Category Archives: Recreation

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 18 January 2019

FREE Self- care through Tai Chi and Mindfulness – a series of 3 workshops for carers
Alfred Health Carer Services invites carers living in the southern region to explore how the gentle movements of Tai Chi and the practice of mindfulness can sustain you in your caring role. The 3 weekly  sessions will be held in Springvale and commence on 13 February 2019. Bookings are essential so get in quickly if interested.
See flyer for details

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Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 16 November 2018


Wellways Social Outings & Group Programs – for carers and people with mental health issues
Wellways South Eastern Melbourne social outings and group programs including some fun activities like pub lunches, dinner and a movie, tenpin bowling, concerts and more.
See program booklet here
See registration of interest form here

Integrated Carer Support Service web updates
Updates have been made to the Department of Social Services – ICSS Implementation Updates and Information web page.
See details here
See more details here

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End of Year Dinner at Plus 39, 517 Malvern Road, Toorak

You are invited to join Inner South Family and Friends for our End of Year Dinner at 6.30 pm Tuesday 11 December 2018 at Plus 39, 517 Malvern Road,Toorak  http://www.plus39.com.au/
To secure your place, please book by noon Wednesday 5 December 2018 on 9076 4713 (a message can be left on our voicemail) or email isfaf@alfred.org.au
When booking please provide your phone number, email address and names of all individuals for whom you are booking.
 

See below for menu choices:

ANTIPASTI to share
Antipasto board (“Lo stendino”)
Focaccia bread
Polenta chips

MAINS
 individual serves
Atlantic salmon OR
Chicken schnitzel (both will be served with a side of veggies)

Sharing salads for the table
*vegetarian will have their own pizza or pasta instead

DESSERT
Mini cannoli tower (2 per person)

INCLUDED
: coffee / tea
NOT INCLUDED: drinks, individuals to pay for their own drinks

Please advise any special dietary needs asap and we will try to accommodate

Please select your choice of main course and advise us by email at isfaf@alfred.org.au asap.

This gourmet three course meal will be heavily subsidized.  Cost is $10 with Pension Card, or $20 without.
THANK YOU TO ALFRED HEALTH FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUBSIDY WHICH MAKES THIS EVENT POSSIBLE

Inner South Family and Friends Support Group Meeting Tuesday 13 November 2018 and End of Year Dinner 11 December 2018

Our guest speaker Dr Simon Stafrace Program Director, Alfred Mental & Addiction Health (AMAH), formerly known as Alfred Psychiatry, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Monash University will update us on

“News, Improvements, Transitions, Innovations and Changes at Alfred Mental & Addiction Health”

We look forward to you joining us at the Dining Room Betty Day Centre, 67 Argyle Street St Kilda

End of Year Dinner 11 December 2018 at 6.30 pm at PLUS 39, 517 Malvern Road Toorak

http://www.plus39.com.au/

For more information on both these events click on the link below:

Support Group Meeting 13 November 2018

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 19 October 2018

Just for Carers

Carers Victoria Voice – A special National Carers Week 2018 edition
Welcome to National Carers Week! This year, Carers Victoria is asking carers to Tell Us Why You Care and the general public to Tell Us Why You Care About Carers.
Read more here

Carers Victoria – Launch of #CarersCountToo State election campaign
Carers Victoria has launched its #CarersCountToo campaign with a new election platform to keep you informed as they lobby for carers’ needs in the lead up to the State election on 24 November.
Read more here

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Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 28 September 2018

Wellways Australia is looking for carers
Wellways has been contracted to design, pilot and evaluate a new online coaching and peer support service for carers as part of a new Australian Government initiative. They are looking for carers of people living with mental health issues or various disabilities to join them as a part of the co production, as a community convener or grassroot supporter of this new and exciting project.
N.B. The Application date to be involved has been extended to Tuesday 2 October.
Read more details here

Wild at Heart Community Arts …WORKSHOPS & GIGS
Wild At Heart has some fantastic workshops and gigs coming up. Please get in touch for more info and to register.
See flyer for details

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Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 21 September 2018

FREE Carers Lunch on 16 October in Frankston to celebrate Carers Week … registration open to all carers
Alfred Health Carers Services invites all carers who live in the southern metropolitan region to our Carers Week Luncheon… this event is open to any carer irrespective of the current NDIS status of the person they support. As well a lovely lunch, there is terrific entertainment on offer with professional musicians and artists, including our MC, the ever-engaging Rod Quantock…should be a fun outing for everyone!
Free transport assistance via shuttle buses to the lunch is also available from bases in Caulfield, Dandenong and Rosebud so carers from anywhere in our region can join in.
If you are a carer, RSVP NOW! Service providers…please promote this outing opportunity to any of your families/carers and encourage them to register very soon as numbers are limited!
See flyer for details including RSVP

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Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 14 September 2018

Just for Carers

FREE Carers Family Day at Melbourne Zoo on 4 October – registrations open to all carers
Join Alfred Health Carer Services at Melbourne Zoo for a Carers Family Day celebration! Get up close with the animals, enjoy a special performance from X Factor finalists Brentwood, other fun activities and a tasty BBQ lunch. This event is open to all carers (including young carers) and immediate family, including grandparents, who live in the Southern Metropolitan Region. Numbers are limited so book now!
See flyer for details

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Inner South Family and Friends Events – Mental Health Week 7-13 October 2018

Bookings are essential for these events
Please phone 9076 4713 or email: isfaf@alfred.org,au   and advise which events you wish to attend.

