SBS program Podcasts

Here you can listen to Fronditha Care’s latest news, featured in the SBS program.

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.

 

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” 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.

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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.

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“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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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

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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.

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“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.

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Why Fronditha Care’s Community Services attract hundreds of elders

Listen to  Melania Kotinopoulou, Care Consultant, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about Fronditha Care’s Community Services and why the culture centric care of the organisation attracts hundreds of elders.

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“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.

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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.

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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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. 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our residential services and COVID-19: Adaptation and lessons to be learnt

Listen to Fronditha Care’s EGM of Residential Services, Jim Scantsonihas talk to Odysseas Kripotos and Helen Velissaris about how our residential services have adapted over the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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“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.

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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. 

 

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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. 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

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The consequences of COVID-19 to our mental health and our elderly- A discussion with Dr Arthur Kokkinias

COVID-19 has undoubtfully transformed our daily lives and its aftermath remains unclear. With cases of anxiety and depression on the rise, our mental health has been brought to the foreground of public discourse, with experts warning of dire consequences if we neglect our mental health.

The Hellenic Medical Society of Australia of Australia and Fronditha Care Board Member, psychiatrist Dr Arthur Kokkinias, spoke to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis on Monday on 3XY Radio Hellas about the impact of the new way of living COVID-19 has brought about, and its implications to our mental health, highlighting the challenges our elders face.

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Mental Health in a period of crisis- How Fronditha Care assisted its employees

Healthy in Mind, Healthy in Body are famous words of Thales, one of the Seven Sages of Ancient Greece.

During the COVID-19 period we have been diligent about our physical health, following professional advice, to safeguard ourselves and our families.

But what about our mental health? Have we done enough?

Fronditha Care believes Happy Carers= Happy Elders, and has actively supported its employees to stay healthy, physically and mentally.

Online seminars run by PTSA ’s founder and director, Philip Lambou on mental health during a pandemic is just one such initiative.

Philip spoke to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis sharing sound advice on staying mentally healthy during and on the other side of the pandemic.

 

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Clayton site a paradigm of effective care for the elderly

Fronditha Care’s state-of-the-art Clayton facility has defined a new benchmark for the provider’s culturally sensitive residential care standard.

The three wings – Steyi (shelter), Pronia (providence) and Galini (harmony) – combine high quality clinical care with a 43 year tradition of love and care focused on the psychological, cultural and spiritual needs of our elders.

Clinical Care Coordinator, Georgia Tzembetzis, and Lifestyle and Activities Coordinator, Demitra Economou, spoke to Odysseas Kripotos and Helen Velissaris about Fronditha Care’s model of care and the warm and welcoming environment it creates.

 

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Fronditha Care can help you remain independent while staying at home

Home Care Packages (HCP) provide older Australians with access to affordable care services to remain at home and live independently.

Care advisors Tania Samartza and Melania Kotinopoulou spoke to Odysseas Kripotos about the growing demand for Fronditha Care’s HCP service, its unique model of care, and the home care options older Australians have.

 

 

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Fronditha Care volunteers are “changing communities, changing lives”

Volunteers have been the backbone of Fronditha Care since it’s foundation in 1977.

Thousands of volunteers have helped the organisation thrive though the decades and now approximately 200 generous volunteers help in the governance, fundraising and assistance of the elderly.

Effie Kapnias, Fronditha Care’s Volunteer Coordinator, spoke to Odysseas Kripotos and Helen Velissaris about the thriving volunteer program and how people can get involved in it.

 

 

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Working in aged care- A rewarding and promising career

EGM People and Culture of Fronditha Care, Kathleen Fisher, talks to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about employment in aged care.

She also touches on the very positive results Fronditha Care’s Employment Survey has received and the Labor Agreement, a life changing initiative for a lot of Greek speaking Personal Care Workers.

 

 

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“Anyone can see that Fronditha Care is a big family”

On this week’s Fronditha Care Radio Show, don’t miss

  • A first chat with the new EGM Community Services Penny Hobson – “Fronditha Care is a big family”
  • Easter activities in all nursing homes engage, amuse, and touch residents. A discussion with Support Services Coordinator Clayton, Vivi Michailidou.
  • Fronditha Care responds to PM’s comments about Organisations acting above the recommendations of the Department

Presented by Odysseas Kripotos and Helen Velissaris.

 

 

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Our residents keep on enjoying life despite the lockdown

In this week Fronditha Care’s Radio Show, EGM Residential Services Jim Scantsonihas explains how the activities in all facilities were adjusted after the lockdown (due to COVID-19) to keep the residents safe, engaged and connected to their families and communities.

Also, updates on Fronditha Care’s Home Care services, Radiothon 2020 and job opportunities.

 

 

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Labour Agreement- Three carers thank Fronditha Care for giving them a chance to thrive in Australia

PCW’s, Panagiota Bourdouvali, Dimitria Gougi  and Evaggelia Sofronidou, talk to Odysseas Kripotos about their journey from Greece to Australia, the adversity they had to overcome and how Fronditha Care helped them thrive in Australia through the Labour Agreement.

 

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