EDIE gives families and family carers the chance to walk in the shoes of a person with dementia and provides insight into the day to day lived experience of a person with dementia. Dementia Australia are offering family information and support sessions. See attached flyer or follow the link for more information.
Fred’s Place is a fully renovated home that offers a place to stay as well as support services for people who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness.
Fred’s Place provides support to hundreds of people each week who are doing it tough in the Coolangatta and Tweed region.
Fred’s Place founder, Dr. Gregor P. Smith, is seeking donations to help with the program. All donations large or small are appreciated and will go a long way towards providing support for member of our community who benefit from the services.
The home has three bathrooms, a large laundry, internet and telephone, television, staffed kitchen, indoor and outdoor areas to socialise, storage and mailing services. Additionally, there are designated meeting spaces for service providers such as Centrelink and Medicare.
Fred’s Place aims to provide a homey feeling in a modern facility. Smith would like to raise $1,500 to help cover expenses related to the home.
To help Fred’s Place by making a donation, go here.
If you are searching for your perfect career, then this event is for you! TAFE NSW is holding an open day on 14 September from 9am -1pm at multiple TAFE locations across the region.
TAFE will provide information on how you can optimise your career with diplomas and degrees, become an apprentice, open a small business and gain valuable and interesting new skills.
There will be interactive workshops and live demonstrations. You will have the opportunity to have a look at TAFE’s world class facilities as well as meet highly qualified instructors.
The event is open to anyone who is interested in taking their earning potential to the next level and who wants to be in a career they love. For information how to register, go here.
The annual Tweed Byron School-Link Forum is coming up on the 10th September 2019 from 9-1pm at the Tweed hospital.
It is sure to be an interesting and informative event. Expert speakers will be presenting rich content. Carmen Stewart, from It Takes A Town, will be sharing her knowledge about “Youth, the Future and Community.” Dr. David Furrows, who is the Clinical Director of Tweed Mental Health will be speaking about “Reactive Attachment Disorder”. Clinical Consultants with Beyond Blue ‘Be You’ will present “Be You: Building a Mentally Healthy and Connected School Community. The speakers will answer questions at the end of the presentations.
There will be many opportunities for networking throughout the day. There will be a brief mindfulness meditation and morning tea will be served. To register for the event contact your local School-Link Coordinator.
Northern Rivers Community Centre (NRCLC) is offering monthly opportunities for the community to seek free civil advice in Kyogle.
The center offers appointments for people to discuss legal issues or questions they have. Conversations will be kept confidential.
Community members can seek advice and assistance in many areas including credit debts and fines, employment, discrimination, traffic matters, consumer issues, stolen generations reparation scheme, family violence and victims support.
Advice can be given face to face or by phone. Appointments are necessary and can be be made by calling 1 800 689 889.
Upcoming dates include 16 September, 14 October, and 18 November. The events be held at ‘The Laneway Community Space’ at 161 Summerland Way next to the pool in Memorial Park on a Monday.
|Take a short survey on dementia and discrimination
For Dementia Action Week 2019, Dementia Australia are calling on the community to complete a short survey. This will help create an informed, national picture to better understand how discrimination for people living with dementia occurs and what it would take to shift discrimination.
Please click on the type below to obtain the link to the survey:
|Take our survey|
The 8th Rural Health and Research Congress is coming to Northern New South Wales on 16-18 October 2019 at the Lismore Workers Club.
The theme is ‘Connecting Families’ and will explore health and research initiatives which address the health and wellbeing of our rural people and communities.
Rural and remote clinicians, researchers, service providers and other health professionals are invited to attend. Participants will have the opportunity to share knowledge and experience as well as build networks with other professionals across the state.
There will be diverse, inspiring and thought-provoking keynote presentations and workshops.
Topics include the rural experience, productive partnerships, future proofing rural health and much more.
For information about registration, go here.
The National Family Group Conference Forum will be held on 30 September and 1 October 2019. The forum will be held at the Bankstown Sports Club in Sydney. The focus will be on the challenges and benefits of finding and reconnecting families.
The Australian Family Group Conference & Assessment is an Aboriginal organisation specialising in Family Group Conferencing and training.
A family group conference (FGC) is a structured decision-making meeting made up of family members.
The goal of the meeting is to provide families with a safe space and time to reach a plan to facilitate safe care and protection for children in need.
Staff are qualified and trained in family work and possess cultural competency. Professionals are only involved at the beginning and end of the meeting, intending to support the family members as the primary decision makers.
The forum will feature speakers, families sharing their experiences, as well as masterclasses. There will be information about local services, the challenges of culture within FGC, and innovative approaches to reconnecting families.
Speakers will include a panel of experts and family members who will share their first-hand experience with the family reunification process.
Day two of the forum will offer a selection of masterclasses. Topics include family finding, using art to map families, Me and My Mob reunification program, and linking families to communities.
To find out more information about the forum go here .
The 2019 Future of Ageing Awards are seeking nominees for an organisation that deserves to be recognised as a leader in Australia’s aged care community. The award aims to highlight and bring together providers, suppliers, and other organisations who drive change to improve the lives of ageing Australians.
There are 15 award categories that showcase leadership, collaboration and innovation. Nominations may be for providers of care, suppliers or service providers, government run programs, academic and training institutes as well as member organisations in the aged care sector.
You are encouraged to nominate projects, programs, products and services that demonstrate forward thinking, problem solving, collaboration, sustainability, and demonstrable results in the care of older Australians.
The finalist will be recognised nationally as a sector leader in best practice and change. The award opens many opportunities and support will be provided for the finalist throughout the year to promote their success.
Nominations close Wednesday 18 September 2019. Finalist will be notified Monday 14 October 2019 and winners will be announced Monday 18 November 2019.
To submit nominations or find out more information go to the Future of Ageing Awards website.