National Tree Day is an Australia-wide community tree planting event that has been supported by different units of the SSIO for some years. The day is one of environmental action with an emphasis is placed on the panting of trees and shrubs to beautify our environment and to increase wildlife habitat and biodiversity. Environmental rehabilitation is another focus of the day. Various activities are being arranged by individual regions and groups of the SSIO as well as a number by the Young Adults Program. All are welcome to join in these activities.
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Women’s Health Week is an initiative of the Jean Hailes for Women’s Health Organisation, a national not-for-profit organisation promoting Women’s Health. Since 2013, it has been sponsoring a Women’s Health Week focusing on Women’s Health issues. This year, in observance of the event, the Sai Medial Unit of the SSIO Australia is collaborating with the Ladies Wings of a number of Regions and groups around Australia to put together locally appropriate Women’s Health seminars.
Guru Poornima is a day dedicated to the Guru, a term referring to one who is both a teacher and guide in the spiritual life; the one who reveals the purpose of life and gives guidance on how to realise it. It is a day to express love, reverence and gratitude to your personal guide and those great teachers of the past who reveal the essential knowledge towards spiritual evolution. This year it falls on 16 July.
Sathya Sai Centre of Hurstville invites all interested in participating in a program that explores the spiritual value and application of the key values that are enshrined in all the faiths; Love, Peace, Truth, Righteousness and Non-violence.
They meet every 1st Thursday of the month at Hurstville South Public School Hall, Cnr King Georges Rd., & Maher St., Hurstville. NSW. The next meeting takes place from 7.45 pm until 9.10 pm, Thursday, 4 July 2019.
The SSIO Australia has been supporting SydWest Multicultural Services for several years by holding a special and highly successful Christmas function for seniors in Sydney’s western suburbs. The Young Adults Program is expanding our involvement this year by staging a ‘Christmas in July’ function.
The Young Adults Program of the SSIO Australia has been successfully coordinating a blood, plasma and platelets donation drive for the last few years. Each year it gets bigger and bigger and the number of regular donors increases. Blood donations are a life-saving activity and one which requires only a little time and little inconvenience, yet the outcomes can be so beneficial to many in critical need. This is truly an expression of love for our fellows when we give blood.
The Sai Medical Unit in conjunction with NSW Region East of the SSIO is running a workshop in June providing information and advice on healthy ageing for people aged 50 and over and carers for the elderly. This community-focused workshop has been conducted successfully at a number of venues around Australia and is an opportunity for all those within the targeted group to gain an insight into a number of health-related issues affecting the elderly. All people, especially those within the target audience are welcome to attend.
SSIO NSW East Region’s Ladies Program is hosting a High Tea at Lidcombe on Sunday, 16 June. The function is a chance to get together with other ladies and enjoy time together as well as explore spiritual subjects particularly relevant for women and based upon the teachings of Sathya Sai Baba.
All ladies are very welcome to attend.
The Mother’s Day Classic Walk is an annual Australia-wide event aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer. Following a successful introduction to the Walk last year, the SSIO again promoted this as a truly worthwhile community activity for members of its Ladies Program. This year a team of 250 including children, youth and men around Australia and joined the various local Mother’s Day Classic Walks on Sunday, 12 May.