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Caring For Our Carers

Source: Northern Beaches Council
Posted: 11 Oct 2019
Australia’s 2.7 million carers do vital work, largely unseen and behind closed doors. If they were all to stop work tomorrow, it would cost the country $60.3 billion to replace them.

To celebrate the incredible contribution they make to the community, Northern Beaches Council and the Northern Beaches Community Connect carers program, are hosting a series of free events during Carers Week (13 -19 October) so carers can take time out, relax, socialise and have fun.

Mayor Michael Regan said carer work can be intense and it is important carers are able to have a break every now and then.

“We all know someone who is looking after someone, maybe aged or infirm and we know at times it can be almost a 24/7 type job.

“This is why National Carers Week 2019 on the Northern Beaches includes a range of free activities focused on getting together and having fun.

“If you’re a carer or you know someone who’s a carer, let them know about these free activities created just for them,” Mayor Regan said.

Details are as follows:

High Tea for Carers
Monday 14 October, 2.30 - 4pm
Manly Town Hall
A delicious high tea at the historic Manly Council Chambers in the heart of Manly. A presentation from historian Virginia Macleod will bring to life the colourful history of Manly and its surrounds.

Bookings essential: 9976 1562 or

Exhibitions Explored - Gallery Tour
Wednesday 16 October, 10.30am - 12pm
Manly Art Gallery & Museum
A guided tour of three unique exhibitions at Manly Art Gallery & Museum. Includes a morning tea of scones with jam and cream. Read more about the exhibitions.

Bookings essential: 9976 1562 or

Best Foot Forward - Foot Care For Carers
Thursday 17 October, 1.30 - 3pm
Multifunction Room, Warringah Mall Library (near Hoyts Cinemas)

Caring for a loved one can mean you spend a lot of time on your feet. This is an opportunity to hear from local podiatrist Ian Murphy about podiatry, common foot problems and foot care guidelines. Relax with a free foot massage. Light refreshments will be available.

Bookings essential: 9976 1562 or

Two events not organised by Council, but worth checking out are:

Big Day Out for Carers

Redfern, pick up Cromer and Dee Why
Tuesday 15 October

Carers NSW invites family and friends of carers for a fun day out filled with relaxation, wellness activities, information sessions, a BBQ lunch and live entertainment.

Bus pick up from: 9.15am - Cromer Community Centre, 9.30am - Dee Why main bus stop (heading South to city). Return approx. 2.30 - 3pm

Bookings: Carers Support Program on 9931 7777 or

Movie for Carers at Warringah Mall - Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Friday 18 October, 10am arrival time (10.30am film start)
Hoyts Warringah Mall

Take some time out to share a movie with other carers. You can also enjoy a free ice cream, drink or choc top. Bookings: Carers Support Program on 9931 7777 or

 
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