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Alfred Health Carer Services Newsletter 11 December 2019

The Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care was handed to the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia on 31 October 2019, and tabled in Parliament that day. Here is a link to the Interim Report. The Prime Minister released a statement in response to the Interim Report. The statement lists key priorities including; Increasing the number of Home Care packages; Better medication management and dementia training; Younger people in residential aged care; Building on longer term reforms and simplifying the system for consumers.

Three commandments for reducing holiday stress

  1. Thou shalt not be perfect or even try
  2. Thou shalt leave undone things that ought to be done
  3. Thou shalt make time for thyself

No idea how to make time for yourself?  Give Alfred Health Carer Services a call! We can talk with you about opportunities in your local area to look after your wellbeing. We have lots of ideas about how to gently introduce respite when the person you care for says ‘NO’.  Ph: AHCS 1800 052 222. For more ideas about building carer resilience click here.

$1 Hoyts movies for carers

The Hoyts Carers Offer gives an adult movie ticket for the price of one dollar (maximum of one ticket per day) to carer members of Carers Victoria.
To receive a $1 Hoyts Cinema ticket carers must:
•         Be a current carer
•         Present their Carers Victoria membership card when purchasing their ticket
•         Be accompanied by the person they care for (that person will still need to buy their ticket)
The Hoyts movie deal is on offer until December 2020. See Carer Victoria website for  more details.

Click on the link below to access the complete newsletter.

https://mailchi.mp/eba0706599dd/carer-services-end-of-year-enews?e=8f7e3a8626

Alfred Health Carer Services

CARER HIGH TEA AT RIPPON LEA ESTATE
Wednesday 11th December, 2019
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Rippon Lea Estate Ballroom and Gardens, Elsternwick
Alfred Health Carer Services invites you to express your interest in our end of year carer event. There will be tours of historic Rippon Lea homestead, activities, entertainment and a delicious high tea. This event will be popular so please contact us early to go into the ballot.

Phone our events team on 9076 6644 or click here.
The ballot will close at 4:00pm, 2nd December.

This is a carer only event.
Respite can be arranged for the person you care for.
Bus transport to and from the event departs from
Frankston, Dandenong and Caulfield.

Register your interest to attend the Carer High Tea

https://mailchi.mp/9b9a1f2d2cca/dont-miss-our-last-events-for-2019?e=8f7e3a8626

Inner South Family and Friends Walk ‘n Chat Group

Mental Health Awareness Month 2019 aimed to highlight the link between physical and mental health.  We marked World Mental Health Day, with a Walk ‘n Chat which we all enjoyed so much that we decided to repeat the walk on the first Wednesday of the month.

Walkers will meet at 1.30 pm outside North Point Cafe at the end of North Road, Brighton.  You are welcome to bring your dog with you and we will head towards Brighton Beach.  Other walkers may choose to head towards St Kilda and join us at the North Point Cafe at 2.45 pm for afternoon tea and a chat.

If you are not planning to walk you can join us  at 2.45 pm inside North Point Cafe for afternoon tea.

Booking is not required.  If you need transport or would like more information, please phone 0425 723 746

Walk ‘n Chat  dates are: Wednesday 6 November, 4 December 2019, 5 February 2020.

Alfred Health Carer Services What’s On November 2019

Pot-Pourri present “From Figaro to Phantom”

Be transported by the glorious voices and theatrical skills of four of Australia’s finest singer/actors and a brilliant pianist, gorgeous harmonies and glamorous costumes. Pot-Pourri create magical Opera, belt out Broadway, seduce with song and dance up a storm. Great morning entertainment!
A ballot process will be used to allocate places for this event.

You can access all events by clicking on the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/03c4dd3b3b0a/the-weathers-great-and-so-are-these-events-for-carers?e=8f7e3a8626

Inner South Family and Friends Carers Week Film and Lunch 13 October 2019

We are celebrating Carers Week on Sunday 13 October at 10am with a film at the Palace Como Cinema, corner Toorak Road and Chapel Street South Yarra and lunch at Zen Charcoal BBQ in Toorak Road across from the cinema.

