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Sector Seminar Series: Trends in Service Design

The final session of our Sector Seminar Series for staff, volunteers and professionals working in the design or delivery of support services for carers is back for its final session this month.

Join us on Tuesday 22 June for the final seminar on the topic “Principles of Co-Design: What is it and when do we use it?”

For more information or to register, click here. 


Brunch and walking groups in the West are back

Did you know Carers Victoria hosts several programs for carers living in the West? These groups provide carers an opportunity to connect with other carers and find out about support and services. Attendance is free, however registration is essential.

The groups include:

  • Werribee Walking Group (Third Tuesday of the month, 10am-11am. Includes walk and a coffee catch-up)
  • Hobsons Bay Brunch Group (First Monday of the month, 10am-11am. Catch up over light brunch)
  • Brimbank Brunch group (First Thursday of the month, 10am-11am. Catch up over light brunch)
  • Caroline Springs Walking Group (First Wednesday of the month, 10am-11am. Includes walk and a coffee catch-up)

Register here.


Carers Victoria Workshops

We offer a wide range of workshops for carers and service providers.

Our workshops for carers support you to: 

  • Develop skills to support your caring role; 
  • Gain knowledge to navigate complex support service systems; and 
  • Enhance your health and wellbeing. 

Check out what’s on in June here.

Featured Workshop: Shrink Your Art

Carers Victoria's highly popular art group for carers is back. 

Join the art group to learn how to create jewellery and art projects with shrink art. The group will meet weekly over three weeks to complete our projects together.

Shrink art is an easy and fun craft activity. You will draw or print your art on thin plastic sheets which will shrink with it, leaving a detailed finish.

You will receive all the art supplies you need to take part in this workshop via mail prior to the first session.

Get in quick - registrations close 5pm Friday 30 April or once fully booked.

 


Carers Victoria Workshops

We offer a wide range of workshops for carers and service providers.

Our workshops for carers support you to: 

  • Develop skills to support your caring role; 
  • Gain knowledge to navigate complex support service systems; and 
  • Enhance your health and wellbeing. 

Check out what’s on in May here.

 


We’re Back! Face to Face Education Sessions Return

The Education team can now visit you in your COVID-safe space to deliver our range of workshops. These include the longer versions of many of our Zoom favourites, as well as some that we have not been able to run for a while. Find out more on our website or contact education@carersvictoria.org.au.

 


Conversations with Carers Victoria: Eye Health and You

Join us for a very special episode of our videocast Conversations with Carers Victoria on Wednesday 5 May at 2pm as we hear all about eye health from our friends at the Vision Initiative to bring you valuable information on the most common eye conditions, eye testing, low cost eye care services and how to protect your eyes and those of your loved one.

The good news is that many eye conditions are preventable or treatable if detected early.

Join us on our Facebook page or via Zoom here

 


ATSA Independent Living Expo

The ATSA Independent Living Expo takes place at the Melbourne Showgrounds between 18-19 May and with more than 45 free seminar sessions there is something for everyone.

There will be over 130 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and a lot more.

The Expo is open to visitors of all ages, including those with a disability, seniors and their families, friends and carers.

Register now for free and you will also receive a free coffee and free parking – all in a COVID safe environment.

Register here

 


COTA Victoria: Will Australia’s Aged Care System be Fixed?

COTA Victoria is hosting an event about the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety on Thursday 15 April from 11am-1pm.

This event aims to ensure the conversations about the Royal Commission continue to include older people, their families, carers and those of us who want a better aged care system.

To register click here.

Featured Workshop: Caring for Older Persons - Healthy Eating and Nutrition 

Making healthy food choices for better health

This information session will teach you about healthy eating habits, basic nutrition principles and how you can get the most out of your meals every day.

Topics will include:

  • The importance of fibre, protein and calcium in our diet;
  • Understanding food labels;
  • Understanding serving sizes;
  • The Australian Dietary Guidelines;
  • Delicious recipes.

Who Should Attend?

Carers of someone over the age of 65 (55+ if Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background).