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Intouch : In Touch Winter 2014
IN TOUCH WINTER 2014 5 AlzNSW is excited to have Courtney Roulston join us for Bring it to the Table. The Master Chef Series Two contestant joined the national fundraising initiative, throwing her support behind the campaign to raise funds and awareness for people living with dementia, their carers, family and friends. Courtney said when she signed up to become a Bring it to the Table ambassador, she had been unaware dementia was the third leading cause of death in Australia. "We are often quiet when it comes to dementia. Nobody likes to talk about it, and while this is the case we will never ﬁnd a cure,” she said. "I'm on board as an ambassador for Bring it to the Table as this will bring people together to discuss dementia and bring some awareness to the silence." Courtney joins existing ambassadors Rebecca Sullivan and Alice Zaslavsky, who ask that you join them and bring it to your table in June. It's not too late to host an event and raise some money for AlzNSW. We have host packs and loads of ideas to help you get started. To register your event, visit www.bringittothetable.com.au NEW BRING IT TO THE TABLE AMBASSADOR YOU MIGHT LIKE TO TRY... Bring it to the hotplate Hold a party where the guests cook for you! You judge each chef on their creations and choose the prize, but the chefs must donate to eliminate the competition. Bring it to the hammer Hold an auction with a difference. Ask guests to bring along something important to them. They will think they are doing some sort of show and tell, but really you are going to make them buy their items back! Bring it to the bowl Make your pooch part of your fundraising efforts and host a pet party. All entrants must pay the registration fee to be part of the event. Bring it to the big screen Host a movie matinee or hold an outdoor cinema night. Make guests feel included in the movie choice by letting them choose the movie. The catch? They have to pay to vote. The more votes, the better chance of getting the movie they want! e MEMORY VAN COFFS HARBOUR FORSTER QUAKERS HILL PORT MACQUARIE TEA GARDENS RANDWICK KEMPSEY MOVING INTO CARE A free consultancy service to support care homes AlzNSW is offering residential aged-care providers the opportunity to review, analyse and build capacity to better deliver high- quality care. The consultancy, funded by the Department of Social Services, is based on research and best practice in the ﬁeld. It focuses on the critical time when a person moves into residential care. We want to work with you to: • Assess your policies and practice against baseline data; • Provide recommendations based on your strengths and best practice in the sector; • Identify potential strategies for addressing any areas for development; • Re-assess the impact of any changes made. This service is freely available to providers with ﬁve or less residential aged care facilities in NSW. To ﬁnd out more, contact: E: movingintocare @alzheimers.org.au T: 02 8875 4633 NEW CONSUMER ADVISORY GROUP TO MEET IN TWEED A new Consumer Advisory Group will meet in Tweed to offer those living with dementia, their carers, family and friends in the region a greater voice about the issues that matter to them. AlzNSW has developed a network of Consumer Advisory Groups across the state and invites people living with dementia and their carers to join the new Tweed Heads group. Jo-Ann Brown from AlzNSW said the groups meet twice a year to discuss policy and service issues, participate in local advisory initiatives and contribute to social research about dementia. "AlzNSW is committed to hearing the voice of our consumers to ensure our policies and programs reﬂect their needs,” she said. To ﬁnd out more, please contact Jo-Ann Brown: E: jo-ann.brown @alzheimers.org.au T: 02 8875 4636
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