The film ‘Ride Like a Girl’

Key art for Ride Like A Girl

As a little girl, Michelle Payne dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup — horse-racing’s toughest two-mile race. The youngest of 10 children, Michelle is raised by single father Paddy. She leaves school at 15 to become a jockey and after early failures she finds her feet, but a family tragedy, followed by her own near fatal horse fall all but ends the dream. But with the love of her dad and her brother Stevie, Michelle will not give up. Against all the medical advice, and the protests of her siblings, she rides on, and meets the Prince of Penzance. Together they overcome impossible odds for a shot at the dream: a ride in the 2015 Melbourne Cup, at odds of 100 to 1. The rest is history.

Ride Like A Girl is the incredible true story of Michelle Payne.

Total cost for film and lunch is $5 with pension card, $10 for non-pensioner.  Bookings are essential on 9076 4722 or email isfaf@alfred.org.au.

We thank Alfred Health Carer Services for funding the lunch and Carers Vic for funding towards the cost of the film.

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 27 September 2019

Circus Oz – Aurora – 5 October in Melbourne
To celebrate Carers Week Monash Health invites you to a family fun Circus Oz event!
Are you a family/carer of a patient or client of Monash Health accessing mental Health Services? If yes, then we have limited places available for you to enjoy a fun filled afternoon at the circus.
See the flyer for details

Carers Week High Teas – 4, 17 & 19 October
Are you a family/carer of a patient or client of Monash Health accessing mental Health Services? If yes, then Monash Health have limited places available for you to enjoy some luxury and have a High Tea Experience at Cranbourne Botanical Gardens, Fortnums or The Langham.
See the flyer for details

Carers Mingle at Parliament House – 17 October at Parliament House
Tandem, in conjunction with Little Dreamers and Carers Victoria would like to invite you to morning tea at Parliament House with the Minister for Disability, Ageing, and Carers Luke Donnellan and Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers Anthony Carbines.

The event will run from 10am to 12pm and include morning tea.
When: 17 October, 2019
Where: Parliament House

If you are a friend or family member supporting someone with mental health issues and you would like to attend the Carers Mingle at Parliament House to celebrate National Carers Week, please email info@tandemcarers.org.au to receive your FREE ticket.

Click on the link below to access the complete Friday Extra:

https://mailchi.mp/5896cd34aa24/friday-extra-20-july-3087769?e=b98a7291db

 

Alfred Health Carer Services “What’s On” in October 2019

Celebrate Carers Week in style with a luncheon cruise around Melbourne’s beautiful bays. Enjoy a delicious meal and chat with other carers.
To make it fair for everyone, Alfred Health Carer Services will use a Ballot System to allocate tickets to this event.

Melbourne Docklands
Thursday 17th October: Midday

Express your interest by Tuesday 1st October to go into the ballot. We will contact you if you are successful.

Event for carers and the person you care for

You can access the complete “What’s On” via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/9399d92bc348/heads-up-free-events-for-carers?e=8f7e3a8626

Carer South Newsletter September 2019

New Carer Gateway and Alfred Health Carer Services

There’s a new Federal Government initiative to support carers; it’s called Carer Gateway. We are happy to announce that Alfred Health is part of a group of support providers led by Merri Health, who will continue to deliver carer services across Victoria. The new model of delivery is designed by carers and will improve and expand services. For more information read the recent Federal Government announcement.

  • At this point, there are no changes to how you receive services from us.
  • If you need respite or support you will still call Alfred Health Carer Services on 1800 052 222.
  • We will continue to provide support to carers across the Southern region.

To explain the new Carer Gateway Integrated Carer Support Service (ICSS) Carers Victoria are running an information roadshows around Victoria. These are the events within the Southern region:-

Dandenong:   Monday 16th September: 10.30am – 11.30am
Rosebud:       Monday 16th September: 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Frankston:     Wednesday 18th September: 10.30am – 11.30am
Clayton:         Thursday 19th September: 10.30am – 11.30am

September What’s On

There are still some great seats available for these September events.

