Author: Jessica Chen

Christmas Giving Tree – The Better Foundation

In the spirit of giving, Seven Hills RSL and the Better Foundation are uniting to bring warmth and joy to the children in hospitals.

 
Join us in making this Christmas special for the kids at Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals by donating to our Christmas Giving Tree! 🎅🎄
 
HOW YOU CAN JOIN:

– Select a gift, new, unwrapped and in its original packaging for a child (0-12+ years)
– Hand gift to our Reception staff so they can wrap and tag your gift
– Gifts will be placed under our Christmas tree, ready to donate before Christmas
– Donations are welcome until December 19th
 
Monetary donations can also be made by dropping it into the collection box located at Reception.
Your contribution is greatly appreciated and will make a big difference to the families.

2023 Remembrance Day

This year, join us at the Seven Hills RSL Cenotaph for our Remembrance Day Service at 11am.

Everyone attending this service is welcome into the club for lunch.
Tickets will be made available for members at the front door and sub-branch members in the foyer.

Kids Play Area

Our new kids indoor play area is NOW OPEN! Come along and bring your little ones to play at Seven Hills RSL Club.

Our new play centre is designed for kids, 3-12 yrs of age. Children must be supervised by a parent or responsible adult at all times.

GENERAL RULES:
– No external food or drink products are to be brought onto Club premises
– All bags and backpacks must be checked into Reception (excluding baby/nappy bags)
– Remember NO SHOES are allowed in the play area (including adults)! Please place all shoes on the rack provided before entering.
– Children MUST wear socks

Club Grants Presentation

We are honoured to share with you some of the pictures taken from our annual 2023 Club Grants Presentation.
 
Our recipients this year included Royal Life Saving NSW, Mt Druitt Combined Churches and Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation.
 
As an active member of the Blacktown City Council ClubGRANTS Committee, the Club always endeavours to extend financial support to locals in need.
 

We are so proud to be able to give back to the local community.

 

 

 

STAR Tournament

Come watch the Grand Final of the STAR tournament at our Club this Saturday 9 September. Game starts at 10am. Good luck to all the qualifiers! 🤩

Congratulations to our new appointed Board of Directors!

Our Board Election took place at Seven Hills RSL from Thursday 18th May to Sunday 21st May, 2023. We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to our newly elected and re-elected Board of Directors!

Our Directors provide critical leadership and decision-making which are vital to the success of each of our venues – Seven Hills RSL Club, Penrith Golf Club, Fox Hills Golf Club and Pennant Hills Bowling Club.

We are privileged to have such a committed group of leaders at the helm of our Club, they each bring diverse experience and add significant value to our Club operations and set the strategic direction for future success.

We would also like to thank the following Directors who are leaving the Board for all of their dedicated service to the Club: Bob Mackay, William North and Charlie Sala.

BARRY WILSON

President

GRAHAM BLACK

Vice President

JOHN BURGESS

Director

WARREN EVANS

Director

PETER HARRINGTON

Director

TERRY SHEPHERD

Director

DAVID BOYD

Director

ANNIE MOORE

Director

PETER MORRIS

Director

The Return of Our Club Courtesy Bus!

Starting this week,  Seven Hills RSL Club is happy to announce the return of our Club Courtesy Bus!

Our club bus will now service anywhere within a 5km radius. For pick up and drop off, please contact reception on (02) 9622 2800.



Seniors: Prioritise Your Hearing Health with Regular Hearing Tests

Audika Australia: Hearing Health For Seniors

Hearing health is a critical aspect of overall well-being, especially for seniors. As we age, our hearing abilities often decline, which can lead to social isolation, depression, and cognitive decline. That’s why it’s essential for seniors to prioritize their hearing health and get regular hearing tests.

Hearing loss is a prevalent condition among older adults. According to the World Health Organization, over 1.5 billion people worldwide have some degree of hearing loss, and this number is expected to rise to 2.5 billion by 2050. In Australia, it’s estimated that around 3.6 million people suffer from hearing loss, and this number is expected to increase as the population ages.

One of the most significant risks of hearing loss for seniors is social isolation. Hearing difficulties can make it challenging to communicate with family and friends, leading to feelings of loneliness and depression. Social isolation is associated with an increased risk of various health problems, including heart disease, stroke, and dementia.

In addition to social isolation, hearing loss can also lead to cognitive decline. Studies have shown that untreated hearing loss is associated with a higher risk of developing cognitive issues such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. This is because the brain has to work harder to process sounds when hearing loss is present, which can lead to cognitive overload and damage over time.

Getting a hearing test is an important step in addressing hearing loss and preventing these negative outcomes. A hearing test is a simple and painless procedure that can be conducted by a trained hearing healthcare professional. During the test, the audiologist will evaluate the patient’s hearing abilities and identify any areas of hearing loss.

If hearing loss is detected, the audiologist can recommend appropriate treatment options, such as hearing aids or cochlear implants. These devices can significantly improve the patient’s hearing abilities and quality of life. In fact, studies have shown that seniors who use hearing aids are more socially active, less depressed, and experience better cognitive function compared to those who don’t use hearing aids.

In addition to hearing aids, there are also various other assistive technologies that can help seniors with hearing loss. For example, captioned telephones and TV systems, personal amplifiers, and alerting devices can all help seniors stay connected and engaged with the world around them.

In conclusion, hearing health is a critical aspect of overall well-being, especially for seniors. Hearing loss can lead to social isolation, depression, and cognitive decline, but these negative outcomes can be prevented by prioritizing hearing health and getting regular hearing tests. If hearing loss is detected, appropriate treatment options, such as hearing aids and assistive technologies, can significantly improve the patient’s quality of life. At Audika Australia, we are committed to providing the best hearing healthcare services to our clients, and we encourage all seniors to prioritize their hearing health and get regular hearing tests at our local clinics. Read more about hearing health by downloading Audika Australia’s free E-Book here.

2023 Anzac Day Dawn Service

Dear members,

This year, we will pay our respects to the fallen at the Anzac Day Dawn Service at Seven Hills.

There will be a march from Boomerang Place to Seven Hills RSL Club at 5.30am, followed by Anzac Day Dawn service. For those wishing to march, please meet at Boomerang Place (Seven Hills Train Station) at 5am.

At the conclusion of service, breakfast will be provided for all attendees inside the club at Fitzroy Lane.