New BLE-powered Aruba Tags, Aruba Access Points and Meridian Software Eliminate Loss of Valuable Assets and Automate Inventory Management; Expanded Ecosystem Enables Broad Adoption Across Industries  Sydney – June 7, 2017 – Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, today announced a new addition to its location-based services portfolio that helps organisations easily track valued assets, resulting in improved organisational efficiency, and lower capital and operational costs associated with misplaced assets. The Aruba asset tracking solution is fully integrated into the Aruba wireless infrastructure enabling simplified, fully integrated deployments at dramatically reduced costs.   Organisations worldwide lose millions of dollars every year on high-value items and inventory that are either misplaced, lost or stolen. Furthermore, employees and customers suffer from lost productivity and poor experiences. These challenges are particularly prevalent in industries like healthcare, where items such as IV pumps and heart defibrillators, are easily misplaced, resulting in 25 percent of hospital staff’s time wasted looking for these assets1  and negatively impacting quality of care. In retail and warehousing, items that can’t be located quickly mean wasted time for employees, delayed order fulfillment for customers and often, a loss of revenue for the retailer.   Aruba General Manager, South Pacific, Anthony Smith, said, “Aruba asset tracking addresses these challenges with a solution that is integrated into the Aruba Wi-Fi infrastructure eliminating the need for a separate network. Organizations also gain the benefits of accurate tracking of important items using either an intuitive, map-based mobile app or by integrating with organizations’ existing tracking solutions.”   The solution includes the following components: Advancements to ArubaOS and Aruba APs: This new software allows Aruba BLE-enabled Access Points and Sensors to act as asset tag “observers,” creating a sensory network that provides added value to organisations with existing Aruba wireless infrastructure. In essence, it allows their Wi-Fi infrastructure to double as an asset tracking network. New Aruba Tags:  Cost-effective Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) – enabled tags are slightly larger than a quarter, making them ideal for items that range in size from IV pumps in a healthcare setting to pallets of goods in a warehouse. The tags are designed to meet stringent environmental requirements and come with multiple attachment options. Asset Tag Configuration App: Aruba’s configuration app makes set-up and ongoing management of the tags simple. Assets can be designated with names, photos and optional IDs so that like assets can be searched for easily. Changes can be performed quickly, near the assets, and all data is automatically saved in a central cloud database. New features for the Aruba Meridian AppMaker: Organisations can now create their own asset tracking app for iOS or Android with the Meridian AppMaker. The AppMaker provides a new SDK and APIs for seamless third-party integration and custom use cases.  Partner Ecosystem Enables Broad Adoption Across Industries Key to the success of Aruba’s existing location-based services and Mobile Engagement portfolio has been the Meridian Engage Partner Program. Customers have leveraged app developers to integrate and build value-added mobile apps for iOS and Android that are used with the Meridian Mobile App Platform and Aruba Mobile Engagement portfolio. Aruba is extending this program to include asset tracking, as well as opening the program to new partners in a variety of industries across healthcare, retail, warehousing and numerous other verticals.   Continuing its investment in the Intelligent Edge, Aruba also introduced its 8400 Core Switch at HPE Discover.  The 8400 Core Switch is a new core aggregation switch that delivers the performance, power, automation and troubleshooting capabilities necessary to address the challenges of mobility, cloud and IoT inherent in networks today.  The announcement of the 8400 Core Switch in conjunction with its asset tracking solution demonstrates Aruba’s ongoing commitment to bring innovation to organisations.  HPE PointnextAruba Meridian Services from HPE Pointnext provide customers and partners worldwide with the expertise needed to take advantage of location-based services to engage with mobile users in any organisation or public-facing venue. These services can help augment customer IT and Aruba partner teams to provide the capabilities needed for the design and development of mobile applications with the Meridian platform.  Availability Aruba asset tracking solution is available now.   ENDS  About Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes worldwide. The company delivers IT solutions that empower organisations to serve the latest generation of mobile-savvy users who rely on cloud-based business apps for every aspect of their work and personal lives.   To learn more, visit Aruba at For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter and Facebook, and for the latest technical discussions on mobility and Aruba products visit Airheads Social at  For more information, please contact:  Sarah Bullen OR Duyen Nguyen at DEC PR +61 2 8014 5033 and  Customer Quotes   “The Aruba asset tracking solution has the potential to help VMI save significant man-hours and reduce the overall costs associated with locating and tracking our vehicles during their 48 stages of production” said Michael Kell, Director of IT for Vantage Mobility International (VMI), a supplier of wheelchair-accessible vans. “Additionally, with up to 2,000 vehicles on our site at any given time, the manual process of identifying and locating a specific vehicle when needed for audit, or tracking one during a particular stage of production, is time-consuming and inefficient. With the Aruba asset tracking solution, we hope to automate this process and create new efficiencies for our staff as well as speed delivery of vehicles to our customers.”  