Tulgeen’s Pauline visits Patsy Cline Tribute Show

Pauline was in heaven when she attended the Patsy Cline Tribute Show in Merimbula with her friend Marie the other day.

Pauline tapped her feet, swayed to the music and sang along.

After every song Pauline would exclaim “she’s got a good voice hasn’t she” or “she’s a good singer”.

Pauline particularly liked Patsy’s red cowboy boots and a couple of the dresses she wore, like the emerald green satin evening dress and a sequenced sky blue number.

This is another way that Tulgeen enables a good life.

Postcards exhibit at Spiral Gallery- a must see.

It was standing room only for the opening of the ‘Postcards’ exhibit at Bega’s Spiral Gallery on Friday night.

Congratulations to all the artists from Tulgeen who took part in the exhibition.

Craig, Emily, Gavin, Graeme, Graham, Jeffery, Jennifer, Joy, Miriam, Mitch, Robbie, Sarah, Stephen and Taylor have been working hard for weeks in preparation.

Their work looks FANTASTIC and is a real credit to them. We are not the only ones to think so! Many postcards had a red spot on them at the end of the evening indicating ‘SOLD’.

As well, our very own Miriam Kydd won second prize for her postcard series. Miriam was delighted to win a voucher from Carbon Copy in Pambula.

Many thanks to Spiral Gallery, the exhibit organisers and sponsors like Carbon Copy.

If you have a chance, check out the exhibit at Spiral Gallery 47 Church St Bega.

Thank you to our local businesses.

Here at Tulgeen, we love to ‘Buy Close By’. In particular, these local businesses are great supporters of Tulgeen.

Affinity for Hair
Anthony’s Car & Head Centre
Beaurepairs Bega
Bega Valley Meats
Bermagui Bait and Tackle
Red Café
Riverside Nursery
Seaside Health Club
The Beauty Parlour
Tuff-as Workwear & Safety

We sincerely thank them for their support of Tulgeen staff and clients.

If your local business would like to find out more about ways to support Tulgeen, please contact Vanessa on 02 6499 0822 or via email vanessa.ward@tulgeen.com.au

Cam Stewart retires from the Tulgeen Board

Cam Stewart retired from the Tulgeen Disability Services Board earlier this year. On Friday Cam was bid farewell. Tulgeen Chairman, Grattan Smith presented Cam with a Graeme Henkel original from his Art In the Garage collection.  Cam was delighted!

On behalf of Tulgeen Disability Services, we thank you Cam for your commitment and years of service.

WIN Television visits Tulgeen

Another great day at Tulgeen! WIN Television came to visit to talk about how much our clients enjoy supported employment.

Reporter Jake and cameraman Michael prepared stories about Tulgeen’s Stitches and Prints and Riverside Nursery and the work we do for our community.

Special thank you to our supported employees, Jenny from Stitches and Prints and Stephen from Riverside Nursery who were fantastic ambassadors for Tulgeen.

We will let you know when the story will air on WIN News.

Do you need help understanding the NDIS?

reimagine is a new free online resource designed to help people gain confidence navigating the NDIS and understand how it can support mental health recovery aspirations. The online tool is designed to be a one-stop-shop that not only provides information about the NDIS, but can be used as a side-by-side conversation and planning tool.

Designed to help people living with mental health conditions, families, carers and service providers work better together, reimagine:

  • outlines the steps and processes required to apply for NDIS funding
  • explains the language of the NDIS including psychosocial disability
  •  helps you prepare your access request through interactive activities
  • helps you identify goals and aspirations to support you in the planning process
  • provides hints and tips from people who have been there

Click here to go to the reimagine website.

Joy and Pauline haircuts

Check out Joy and Pauline who have had a mini-makeover! Both ladies got haircuts simultaneously and had a great time at Value Cutz and Colour in Merimbula.

Joy was encouraged to pay for her own haircut at the end which supported her independence.

Looking good ladies

Tulgeen’s 40th Birthday Celebration

We celebrated our 40th birthday with more than 100 clients, carers, board members past and present, and local council and business identities yesterday.

Mayor Kristy McBain helped mark the 40th birthday celebration at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre by describing Tulgeen as “a real strength of our shire” and even a reason people moved to the region.

Tulgeen CEO Jen Russell said “This occasion is very special and important to our clients, as many have been clients with us since the beginning.  I must also acknowledge how wonderfully supportive our local community is, we should be very proud of how inclusive the Bega community is.”

Jen Russell said “With an innovative and progressive team of staff and volunteers, we develop new initiatives to meet increasing demand, with energy, passion and committment. The implementation of the NDIS combined with our deep roots in the Bega Valley community are paving the way for a bright future for Tulgeen.”

Tulgeen presents to View Club Annual Zone Conference

It was great to present to the View Club’s Annual Zone Conference last week.

Club representatives from Narooma to Eden heard of activities Tulgeen can provide for people living with disability.

Susan Stephenson of Eden View Club and conference organiser with Karen Machan and Jen Russell from Tulgeen.

Tulgeen’s Busy Film and Theatre group

Check out our happy Film and Theatre group. They are busy preparing props for their next film production.

Pencil in the end of June to see ‘Fast and Furious’ Tulgeen style. We can’t wait!

Jacinta, Graham, Andy and Taylor


Ashley, Brad and Mitch