FREE Carer Lunch and Wellbeing afternoon at Dandenong Neighbourhood House on Tuesday 19 June
This event is the first step of a project Uniting lifeAssist has embarked upon with Dandenong Neighbourhood House to build Carer awareness in the Dandenong community. If you have any queries, please be in touch on Ph: 9239 2500.
See flyer for details
MHCSS Intake – Last day for referring for Outreach Support will be 31 August 2018
As per the DHHS Update attached here, referrals for MHCSS (Mental Health Community Support Services) Individual Support (OUTREACH) will close on Friday 31 August 2018 for all metro areas. There are currently a number of people already waiting for support (on the Needs Register), so referrals will be moving over to ‘NDIS transition support’ rather than being allocated to MHCSS.
To read further information from Friday Extra please click on the link below:
FREE Carers’ Day Out… High Tea + The Wizard of Oz
Alfred Health Carer Services invites carers who live in the Southern metro region of Melbourne to register your interest to attend one of the dates on offer (either Saturday 30 June OR Saturday 7 July) to enjoy high tea at The Hotel Windsor plus the theatre performance of the Wizard of Oz. Places are limited so check your availability, preferred date and REGISTER NOW!
See flyer for all details
Invitation to Carers – Counselling Workshop in beautiful bush setting
Carers Victoria Counsellors will host a one day counselling workshop on 18 July reflecting on carer well-being and self-care. A small group of carers will connect with two counsellors who will facilitate a day of gentle reflection, rest and time out.
Expressions of interest close Wednesday 4 July 2018. Limited places available so call early.
See here for details
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MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUP MEETING 7.30PM TUESDAY 12 JUNE 2018
WELLWAYS AUSTRALIA, NDIS & OTHER SERVICES, INCLUDING SERVICES FOR CARERS
SPEAKERS: KYLIE ARMSTRONG, Community Engagement Coordinator, Wellways and FRAN LYONS, Support Officer, Wellways
MultiPurpose Room, Betty Day Centre 67 Argyle Street, St Kilda access via carpark in Bath St (off Inkerman Street) or via southern end of path from Argyle Street
FILM, FOOD AND FUN
TO FINISH THE FINANCIAL YEAR 12 NOON SATURDAY 30 JUNE 2018
NOTE CHANGE OF FILM AND VENUE
We will meet for lunch at La Porchetta, 91Toorak Road, South Yarra at 12 noon. After lunch you are invited to join us for the film The Leisure Seeker, starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland at the Como Cinema, corner Toorak Road and Chapel Street South Yarra.
Further details will be announced at our June meeting, will be circulated by email
John and Ella Spencer have almost reached the end of the road; Ella is frail, while John’s memory is failing. Instead of quietly fading away, however, the Boston seventy-somethings flee the suffocating care of their doctors and children and hop aboard their vintage campervan, The Leisure Seeker, to visit the Florida Keys house of John’s hero, Ernest Hemingway.
Screen veterans Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland star as the ultimate grey nomads in The Leisure Seeker, a poignant and triumphant tale of a couple determined to celebrate their life, and love for each other, in one last grand adventure.
We thank Alfred Health Carer Services for their generosity in making this
2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUP MEETING 7PM TUESDAY 10 JULY 2018
Speaker: Beth Wilson OAM Victoria’s Health Services Commissioner 1997–2012 Lawyer, Health Consultant, Advocate and amazing speaker.
MultiPurpose Room, Betty Day Centre, 67 Argyle Street, St Kilda access via carpark in Bath St (off Inkerman Street) or via southern end of path from Argyle Street.
Please note early start, so that our AGM does not prevent us from enjoying our excellent speaker(s), discussion and question time.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS LUNCH – CHRISTMAS IN JULY 12.30PM SUNDAY 22 JULY 2018 at Milanos Tavern, 4 The Esplanade, Brighton
All family and friends welcome to join in yet another delicious modestly priced meal shared with like- minded folk in gorgeous warm surroundings overlooking a sparkling sea. Bookings essential. Phone office on 9076 4713 and leave a message if phone is unattended or email email@example.com Please provide your phone number and email address with your booking. This is not a subsidised event; everyone pays for themselves.
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Carer Support Group Facilitator Training – Thursday 28 June 2018
Caring Til the End: A Carers Perspective Part I & II – Tuesday 17 July & Tuesday 24 July 2018 (2 sessions)
NDIS Information Session – Thursday 26 July
Disability Program: Carers, Families and The System Parts I to IV –
Thursday 9 August – Part I
Thursday 16 August – Part II
Thursday 23 August – Part III
Thursday 30 August Part IV
For more information (or to book your spot) visit our website or call 1800 242 636.
Stop, Sit, Rest, Reflect on health and well-being
Carers Victoria Counsellors will host a one day counselling workshop reflecting on carer well-being and self-care. A small group of carers will connect with two counsellors who will facilitate a day of gentle reflection, rest and time out.
The day will be offered in a beautiful nature setting at our Carers Cottage, one hour out of Melbourne in the Shire of Cardinia.
If interested, please contact counsellors Mary or Linda to discuss your suitability for the group program on 1800 242 636.
Date and time
Thursday 21 June 2018
10:00am – 4:30pm
Officer VIC 3809
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided
Take a train to Officer Station (Pakenham Line)
and a maxi taxi will pick you up at 9:45am and take you to the Carers Cottage.
or arrive by own car at Carers Cottage by 9:45am
Expressions of interest close Thursday 14 June 2018
Limited places available so call early
Articles from Carers Australia Newsletter June 2018
This weeks Friday Extra has important news about Carer Education and Recreation activities in southern metropolitan region. Please click on the link below to read the latest Friday Extra:
FREE Carers’ Film Session on 10 May – City of Port Phillip and City of Glen Eira
This event is free for carers living in the City Glen Eira and the City of Port Phillip and includes a choc-top or popcorn. RSVP is essential.
See flyer for details: http://www.carersouth.org.au/assets/Friday-EXTRA-April-May-2018/CoPP-Carers-Film-Session.pdf
Our next Dining Group will be held at the London Tavern, 414 Hawthorn Road, South Caulfield at 6.30pm, Wednesday 2 May 2018. Parking is available and the tram stops close by. The dining group is an opportunity for carers, consumers and other family members to meet and share a meal and fun-times.
London Tavern is known for good food, reasonable prices and good ‘specials’ and very substantial main courses at modest prices. These don’t appear on the regular on-line menu, so you’ll have to come along to find out. This is not a subsidised event. Everyone pays for their own meal and drinks.
Please book asap by phoning the office on 9076 4713 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A message can be left on voicemail if the office is unattended.
Please click on the following link to access the latest Friday Extra with news about FREE Spring Lunches for carers in the southern region.