Listen to Phycologist Katerina Papamarkou speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis, about the phycological issues most caregivers face, how we can help our loved ones better and what makes residents in aged care facilities happy.
SBS program Podcasts
Here you can listen to Fronditha Care’s latest news, featured in the SBS program.
Why are we hesitant to ask for help from an aged care facility?
“I cook to make them happy”
Listen to Gloria Andriolas, Chef in Fronditha Care’s St Albans facility, speak to Odysseas Kripotos, and Ria Georgiadis about her recent award from the Oscar Care Group, why she loves cooking for the elderly and what she anticipated most in the new St Albans facility.
Over $9,000 donated to the new Fronditha Care facility in St Albans
Listen to Gregorios Lodge Worshipful Master speak to Odysseas Kripotos, about the donations the Lodge and the Grand Lodge made towards the purchase of equipment for the new Fronditha Care facility in St Albans.
Why communication is key for the mental health of the elderly
Listen to Anton Anagnostou, Counsellor and Wellbeing Practitioner, speak to Odysseas Kripotos, and Ria Georgiadis about the mental health of older adults, how the pandemic affected them and why we need to communicate more often with our friends and family.
Caring for the elderly in the Greek community- The story of a Personal Care Worker
Listen to Busra Omag, Personal Care Worker, speak to Odysseas Kripotos, and Ria Georgiadis about her experience interacting with the elderly, her connection to Greek culture and why she suggests others to join Fronditha Care.
Fronditha Care’s CEO recognised in the Order of Australia Honours
Listen to Faye Spiteri- Tsolakis, Fronditha Care’s CEO, speak to Odysseas Kripotos, and Ria Georgiadis about her recognition in the category Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division, for service to the community through social change organisations.
“I feel like I am assisting my own family, not clients that need care.”
Listen to Sissi Kouklatzi, Personal Care Worker, speak to Odysseas Kripotos, and Ria Georgiadis about what she enjoys most working in Fronditha Care and why she wants to pursue a career in Aged Care.
Fronditha Care’s Community Services help hundreds, even during lockdown
Listen to Penny Athanasopoulos- Hobson, Executive General Manager Community Services, speak to Odysseas Kripotos, and Ria Georgiadis about the plethora of Community Services Fronditha Care offers and how services are delivered safely and effectively during the lockdown in Melbourne.
Gregorios Lodge supporting our elderly in St Albans
Listen to Jim Karabatsos, Gregorios Lodge representative, speak to Odysseas Kripotos the big event the Lodge is organising to help the Fronditha Care residents in St Albans.
More career opportunities in Fronditha Care
Listen to Yiannis Androulakis, People and Culture Business Partner, speak to Odysseas Kripotos about the new career opportunities in Fronditha Care.
” I am such a huge fan of Fronditha Care”, Clare O’Neil
Listen to Shadow Aged Care Minister Clare O’Neil speak to Odysseas Kripotos during her recent visit in Fronditha Care’s Support Hub.
How Fronditha Care will celebrate Holy Week
Listen to Fronditha Care’s Templestowe Leisure and Activity member, Dimitra Gilaka, speak to Odysseas Kripotos about the Templestowe team’s upcoming activities for the Holy Week, and how Greek traditions are celebrated in Fronditha Care’s facility.
“In Fronditha Care’s Social Support Groups, we feel like a family”
Listen to Fronditha Care’s Social Support Groups Coordinator, Sofia Keretzidis, speak to Odysseas Kripotos about the family-like environment in the Groups, the cultural centred activities and how more elderly can join them.
Fronditha Care Clayton’s lifestyle team receives The OSCARS Recognition of Excellence program
Another success for the Lifestyle Team from Fronditha Care Clayton, the latest recipient of The OSCARS Recognition of Excellence program. OSCAR Care Group recognised the Lifestyle Team’s excellence & passion in ensuring that their consumers’ mind, body & spirit is stimulated throughout every day at Fronditha Care Clayton. Listen to the team members talk to Odysseas Kripotos about the essential ingredients of their success, how they design their program and what effect it has on the residents.
A 100 year’s old undocumented poem about the Greek revolution finally comes to light
Fronditha Care has contacted several members of its big “family” to talk about the Greek War of Independence bicentennial. Listen to Chris Papaioannou, SSG’s participant, narrated an undocumented poem that his father wrote 100 years ago, while life member and volunteer Jim Kalodimos spoke about the main lessons all should remember from Greeks’ heroic war against the Ottoman empire in 1821.
Fronditha Care’s CEO talks about the Greek War of Independence bicentennial
Fronditha Care’s CEO Faye Spiteri Tsolakis speaks Odysseas Kripotos about the bicentenary of the Greek war for independence, its meaning for her and how it can influence people living in Australia.
How Fronditha Care’s activities program brings joy to its residents
Lifestyle and Activities Officer in Fronditha Care’s Thornbury facility, Litsa Togia, speaks to Odysseas Kripotos about the culturally centred activities program Fronditha Care implements and how it positively affects the residents.
