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Collapse Issue 466 - 25 Mar 2019Issue 466 - 25 Mar 2019
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Mabel turns 101
Vehicle-activated speed signs to be trialled in Hillview St
Ethan organises student strike for climate action
Shepard St flooding expected to improve in 18 months
Ettalong to get recycling bins
Responsible development group forms with 80 people
Strata subdivision is approved
Bouddi Foundation seeks grant applications
Law firm welcomes new partners as others retire
Action group founders step aside
Fishing club closes after 30 years
Channel needs State planning, says committee chair
Dredged sand to replenish Ocean and Umina beaches
Specific dredging plans still needed, says committee
First class in permaculture held at Killcare
Salvos at Bring Your Bills day
Euchre club donates to local schools
Community fair held at Phegans Bay
Church publicises Easter festival events
Easter fete at Patonga
School holiday activities announced
Another fire at community garden
Unit fire in Warwick St
Three grants from Council
Retirees help charities distribute food
Activities for St Patrick's Day
Parking fines to be reduced
New playground for Empire Bay
Preschool celebrates 30 years in August
CWA bakes vegan scones for festival
Woy Woy residents targeted for heritage walk
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Planning controls were result of exhaustive consultation
Council decisions will destroy the Peninsula
Flood was 27th in five years
More thought needed for pre-polling venue
We didn't win
Put Peninsula ahead of political ambitions
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Aged care organisation celebrates 30 years
Brothers celebrate 50 years in medicine
New book compiled as breast cancer resource
Ground-breaking ceremony for 114-bed extension
Suicide prevention briefing to be held in Woy Woy
Geriatrician writes book on medical care for older people
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Opera in the Arboretum despite difficult five weeks
Troubadour president to speak at regional seminar
Rotary club pledges $40,000 for music program
Artist holds exhibition in Botanic Garden
Local pair produce TV program on men and their sheds
Children's film in Woy Woy
Meet the authors at library talks
Artists' collective moves to Ettalong
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Principal stresses importance of reading program
Robotics to be taught at primary school
Assembly for day against violence and bullying
Year's first Interact meeting at Umina campus
Scholarship will help pay for university studies
Garden bed restored
Harmony Day held at Pretty Beach
Ettalong misses out
Swimmers qualify for zone carnival
Teddy Bears' Picnic at Woy Woy South
Students compete in zone swimming carnival
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Umina was top-performing surf life saving club
Roosters have first loss of season
Premier League competition starts without Umina
Champions emerge in Handicap Pairs
Netball club seeks players
New oxygen kits for surf clubs
Retired international to develop SEU juniors
Southern Spirit wins champion player awards
Ettalong wins Seniors Triple title

Aged care organisation celebrates 30 years

A Woy Woy aged care organisation celebrated its 30th anniversary on March 15.

BlueWave Living marketing manager Ms Kylie Scott said the Woy Woy facility first opened in 1989 as a 40-bed nursing home with the majority of beds being in four bed wards.

"BlueWave came to fruition after a long, passionate and dedicated campaign by the Woy Woy community to establish a nursing home in the Woy Woy area.

"A significant sum of money back then was raised in the local community over several years to see this achieved.

"Over $500,000 was raised.

"This was coupled with grants of over $800,000 from the Commonwealth and $200,000 from the State Government to help see the first stage of BlueWave Living built," Ms Scott said.

Another 10 beds were added in an extension to the building in 1992, followed by more significant development in 1998 which saw another 40 beds added.

Seven years later, in 2005, the facility underwent some refurbishment and an additional wing was added, creating another eight single rooms each with their own ensuite.

In 2012 yet another extension added to increase the number of single ensuite rooms.

More works in 2014-15 saw the last four-bed wards converted into single rooms with ensuites.

BlueWave Living acquired The Shores, formerly known as Boronia Court, in 2016, bringing the total number of beds at BlueWave up to 139.

Ms Scott said BlueWave had now secured another 20 bed licences in the recently announced ACAR funding round to allow it to grow even more.

"BlueWave Living has achieved an enviable reputation within the industry over the last 30 years, and this is clearly in recognition of the many wonderful and dedicated people who have worked for BlueWave over the years, and for all those who continue to work for BlueWave.

"It is our people and our culture, which truly makes BlueWave Living the special home that it is for our elders living here," Ms Scott said.

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