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Australian Hearing is bringing services to residents when its hearing bus offers free hearing checks and promotes health awareness next week. Visitors can also see a display of hearing devices for use around the home. The manager at Australian Hearing Penrith, David Maple, said that 60 per cent of Australians over 60 suffer from some form of hearing loss. Australian Hearing will provide hearing checks to any interested people who visit the bus on the day. No appointment is necessary.

¦Hearing bus is at St Clair Shopping Centre, 155 Bennett Road, on Tuesday, July 10, from 9am to 12.30pm; and

¦Hearing bus is at St Marys Village Shopping Centre, Charles Hackett Drive, on Tuesday, July 10, from 1.30pm to 5pm.

Details: hearing南京夜网.au or 131 797.

A little extra

Self-funded retirees will now start getting help with cost-of-living pressures. Those who hold a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card and get the Seniors Supplement will get a payment of $250 for singles or $190 for each member of an eligible couple paid directly into their bank accounts. From June next year the federal government will provide ongoing household help for self-funded retirees — an extra $338 for singles and $510 extra for couples combined.

Last month some eligible self-funded retirees got a letter from Centrelink reminding them to update their bank-account details to ensure they get the new payment.

The Member for Lindsay, David Bradbury, encouraged those who have not updated their details to call Centrelink, 132 300.

Woman of the Year

Kitchen organiser Cathy Craig (pictured) has won the NSW Women of the Year Award for Penrith. Mrs Craig, who received the Order of Australia Medal earlier this year, was invited by the Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres, to attend Parliament to have the minister present the award but she turned down the invitation to maintain her existing commitments to the volunteers at the community kitchen. “Mrs Craig has provided 200,000 meals to the people of Penrith for two decades,” Mr Ayres said. “Her work has helped to lift the burdens of many people struggling to make ends meet.”

$1.1m to PHAMS

Lindsay MP David Bradbury has announced that Aftercare Penrith will get $1,123,200 over the next two years to extend funding for local mental-health workers under the Personal Helpers and Mentors initiative, or PHAMS.

“Services include helping people with mental illness find suitable housing, look for work and improve their health and wellbeing,” he said.

The executive director of Aftercare, John Malone, said since the program was first funded in 2008, Aftercare had grown to meet changing community needs.

Details: fahcsia.gov.au.

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