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Intouch : In Touch Issue 76
Published on behalf of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW by Mahlab Media www.mahlabmedia.com.au in touch The quarterly newsletter for members of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW CEo The Hon. John Watkins Manager Services Robyn Faine Manager Marketing, Communications & Fundraising Andrew Mills Manager Policy & information Lisa Langley Manager Corporate Services Susan Sackville Human resources Manager Sal Moussa Honorary Medical advisors Professor Henry Brodaty AO Director, Dementia Collaborative Research Centre Dr Helen Creasey Senior Staff Specialist, Geriatric Medicine, Deputy Director of CERA Dr Michael Valenzuela Research Fellow in Regenerative Neuroscience, School of Psychiatry, University of NSW Editors Andrew Mills and Sarah Price Articles in this publication provide a general summary only of the subject matter covered. Any person with dementia or a carer for a person with dementia should seek professional advice about their specific case. Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is not liable for any error or omission in this publication. Permission should be sought from the editor before reproducing articles. Once permission is given the source must be acknowledged. Products and services contained in paid advertisements or otherwise featured in this publication are not necessarily endorsed by Alzheimer’s Australia NSW. Alzheimer’s Australia NSW does not endorse any products or services of any description. The views expressed by contributors to this newsletter are not necessarily shared by Alzheimer’s Australia NSW. Alzheimer’s Australia NSW, PO Box 6042, North Ryde NSW 2113 Australia. T: (02) 9805 0100 F: (02) 9805 1665. E: firstname.lastname@example.org, W: www.alzheimers.org.au Registered as a Print Post Publication Number PP: 234077/00008 ISSN: 1038-7854 Contact in touch If you have news or a story to tell, contact Andrew Mills or Sarah Price. T: (02) 9805 0100 E: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Welcome to the first edition of In touch for 2011. We have kicked off the year well with a wonderful fundraising lunch on 25 February featuring Honorary Ambassador Sir Michael Parkinson as the guest speaker. This sold-out event was a fantastic start to the year and we thank Sir Michael very much for his generosity, time and support in making this happen. You will be able to read more about it in the next issue of In touch. Memory Walk The other major event for the first half of the year will be the Memory Walk. We have brought forward the Sydney Memory Walk to 15 May and moved it to Lilyfield in the inner west, the same venue as the very popular Bay Run. We hope this venue, which will give us more variety in the length and types of course we can offer, and is easily accessible by public transport, will help increase the popularity of this fun and very worthwhile event. Registrations are now open and you can find out more about it on page 5. Support services We already have an enormous number of activities to support people with dementia, their families and carers underway across the state, including education courses for family and professional carers and support group leader workshops. We are continuing to increase the number of courses we run to help match the ever-increasing demand for them. Our diversional therapy sessions also continue to increase in popularity and we have a new art program already underway in Coffs Harbour and plans for another one in Newcastle. Memory Van launched We have also officially launched our second Memory Van, which is now travelling around the Hunter and Mid-North Coast. You can read more about that on page 9. We look forward to a very busy and productive year in which we will continue to work hard on your behalf to help support people with dementia, their families and carers, who are always at the centre of what we do every day. The Hon. john Watkins Chief Executive officer CEO’s message 12 7 www.alzheimers.org.au in touch Autumn 2011 3
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