International Women’s Day- First generation Greek Australian women share their stories
Listen to Fronditha Care’s Residents, and Home Care Package recipients share their stories of resilience, courage and self-denial.
In order of appearance: Anna Dris, Despina Delioridis, Helen Harisi, Katina Ardonis, Katina Panousis, Metaxia Dimitropoulos, Panagiota Keramaris, Androula Christou
Fronditha Care pivots to the future after necessary changes
Listen to Fronditha Care’s new CEO Faye Spiteri (Tsolakis) talk to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about the organisation’s model of care, change, and Fronditha Care’s next steps.
“Cooking for the elderly is very rewarding. Being able to create a dish for a person that they really enjoy can change their day and their outlook.”
Amarinder Singh, Head Chef at Fronditha Care’s Hippocrates facility in Mayfield NSW, is the latest recipient of The OSCARS Recognition of Excellence program. OSCAR Care Group recognised Amarinder’s excellence & passion in taking the time to personally review his delicious & nutritious menus with his residents to ensure that they enjoy every meal.
Listen to Amarinder Singh, speak to Odysseas Kripotos about his exploration of different cuisines, his passion to serve the elderly and the connection between the Greek and Indian cuisine.
Why Fronditha Care’s Community Services attract hundreds of elders
Listen to Melania Kotinopoulou, Care Consultant, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis
“I may not look like Greek, but I feel 100% Greek inside”
Listen to Ngoni Hwenjere, Staff Awards 2020 Outstanding Contribution Award Recipient, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about his love for the elderly and Fronditha Care, and why he claims that, despite his look, he feels 100% Greek.
What Community Services Fronditha Care offers
Listen to Lydia Kiropoulou, Access and Support Coordinator, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about Fronditha Care’s Community Services, My Aged Care and the evaluation process for Home Care Packages.
Happy carers= Happy Elders. How you can boost your career at Fronditha Care
Listen to Yiannis Androulakis, People and Culture Business Partner, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about how Fronditha Care supports the development of its staff and why people should consider the aged care sector for their future career.
Templestowe chef becomes the inaugural recipient of The OSCARS Recognition of Excellence program
Listen to Maria Kaitatzis, Chef at Fronditha Care’s Templestowe facility, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about her recent distinction as the inaugural recipient of The OSCARS Recognition of Excellence program.
What is Open Disclosure and why you should know about it
Listen to Heleni Bagiartakis, Executive GM Strategy, Advocacy & Business Development of Fronditha Care, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about Open Disclosure, why it’s crucial for consumers and how it can help in developing Fronditha Care’s services.
Our residents talk about cinema and their favourite actors
Listen to our residents from our St Albans facility, talk to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about Greek movies, their favourite actors and cinemas in Greece and Australia.
Why people want to work in Fronditha Care
Listen to brothers Doriana Prempti and Joanna Typaldos, Domestic Assistants for Fronditha Care, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about changing careers, what they love about Fronditha Care and their interactions with the elderly.
Remembering George Yiannis- A discussion with his sons
Listen to brothers Lukas, Kon and Alex Yiannis speak to Odysseas Kripotos about their father’s, George Yiannis, legacy. An esteemed member of the Greek community, George Yiannis was known for his kindness, hard work and selfless contribution to many organisations, such as Fronditha Care.
Fronditha Care records significant increase in clientele
Listen to Fronditha Care’s CEO, Michael Malakonas, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Zoe Angeli, Executive GM Communications and Public Affairs, about Fronditha Care’s substantial increase in service, its financial state and future steps.
How Fronditha Care Newcastle brings elders from diverse backrounds together
Listen to Garrison Brassington, Clinical Care Coordinator in Fronditha Care Newcastle, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about the special care approach the facility follows and the vibrant activity program that brings elderly from diverse backgrounds together.
Enterprise Risk – How the pandemic has shed a light on the need for it in aged care
Listen to Helen Bagiartakis, Executive GM Strategy, Advocacy & Business Development, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about the reasons all aged care organisations should adopt an Enterprise Risk strategy, what policies should be heightened, and why the aged care sector might still not be ready for another major outbreak.
How Home Care Packages can help you live independently in your home
Listen to Home Care Advisors Eleftheria Sachinidou and Katherine Vasiliadis speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about Home Care Packages, how can assist older people in their everyday life and how Fronditha Care can help you with the application.
How culturally appropriate communication helps people with dementia
Listen to PCW Paula Hatzinikolaou speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Heleni Velissaris about her decision to change career and join aged care, the lessons the elderly teach her every day and why we should be empathetic towards people with dementia.
How peer support groups help employees stay mentally healthy during the pandemic
Listen to the Manager Direct Care Services Sylvia Tzimas, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Heleni Velissaris about the different initiatives to keep Personal Cares Worker safe during the pandemic, the demand for Home Care Packages and the current employment opportunities in Fronditha Care.
