Community News – Jan ’16

Community News – Jan ’16

Managing Diabetes as you Age

The National Diabetes Service Scheme has developed a series of booklets for older people which gives general advice and tips about living with diabetes.

The booklets were developed after research found that not a lot of information existed for older people living with diabetes.

Topics include healthy eating and how to treat a hypo, understanding and working with your healthcare team, Advance Care Planning and more.

The booklets Managing Diabetes As You Age, Healthy Eating and You and Your Health Care Team are available online at www.ndss.com.au or by calling the NDSS Infoline on 1300 136 588.

For more information CLICK HERE

New Australian Government Funded Service Supports Carers

Australia’s 2.7 million carers now have access to a new service to support them in their caring roles.

An initiative of the Australian Government, Carer Gateway provides information about the services and support available for people who care for someone with a disability, chronic illness, dementia, mental illness, or who are frail due to age.

Carer Gateway will provide information for carers online and by phone:

Telephone: Carers can call 1800 422 737 from Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm for information about services and support available.

Website: A range of information including practical advice on how to care, details about financial and respite support, and how to adjust when caring ends, can be accessed at www.carergateway.gov.au.

Service finder: Carer Gateway website has an interactive service finder to help carers identify local services, including Commonwealth-funded organisations delivering carer support services.

Carer Gateway website also has information for different types of carers including young carers, older carers, working carers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers, and culturally and linguistically diverse carers.

This new service does not affect how carers currently access their existing support services.

Resources: To order or download resources such as posters, brochures, magnets or fact sheets CLICK HERE.

For more information about Carer Gateway, visit www.carergateway.gov.au.

Tuning into Kids: Ryde Family Services

Tuning into kids is a five week program for parents of children aged 4 – 12 years that provides strategies and tips for parents to help children communicate how they feel and then learn how to problem solve.

When: Tues 9/2/2016 to Tues 8/3/2016 – 5 weeks
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Where: Ryde Family Services
West Ryde Community Centre
Ground Floor, Suite 6
No. 3-5 Anthony Road, West Ryde
Bookings: (02) 9334-0111

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Go4Fun – Free overweight & obesity treatment program for children above a healthy weight

Enrolments are now open for a February intake for a free NSW Health overweight and obesity treatment program, for children above a healthy weight.

Go4Fun is an evidence-based children’s overweight and obesity treatment program which shows clinically significant health benefits and improved self-esteem in children above a healthy weight.

The 10 week program involving both children aged 7-13 years and their parents, focuses on developing healthy eating habits, building self-confidence and getting children more active. Sessions run after school and include informative games, fun and active exercise activities, tips on healthy food and portion sizes, label reading, a supermarket tour and more. Since 2011, over 650 Go4Fun programs have been delivered throughout NSW engaging more than 6250 families.

Families can call 1800 780 900, visit www.go4fun.com.au, or contact the Go4Fun Coordinator on 9976 9532.

CLICK HERE for more about Go4Fun

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