 Join us on Saturday 13 October to celebrate Mental Health Week

The Hope Song – A play by Janet Brown

https://www.courthouse.org.au/ticket/thehopesong/

In this honest and moving new play, souls are bared by seven actors who take us on a journey that attests to the enduring power of hope and offers fascinating insights into the people whose portraits make up The Hope Song. The play has returned because it was so well received and comes highly recommended by one of our members who saw it earlier this year at La Mama in Carlton.

The Courthouse Theatre is near Geelong Station.  We plan to take the train departing from Southern Cross Station at 10.30 am, enjoy a picnic lunch together and see ‘Song of Hope’ at 2.30 pm.

We thank Alfred Health Carer Services for fully funding our theatre tickets.

Join us on Sunday 21 October at approximately 10 am to see ‘Ladies in Black’ at the Palace Cinema Como, corner Chapel Street and Toorak Road, South Yarra followed by lunch at La Porchetta, Toorak Road, South Yarra.
A slight twist on previous film afternoons – this year it’s a film morning, food to follow with unlimited time to chat.
Cost is $5 with Pension Card or $10
Lunch at La Porchetta: $5 with Pension Card or $10
Exact time of film to be advised.
From Academy Award® nominated director Bruce Beresford comes the comedy drama Ladies in Black, based on Madeleine St John’s best-selling novel, The Women in Black.

Set in the summer of 1959, when the impact of European migration and the rise of women’s liberation is about to change Australia forever, Lisa, aged sixteen, takes a holiday job at the prestigious Sydney department store, Goode’s. There she meets the “ladies in black”, when she is assigned to assist sales ladies Patty and Fay.

Beguiled and influenced by Magda, the vivacious manager of the high-fashion boutique Model Gowns, Lisa is awakened to a world of possibilities. As she grows from a bookish schoolgirl into a glamorous and positive young woman, the impact they have on each other will change all their lives.

Starring: Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice, Rachael Taylor, Ryan Corr, Shane Jacobson, Susie Porter, Alison McGirr, Noni Hazlehurst and Vincent Perez

We thank Carers Victoria for subsidising our Carers Week film event.

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 7 September 2018

Monash Health – Celebrating 10 years of Art in Mental Health …We need your vote! Pick my Project – Voting is open now!
Pick My Project is a community grants initiative, with $30 million available to fund local projects.
Monash Health have come up with a project idea…Celebrating 10 years of Art in Mental Health. They are asking you to vote for them and two of your other favourites to make your community an even better place to live. Voting closes at 5 p.m. on 15 September.
See project flyer here
See the Pick my Project voting website here

NDIS Information

Upcoming in September and October FREE NDIS information sessions in Narre Warren, Officer, Springvale, Dandenong, Cranbourne, Pakenham
To support the roll out of the NDIS in the south eastern area of Melbourne, the NDIA are offering “Getting Ready for Your Planning Conversation” sessions as well as commencing their “Plan Implementation” information sessions. People can register to attend sessions via this Eventbrite  link  but there is an open door policy to anyone who would like to attend. If attendees require interpreters, have accessibility requirements or questions about the sessions please email VICEAST@NDIS.GOV.AU.
See a full list of sessions here
See an example of “Getting Ready for Your Planning Conversation” session flyer here
See an example of “Plan Implementation” session flyer here

FREE NDIS information sessions from Alfred Health Carer Services…Getting ready for the NDIS
These sessions will help carers better understand the NDIS, how to prepare to transition to the NDIS and build confidence within the new disability system. See details, including RSVP,  for the following sessions:
18 September in Frankston
20 September in Caulfield
25 September in Dandenong
13 November in Frankston
15 November in Dandenong
20 November in Caulfield

2nd Annual NDIS & Mental Health Conference 2018 – Early Bird rates extended until 21 September!!
This National Conference is hosted by Mental Health Victoria and Community Mental Health Australia from 31 October to 1 November 2018, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
See details here

NDIS Readiness Bulletin # 15 ..Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV)
Read here

For Carer Support Groups and Service Providers – Arrange your own carers’ group information session about the NDIS
To support Carers in their preparation for the NDIS, Uniting’s Carer Support Team are offering NDIS Information Sessions for carers living in Casey, Cardinia or Greater Dandenong and who support someone with a mental illness, autism and/or intellectual disability. If you would like to arrange an information session at your specific time and location, please contact their Carer Support Team.
See flyer for details

More NDIS sessions and support in Casey, Cardinia and Greater Dandenong
Uniting is offering NDIS information sessions for carers living in the City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong and the Shire of Cardinia as the NDIS will commence in those areas in September 2018. The sessions will be held at the at Dandenong Neighbourhood House as well as in Springvale at the Uniting Church.
See Dandenong details here
See Springvale details here

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