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Club Taree

121 Wingham Road

Taree, NSW 2430

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Blokes in the caring role program by Dementia Australia. Suitable for: Male carers who can participate in a 4 week group program.

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These sessions give male participants the chance to meet other men who are caring for a loved one living with dementia, and to learn together what to expect. It takes a practical approach to developing strategies and identifying suitable support options.

One session includes EDIE which is a Virtual Reality technology that gives an immersive experience to walk in the shoes of a person with dementia.

Other topics covered include managing changes in behaviour and abilities, communication for people living with dementia, grief and loss, the impact to relationships, self-care for the carer and avenues of support such as family, friends and community services.

This program is suitable for: Male carers who want to reflect on their new role and relationship with their family member living with dementia, who can participate in a four week group program (one session per week).

Program format: Small group sessions where you will have opportunity to share your experiences and listen to and support others.

Please note: This series of sessions runs for a total of 16 hours. Each session is around 4 hours and runs over 4 consecutive weeks, on Thursdays.

Session dates and times:

  • Thursday 27 May 2021, 10:30am till 2:30pm
  • Thursday 3 June 2021, 10:30am till 2:30pm
  • Thursday 10 June 2021, 10:30am till 2:30pm
  • Thursday 17 June 2021, 10:30am till 2:30pm

Catering will be provided at each weekly session. Please advise if you have any dietary requirements.

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Protecting participant health and well being is fundamental for Dementia Australia. The group size will be limited to maintain social distancing.

Please read and abide by the COVID-19 Precautions for attendees listed:

  1. Please DO NOT attend the session if you are feeling unwell in any way.
  2. Wash your hands before the session
  3. Use the hand sanitiser provided as you enter and exit the building/classroom.
  4. Bring a pen if you have one
  5. Do not share pens or paperwork
  6. Cough/Sneeze into your elbow and try not to touch your face
  7. Avoid close contact to others and sit at least 1.5m apart.

Each participants will be required to complete a Covid19 symptom checker form prior to each session.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Plenty of parking onsite and also easily accessible by public transport.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Joshua Moody on 0491 692 924 or,

Please email your question to NSW.Referrals@dementia.org.au

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It is ideal if you can bring your ticket. However, if you have completed your registration we will have your details and forgetting your ticket won’t be a problem.

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