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National Carers Week 2018 – Supporting Our Carers

Source: Northern Beaches Council
Posted: 9 Oct 2018
Northern Beaches Council invites all carers to take time out and participate in a range of activities that focus on relaxing and having fun during National Carers Week.

National Carers Week (14-20 October) recognises and celebrates the outstanding contribution Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers make to our country.

Mayor Michael Regan said carers find it difficult to take a break, because of the often demanding nature of their work.

“This is why National Carers Week 2018 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:

‘Time Out’ for Two
Monday 15 October and Monday 19 November 2018, 10.30am – 2pm

Seaforth Community and Sporting Pavilion, Seaforth Oval

Carers and their loved ones are invited to a day of relaxation and entertainment. Enjoy ‘time out’ with meditation, craft and health tips.

Bookings: 9942 2522 or

Glenaeon’s Pantry at Glenaeon

Tuesday 16 October 2018, 12pm – 2pm

Glenaeon Retirement Village, Belrose

Join us in the Flamingo Lounge at Glenaeon to watch a cooking demonstration on easy and healthy meals.

Bookings: Denise Tomlinson on 0437 232 935 or

Big Day Out for Carers – Redfern (pick up Cromer and Dee Why)
Tuesday 16 October 2018, 10am – 2pm

Join us for a day out of fun, laughter and relaxation at the Redfern Community Centre.  There will be a BBQ lunch, health and wellness information, gardening, art, live entertainment and lucky door prizes.

Bus pick up from: 9.15am – Cromer Community Centre

9.30am – Dee Why Main Bus Stop (heading south to city)

Return approx. 2.30pm – 3.00pm
Bookings: Robyn Brooks, Carers Support Program on 9931 7750 or  

Walking Soccer
Wednesday 17 October 2018, 11am – 2pm
Manly Warringah Football Association, Cromer Park

Join in a fun and sociable game of walking soccer with a football celebrity followed by a BBQ and ice cream station. Carers are welcome to bring a loved one to sit in the grandstand and watch. 

Bookings: Denise Tomlinson on 0437 232 935 or

Movie Matinee

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 10am film start (9.30am arrival time)

United Cinemas, Warriewood

Carers and their loved ones are invited to a screening of new release film ‘Ladies in Black’. Adapted from the bestselling novel by Madeleine St John, the movie is an alluring and tender-hearted comedy drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 in Sydney.

Bookings at eventbrite

Northern Beaches Big Day Out for Carers
Thursday 18 October 2018, 10am - 2pm
PCYC Dee Why  

Get pampered with meditation sessions, massages and manicures. Later on in the day get arty and create some original cards. Light luncheon provided.

Bookings: Robyn Brooks, Carers Support Program on 9931 7750 or  

Stencilling workshop

Friday 19 October 2018, 10.30am-12pm

Minkara Retirement Resort, Bayview

Stencilling is a technique which is easily learnt and can be applied anywhere in the home. It’s an affordable and personal way to add colour and art to your environment.

Bookings at Eventbrite or contact Natasha on 0430 179 144 or

Libraries are for carers- Home Library Service

Choose from a range of library items: books, large print books, audio books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and more delivered to your door.

Enquiries: 9942 2393 or .

 
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