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Intouch : In Touch Spring 2014
DEMENTIA FORUM Members of the Western Sydney Dementia Services Liaison Group will hold an information session for the community around dementia and Younger Onset Dementia at the Joan Sutherland Centre, in Penrith on Tuesday 23 September. Information about dementia, timely diagnosis and services available to people in the Blue Mountains, Penrith and Hawkesbury areas will be presented. CARER SUPPORT GROUPS Morning tea grants have been awarded to dementia Carer Support Groups across NSW. A WHOLE NEW WORLD Residents of Hawkins Masonic Village living with dementia will participate in an art show displaying their works. Their families and friends will be invited to view the art from 1.30pm-3.30pm on 8 September. DEMENTIA AWARENESS EVENT AND MORNING TEA Grifﬁth will host a morning tea and dementia awareness- raising event with a geriatrician at the Grifﬁth Library, from 10.30am on 30 September. KEEPING YOUR BRAIN ACTIVE A community event will be held at Currabubula Cafe from 10am-12pm on 11 September with activities and a risk reduction presentation. DEMENTIA- FRIENDLY HOSPITALS A number of hospitals throughout Western Sydney will hold a series of dementia expos with displays from local service providers, assistive aids for people with dementia and presentations from health clinicians. YOUR BRAIN MATTERS presentation will be held at the Riverwood Library (corner of Belmore Road & Roosevelt Avenue), from 11am-12pm on 15 September with the presentation in English and translated into Vietnamese. MAJOR AWARENESS CAMPAIGN A major awareness campaign will feature on Sydney metro television, radio in NSW and on social media. WHEN: Sunday 7 - Saturday 27 September WHERE: Across Sydney and NSW MULTICULTURAL DEMENTIA AWARENESS INFORMATION SESSION Guest speakers and information packs will be available at a multicultural awareness event in Wollongong from 2.30pm- 5.30pm on 8 September. MEET YOUR LOCAL DEMENTIA ADVISOR at the Kafﬁene Café, Yass from 10am-12pm on 15 September. MEET YOUR LOCAL DEMENTIA ADVISOR at the Country Heir Café, Queanbeyan from 10am-12pm on 24 September. ARABIC COMMUNITY CHOIR Community members with dementia and their carers, people interested in volunteering and attendees at the Respite Day Centre and Arabic Dementia Program are invited to attend a dementia awareness musical morning tea with the Arabic Community Choir, keyboard and violin, Arabic tea and sweets. WHEN: Monday 22 September from 10am WHERE: Guilford Community Centre T: Heidi Hodder (02) 9840 9916 E: heidi.hodder@holroyd. nsw.gov.au COVER STORY DEMENTIA EVENTS GET INVOLVED WITH A GREAT VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES ACROSS NSW IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. 12 IN TOUCH SPRING 2014
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