Thursday, 31 October 2013

Australian Museum offers free entry for pensioners

Did you know that Australian Government Pension Card-holders receive free entry into the general admission of the Australian Museum?
  



Maybe you or one of your loved ones would be interested in viewing one or more of the Australian Museum's current exhibitions:

·         Birds- Exhibition
·         DinosaursExhibition
·         MuseumMummy Exhibit
·         SurvivingAustralia Exhibition
·         AlbertChapman Mineral Collection
For a more extensive list of current exhibitions see -  What's On.

The Aged Case Work Team understands that it is difficult for pensions to participate in many activities as most cost a lot of money. Our team strives to provide you with some interesting free activities in Sydney.

 
For directions on how to get to the Australian Museum check out their Location, Parking and Public Transport page

For more information contact the Australian Museum on: (+612) 9320 6000 or check out their contact page - http://australianmuseum.net.au/Contact/General

Monday, 28 October 2013

White Ribbon Day

White Ribbon Day is a global initiative to stop violence against woman.
Over the last 6 years on (or around) 25 November JewishCare in Sydney has held a White Ribbon Day Mens Breakfast.
Initially the number of attendees was only 30 but each year more and more men have engaged with the campaign and last year over 120 attended.
The success of the campaign has been helped by the approach of engaging 'ambassadors' who promote it amongst their peers and family.
This year for the first time the keynote speaker will be a woman. Natasha Stott Despoja who was well known as leader of the Democrats, is now a panelist on The Project and has recently been appointed as Chair of the Foundation to prevent violence against women and their children, will be addressing the attendees.
At any one time JewishCare has around 20 families who are being supported by the staff in the Domestic Violence program



Monday, 21 October 2013

What Chicken Soup Can't Cure 10 November 2013

The Mental Health Expo on 10 November at Emanuel School features some great entertainment and information that is important for every family in the community.
There will be talks by leading professionals including Darrell Williams who is CEO of East Sydney Medicare Local

There have been a number of changes to the way the health system operates and these have relevance for the treatment of mental health  and could impact on every person with mental health issues and their families.
Darrell will be discussing the process involved in accessing psychological services via your GP, eHealth and electronic record keeping.

It will be the biggest such event that our community has held which will increase awareness about mental health and provide information on how to lead a healthier life with and an improved sense of well being. 

There will be presentations, talks and information as well as entertainment by performers including the Voice Finalists – Nick Kingswell and Rob Edwards and Kayne Tremills from ABC program Bushwacked.


http://jewishcarensw.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/what-chicken-soup-cant-cure-event-for.html


Thursday, 10 October 2013

World Mental Health Day 10 October 2013

source: http://1010.org.au/

 It’s World Mental Health Day - have a look at the World Mental Health Day website for Australia - http://1010.org.au/

Mental Health is not just about addressing mental illness. It’s about building mental fitness and mental wellbeing. You can do this any time, any day, and any where.

So here’s a challenge for you thanks to Mind Gardener: choose a combination of the suggested exercises below that add up to 100 points - http://mindgardener.com/brain-training/get-your-100-mental-fitness-points-today/

9 tips to improve your wellbeing - http://au.reachout.com/9-tips-to-improve-your-wellbeing

Every promise you make today - to boost your own happiness and mental health AND to help others - goes up on the site's promise wall - https://1010.org.au/promises 

This year's World Mental Health day's theme is on mental health and older adults -  http://www.who.int/mental_health/world_mental_health_day/en/