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Intouch : In Touch Spring 2014
ACCESS + INCLUSION = AGEING WELL Morning event to showcase a range of activities people can participate in including Tai Chi, cards, crafts and computer tuition. There will be a supervised walk, 'Quick Tick Memory Check Clinic', health checks and pharmacy information available. WHEN: Monday 8 September from 8.30am until 12.30pm WHERE: Banora Point Community Centre, cnr Leisure and Woodland Drives, Banora Point T: Chris Vannucci, AlzNSW (07) 5523 0731 E: christine.vannucci@alzheimers. org.au OPEN DAY for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities will be held at the Hunter Dementia and Memory Resource Centre, 2 Percy Street, Hamilton to help raise awareness and understanding of dementia. There will be information available in other languages and translators to ensure language is not a barrier to accessing help and information. There will be a morning and afternoon session on 23 September and a morning session on 30 September. YOUR BRAIN MATTERS presentation and information display will also be held in Coffs Harbour at the City Centre Square on Tuesday 16 September. Organised by the Coffs Coast Dementia Action Group, the event will include information about how to live a brain-healthy life. DISPELLING THE MYTHS A presentation about memory, ageing and dementia will take place in Ballina for volunteers who interact with the elderly on 30 September. MEET YOUR LOCAL DEMENTIA ADVISOR e Braidwood Library m 10.30am-12pm n 16 September. MEET YOUR LOCAL DEMENTIA ADVISOR at the Community Health Centre, Captains Flat from 1.30pm-3pm on 16 September. YOUR STORY MATTERS Risk reduction program and chance to meet your local dementia advisor at the Munjuwa Health, Housing, Community Corporation in Rutledge Street, Queanbeyan from 10.30-11.30am on 24 September. LGBTI AGEING FORUM Hosted by Northern Rivers LGBTI Interagency to support those in the ageing and aged care sectors to understand the signiﬁcance of the National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy and the impact of dementia on the LGBTI ageing community. WHEN: Thursday 18 September from 9.30am until 3.30pm WHERE: Crowley Education Centre, 154 Cherry Street, Ballina T: Chris Vannucci, AlzNSW (07) 5523 0731 or Beth Cronin, Northern Rivers Social Development Council (02) 6620 1890 E: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org DEMENTIA ON DISPLAY The Inverell Library will host a collection of photographs, stories and arts and crafts from people living with dementia throughout September. There will be information and iPads available to test brain games and apps. DEMENTIA EDUCATION SESSIONS Carers information and education sessions will cover the older person and delirium, pharmacy medications and reactions, top ﬁve carers tips for support, planning ahead, enduring Power of Attorney and Guardian and preventing carer burnout. A session for Health Care Professionals includes information on the Confused Hospitalised Older Persons program (CHOPS), a carers perspective, driving and dementia, planning ahead, enduring Power of Attorney and Guardian and behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. WHEN: Wednesday 3 September. Carers from 9.30am until 12pm and Health Care Professionals from 12.30pm until 3pm WHERE: Bathurst Health Service, Heritage Building, Howick Street, Bathurst T: Aged Care Team & Dementia Advisory Service (02) 6332 8963 IN TOUCH SPRING 2014 13 YOUNGER ONSET DEMENTIA ART EXHIBITION Community Options Illawarra Younger Onset Dementia clients will participate in a six-week program focusing on 'Acceptance and Expression' through art. The course will culminate in an art exhibition.
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