  • Moksha Yoga
  • ‘Downton Abbey’ – Cinema screening, Frankston

More details here
Call 9076 6644 to book your place

Please click on the link below to read the complete newsletter:

https://mailchi.mp/62e2212c3a58/carersouth-newsletter-september-608747?e=8f7e3a8626

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 30 August 2019

Please click on the link below to access the Friday Extra:

https://mailchi.mp/5f195798e7b8/friday-extra-20-july-3079129?e=b98a7291db

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 30 August 2019

Healthy Boundaries in Caring – 1 October in Caulfield South
Reduce the risk of Compassion Fatigue and create well-being by identifying and establishing healthy boundaries in your caring role. This is a one off interactive workshop by physiologist Joanna Aquila on this valuable topic for those caring for a loved one. Don’t miss out places are limited.
Register here

The Emotional Roller Coaster – 3 September
Grow invites carers to this workshop focused on applying the principles of First Aid (ABC-DR) to develop a personal plan for responding to your loved one to reduce risk and secure well-being.
Register here

Healthy Boundaries in Caring – 1 October in Caulfield South
Reduce the risk of Compassion Fatigue and create well-being by identifying and establishing healthy boundaries in your caring role. This is a one off interactive workshop by physiologist Joanna Aquila on this valuable topic for those caring for a loved one. Don’t miss out places are limited.
Register here

Join Us at the Movies!
A Dogs Journey – 3 September in Brighton
Downton Abbey – 24 September in Frankston
You and the person you care for are invited to join us for a free evening at the movies. See the flyers for details and call us to reserve your spot.
3 September in Brighton
24 September in Frankston

Melbourne Star Trip – 26 September
This month we take a trip to the iconic Melbourne Star. Enjoy a ride on the wheel, take in the picturesque views of Melbourne city, lunch at The Pancake Parlor and explore all that the Docklands has to offer. The fun doesn’t stop there, all kids will be given a voucher to play at the nearby arcade before returning home.
See the flyer for details

Moksha Yoga – Meditation and Mindfulness Classes – continuing throughout August and September in Bentleigh – Places still available 
Meditation and mindfulness is the gateway that leads you beyond the endless noise into an expanse of clarity and awareness, connecting you to the source of true wisdom that resides within us all. So take a calming breath, step back from the interference of the mind and tune into the deep peace of experiencing reality in its purest essence.
Assistance with in-home respite, transport and interpreters can be arranged; please make a request when booking.
See the flyer for details

Click on the link below to access the complete newsletter:

https://mailchi.mp/b8733218fc93/friday-extra-20-july-3071941?e=b98a7291db30

Tandem eNews 20 August 2019

Personality Disorder Funding

Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley has announced almost $10 million in funding for the Personality Disorder Initiative, which is now being delivered at six Victorian health services including Alfred, Monash, Melbourne, Barwon and Goulburn Valley Health Services and Forensicare.

The program will help these services assess, treat and support people with severe personality disorders at high risk of suicide, self-harm and or challenging behaviours.

Find out more here

Stonnington Carers Forum

5 September, 2019, Melbourne
This interactive session will provide encouragement and support for those caring for an older person, a person with a complex mental health issue or disability of any age. More info

The Emotional Roller Coaster 

5 September 7:15pm – 9:30pm
Located at the Grow Community Centre in Caulfield south, this workshop applies principles of First Aid (ABC-DR) to develop a personal plan for responding to your loved one reducing risk and securing wellbeing. Find out more here

Breaking Down Stigma in Mental Health

12 September 5:30pm – 7pm
What can we do to eradicate cultural, social and gender barriers? PsychTalks: the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences forum for ideas and discussion is a discussion led by experts and consumers on the latest in stigma research and interventions and how we can translate this research into real outcomes for our society. Find out more here

The Carers Grief Journey

3 October 7:15pm – 9:30pm
Uncover the hidden grief, unique to the caring role. This is a one off interactive workshop by psychologist Joanna Aquila on this valuable topic for those caring for a loved one. Located at the Mind Recovery College in Nunawading. Find out more here

Please click here to access the complete newsletter:

https://mailchi.mp/9e2dec72b6c6/dfxn4oqrm0-1370785?e=34088e3417