SHARE Newsletter Spring Edition 2016


 Appreciation Award By The Commonwealth Bank 


Congratulations to our President

Commonwealth Bank Awards are an integral part of Commonwealth Bank. “They recognise and honour the outstanding achievement of many people in our community”.

Barbara Ward President received an Appreciation Award for her Voluntary Work in the Community by the Commonwealth Bank which was presented by Prime Minister The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP and Mr David Coleman MP Member for Banks. The Prime Minister commended Barbara on her outstanding commitment and incredible sense of community and encouraged her to continue her great work “we need more women like you”.

Barbara was also nominated for TELSTRA Business Woman’s Award of the Year by Commonwealth Bank.

Australian Health & Fitness Industry Awards



Today, SHARE SMR Inc, of Carlton NSW received a SILVER Quality Award from Fitness Australia for its proven ability to provide quality service across its business.

Fitness Australia’s Health and Fitness Industry Quality Awards promote and celebrate industry excellence and the work the fitness industry does in helping Australians to get and stay fit and healthy.

The SILVER Quality Award is granted to a fitness business that has achieved quality in customer service, programs, people, safety and business management.

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With the Minister The Hon. Victor Dominello MP in Parliament House

(Minister for Citizenship and Communities, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Assistant Minister for Education)
with Minister



Barbara Ward, Managing Director of the San Foundation was awarded with a Certificate of Appreciation for her volunteer contributions in the community on Wednesday 21 May 2014. This was part of the 25th anniversary of National Volunteer Week which was launched to recognise the contribution of volunteers in NSW.

Apart from a very demanding day job Barbara has generously given up her time to “do good” in the community for the past 21 years. This has included helping homeless people, cooking for older people in our community, overseas aid, teaching Sunday school and scriptures at Gordon East Primary school, helping individuals in need or simply fundraising for worthy causes. Barbara also sits on a number of Charity/Not-For-Profit Boards where she uses her skills to help these worthy causes raise their profile and funds whilst turning these organisations into sustainable and viable businesses.

In accepting her award Barbara said she was humbled. “I am passionate about our community and the people who are not so fortunate – a small act of kindness goes a long way sometimes. I don’t do it for recognition or money I just love making people happy – it’s a privilege”

The celebration was attended by 200 guests along with a number of Members of Parliament. National Volunteer Week is a chance for the community to celebrate the powerful contribution that volunteers make to our lives. Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello said the Government’s $30,000 contribution to the award fund is recognition of the importance of volunteering in NSW.

“This year our State’s $2 million plus volunteers will make a contribution worth an estimated $5 billion to our economy. Volunteers are the lifeblood of so many facets of our society, including aged care, emergency services, environmental management, healthcare, sport and tourism – all of which simply could not operate effectively without them.”


Active & Healthy

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The Clinical Excellence Commission for the Centre for Health Advancement, NSW Department of Health 2010 developed a booklet for staying active & healthy at home and in the community.

For more information and to read through the booklet, please click on the link below.

Staying Active & On Your Feet Booklet

Industry Quality Award 2013

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We are very excited to announce that SHARE has met the criteria to receive a Health & Fitness Industry Quality Award for 2013.

These Awards have been designed to recognise and promote excellence in the fitness industry.

ACI Pain Management Network

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On the 25th March, the Hon. Jillian Skinner MP officially launched the Need help for your pain? website.

The ACI website builds on the latest scientific knowledge on how to manage chronic pain. Visitors to the website can access:

  • Interactive learning and self-management modules for adolescents with chronic pain.
  • Online resources that promote self-management to help people to retrain their brain’s response to chronic pain.
  • Inspirational videos of people young and old sharing their experience of how adopting an evidence based approach to pain made a real difference to their daily lives.
  • Practical tools and resources to help people with chronic pain to improve daily sleep and mood, guidance on the role of pain medication and the importance of healthy lifestyles.
  • A health professional toolkit that includes assessment and management tools for doctors and healthcare professionals working in the community, factsheets for patients and information on NSW Pain Clinics.

Visit the ACI Chronic Pain website at: