National Carers Week takes place this month, from October 15 to October 21, 2017 – and is all about recognising and celebrating the amazing positive difference that Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers make to our families, communities and the national economy.
These carers provide 36 million hours of care and support every week to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, drug and/or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail. The replacement value of that unpaid care is $1.1 billion per week, according to Carers NSW Australia.
National Carers Week acknowledges and celebrates the invaluable contribution made by local carers and seeks to ensure that carers take time out, relax, connect, pick up new information and most of all – have fun!
Events for Carers in Northern Sydney
Free Movie for Carers
‘The Mountain Between Us’ starring Kate Winslet
10am on Friday October 13
United Cinema, Vuko Place, Warriewood.
Share a movie with other carers, plus enjoy an ice cream or popcorn.
Big Day Out
Tuesday October 17
Anyone caring for a family member or friend is invited to join Carers NSW at Carers Day Out.
It features pampering booths, great entertainment, delicious food, information and much more!
9:15am pick up from the Cromer Community Centre (all day parking)
9:30am pick up from the main south-bound bus stop on Pittwater Road in Dee Why.
Return home by 2.30 – 3pm.
Fair Game – Tips for Savvy Seniors and Carers
Thursday October 19, 10am until 12pm
This seminar will identify scams and fraudulent deals that require constant vigilance to avoid. The Department of Fair Trading and the Elder Abuse Unit will present practical advice on recognising the emotional and financial pitfalls in retirement and suggest strategies to address these.
Venue: North Curl Curl Community Centre
Corner of Abbott and Griffin Road
Bookings: Ruth: 0401 203 368 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a carer, there is a range of carer support services and programs available to help you receive the practical, financial and emotional support you need.
Respite services at Oxley Home Care
Respite services at Oxley Home Care enable carers to take a break from their caring role for a few hours. By caring for themselves, they can sustain the care they are providing for longer.
Respite care can include personal care and grooming, domestic and laundry assistance, meal preparation and cooking, transport and outings, companionship and social support.
About Oxley Home Care
Oxley Home Care has been helping Australians live independently at home for over 10 years in Sydney.
A Home Care Package with Oxley Home Care can help you live in the comfort of your own home, maintain your independence and quality of life.
For more information, please feel free to call us on 1300 993 591.