Inner South Family and Friends end of year Dinner 12 December 2017

End of Year Dinner

7.30 pm Tuesday 12 December 2017 at Tacco and Tosca

251 Richardson Street Middle Park

Tacco & Tosca’s photo


Bookings are essential. Phone 9076 4713 (leave message if no-one present) or send email to


Please book as seating is limited.  Cost: $10 with pension card, $15

BYO (with corkage) or purchase at own expense



Inner South Family and Friends Carers Week Film Day Saturday 21 October 2017

You are invited to join Inner South Family and Friends for our Carers Week Film Afternoon on Saturday 21 October at the Palace Como Cinema, corner of Toorak Road and Chapel Street, South Yarra to enjoy the film Victoria & Abdul.

Victoria and Abdul

Queen Victoria strikes up an an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity. Victoria and Abdul is directed by veteran filmmaker Stephen Frears, of High Fidelity, Dirty Pretty Things, The Queen, Tamara Drewe, Philomena, The Program, and Florence Foster Jenkins previously. The screenplay is written by Lee Hall; based on the book by Shrabani Basu.

We acknowledge the support of Carers Victoria in subsidising this event to celebrate National Carers Week 2017

 Bookings are essential by phone on 9076 4713 or email
Time:  to be advised; approximately 1pm for lunch in the foyer with film to follow.
Cost:  is to be advised subject to subsidy.

de Castella Run 2 Mend Minds

img_0642Penny and Judith jogging around the oval to the finish line

Penny, Judith, Judi and Molly (her dog) completed the 5km walk to raise funds for Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) on Sunday 28 August.  We were spurred on with an enthusiastic pep talk by Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, Director of MAPrc who is very fit and competes in the 10km run.

The competitors are a mix of very serious, fit athletes and those who enter for fun in fancy dress, with parents, children and babies in pushers.  We hope next year to encourage more ISFAF members to join us.  It’s a great atmosphere and you don’t have to be young and fit to do the 5km walk around the scenic Kew Boulevard course.

Donations to MAPrc can be made via website de Castella Run 2016 for Mental Health




de Castella Run 2 Mend Minds 28 August 2016

The annual de Castella run is a fund raising event for Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre.  Several of our members have entered.  For more information see below.

Event Details

When: Sunday 28 August 2016

What: Three great running (or walking) events around the scenic Kew Boulevard to raise money for mental health research at MAPrc.

  1. Vision Personal Training 5km run/walk,
  2. Mizuno 10km run
  3. Nostra Homes 15km run

And don’t forget our wonderful  Run Ready Activity Program for kids ages 3.5 to 10 years
de Castella Run 2016 for Mental Health

Carers Week 16-22 October 2016

National Carers Week 2016
This year National Carers Week runs from 16–22 October.  For information about carer week events go to

You are invited to Inner South Family and Friends Carers Week Film Afternoon Saturday 22 October 2016 to see “Cafe Society” a Woody Allen film
To be held at the Como Cinema, Como Centre corner of Toorak Road and Chapel Street, South Yarra.   A light lunch will be available from 1pm.   Cost: pensioners $7 wage earners $12 (including lunch).   Booking is essential by 16 October 2016 on 9076 4713.
See film flyer here:



Inner South Family and Friends Dining Group Milanos Bistro, Brighton 10 July 2016

Judith, Judy and JudiJudith, Judy and Judi (it’s a popular name in our group) photographed at Milanos Bistro are members of Inner South Family and Friends.  Judi is the current convenor of the group and Judith and Judy have both served as chair of the group for many years.

The dining group has been meeting at different venues over the last twelve months and is attracting an increasing number of members.   It is an enjoyable, friendly social occasion where you can meet new carers and their family members.

Our next outing is planned for November, but we haven’t organised a date or venue as yet.  Please contact our office on 9076 4713 if you are interested in joining us or would like to suggest a reasonably priced venue in the Cities of Port Phillip, Stonnington or Glen Eira.