Ecosystem Partner Quotes   As a leading venue technology company, VenueNext, provides healthcare companies with better operational awareness and efficiency via location and mobile experiences. “Our customers have been asking for an asset tracking solution that delivers visibility for critical assets with location accuracy, while also integrating with our existing application platform,” said Scott Rehling, Vice President Strategic Channels, VenueNext. “By leveraging Aruba’s asset tracking solution we can provide the added functionality requested by utilizing customers’ Wi-Fi and beacon infrastructure, resulting in operational efficiencies.”   Emerge is a digital experience agency that leverages world-class user-centered design and custom application development to quickly solve complex challenges and address untapped opportunities. “With the addition of asset tracking capabilities to the Aruba Mobile Engagement platform we can now offer our customers an innovative tool to use their mobile applications to increase productivity and customer experience in their facilities,” said Julian Pscheid, Chief Technology Officer of Emerge Interactive. “Whether by providing front-line employees instant visibility into critical equipment location, connecting real-time asset locations to Meridian indoor turn-by-turn navigation and personalized push-notifications, or integrating location data with legacy systems, we look forward to incorporating Aruba’s asset tracking solution into our customers’ enterprise ecosystems.  Raizlabs designs and builds world-class iOS, Android, and Web apps for startups and big brands. “Our team is constantly exploring new and emergent technologies in an effort to deliver the best possible solutions to leading competitive enterprises,” said Jason Petralia, President of Raizlabs. “As a part of this ongoing exploration, we've realized the growing need for a complete asset tracking solution and are excited about Aruba's technology advancements and commitment to a full-featured and robust solution.”  Channel Partner Quotes   “As a leading IT solutions provider, we are continuously looking for ways to expand our offerings to better support clients’ evolving needs,” said Chris Saso, CTO, Dasher Technologies, Inc. “Aruba’s new asset tracking solution helps solve the issues that plagued the healthcare and retail industry by allowing them to leverage their Wi-Fi infrastructure for the tracking of physical assets. This allows us to engage with new stakeholders within our accounts and extend the value of our architecture and services expertise.”   Serving over 1,000 clients in a dozen different industries, Matrix Integration is focused on helping clients achieve their goals through the use of technology. “There has always been an existing operational need for organizations to track the movement of valued assets. However, most organizations consider adding a completely separate asset tracking infrastructure as too costly while adding additional operational burden,” said James Aldridge, VP, Technology, Matrix. “By using an existing Aruba wireless infrastructure, Aruba solves these customer problems by delivering the only asset tracking solution that doesn’t require another network overlay, resulting in an easy-to-manage mobile solution with fast ROI.”   Show off your Bold at Cooly Rocks On 2017-06-06T03:01:32Z show-off-your-bold-at-cooly-rocks-on Maybe you’ve always wanted to get a tatt but were a bit unsure. Well here’s your chance to be bold and strut your retro stuff, and leave your mark on Cooly, but not on your skin! Following Feros Care’s fantastically successful tattoo competition at Cooly Rocks OnTM festival last year, we’re doing it again with $1000 cash to be won! 2017 is the third year in a row that silver sponsor Feros Care has supported the rock ‘n roll revival festival and we’ll be giving away Grow Bold tattoos to people of all ages to stick on. To enter this year’s Grow Bold Tattoo Comp, all you need to do is get a photo of yourself being bold, showing off the tatt. Then upload your pic to Feros Care’s Facebook page on the website by 5pm on 12 June along with the hashtag #GrowBold and you’ll be in the running to win the $1000 that’s up for grabs. What could be easier or more fun? Everyone’s excited about the Cooly Rocks OnTM festival that’s on from 7-11 June, and it just seems to get bigger and better each year! “With more than 100,000 people expected to attend the cross-generational event, Cooly Rocks OnTM is the perfect platform to spread the word about ageing boldly,” Feros Care CEO Jennene Buckley said. “We love being part of the local community and what better way for locals to show their attitude to getting older than with a Grow Bold tattoo? “The festival is full of retro fun and brings together the young and the young at heart. It absolutely captures Feros Care’s ethos to be bold!” When you’re at the festival, look out for our roller skaters who will also be handing out the Grow Bold tattoos. Or you can come down to the Feros Care retro caravan, say hello and get your free tatt there. We can even help you upload your photo for the competition if you can’t do it