Category: Community News

Sub Branch Presented with Community Recognition Award

Sub Branch gets Presented with Community Recognition Award

We are honoured to announce that on Monday 6 May, Seven Hills-Toongabbie-Wentworthville Sub Branch received a Community Recognition Award from Mark Taylor MP, Mark Speakman Leader of the Opposition and Liberal Party, & Robyn Preston MP for their commendable effort in establishing and maintaining the Seven Hills RSL War Memorabilia Area.

Each item and artefact is a testament to the work of Sub-Branch members, including Chris Gammage, who has worked tirelessly to research each memorabilia piece and provide a write-up for each display.

We welcome the local community to come visit our War Memorabilia Area, as it embodies an integral part of Australia’s history that must be upheld and shared with future generations to come. By recognizing the sacrifices of our service men and women, we honour their commitment to our safety and freedom.

Important Club Security Update

IMPORTANT CLUB UPDATE

Seven Hills RSL continues to prioritize data security following news of a data breach impacting other clubs and hospitality venues in NSW.

The breach was linked to Outabox, a third-party IT provider that provides services to the hospitality and gaming sectors in NSW and ACT.

While some NSW Clubs and venues are affected, Seven Hills RSL remains unaffected, ensuring the protection of our members’ personal information.

Additional updates will be provided once further details are confirmed.

Christmas Gifts Donated to Hospital

A heartfelt thank you to our amazing community! With all of your generous donations, we accumulated over 150+ gifts for kids and raised $937 in support of Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals.

These toys were delivered to Blacktown Hospital on Thursday 21 December by our Finance Manager, Anthony Holmes and Marketing Manager, Jessica Chen.

The staff at Blacktown Hospital were left speechless when a sleigh-load of gifts arrived, all beautifully wrapped (thanks to Reception staff) and labelled ready for healthcare staff to share with their littlest patients.

One healthcare staff said, “You can feel the overwhelming love and support here today from our local community, and it means the world to us, our patients and their families knowing they care”.

Thanks to all of you, and together with the Better Foundation, we have been able to make a difference and bring joy to those in need during the holiday season. We appreciate everyone who contributed and we’re incredibly grateful for your support in making this Christmas Giving Tree a success.

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.

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! 🤩

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.