Fake News, or not?

23 July 2018

Page 11 of this week’s Sunday Telegraph has the headline, “Driven to doctor shop” above a sub-heading “The elderly use desperate tactics to keep licences as deaths rise“. The story is about older drivers resorting to ‘doctor shopping’ to continue … Continue reading

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Announcing HillsCarPal’s Ride/Selfie Challenge

16 April 2018

The rules are simple: Why take the Challenge? At its heart, it’s just a way of going back to a time when we all knew our neighbours and took the time to talk to them. There’s much talk around The … Continue reading

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Drivers with Empathy ….

11 February 2018

EMPATHY IS FUNDAMENTAL TO NONI A lesson in empathy recently came from Veteran actor Noni Hazlehurst, who after researching for her role as a homeless woman, told the ABC’s One Plus One program: “A couple of bad decisions or a bit … Continue reading

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Spreading the #CommunityRideshare word …

30 December 2017

Telling more people about #CommunityRideshare will lead to HillsCarPal becoming more widely recognised in our community. And through better recognition, we hope to attract more volunteer drivers to join us, at a time when people are making their new year’s resolutions. … Continue reading

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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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