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Free in-house information sessions – Your Side

These free inhouse sessions are available to Commonwealth Home Support (CHSP-funded) and Home Care Package (HCP) service providers located in the Northern Sydney Region. To book, contact Rosanna, Home Support & Partnerships Coordinator.

Flyer here

Social Housing Services in Northern Sydney

Link Housing, SGCH and Bridge Housing with Women’s Housing Company are working collaboratively to lead the social housing system in Northern Sydney. Community housing providers, Link Housing, SGCH and Bridge Housing in partnership with Women’s Housing Company, have taken over the management and coordination of the social housing service system in Northern Sydney as the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (formerly the Department of Family and Community Services) has transferred the delivery of housing services under the Social Housing Management Transfer program.

Tenancy services here.

February

Seniors Festival Events

Seniors Festival – Love to celebrate

Northern Beaches Council encourages you to immerse yourself in one or more of these free and low-cost events, investigate new ways to express yourself, learn something new, meet like-minded people and (most of all) have fun. Sessions cover a range of topics, including tech, holidaying, novel-writing, history, walking tours, retirement and more.

12th to 29th February

Where: various locations on the Northern Beaches

Cost: Events are either free or low-cost

View the festival program here to see what’s on. 

Healthy Living Workshops

Willoughby:

Optimizing Bone Health in Older Age

Our bones get weak and brittle as we age so it is important to eat healthy, exercise regularly and do a regular check-up.

Come to one of these Bone Health workshops and learn about osteoporosis, bone density check & good exercises for

seniors to prevent and/or strengthen bones. Presented by Sydney North Health Network.

 

VENUE

MOSAIC Multicultural Centre, 12 Brown St, Chatswood

Cantonese      Tue 11 February, 2pm-3pm
English            Mon 17 February, 12pm-1pm
Korean            Wed 12 February, 11am-12pm
Mandarin        Thurs 20 February, 2pm-3pm
Japanese        Wed 19 February, 1.30pm-2.30pm

 

VENUE

Beauchamp Park Pavilion, Nicholson St, Chatswood
English           Tue 25 February, 11am-12pm

 

Northern Beaches:

Seniors Expo – 21 Feb Dee Why RSL

Exercise and Bone health for seniors   11.40-12.20pm
Food and your Mood                                12.20-1.00pm
Mindfulness                                                 1.00-1.40pm 

North Sydney Council

Workshops yet to be confirmed.

Health Talk– Optimising Bone Health in Older Age 11 – Tuesday 25 February

FREE
Our bones get weak and brittle as we age so it is important to eat
healthily, exercise regularly and have regular health check-ups. Come
to one of our Bone Health workshops and learn about osteoporosis,
bone density checks and good exercises for seniors to prevent
osteoporosis and/or strengthen bones. Presented by Sydney North
Health Network. Wear comfortable clothing.

Venue: MOSAIC Multicultural Centre
12 Brown Street, Chatswood

Cantonese 11 February 2pm – 3pm
Korean 12 February 11am – 12pm
English 17 February 12pm – 1pm
Japanese 19 February 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Mandarin 20 February 2pm – 3pm
Venue: Beauchamp Park Pavilion, Nicholson St, Chatswood
English 25 February 11am – 12pm

BOOKINGS REQUIRED: Two days before each talk
Phone: 9777 7952
Email: mosaic@willoughby.nsw.gov.au

Click the image to view and download the event flyer. Event details are on page 23.

Women’s Wellbeing Support Group

A space for women to strengthen their wellbeing and build new relationships.

Date:Fridays from 28th February – 3 April

Location: Nareburn Family Centre, 40 Merrenburn Avenue

Bookings:

E: intakefs@catholiccaredbb.org.au

P: (02) 8425 8700

Click the image to view the event flyer.

Humanitix is thrilled to have teamed up with Northern Beaches Council aiming to raise $1 mil for bushfire & drought relief. Aussie legends the Hoodoo Gurus will headline the event that features a who’s who of Australian music including Christine Anu, Shannon Noll, The Superjesus, Hot Dub Time Machine, The Choirboys, and more. With 20,000 people expected to rock out at Brookvale Oval, don’t miss out on this awesome show for an awesome cause.

The all-age concert starts at 2pm on Saturday 15 February.

Visit: https://events.humanitix.com.au/beachesrockrelief?c=newsletter for more information and to book.

Be Ambitious TAFE -Skillmax courses

From February-April TAFE are holding free* job seeking course for migrants. The aim is to be able to provide qualified professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the Australian job market.

COURSE OUTLINE : Throughout this course, you will:

• develop a greater awareness of workplace culture and trends in the Australian labour market

• develop a career portfolio, including a professional résumé and cover letter

• develop strategies to identify employment opportunities

• learn how to prepare for job interviews

• develop career management skills

• learn how to market yourself effective

Be Ambitious – TAFE Be employed by developing job search strategies with English for employment.

From February – April TAFE are holding free* English for Employment job seeking course for migrants, that can provide qualified professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the Australian job market.

