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What’s on this Carers Week?

October 15th, 2018

Categories: News

It’s our favourite week of the year…it’s Carers Week! And that means that there is a lot that you can get involved in. Here are our pick of events to make the most of the week around Australia.

LADIES IN BLACK CARER MOVIE DAY, NSW

Wednesday 17th October

This complimentary special screening of Ladies in Black is a joint event run by CCNB and Northern Beaches Council. Set in the summer of 1959, a shy schoolgirl takes a summer job at the prestigious Sydney department store, Goode’s. There she meets the “ladies in black”, who will change her life forever.

TIME OUT FOR YOU!, VIC

Thursday 18th October

To celebrate National Carers Week, VFA Learning is inviting Family and Friends of Carers some time-out with a FREE 45 minute massage. Register your free massage at VFA Learning in Narre Warren between 12pm – 4pm (there are also free raffle prizes available…bonus!)

Reserve your place by contacting Lawrence 1800 367 968 or L.Belshaw@headspacenarre.com.au

BACKSTAGE ART HOUSE TOUR + LUNCH AT WYONG GOLF CLUB, NSW

Thursday 18th October

Join Men Care Too and celebrate National Carers Week with a backstage tour of The Art House at Wyong followed by a lunch at Wyong Golf Club. Places are limited so registrations are essential. This event is open to ALL who are currently carers and those who have been a carer in the past.

Find out more here.

BROTHERHOOD AGED CARE – CARERS MORNING TEA, VIC

Thursday 18th October

Connect with other older carers, participate in health and wellbeing activities and take a tour of the Banksia Frankston Respite Centre – all while enjoying some tea, coffee and cake. This is a great opportunity to meet other people!

To register or find out more information call Judy on 8781 4246 or email jgallen@bsl.org.au.EUREKA CARE COMMUNITIES ELIZABETH VALE FUNDRAISER TO CELEBRATE

NATIONAL CARERS WEEK, SA

Friday 19th October

Celebrate an important week with a Gold Coin Donation Afternoon Tea from 2.30pm on Friday 19th October. There will be a magic show, raffles, food, drink and more.

Find out more here.

YOUNG CARERS FESTIVAL, VIC

Friday 19th October

Celebrate Young Carers during Carers Week with Little Dreamers and Merri Health at Luna Park on Friday 19th October. Everything is kicking off at 7pm with unlimited rides and food vouchers.

Registrations essential.

DREAM BIG GALA, VIC

Saturday 20th October

Join Little Dreamers and Young Carers to celebrate Young Carers during Carers Week at the Little Dreamers Dream Big Gala. Taking place at the Sofitel in Melbourne on Collins with guest appearances from The Baker Boys there will be games, auctions, raffles, live Young Carer performances and more.

Find out more here.

WHY WE CARE: SUPPORTING CARERS, NSW

Tuesday 23rd October

For many, caring is a 24 hour-a-day job with emotional, physical and financial impacts that can also affect participation in employment, education and community activities.

Felicity Rogers from Carers NSW talks about caring, the resources available to carers, and helping carers improve their health, wellbeing, resilience and financial security.

This event is FREE with no bookings required! Find out more information here.

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