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June 2019

Next of Kin Program. A NSW Police Force Initiative

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The Next of Kin is a NSW Police initiative program for residents living alone at home where they can register with a preferred contact in case of an emergency.

The next of kin is the person YOU would like the police to contact. Details will be your next of kin, preferred Doctor, Dentist and any alerts that may help in an emergency that are entered onto a register.

Completed forms should be returned to Gymea Community Aid and Information Service where they will be collected weekly by the NSW Police Force volunteers.

For more information and to access the form, DOWNLOAD HERE

We’re In The News with DriveTime

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During week of 16th June we recognised Refugee Week by celebrating over 50 participants who gained their P1 driver’s license through our DriveTime program. The achievements were celebrated in Fairfield and Wollongong, where a significant number of refugees have settled.  The program, currently funded by NRMA began in Sutherland Shire in 2016 and is currently coordinated and managed here at Gymea Community Aid and Information Service through our Multicultural and Settlement Service.

For information on how to get involved, contact Safwan Aldod, or, 02 95249559.


The Gymea Community Singers have launched

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Have you spent years singing in the shower? Do you feel a slight jealousy when watching Carols in the Park or even an episode of the Recording Studio? Wait no longer.

You don’t have to be Celine Dion to be a part of this inclusive and collaborative group. Come and join the Gymea Community Singers, a 6 week pilot program commencing on 9th July when the singers will get started and establish their program. This group is open to everyone with no selection or audition processes. All you need is a water bottle, pen and a gold coin.

WHEN: Tuesdays from 9th July-13th August 2019
WHERE: Gymea Community Aid and Information Service, 39 Gymea Bay Rd Gymea
TIME: 1:30pm to 2:30pm
COST: Gold coin donation

For more information call Kalpna Patel, Community Worker on 02 95249559 or

Thursday Book Club Launches 27th June 2019

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Come and join us for our Thursday book club. Starting on 27th June, this group will:

  • Meet every 4th Thursday of the month
  • Have a guided book discussion provided by Sutherland Shire Council Libraries
  • Receive the book for the following month
  • Provide a light afternoon tea

In the first session, you will:

  • Receive the first book
  • Discuss how the book club will run
  • Be assisted in getting a library card if required
  • Advise whether you will collect your book from the library or, need assistance from our group leader

WHEN: 4th Thursday of each month
WHERE: Gymea Community Aid and Information Service, 39 Gymea Bay Rd Gymea
TIME: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
COST: Gold coin would be appreciated

For more information, contact Lou Mitchell on 02 95249559 or