Fronditha Care’s response to COVID-19
Fronditha Care’s President, Professor Eugenia Pedagogos speaks to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about COVID-19, Fronditha Care’s strategy to protect its people from the pandemic and why it’s crucial everyone to support the mission of the organisation.
Helping people with dementia in GALINI
Clinical Care Coordinator in Fronditha Care’s Clayton facility Georgia Tzebetzi speaks to Odysseas Kripotos and Helen Velissaris about her journey in helping the elderly, the GALINI Memory Support Unit in Clayton and why it’s essential to show respect to everyone living with dementia.
Our residential services and COVID-19: Adaptation and lessons to be learnt
Tantalizing and hearty meals for Fronditha Care’s residents
Listen to Manos Anagnostopoulos, Kitchen Chef of Fronditha Care’s Thornbury facility, and Maria Kaitatzi, Kitchen Chef of Fronditha Care’s Templestowe facilty, talk to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis, about their personal story, the importance of Greek cuisine for Fronditha Care’s residents and their passion to offer them tantalizing and hearty meals every day.
Maria Vamvakinou MP on Fronditha Care’s radio show
Listen to Ms Maria Vamvakinou MP, Federal Member for Calwell, talk to Odysseas Kripotos and Helen Velissaris about the Federal and State response against the pandemic, the Greek community and why she remains an ardent supporter of Fronditha Care.
Oakleigh Grammar students bring joy to Fronditha Care’s residents in the COVID-19 era
Listen to Oakleigh Grammar’s Greek Language Teacher, Natasha Spanos, talk to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about the way her students bring joy to Fronditha Care’s residents through their vibrant, joyful and creative videos.
Greek recipes by NUGAS for Fronditha Care’s residents
Listen to NUGAS representatives Apollonas Karakoidos and Ioanna Trifon, talk to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about “Sintagi Sundays”, an initiative to connect with Fronditha Care’s residents via Greek cuisine and engaging videos.
Building resilience: Advise from Fronditha Care’s elders
Our elders have given us their pearls of wisdom on how to overcome life’s hurdles.
It’s the advice we’re craving over this pandemic.
Listen to them as they unveil their life stories to Odysseas Kripotos and Helen Velissaris.
“We are better here than anywhere else”
Listen Ria Georgiadis and Helen Velissaris speak to Katerina Velissaris, Lifestyle officer, and some of our Thornbury residents about the every day life in the Thornbury facility under the lockdown.
Fronditha Care says thank you to its brave staff (Part 1)
Fronditha Care is thanking its brave superhero workforce as it celebrates Aged Care Employee Day on Friday 7 August.
Listen to Eleni Tsaousis RN and Dimitria Goudi, PCW & Lifestyle and Activity officer, talk to Odysseas Kripotos and Helen Velissaris about the every day life of the elderly while in lockdown in the nursing homes.
Fronditha Care says thank you to its brave staff (Part 2)
Fronditha Care is thanking its brave superhero workforce as it celebrates Aged Care Employee Day on Friday 7 August.
Listen to Helen Ntentis and Vassiliki Stigka from the Services and Administration team (Community Services) talk to Odysseas Kripotos and Helen Velissaris about how they support the elderly in their everyday needs and what makes their work so rewarding.
Greek nationals taking up rewarding careers in Aged Care
Listen to Personal Care Workers, Anna Solomonidou and Ifigenia Kalligerou Tsotra talk to Odysseas Kripotos and Helen Velissaris about what do they cherish in their job and the learnings from working with the elderly.
St Albans residents decorate facility’s living room with a unique way
The living room of THALPORI, our St Albans residential aged care facility, has a fresh new look with three new eye-catching paintings crafted by our elderly residents.
Equipped with paint-filled balloons, our residents had fun throwing these onto canvases to create stunning results.
To hear more about the various activities the THALPORI Lifestyle and Activities team has designed to bring joy and engage our residents, listen to Lifestyle Officer Tzeni Andrianakis who spoke to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis.
Fronditha Care’s CEO Michael Malakonas talks about the organisation’ s response to COVID-19
With Victoria in a second wave of COVID-19, Fronditha Care has had to take stringent measures to protect its elders and employees.
Fronditha Care CEO, Michael Malakonas spoke to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about the measures, policies and procedures the organisation is implementing during the pandemic and explained how they continue to foster connection between our elders and the community.
Making a positive difference to the elderly through bequests- The Evangelos and Elli Ioannou story
Leaving a bequest in your will is a thoughtful way to give back to the community after you pass and adds to your legacy.
It is also a chance to give a significant gift to an organisation whose work you admire, or you would like to significantly support.
EGM Communications and Public Affairs Zoe Angeli spoke to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about the fundraising channels Fronditha Care has established and talked about the late Evangelos and Elli Ioannou, that left a generous bequest of $850,000 to Fronditha Care.