yourself! During Cooly Rocks OnTM, more photo fun can be had in the park opposite Cooly Pub where Feros Care has installed a life-sized mural of a group of rock ’n rollers with a vintage car that you can pop your head through for a retro-style fun pic. Talking about retro pics, congratulations go to our #Ferosflashback competition winner Heather Hickey who won a Cooly Rocks OnTM festival prize pack for entering a 1964 photo of her siblings in their matching knitted jumpers out for a Sunday drive. Foxes pop up in Byron’s Surf Alley 2017-05-18T01:45:23Z foxes-pop-up-in-byron-s-surf-alley Move over Banksy, Byron Bay has witnessed some Feros Silver Foxes (FSFs) painting the town red - and any other colour they chose - ahead of the Byron Bay Popped laneway event. The residents’ of local care provider, Feros Care, were found in Byron’s ‘Surf Alley’ with spray cans in hand. Surfers will tell you there’s always been a link between art and ideas – and of course surfing! It’s a concept Feros Care very much understands as an innovative and bold provider of care services in the Byron Bay area. Feros is a major partner of Popped, a public space and creative activation program incorporating arts and surf culture, well-being and community inclusiveness. Jennene Buckley, Feros Care CEO, says, “Our residential villages are close to the water and have strong ties with the local arts and surfing culture, going right back to when Feros Care was started in Byron Bay over 25 years ago.” Jo Dwyer is the Care Manager of Feros Village Bangalow and believes Live Ideas is a great project. “We have a famous surfer’s mother living here in Bangalow - Grace Menzcer, whose daughter Pauline was women’s world champion in 1993,” Jo says. “Pauline Menzcer also won the 1988 women's amateur world title and WQS champion in 2002. Grace’s daughter still lives in Byron Bay, near her mum, and has been competing for more than 20 years.” Fun fact: Pauline won 20 WCT events and eight WQS events. Only Layne Beachley has won more. Grescha Brewer, Care Manager of Feros Village Byron Bay said she was “stoked” Feros Care is involved in Popped. “It’s quite special as we have a local surfer living at the village who is quite shy, but would be pretty chuffed by Feros being involved in this community project. And, not to mention some of our own die-hard surfing staff!” All residents are keenly anticipating their own graffiti workshop in two weeks’ time. Photos: LEFT - Jilli Richardson said “such beautiful colour and expression. Art is what makes life joyful – and it’s best where everyone can see it – like this alley. I normally create art with a paint brush, so a spray was pretty bold!” RIGHT - Some of the Feros Village Byron Bay residents who participated. We did a combined Pet Memorial Gift and Mothers Day gift 2017-05-17T12:43:09Z we-did-a-combined-pet-memorial-gift-and-mothers-day-gift A Pet Memorial Gift and Mothers Day Gift Combined We recently  met the lovely Tina and her husband at the Queen Victoria Market.  They had recently lost their beautiful Norwegian Forest Cat 2 months ago and I could see she was still quite distressed.  She was looking for a pet memorial gift idea and also  a mothers day gift.  As soon as her husband saw our stand he was encouraging her as he wanted to give her a special unique gift. She mentioned to me she had not told her friends as she just could'nt cope with it.  She was just learning to cope with it.  She showed me a beautiful photo of this magnificent looking cat.  It was totally amazing.  Anyway she went away and had a coffee with her husband and then returned to order her keepsake of her beloved cat Versace.  We then did the piece and receive a beautiful message on our facebook page announcing the loss of her pet and also thanking us for her beautiful keepsake of Versace. The  photo was truly an amazing photo and the detail was amazing.    If you are looking for a pet memorial gift to remember your beloved friend please contact us. Prahran Psychology Clinic Helps Children to Improve Mental Health 2017-05-09T12:38:27Z prahran-psychology-clinic-helps-children-to-improve-mental-health-1 For the parents worried about the mental state of their kids often consider the child psychologists to ensure that they grow and lead a better life. For the betterment of the health of the children, parents are finding the best psychologists of the country. However, Prahran Psychology works with a focused aim to serve the families so that they can improve their mental health. Finding the experts for the child’s psychology is quite challenging so you are advised to visit the renowned psychologists of the Prahran Psychology clinic and their team of experts. Thus, it will be a great way to improve the mental strength of the families. They will help in getting rid of the obstacles that often hold back to perform the way they should. To get the right atmosphere which is better for their growth, they help in analysing the mental state of the children and the consequences they have been facing and can be improved by all counts. They are blessed with some great experts that can help in preparing the kids for the future complexities by making them prepared for the conditions that can be cropped up unexpectedly. When you think that your kid’s behaviour has been suddenly changed, you must find the reason behind this sudden change. So, they have invented the best ways to help out the kids feeling humiliated due to enormous reasons whether they are not feeling comfortable due to the strictness or unfriendliness in the school. Right now, right away, you will be advised to find the best