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Intouch : In Touch Autumn 2014
IN TOUCH AUTUMN 2014 7 MEMORY WALK & JOG JUST KEEPS GETTING BIGGER After successful Memory Walk & Jog events in Sydney, the Illawarra and Hunter in 2013, the events will be bigger and better in 2014. As well as expanding into other states with our sister organisations, we will be adding a new event in NSW, with Port Macquarie taking part in the fundraising and awareness-raising event this year. A very big thank you to our major sponsor, Bupa, for helping us make it such a success. Another thank you goes to Souvenaid, which is increasing its support as a state sponsor. Early bird entries are about to open, so head to www.memorywalk.com.au or like us on Facebook at www.facebook. com/memorywalkandjog to keep up to date with all the event news. BIENNALE OF SYDNEY AlzNSW has been working with the Biennale of Sydney to run a free Art and Dementia program for people living with dementia. The program runs from 21 March to 9 June on Cockatoo Island – a World Heritage-listed former shipyard and prison in Sydney Harbour. Each Art and Dementia tour runs for 60 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of informal social discussion over tea and coffee in a quiet rest space. A maximum of six people living with dementia can be included in each tour, with options available for repeat or one-off visits to the island. The aim of the program is to provide a stimulating experience in a socially and creatively engaging environment. The Biennale of Sydney is Australia's largest international contemporary arts events and features more than 90 artists from around the world. For more information or to take part, please phone T: (02) 8484 8728 COMING UP: DEMENTIA SYMPOSIUMS 2 APRIL A LIFE WORTH LIVING E: firstname.lastname@example.org E: email@example.com. gov.au 7 APRIL DEMENTIA AND DISABILITY T: (02) 8875 4600 29 APRIL DEMENTIA CARE IN HOSPITALS RSVP by Friday 11 April E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: (02) 6278 8922 DEMENTIA ADVOCATES People with dementia, their carers and families are at the core of what we do every day here at AlzNSW. One of the reasons we have been so successful in recent years in our advocacy and awareness-raising work has been our ability to tell the stories of our members, with their help. Many have shared with us and the wider community – in the media, through our research, with our stakeholders, with other members and more – the reality of what it is like to live with dementia day-to-day. As community awareness of dementia has increased, so has the demand for these stories in many fora. As such, we're excited to tell you about a new program we are developing, with the help of our members. The Dementia Advocates program will be the platform for these stories to continue to be told. Members of this program will help us continue to spread the word by sharing their story. This could be in the media, or via our social media sites, as part of a fundraising appeal, participating in our research projects and more. We understand that for many, sharing their story publicly is something they are unable to do for a range of reasons. However, for those of you who would like to fnd out more, or would like to express your interest in becoming involved, contact: E: email@example.com T: (02) 8875 4636 24 Aug Hunter Memory Walk & Jog, Speers Point Park, Lake Macquarie 31 Aug Port Macquarie Memory Walk & Jog, Westport Park, Port Macquarie 14 Sep Sydney Memory Walk & Jog, Bay Run at Leichhardt 12 Oct Illawarra Memory Walk & Jog, Stuart Park, North Wollongong * Dates and venues subject to change. Please check Memory Walk website for updates. NEWS For all who work with people with dementia Vol 2 No 6 December 2013/January 2014 Also inside thi i Why person centred care is difficult The use of colour Th ti i th Every bloke needs a shed The Every Bloke Needs A Shed program in the Hunter recently featured on the front cover of the Australian Journal of Dementia Care. The program enables men living with dementia or men caring for someone living with dementia to remain socially connected through Men's Sheds in their communities. You can fnd a link to the article on our online resource hub: W: dementiadaily.org.au/news JOURNAL RECOGNITION
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