Dementia-friendly Community Information Session

Alzheimer’s Australia, University of Wollongong and Kiama Council invite you to attend a Dementia-friendly Community Information Session.

This session will discuss the important initiatives planned in Kiama to create one of the first dementia-friendly communities in Australia. We expect this to be a popular event, so please RSVP and come along to the meeting and register your interest in the project.

When:  Tuesday 29 July from 9.30am to 11.30am

Where: The Pavillion, 2 Bong Bong St, Kiama.

RSVP: dementiafriendly@alzheimers.org.au or contact Kylie Watkins Ph. 02 6278 8934

Morning tea will be provided

Help Make Kiama Dementia – Friendly

Kiama Council has recently partnered with Alzheimer’s Australia and the University of Wollongong to start to create one of Australia’s first dementia-friendly communities in Kiama.

Together we’ve formed Kiama’s Local Dementia Alliance and we’re seeking local people with dementia to be involved in the project.

We also invite carers, community groups, organisations and businesses to contact us to see how they can be a part of this exciting initiative.

What’s a dementia-friendly community?

It’s a place that supports people living with dementia to be empowered, respected, supported and engaged in community life.

Dementia isn’t just a medical condition, it has a profound social impact on people living with dementia and those who are living with them.

What makes a community dementia friendly?

Examples include:

  1. businesses that employ staff who are trained to understand and communicate effectively with people with dementia
  2. volunteering or employment opportunities for people with dementia
  3. memory cafes
  4. participation in dementia-friendly community groups such as choirs and walking groups.

How can I contribute?

You can:

  1. join Kiama’s new Local Dementia Alliance
  2. help the alliance to identify dementia-friendly and unfriendly places, buildings and spaces around Kiama
  3. participate in an interview that will provide us with information about living with dementia or living with a person who has dementia.

For more information or to get involved contact Kylie Watkins at kylie.watkins@alzheimers.org.au or (02) 6278 8934.

S&K Interagency Alert – 22 March 2013

The Australian Youth Climate Coalition

Regional Road Trip Team

Are you a young person with a passion for inspiring and motivating young leaders in regional NSW? Do you want to see groups of young people working for climate action in key regional areas and electorates? This year the Australian Youth Climate Coalition NSW is setting off on a huge road trip to support our regional climate action groups and to give young people the opportunity to get involved in climate action. We’re looking for dedicated, organised, inspiring young people to come with us! If you’re passionate about addressing climate change and involving young people in regional areas in climate advocacy, and you want to develop your project management, leadership and communication skills, then this is the role for you!

ROLE: The Regional Road Trip Team will organise a road trip to key regional areas to build the capacity of regional climate action groups, working closely with regional communities and the Regional Grassroots Coordinators.
LOCATION: Regional NSW
RESPONSIBLE TO: Regional Grassroots Coordinators
TIME COMMITMENT: 8-10 hours per week in the lead up to two 3-4 day road trips in April/May
SALARY: This is a volunteer role. Reimbursement is available for associated expenses.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a short resume (1-2 pages), contact details for two referrees, and a cover letter addressing the following questions and criteria to Sam Cooper, NSW State Coordinator, at sam.cooper@aycc.org.au before 5pm Friday 8th March.

– Why are you passionate about developing young leaders in regional  areas?

– What role do you believe young people in regional areas play in climate advocacy?

– Strong communication skills – written and verbal
– Outstanding project management skills
– Do you have fundraising, recruitment or facilitation experience?
– Are you from a regional area?

To discuss the position please contact Sam Cooper on 0415 574 536.

Physical Disability and Dementia Workshop in Dapto on April 10-11

Flyer PD Dapto 130410