treatment to bring your kids out from the difficult situation. Now, parents are not hesitating to bring their kids to the experts like the professional team of the Prahran Psychology Clinic. A child is the one and only possession of every parent that makes them feel worried, especially, when they see their kids in a mental or physical complexity. Volunteers contribute around 750 million hours to Australian communities each year 2017-05-08T01:10:00Z volunteers-contribute-around-750-million-hours-to-australian-communities-each-year With National Volunteer Week upon us from 8-14 May, aged care provider Feros Care says there’s no better time to talk about the incredible contribution volunteers make to society. Volunteers are extraordinary people, they’re compassionate individuals who genuinely care and want to help make a difference to the lives of those around them. In fact, Australians are very generous in helping out others, with the most recent figures (2014) from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showing that more than a third of Australia’s population aged 15 and over volunteer in some capacity. That’s 5.8 million people or 31% of the population! Over a 12-month period, voluntary work equalled 743 million hours contributed to the community, according to the ABS. That’s an enormous amount of selfless, unpaid work by wonderful people that give their time and energy to keeping the wheels of society turning, Feros Care Jennene Buckley says. “Feros Care understands the value of volunteers, with so many extraordinary people helping out in various roles,” Jennene says. “Volunteers are compassionate people, who genuinely care and want to help make a difference to the lives of those around them. In the last financial year, we had 129 active volunteers in the community and our residential villages, which is fantastic.” Volunteering Australia says there is a “strong correlation between the well-being, happiness, health and longevity” of people who are emotionally kind and compassionate in their charitable helping activities and that the experience of helping others provides meaning and a sense of self-worth. A prime example of one of these extraordinary individuals is Feros Care volunteer bus driver, Brian King, who is reaping the personal rewards of giving back to the community. Brian King, Feros Volunteer “I have lived on the Gold Coast for over 30 odd years and got a lot out of life here and thought it was time to give back. I never expected to get such a hell of a kick out it … it exceeded my expectations,” Brian says. “It’s so enjoyable – it’s giving back to the community, that’s for sure. The interaction I have with the people is fantastic. I love seeing the interaction benefit them and others – it makes for a great day out for everyone.” Feros Care is always seeking enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers who are interested in bringing laughter, meaningful companionship and support to seniors in the community or in our residential villages - and if you’ve only got an hour a week to spare, that’s fine. Our volunteers engage with clients through a diverse range of activities depending on the clients’ needs, interests and hobbies. Drawing upon the volunteers own experiences and passions this could include traditional activities such as social outings, arts and crafts, transport and gardening, or the more innovative interaction using technology to create digital life storybooks or host virtual meet-ups. So get in touch with Feros Care to see where your valuable contribution can benefit others - and yourself! Phone 1300 085 181 for community volunteering or 1300 763 583 to volunteer in one of our residential villages. You can also find more information on volunteering for Feros Care at Prahran Psychology Promotes A Healthier Workforce with Employee Wellness Program 2017-05-05T11:57:51Z prahran-psychology-promotes-a-healthier-workforce-with-employee-wellness-program Prahran Psychology introduces an employee wellness program to determine the daily complications of employees and help them to eliminate the issues which are affecting their performance and daily tasks. The moment you start feeling bothered by the stressful condition or if you are not satisfied with your job, experts will work in the areas to ensure that the employees are performing efficiently at the workplace.  They announce a very useful employee wellness program which is a method to motivate the employees by identifying the areas of their dissatisfaction. Also, it increases the productivity and general health and well-being of workers who have been suffering a lot and facing the failure for performing the way they should be.  By determining the complications of certain people, psychologists would help in eradicating the reasons affecting their daily work life. They are introducing a wellness program to the employees who would have been losing interest in meeting deadlines, accomplishing all tasks and also, working effectively. A program organized by the Prahran Psychology in close association with the organizations proved to be very beneficial not only to encourage employees, to help your hardworking employees to resolve the issues that they are facing due to certain workplace or personal dissatisfaction. In this program, psychologists take into consideration the certain requirements of the employees. Determining their interest stream and concern can be identified by conducting a survey so that helps to find out what aspects of the program increases the employee interest. In this program, employees will also be encouraged to maintain their health