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Intouch : In Touch Issue 74
Research www.alzheimers.org.au In touch Spring 2010 5 News Our Bang the Drum competition is well underway, so don't forget to take a photo of a piece of AlzNSW merchandise wherever you are, whether you are away on holidays or you find yourself somewhere a little bit different. In each edition of In Touch we'll feature a selection of photos taken by our members, friends or staff who have 'banged the drum' for dementia. Winners will be announced in In Touch -- Winter 2011. Good luck! To enter: email or post your entries to Andrew Mills. E: email@example.com P: Andrew Mills, Alzheimer's Australia NSW, PO Box 6042, North Ryde NSW 2113 Choir sings out The North Ryde Dementia and Memory Community Centre choir had its first public performance in June. The members gave a spirited recital for friends and staff, delighting audience members with their songs. New members are always welcome -- contact Yasmin. T: (02) 9888 4237 Hunter Centre activities The first six months of 2010 have seen the number of visitors to AlzNSW's Hunter Dementia and Memory Resource Centre equal the number who accessed our resources and services at the centre throughout the entire 12 months of 2009, which is great. The social group, which meets at the centre, is going from strength to strength with a calendar of activities including day concert trips to Sydney and a visit to local historical sites including Fort Scratchley. The success of the choir, established in February this year, is clear with the sounds of music resounding throughout the centre each Friday quite delightful. It is gratifying to see new members arriving on a regular basis. A great voice is not a prerequisite -- the only requirement is to find joy in singing. Café Connect Cafe Connect, an AlzNSW project in Lake Macquarie, provides a social environment for people with dementia, their carers, family and friends to meet and share information. "Socialising is an important way for carers and people with dementia to feel connected," says Sally O'Loughlin, AlzNSW Manager Support Services. "A good social network can be a huge help to people living with dementia and their carers." The project has been made possible by Club Macquarie, the Toronto Workers Club, the Swansea RSL Club and the Lioness Club of Toronto. The cafes are held monthly at the Swansea RSL Club and the Toronto Workers Club. For more information, and to reserve your spot, contact the AlzNSW Dementia and Memory Resource Centre in Hamilton. T: (02) 4962 7000 E: firstname.lastname@example.org North Ryde Open Day The AlzNSW Dementia and Memory Community Centre in North Ryde held a very successful Open Day in June. The day featured the east coast launch of the book Caring Moments, by Elizabeth Bezant and Pamela Eaves. Bang the Drum for AlzNSW Solution to crossword (page 18): UNDERWORLD GALA SEEFAONG SABLE FOREIGNER R DHDLUE SUNSHADE WILDE PN NRE M HOISTED SALVAGE OTA LLN TESTBAN FASTEST O LUI RS GARBO NEGLECTS REINHM O AMENDMENT BIDED PFSREEOE HOST BYPRODUCTS Authors Pamela Eaves and Elizabeth Bezant AlzNSW elephants take time out in Gin's Leap, near Narrabri. To get involved in the social group or choir, or to access the centre's resources, call in or phone the centre Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm. T: (02) 4962 7000.
In Touch Issue 75