The Elderly & Family Therapy
26th July 2pm – 5pm
Presented by Malcolm Robinson & Catherine Sanders
As our population ages and people live longer, the often neglected needs of older people are increasingly recognized. This presentation will explore the life cycle implications of aging, both individually and in terms of the whole family life cycle as it impacts on all family members and the individual and group challenges this presents. Questions of attachment and the central place of family will be explored, recognizing the unique contribution older relatives make to the family. Particular attention will be made to the phenomenon of middle aged children caught between the needs of adolescent in their immediate family and their own aging parents.
The workshop will place these issues within a systemic frame recognizing the complex interplay of individual issues, family dynamics and wider system constraints which conspire to create difficulties. Questions of elder abuse and exploitation and demands and responsibilities of families will be discussed.
A review of current literature, case material and examples of the application of systemic thinking to this population will join theory to everyday workable practice.
For further information, and to register, go to the website.
A new Disability Justice Plan is being created for South Australia. We want to improve access to justice and safeguard the rights of people with disability.
We want to understand what support is needed and how people with disability can be better protected.
Take part in the community consultation and tell us what you think needs to change and what you think of proposed changes to the law.www.saplan.org.au/yoursay
or call (08) 8463 4364 to find out more
This initiative contributes to the Safe Communities Healthy Neighbourhoods Strategic Priority.
The Better Practice Project, in collaboration with the City of Playford, are very pleased to present the Alan Hendry production “What do you see?”.
The cast of the Vintage Theatre Co-op will perform at the Mitcham Cultural Village on Friday 14 June 2013. “What do you see?” tells the story of an isolated older person whose life is changed by an inspirational community worker.
For full details, please see the attached flyer. This event is FREE and includes a light lunch!
Be early to book for this wonderful production. RSVP to Vicki Smith at email@example.com or phone 8338 8008.
Assistant Project Officer
Better Practice Project
Phone: 08 8338 8008
Mobile: 0411 278549
Event: Free Men’s Health Week Expo & Forum, 13 June:
COTA SA, in partnership with Foundation 49 and Men of Malvern, invites you to celebrate Men’s Health Week by attending health promotion talks and an expo. The talks will cover mental health and wellbeing, healthy eating, exercise and prostate cancer.
The expo will include heart health checks and information on diabetes, cancer, dementia, carers, aged rights, continence and sexual health. The morning will wrap up with an open forum about Ageing Well in SA.
What: Men’s Health Week Expo & Forum – Keep your motor running!
Who: men and those who live and work with men
When: Thursday 13 June
Time: 10am – 1pm, light refreshments included
Where: 16 Hutt St Adelaide
For further information and to RSVP please phone COTA: 8232 0422
SACOSS Hardship and Affordability Conference: Perspectives on Energy and Water, 10 July, Registrations Now Open:
SACOSS is delighted to announce that registrations are now open for our major event of 2013, the SACOSS Hardship and Affordability Conference: Perspectives on Energy and Water. This one day conference is taking place on Wednesday 10 July at The Science Exchange, Adelaide.
SACOSS holds a strong view that financial hardship and affordability are relevant to all Australians, and we have particular interest in the ramifications for the poorest in our South Australian community. This one-day conference will focus on further ways to prevent financial hardship, facilitate social and financial health and well-being, and support businesses in dealing with their customers and communities.
The SACOSS Hardship and Affordability Conference: Perspectives on Energy and Water will cover a range of topics and issues aimed at helping South Australians to better manage their energy and water costs, and will also help facilitate collaboration between the health and community services sector, industry and government. With the growing interest in hardship and affordability issues, it is more important than ever that all sectors of the community join together to create the best possible outcomes for all consumers.
For more information visit www.sacoss.org.au/events/Conference2013/index.html
Earlybird prices are available until 5 June.
Group discounts are available for registrations of 5 or more, and current SACOSS and SAFCA Members are eligible for a 15% discount!
To register visit http://sacoss2013.eventbrite.com.au/#
My Choice, My Control, My Future: DisabilityCare Australia
23 – 24 June 2013
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Early bird registrations are now open for the DisabilityCare Australia conference – My Choice, My Control, My Future.
Join speakers such as the Minister for Disability Reform, Jenny Macklin MP, Professor Emeritus Ron McCallum AO and Disability Commissioner Graeme Innes, as well as other high-profile speakers from across the country and the world.
The conference will bring together more than 1,000 Australians to discuss DisabilityCare Australia, the national disability insurance scheme.
The conference will provide a forum for people to share their unique experiences with disability, find out about the DisabilityCare, how it will work and how governments will help people and service providers transition to this new system of support.
The conference will also offer a premiere look at the Practical Design Fund projects, an initiative that delivers practical solutions and innovative ways to assist people with disability, their families and carers, as well as service providers, to get ready for DisabilityCare Australia.
The conference will include a dinner on the Sunday evening where delegates can network, share your experience and hear more about DisabilityCare Australia.