COURSE OUTLINE: Throughout this course, you will:
• Improve workplace communication skills, both spoken and written

• Develop a greater awareness of workplace culture and trends in the Australian labour market

• Develop a career portfolio, including a professional résumé and cover letter

• Develop strategies to identify employment opportunities

• Prepare for job interviews

• Develop career management skills

• Market yourself effectively

Click the image to view the event flyer.

Building Blocks

A group for women moving on from dysfunctional relationships.

Where: Community Northern Beaches – 12 Wentworth St, Manly 2095

First Session: Tuesday 11 February

Last Session: Tuesday 7 March

Click the image to view the event flyer.

Diabetes NSW & ACT Regional Calendar Events

Each year Diabetes NSW & ACT hosts hundreds of metro and regional events designed to help members of the community better understand and manage their diabetes.

From January – March patients and clients are encouraged them to come and learn more about managing their diabetes and caring for their health and wellbeing.

You can download brochures by following this link.

Parramatta Mission February events

See the February newsletter for events related to individual support, carer support groups, carer information sessions, skills groups, NDIS transition and more:

https://sydneynorthhealthnetwork.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/February-Newsletter.pdf

CREATE program for mental health 

There are a range of activities available to both NDIS and non-NDIS members throughout January:

For the full program and booking details, click here: https://sydneynorthhealthnetwork.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/6-FEBRUARY-CALENDER-2020.docx 

Mental Health First Aid Training 

This course teaches first aid skills for adult members of the public to give initial to adults experiencing mental health problems, in a mental health crisis situation, or in the early stages of a mental illness.

When: 6 – 7th  February 2020
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm Attendance is required on both days
Where:

Magpies – Waitara,
11-37 Alexandria Parade, Waitara, NSW

Cost: Free (lunch provided)
RSVP: Booking is essential – No walk ins will be granted entry.

To register for this MHFA Course, please contact:

Caroline Haines – Principal Master Instructor your.fa.trainer@hotmail.com 0468 473 529

Tarp-O-Rama 2020

Tarp-O-Rama for Lifeline is a community event to engage, educate and empower our community about mental health and wellbeing. The festival will include live bands and DJ’s, food trucks of all kinds, merchandise and market stalls, local art, chillout zones, photobooth, live artist, demos, mini ramps, kids’ zone, plus loads of prizes and giveaways. With Cooper Chapman and Alex Hayes confirmed on the judging panel, WIN yourself cool prizes for best tarp surfing! Bring your skateboard, skates, scooter, roller blades, paddle skateboards, surfboards with wheels, anything!

All ages – BYO refillable water bottle and helmet

Date: 8th February 2020

Where: Netball Courts 1-7, Abbott Road, North Curl Curl (outside Curl Curl Youth and Community Centre)

Located 500m from North Curl Curl Beach and under 40 minutes from Sydney’s CBD on the B-Line, with loads on and off-street parking, plus access for people with disability.

BUS: 159 from Manly, Stop Abbott Rd opposite Hudson Oval, North Curl Curl, 7-minute walk to event

BUS: 136 from Manly & North, Stop Griffin Rd at Abbott Rd, North Curl Curl, 12-minute walk to event

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ukALYvsRoLitgPTq7

Cost: $15 entry fee – all proceeds go to Lifeline Northern Beaches

Building Family Relationships Parenting Workshop

For parents and grandparents.

11th March at Chatswood Library.

Click the image to view the flyer.

NDIS transition information session

If you are interested in applying to the NDIS and would like to know more, then CCNB would like to warmly invite you to attend their NDIS information session where we will provide information, advice and guidance on the process of applying, eligibility, and other linkages. There will be an opportunity to have your questions answered.

Date: Thursday 13th February

Time2:45pm-3:45pm

Venue: Dougherty Community Centre – Meeting room – 7 Victor St., Chatswood NSW 2067

Snacks will be served. CCNB look forward to seeing you there if you can make it!

Please let them know if you will be attending and if a family member / carer will be joining you.

RSVP to:

Trent Reilly

0414 018 931

trent.reilly@ccnb.com.au

Positive Ageing Forum – Seniors Week Event

Knowledge – Key to a Positive Old Age

  • Opening Address – Dr Sue Packer, Senior Australian of the Year 2019
  • Taking Control – Enduring Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship
    – Associate Professor Sue Field, Adjunct Associate Professor in Elder Law
  • Taking Control – Advance Care Planning (ACP) in NSW and Advance Care Directives – Anne Meller, Clinical Nurse Consultant Advance Care Planning – Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Join the Dance Against Ageing – Gwen Korebrits – CEO, Dance Health Alliance
  • The Impact of Loneliness and What Can Be Done About It – Dr Anne Wand, Staff Specialist Psychiatrist, Conjoint Senior Lecturer UNSW
  • Using Exercise as a Medicine to Target Frailty – Professor Maria Fiatarone Singh, Geriatrician, Sydney University
  • You’re Worried? Protection for the Vulnerable – Kim Handcock, Senior Constable, Aged Crime Prevention Officer
  • Ageing Well – Marcus Riley, Author of ‘Booming’ will Provide a Life Changing Philosophy for Ageing Well

Date: Friday 14th February 2020

Time: 9:30am – 3pm

Venue: Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftesbury Road, Burwood

Cost: free

Registration: booking is essential. Register online at https://positiveageing.floktu.com/.

