SAMAA Celebrates Eid Milan At Auburn Town Hall...

Nov 9, 2010 by

[slideshow id=4] South Asian Muslim Association of Australia (SAMAA) celebrated an Eid Milan on 19 Sept 2010 at Auburn Town Hall. A large number of elderly, their families, representatives from aged care agencies, SAMAA members, volunteers and friends attended the event with much enthusiasm and joy. It was another event organised by SAMAA for the aged of South Asian Muslim community who now look forward to SAMAA programmes as an opportunity to meet their contemporaries, learn from information sessions and enjoy cultural items which are designed to suit their taste. Ms Judy Jenkins from  Care Connect, a non-profit organisation specialising in elderly assessment and case management, briefed the audience of their programmes. The Blacktown office has three federally funded programmes, which support frail older people, five state funded programs and one program funded by NSW...

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SAMAA JB 2010 Report

Nov 9, 2010 by

[slideshow id=3] South Asian Muslim Association of Australia (SAMAA) celebrated its annual event Jashne Buzurg 2010 on 20 February at Auburn Town Hall. A number of dignitaries, representatives from government agencies, community leaders alongwith large number of elderly & their families, volunteers and well wishers attended the event. Hon Laurie Ferguson, Parliamentary secretary for Multi-Cultural affairs applauded SAMAA’s stand of not promoting its officials at a public platform and assured his support to SAMAA at the federal level. NSW Minister for ageing Hon Paul Lynch reported alarming statistics of growth of the ageing population which would demand much higher resources even at state level. Due to the multicultural nature of NSW society, he assured SAMAA of his support for provision of culturally appropriate care to South Asian Muslims. The guest speaker Dr Gideon Caplan, head of Geriatric medicine at Prince...

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SAMAA Celebrated Eid Milan at Newington Community Centre Sydney...

Nov 9, 2010 by

South Asian Muslim Association of Australia Inc (SAMAA) organised another event to celebrate Eid ul Fitr with the seniors and the elderly of the community at Newington Community Centre Sydney on Monday, 5 Oct 2009. It was attended by well over 150 people who enjoyed the evening thoroughly. SAMAA officials briefed the attendees with the progress of its programs. SAMAA has been coordinating with various government and non-government agencies to improve its services. It is also in contact with Department of Health and Ageing in seeking help in various aged care programs. SAMAA officials reminded attendees about the two funds to run its programs: 1- Benevolent Service Fund: This fund supports the voluntary services offered by SAMAA to its elderly. & 2- Elderly Home Fund: This fund will be utilized to build our own aged care...

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SAMAA Celebrated Jashne Buzurg 2009...

Nov 9, 2010 by

[slideshow id=2] SAMAA celebrated Jashne Buzurg on 17 Jan 2009 at Auburn Town Hall. Nearly 300 people attended the festivities including large number of elderly and seniors, members, volunteers, government officials and families of South Asian origin. The speakers requested the elderly of South Asian Muslim community to register with SAMAA. Those who can spare some time are requested to join as volunteer and avail an opportunity to be part of a noble cause by serving the elderly. The voluntary services include arranging picnics for elderly, transporting them to the mosques for Friday prayers, help them in day to day shopping, cook food for them, take them to doctor etc. SAMAA has now introduced the system of paid volunteers also where volunteers can be paid for the work they do or the personal expenses...

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News Release

Nov 8, 2010 by

SAMAA SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH CURIE NURSING HOME [slideshow id=1] Under the premises of NSW Transcultural Aged Care Service (TACS), SAMAA and Curie Nursing Home signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday 26 May 2010. Representatives from South Asian Muslim Association of Australia (SAMAA), Curie Nursing Home and NSW TACS attended the signing ceremony. This memorandum of understanding sets out a framework for the collaborative delivery of culturally appropriate aged care to the South Asian Muslim community. Curie Nursing Home is located in Oatlands in a quiet cul-de-sac with large surroundings. It is a 44 beds facility with plans to be upgraded to 100 bed facility. It is “Cluster” nursing home which  specialises in care of Muslim Aged. Only Halal food is served. Muslim elders are helped in wudu and praying. All forms...

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