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Intouch : In Touch Autumn 2014
IN TOUCH AUTUMN 2014 5 NEWS SOUTH SYDNEY ST GEORGE 3rd Tues. of the month. 10–11.30am Café Brasserie, Beverly Park Golf Club SUTHERLAND 4th Tues. of the month 9.30–11am The Tea House, cnr President Ave & Kareena Rd, Caringbah Contact Julie Sinnis T: (02) 9531 1928 E: NSW.stgeorgesutherland@ alzheimers.org.au ST GEORGE & SUTHERLAND YOUNGER ONSET FAMILY SUPPORT MORNING 2nd Sat. of the month, 10–11.30am Hazelhurst Gallery Café Contact Pam Mcdonagh T:(02) 9531 1928 E: NSW.stgeorgesutherland@ alzheimers.org.au HUNTER MAITLAND 3rd Thurs. of the month, 10am–12pm Central Park Café & Function Centre, cnr High Street & New England Hwy NELSON BAY 2nd Thurs. of the month, 9.30–11am Little Nel Café at The Nelson Resort TORONTO 4th Thurs. of the month, 10am–12pm Toronto Workers Club WARNERS BAY 1st Wed. of the month, 10–11.30am Warners at the Bay, Hillsborough Rd Contact Hunter Dementia and Memory Resource Centre T: (02) 4962 7000 NORTH COAST COFFS HARBOUR 3rd Wed. of the month, 10–11.30am Shearwater Café, The Promenade, 321 Harbour Drive Contact Marg Coutts T: (02) 6651 7101 CONTINUED PAGE 6. Port Macquarie is on track to become dementia friendly, with a steering committee set up to turn the idea into reality. Member for Port Macquarie, NSW Parliamentary Friends of Dementia Co-Convenor and Dementia Friendly Steering Committee chair, Leslie Williams MP, visited the UK last year where a number of dementia-friendly communities exist, bringing back ideas for the steering committee. The committee is made up of people living with dementia, carers, representatives from local service clubs, council, emergency services, AlzNSW, the Local Health District, aged-care providers and volunteers. Using local and overseas examples, the committee has developed a strategic plan to help turn Port Macquarie into a more informed community where those living with dementia and their carers will feel more supported and included. AlzNSW is using the Port Macquarie example to compile a Dementia-Friendly Community Guide that can be used by other communities to make their local area friendlier and more inclusive of people living with dementia and their carers. If you have any suggestions for how Port Macquarie can become more dementia- friendly, please contact AlzNSW's Judy Bartholomew. T: (02) 6651 6415 E: email@example.com MAKING PORT MACQUARIE DEMENTIA FRIENDLY The mid-north NSW town of Port Macquarie is on track to become dementia friendly. CAFÉ CONNECT Café Connect is a social group that enables people living with dementia, their carers, family and friends to get together for a coffee and chat. Bookings are essential. Below is a list of locations and contact details. NOW ON THE CENTRAL COAST Thanks to the support of the Mazda Foundation, a series of Café Connects will be delivered on the Central Coast. To fnd out more, please contact (02) 4962 7000. BRING IT TO THE TABLE IS BACK! Bring it to the Table is taking the fght against dementia to the nation's tables again this June. The national Bring it to the Table fundraising campaign was a great success for AlzNSW in 2013, its inaugural year, but we want you to go one better in 2014. Supporters held events such as trivia nights, barbecues, and even Onesie Wednesday, across NSW. Bring it to the Table is a fun way to raise vital funds to support people living with dementia, their carers, family and friends in NSW. We were thrilled that Rebecca Sullivan, author of Like Grandma Used To Make, and Alice Zaslavsky, host of Kitchen Whiz, lent a hand last year and we look forward to working with them again this year. Our Facebook and Twitter pages ran hot with people sharing how they did Bring it to the Table their own way, all showing great support for AlzNSW. Start thinking now about how you and your family, friends and colleagues can Bring it to the Table this June. Visit www.bringittothetable.com.au for everything you need to get started. You can download invitations, get ideas on events to hold and information on how to register your event. If you would like to know more about Bring it to the Table or how you can be involved, please contact Megan Thomas. T: (02) 8875 4625 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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