by switching to a healthy lifestyle, some ideas that motivate to deal with the work pressure and how to keep the worried out of workplace so that the employees can perform efficiently once by getting satisfied results. Experts of the Prahran Psychology also encourage the organizations to set the rewards or attractive incentives along with the outdoor trips or once in a month quarterly plan for the employee leisure time so that they can stay relaxed to feel rejuvenated. This way, they can be prepared to perform again more enthusiastically. About the Company: Prahran Psychology, one of the most efficient psychological clinics is backed by the award-winning panel of psychologists. They are serving the widespread clientele, including organizations, many business entrepreneurs and also, individuals going through a bad psychological condition. Prahran Psychology Clinic Useful Tips For Mental Health Improvement 2017-03-15T06:29:02Z prahran-psychology-clinic-useful-tips-for-mental-health-improvement It is seen that people who are emotionally and mentally healthy are happier as compared to those spending a stressful life. They are able to accept the challenges of life more confidently. But it requires some efforts to build and maintain a strong mental health. Your mental health is directly connected with your physical health that gives you a rewarding experience.  Prahran Psychology Clinic encourages the people to enjoy their healthy mental state. It is important to let your mind function every day which is important for you to feel confident so that you can grab the opportunity of growth and build a confident personality, says experts. Explore the useful tips shared by Prahran Psychology Clinic for the better mental health: Connect with People: Build and maintain relationships with people around you. Having people in contact who will support and enrich your life will encourage you and leave a great effect on your well-being. Take time to Have Fun: Set aside some time for activities you would love to do. Be spontaneous and active throughout the day. Take a walk alone, read a book, draw pictures or play with the pets or accompany your kids.   Share Interest: Join a group or club to have an interaction with different people. Being part of the creative, impressive and people with the common interest will motivate you to do something for yourself which is actually good for your mental health. Take Care of Yourself: You will have to take a good care of yourself as a good diet is important for the improvement of physical and mental health. Spend some time every day for exercise, dancing, pampering yourself.  Deal with Stress: Observe the things trigger your stress and change the way you react instantly. You can avoid some triggers and learn how to deal with the stress in an ideal manner. A balanced lifestyle can help you manage your stress in an ideal way where you would find it very effective to get relaxation breathing yoga and meditation every day.  You would find these useful tips to improve your mental health extremely beneficial by all counts. Psychology Clinic : An Effective Approach To Psychological Treatment 2017-03-02T09:44:29Z psychology-clinic-an-effective-approach-to-psychological-treatment It's no wonder that the modern lifestyle is highly responsible for growing physical and mental stress and if the stress is not stored out it could be further extended or result into depression, anxiety, and insomnia. In fact, there are many reasons in life that trigger mental disorders and few are the most common facts are unhappy marriage life, disappointments, and failure at work, loneliness , huge loss in business, conflicts with others, unbreakable sickness, so on. With the growing problems, the life becomes so difficult to live and generally people thinking to commit suicide to get rid of this situation.                              This is the time when the people needs professional services of an expert psychologist in Melbourne. A reliable and true psychologist in Melbourne should be a well learned person of psychology . A therapist must have his own proven methods of curing the patients suffering from the mental disorder. A professional yet certified psychologist is the only person who will not only listen your issues but also provide you best suitable solution and assure you early recovery. Their main job is to remove those bad patches of stress which are largely responsible for the mental disruption. One of the leading psychologic clinic in Melbourne "Prahran Psychology clinic" that offers you widely proven services for the various mental related problems such as marital and relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety and addiction management, sleeping problems, loss appetite and rapid weight loss problem, grief and loss, self-development, so on. Their major aim is to provide the best psychology clinic based treatments to cure mental related problems and to improve the good being. With the help of the certified services, you can easily improve the quality of life and get assistance under difficult situations. Proven psychological treatments largely help the patient to overcome his emotional problems and tries to restore his original mental state so that he would be able to take potential decisions on his own and start trusting his intuitions. The best part about their services is that they support you when nobody even likes to sit with you. They give you a positive hope and ensure a healthy life. You just only need to speak up your issues and don’t worry about the privacy as they keep your issue with them only as per their policy.