COMMUNITY

Community Visitors – Volunteers visiting older people.

St Elizabeth’s branch of the Mothers Union is an authorised participant in the Australian  Government funded Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) for providing friendly volunteers to visit  older people in Australian Government subsidised local area aged care facilities who are at risk of loneliness or social  isolation. Volunteers set aside a time of at least once a fortnight to visit and befriend a resident on a one-on-one basis with the visitor and visited being matched by CVS on their shared interests. These may include simply sitting and chatting, reminiscing, reading, listening to music and playing cards or board games.  

 CVS volunteers are not required to be members of Mothers Union.

If you would like to know more then please email cvs.steliz@gmail.com or telephone our local CVS Coordinator, Deanne O’Nyons on 08 8377 2204. An information leaflet is also available.

Welcome to Australia (Event)

COVID-19 restrictions have caused this years event to be cancelled.

St Elizabeth’s is the lead organizer of the annual Marion ‘Welcome to Australia’ event that provides a platform for new arrivals in Australia to interact with their neighbours. Major sponsors are the Marion Council and the SA Aquatic Centre. The Edwardstown Rotary Club and several sporting bodies also provide active support.

Our Annual Fete

Held in March on the Dwyer Road Reserve , St Elizabeth’s annual Fete is a highly anticipated and respected event recognised for the quantity, variety and quality of what it has to offer. While it functions as a fund raising event, it is equally recognised by many in the surrounding areas as a one of the districts regular community events where everyone can mix and mingle in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. The 2019 and 2020 fetes have had to be temporarily relocated to our car park while, the Dwyer Road Reserve has been used as part of the Oaklands Railway Crossing upgrade project.

Community Garden

A pilot vegetable and herb garden has been established in our car park and we and other interested individuals and community groups are now in discussion with the Marion Council about expanding the concept in a more appropriate location.