A light lunch will be provided . This event is Auslan interpreted.

Parents Prepared: starting the conversation with young people about drugs

When: Saturday 15th February, 2020
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Where: Dougherty Community Centre, The Annexe Room,
7 Victor St, Chatswood
Cost: $10 per ticket (includes catering)

Presenters:
Belinda Volkov, Clinical Coordinator
Laila Castelino, Team Leader

RSVP: visit https://www.trybooking.com/BHFOG to register

CCNB Financial Wellness – Information Session (North Sydney)

A conversation with specialist speakers to provide information, advice and guidance to seniors seeking to make wise financial decisions, maximise eligibility for Aged Care entitlements and also ensure their estate planning goals are fulfilled.

CCNB’s Community Conversation Series is where local people get together and talk about the issues that matter to them. CCNB is not affiliated with any financial institution, product or adviser. CCNB are impartial providers of information and guidance, seeking to coordinate with specialists in health and financial advice.

You can expect to learn about:

  • Current Government entitlements for Aged Care
  • How to calculate fees for Home Care and Residential Aged Care
  • Major considerations, such as whether to sell or rent your home
  • Case studies covering tips to consider, and traps to avoid
  • The four key components for prudent estate planning:
    Your Will
    Power of Attorney
    Appointment of Enduring Guardian
    Superannuation Death Benefit Nomination

Date: Monday 17th February 2020

Time: 9:30am – 11:30am AEDT

Where: Stanton Library, 234 Miller St, North Sydney

Cost: Free

Registration: Click here to register

For any queries please contact Jodie, CCNB Events Coordinator, via events@ccnb.com.au

CCNB Financial Wellness – Information Session (Narrabeen)

A conversation with specialist speakers to provide information, advice and guidance to seniors seeking to make wise financial decisions, maximise eligibility for Aged Care entitlements and also ensure their estate planning goals are fulfilled.

CCNB’s Community Conversation Series is where local people get together and talk about the issues that matter to them. CCNB is not affiliated with any financial institution, product or adviser. CCNB are impartial providers of information and guidance, seeking to coordinate with specialists in health and financial advice.

You can expect to learn about:

  • Current Government entitlements for Aged Care
  • How to calculate fees for Home Care and Residential Aged Care
  • Major considerations, such as whether to sell or rent your home
  • Case studies covering tips to consider, and traps to avoid
  • The four key components for prudent estate planning:
    Your Will
    Power of Attorney
    Appointment of Enduring Guardian
    Superannuation Death Benefit Nomination

Date: Friday 28th February 2020

Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm AEDT

Where: Lakeview Hall, Tramshed Arts & Community Centre, 1395A Pittwater Road, Narrabeen

Cost: Free

Registration: Click here to register

For any queries please contact Jodie, CCNB Events Coordinator, via events@ccnb.com.au

March

SNHN funded Mental Health first aid training with Principal Master Instructor Caroline Haines 

SNHN funded Mental Health first aid provider is offering several free training sessions for the community in the Northern Sydney region. Caroline is a Principal Master Instructor and is accredited to deliver the 2 day face to face Standard Mental Health First Aid course, the Standard Mental Health Refresher course, Youth Mental Heath First Aid, the Youth Mental Health Refresher course, Non Suicide Self Injury, Mental Heath First Aid for Gambling issues as well as Mental Heath First Aid for Engaging Leaders. The free sessions are listed as ‘FREE @’ on the calendar of the following webpage: https://mhfa.com.au/instructor/171332

Dates from March – May.

23/03/- 24/03
Free @ The Beach Club Collaroy
1058 Pittwater Rd
Collaroy NSW 2097

06/04-07/04
Free @ Royal North Shore Hospital
Norman Nock Lecture Rooms 1 & 2, Level 5, Kolling Building 6,
Westbourne St
St Leonards NSW 2065

20/04- 21/04
Free @ ELCA Training Room
Ryde Hospital
Denistone Road
Eastwood NSW 2122

04/05/-05/05
Free @ Magpies Waitara
11-37 Alexandria Parade
Waitara NSW 2077

21/05 – 22/05
Free @ ELCA Training Room
Ryde Hospital
Denistone Road
NSW 2122

Naremburn & Northern Beaches Family Centres March & April

Term 1 programs 2020

Women’s wellbeing group Fridays 7 Feb- 3 Apr

Keeping Kids in Mind Thursdays 13 Feb – 12 Mar 

Step into Work Tuesdays 18 Feb  – 17 Mar

1-2-3 Magic Tuesdays 24 Mar – 7 Apr

Click the image to view the flyer.

April