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Bundanoon Compassionate Communities
Compassionate Community Bundanoon (ComCom) is about connecting people within the community.
ComCom’s original charter, started in Bundanoon, June 2018, is to help provide support and care for each other during times of grief, loss, crisis, dying, death and bereavement. We hope we can help that no-one feels alone, and we can offer support and services.
And we still follow this heart, and in 2020 ComCom took on another heart.
We have now within our charter ‘in the living years’. We rejoice life and help people connect with people who desire to be engaged, involved, and part of the community. All people. Young or elderly, fit and fast or slow and wobbly.
ComCom’s extra heart ‘in the living years’ is about connecting people with people right now. ComCom subcommittee decided this year that we could extend our community involvement, setting up workshops and interesting things to do; volunteers popping in on people for a cuppa and a chat; Volunteers with companion animals visiting aged care homes which helps the owner of the companion animal happy to bring joy and the residents love the interaction with animals; compassionate trained volunteers to help people fill out their advance care directive and other necessary documents regarding life choices such as funerals.
Lastly ComCom will act as a ComComHub, that is when someone is in need, feeling isolated and lonely, we would introduce them to a service or organisation such as CWA, Men’s Shed, Needles and Natter, Photography Club, Bundanoon Sings, the Ukesters, etc.
ComCom is also working on establishing ComComHelpingHand where the community has register called I Need Help, whether this is a friendly pop in for a cup of tea, to needing a lift to the doctor, and similarly, a register of I Can Help volunteers. This is yet to be established.
“Hello how are you?” – a new service from the Compassionate Communities subcommitee along with the Bundanoon CWA and Quest for Life. Hello how are you? is a volunteer phoning service for isolated people. If you, or someone you know would like a friendly call on a daily or other basis please download the form, or pick one up at the Village Grocer, Potter’s Pantry or the Pharmacy.
ComCom is supported by Quest for Life (www.questforlife.com.au).
ComCom subcommittee meets once a month on Sunday afternoons.
Please contact ComCom@bca.asn.au for information about upcoming dates, times and locations and If you have an interest in the work we do in the community, we will love to meet you.
Convenor: Lyndell Giuliano
Sub-committee members: Wendy Appleton, Helen Richardson, Dee Bourke, Trish Stafford, Petrea King, Jessica Raschke
BCA INC SECRETARY
Bundanoon Community Association PO Box 12 Bundanoon NSW 2578 Email: email@example.com