Early bird price (closes 7 June 2013)
Pension card holders*
*Individuals registering for the conference who have a pensioner concession card are entitled toregister at the concession rate.
Visit Purple Orange’s website to register for this interesting seminar.
An Address with Melanie Schlaeger
How to organise Personal Support Arrangements in the Context of a Good Life
Melanie Schlaeger is a vibrant 25 year old woman living with Cerebral Palsy. Melanie lives the busy life of a typical young woman and credits “self-managed” support for enabling her to live the life she wants.
With the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Melanie’s experience will provide a positive example of a young woman making the most of the opportunity to have control and choice in her life.
Date: Friday 7 June 2013
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm (refreshments provided)
Cost: Gold coin donation for people living with disability
$20 for service agency employees
To register to attend this event, complete the attached registration form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org, download a registration form from our website at www.purpleorange.org.au or call us for more information or assistance on (08) 8373 8333.
JFA Purple Orange does not work for financial profit. All proceeds from this event will be used to cover costs and assist with future opportunities.
Susan Peterson I Information & Communications Officer
Julia Farr Group (Julia Farr Assoc, Julia Farr Housing Assoc, Julia Farr MS McLeod Benevolent Fund)
104 Greenhill Road UNLEY
PO Box 701 UNLEY BUSINESS CENTRE SA 5061
p | (08) 8373 8316 f | (08) 8373 8373
Visit our New Website!
We have completed the transition to our new brand identity, JFA Purple Orange, with the launch of a new website: www.purpleorange.org.au. The website features information about our work, including research, consultation, training, policy, publications, evaluations and projects, as well as the latest news and information from us and the disability sector.
Do you want to know more about the services provided by Ombudsman SA and the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s office?
The next Ombudsman Outreach session at the Women’s Information Service is coming up on:
Tuesday 28 May from 10am – 12pm
You can pop into the WIS shopfront (Ground Floor, Chesser House, 91-97 Grenfell Street, Adelaide) or phone and speak to the staff while they are onsite on 8303 0590 or 1800 188 158.
Appointments are not necessary.
8303 0590 I 1800 188 158
RU OK day is September 12th. This day is all about encouraging people to have conversations that could save a life. Conversations that start with the simple words: Are you OK?.
They are currently asking for people to share the conversations that have helped them. Click here for more information.
Call-out for stories about super-heroes with disabilities. Closes May 31st. Great opportunity for established and emerging writers.
This needs to be a different kind of superhero story. Your superhero needs to be a different kind of hero, a hero who has some kind of disability. It could be a physical disability, a learning disability or sensory disability. That choice is left up to you, the writer.
Your target audience is any age group of reader, but they are probably into The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Battlestar Galactica. They probably listen to The Clash, Nirvana and Turin Brakes. And they probably read David Eddings’s Belgariad omnibus, Terry Brooks’s Shannara trilogy, Guy Gavriel Kay’s Fionavar trilogy and Raymond Carver’s short stories.
Your superhero’s name must include at least one of the following letters X, y or z.
If you are up for the challenge, there is a prize fund for the top three stories.
First Place $100
Second Place $25
Third Place $10
Oh and we can’t forget this prestigious award:
Wackiest story that brought a smile to everyone’s face - $25
Most important link – http://www.whizz-kidz.org.uk/
1,000 minimum and 7,000 word maximum
First place winner’s story will be featured in Issue One of the print version of Revolt Daily. Second and Third place (and any other chosen winners) will be featured on the online magazine.
Reprints are not accepted. Simultaneous submissions are okay. Query email@example.com for any questions or concerns.
Deadline: May 31
CONTEST SPONSORED BY AUTHOR ELI WILDE
The ‘ Swing High DANCE’ workshop will be held this Friday May 24th from 11.30am until 1pm at Enfield Community Centre, 540 Regency Road, Enfield. (see flyer attached)
The first dance workshop held a couple of weeks ago was great fun, everyone including Jane and myself got up to dance. Ted did a great job of teaching the dances. This week Ted will be joined by Vince and some extra musicians, so, if you want to learn some basic Celtic and folk dances in a friendly supportive atmosphere with live music you had better come along and join in the fun. I am even going to bring a couple of whistles and join in playing some of the tunes. These workshops welcome everybody including people in wheelchairs.
See you there
Tony and Jane
Tony Doyle Visions
08 8232 4554
The Stop the Violence Project (STVP) is a national project which aims to improve service delivery for women and girls with disabilities who are experiencing or at risk of violence.
The project headed by Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is undertaking research to build the evidence base to support future reform of the service system to better respond to the needs of women and girls with disabilities.
A survey is currently being conducted and closes on the 31st of May. Click on the link below for more info.
Community Information Worker
Women’s Information Service
Department for Communities + Social Inclusion
Ground floor, 91-97 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
8303 0590 I 1800 188 158