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5 Ways To Wellbeing - Salisbury

At Carers SA, we understand that when you care for someone who is frail, has a disability, health condition, or illness, life can feel a little out of control at times.

Research from around the world shows you can improve your wellbeing and happiness by doing five simple things as part of your day: connect, be active, keep learning, be aware and help others.

SA
Events

Dementia Australia Community Information Session

The Hills Positive Ageing Project and Dementia Australia would like to support Adelaide Hills communities to discuss and plan community-led initiatives that address the needs of local people living with dementia and their families.

We would encourage anyone who has an interest, including people living with dementia and their care partners to join us.

SA
Events

Disability, Ageing and Lifestyle Expo

Catalyst Foundation

The theme of the Disability, Ageing and Lifestyle Expo is #MyLifeChoices - as a way to empower consumers to choose how they want to live their lives. If your organisation provides products or services in the areas of disability, aged care, retirement, education, employment, technology, health and wellbeing and leisure then this Expo is your opportunity to be in front of thousands of South Australian consumers.

14 Oct 2021
Wayville Pavilion, ​Adelaide Showground
SA
Events

Dementia Australia Webinar - Driving and dementia

by Dementia Australia

This online education and support session provides information about the effects of dementia on driving. It is specifically designed for people living with dementia and their carer. Getting-around options for non drivers are also discussed. This is ideally suited to those that have received a diagnosis of dementia and drive or are caring for someone diagnosed with dementia who drives.

19 Aug 2021
Virtual Event
National
Events

Disability, Ageing and Lifestyle Expo 2021

The theme of this year's Disability, Ageing and Lifestyle Expo is '#MyLifeChoices', encouraging the empowerment of consumers to choose how they want to live their life.

SA
News

Preventing Abuse of Older People

We welcomed a number of special guests and more than 100 registrants to the launch of Safe, Valued, Respected – A Primary Prevention Framework for Elder Abuse. Due to COVID restrictions, the event on 30 June 2021 was held online.

ECLC CEO, Michael Smith, acknowledged growing recognition of the importance of understanding, preventing and responding to abuse directed to older people in the community.

VIC
National
News

Three new members of the Order of Australia share their advice for finding purpose in a career

When does a career become a calling? And how do you find the right path that will lead to purpose in your profession?

Well, some of the nation's highest achievers — and new members of the Order of Australia — have already worked it out and they want to share their secrets.

National
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New ageing resource - KeepAble

According to research, the key to ageing well and living a good quality of life for longer is to compress functional decline by living more healthy years rather than just living longer. This can be achieved by:

  • moving regularly – through everyday activities and exercise
  • staying socially connected
  • maintaining a balanced diet, and
  • having a sense of purpose.

KeepAble aims to do what the name suggests. We’re dedicated to finding and sharing evidence-based research, resources and real-life stories about ageing well, so older people can live well for longer.

National
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Week

Cardinia Shire Council is encouraging residents to come along to a free community event in June to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

The event will take place on 15 June at the Outlook Community Centre from 10am to 11.30am.

The United Nations (UN) designated 15 June as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in 2011 to raise awareness and knowledge of elder abuse and the various ways it can manifest which includes financial, emotional and physical.

VIC
National
News

Tales of assault and bullying in disabled care home

A supervisor at a NSW residential care home for disabled people was charged with assault, stalking and intimidation over his treatment of a blind and autistic man, an inquiry has heard.

The same carer was also accused of sexual misconduct towards a teenage girl in another facility and supervisory neglect after allegedly falsifying a client's medication chart.

National