Volunteering for the busy lifestyle …

5 November 2017

CarPal is the Seniors Transportation service of Hills Community Aid. It is #CommunityRideshare in action in The Hills or you could say it’s “Uber for #ShutinSeniors” It is based on the principles behind the sharing economy but does not rely … Continue reading

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CarPal Community Rideshare; Mobility Club

14 August 2017

So HillsCarPal give Rides. That’s obvious. But lots of organizations give Rides these days: buses, taxis and not to forget, Uber and marvellous Community Transport organisations that function around the nation. If you’re a Senior covered by My Aged Care, … Continue reading

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Aged Care at Home Consultation – Media Release: Ken Wyatt MP Minister Aged Care

19 July 2017

Public consultation to help inform care at home reforms The Australian Government has released a public discussion paper to help inform future care at home reforms.  13 July 2017 The Turnbull Government has released a public discussion paper to help … Continue reading

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CarPal Report Card Update …

6 June 2017

Last Friday 2nd June 2017, I had the opportunity to talk to the meeting of the Association of Independent Retirees (Hills Branch) about Community Rideshare and how the CarPal service, run under the auspices of Hills Community Aid (HCA), is … Continue reading

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Community Ride-sharing outdoes Uber  …

26 April 2017

When visiting Brisbane recently for a niece’s wedding, I tried out Uber and found it to provide a good service. “Calls” (on the Uber App on my Samsung S6) were responded to very   promptly. And on my Samsung’s screen, … Continue reading

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HillsCarPal: Volunteering Your Way

31 May 2016

Volunteering is at the heart of The Hills community. In Australia we have a proud tradition of looking after those who have had a calamity or a crisis in their life. In our local area you only have to look … Continue reading

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Kindness; Heart of Community Rideshare

29 February 2016

Sunday Style Magazine (28FEB16) says that ‘conscious kindness’ will be be one of the biggest social trends of 2016. Taylor Swift is famous for it. A recent example was when she took her entire 125-strong tour crew on holiday to … Continue reading

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Seniors Transportation Monthly – February 2016

23 February 2016

Welcome to the 8th edition of Seniors Transportation Monthly. It focuses on issues and programs affecting how Seniors get around when they no longer drive. Many of its stories have a US flavour because the subject of Seniors Transportation is … Continue reading

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Seniors Transportation Monthly – January 2016

27 January 2016

  Welcome to the 7th edition of Seniors Transportation Monthly. It focuses on issues and programs affecting how Seniors get around when they no longer drive. Many of its stories have a US flavour because the subject of Seniors Transportation … Continue reading

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Seniors Transportation Monthly – December 2015

31 December 2015

Welcome to the 6th edition of Seniors Transportation Monthly. It focuses on issues and programs affecting how Seniors get around when they no longer drive. Many of its stories have a US flavour because the subject of Seniors Transportation is … Continue reading

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