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Free Women’s Health and Pampering Days

Do you know a woman who needs some pampering? Intereach Ability Links and Murrumbidgee Local Health Service have invited local women to enjoy a free women’s health morning tea, with complimentary pampering sessions.

Events will be held in Wagga and Griffith and will include free hand massages and nail painting.

The events are also an opportunity for women of all ages to learn more about pap tests, breast checks, contraception, sexually transmitted infections and looking after themselves.

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said that women often forget to look after themselves. “There are so many women out there who put everyone else and their needs first and rarely take time to care for themselves. This is a free session offering women the chance to relax, socialise and enjoy some guilt free indulgence.”

“The event will also include relaxed and confidential health information, giving women an opportunity to ask questions, get ‘the facts’ and have any health myths dispelled. It’s important that, as women, we look after ourselves. After all, so often the health of those we love starts with us and healthy, well informed women are amazing advocates for health and wellbeing in their own families, and communities.”

Sound Interesting?

Session one

Date: Wednesday 21 March 2018
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Location: Tolland Community Centre, 41 Bruce Street Tolland, Wagga

 

Session two

Date: Wednesday 4 April 2018
Time: 10.30am -12.00pm
Location: Sprinkles Multicultural Playgroup, 90 – 96 Coolah Street, Griffith, 2680

 

Session three

DATE: Wednesday 11 April
TIME: 10.30am -12.00pm
WHERE: Griffith Post School Options, 8-18 Hebden St, Yoogali, 2680

 

More sessions are being planned for other locations. For more information contact Intereach Ability Links on 02 6932 8381.

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Harmony Day 2018

Intereach have a great range of events lined up for Harmony day this year!

Griffith:

Harmony Day In the Park- 21/3/2018. 10am – 1pm. Join us for a range of activities to celebrate Multiculturalism

Swim, Ladies, Swim -21/3/2018. 10am-Noon. Join us for a relaxed and informal Women’s Pool Party.

Hay:

A Taste of Harmony- 21/3/2018. Noon. A Multicultural lunch provided by the community for the community

Deniliquin:

Harmony @ Koori Play Group-23/3/2018. 10am to 2pm. Activities celebrating all cultures with members of the group

Harmony @ OOSH- 19 to 23 March 2018. Full week of activities celebrating different cultures.

Harmony @ IAS- 22/3/2018. Edward School. Activities celebrating all cultures with members of the group

Bendigo:

Harmony Day Celebrations-21/3/2018. La Trobe University. A stall promoting Intereach, ECEI and LAC to CALD communities

Deniliquin, Cootamundra, Finley, and Corowa Community Hubs:

Harmony at the Hub. 21/3/2018. 10am to 2pm. General promotion of the day with a range of resources for children to colour-in

Harmony Day is a day to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, based on the successful integration of migrants into our community.

Australia is the most successful multicultural country on earth and we should celebrate this and work to maintain it.

Harmony Day is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.

Held every year on 21 March. The Day coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Since 1999, more than 70,000 Harmony Day events have been held in childcare centres, schools, community groups, churches, businesses and federal, state and local government agencies across Australia.

Click here to read more about Harmony Day: 

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Community Transport transition

Intereach is working with members of the local community to prepare for the transition to the NDIS in relation to transport services currently provided by Community Transport, both in Deniliquin and Griffith.

 

In 2016/17, the NSW Government announced that provision of Community Transport services to people living with disability would change after 30 June 2018, following transition to the NDIS.
Intereach, a well-known locally based community organisation has delivered Community Transport in Griffith since 2009 and in Deniliquin since 1993, and has long established relationships with regular users of the service.

 

Intereach staff have been working with community members, through NDIS participant planning meetings or via conversations with Community Transport staff to explain the transition, and if it will affect their individual situation. A range of options is available if people are affected by the change.

 

People will experience no impact if they are aged over 65, or aged over 50 if Aboriginal.

 

Keryn Fox, Chief Executive Officer of Intereach said “Not all people living with a disability will be affected. Intereach delivers a wide range of services and supports to ensure that people can stay independent and connected to their community. We strongly encourage community members to contact our Community Transport staff to discuss their concerns about access to transport going forward, and to explore alternatives. Talking about, and planning for the transition is an important part of the service that Intereach delivers in the local region.”

 

Would you like to speak to someone about Community Transport?

Contact Intereach Griffith Community Transport on ph: 02 6969 7200 or,

Contact Intereach Deniliquin Community Transport on ph: 03 5890 5224

 

 

 

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Free mental health workshops

Live in the Deniliquin area? Are you a family member, friend or carer of a young person living with mental illness?

Join us for a series of workshops to help you build your knowledge and skills and meet others in similar situations.

 

Meaningful Communication

Wondering how to best communicate with your loved one? Worried about saying the wrong thing? This workshop aims to teach and reinforce skills for positive and effective communication with your loved one.

DATE: Tuesday 13 March 2018
TIME: 7.00pm – 8.30pm
WHERE: Intereach Deniliquin Community Hub, Neighbourhood Centre, Cnr Trickett and Napier Sts, Deniliquin
FACILITATOR: Michelle Conroy from One Door Mental Health

Conversations about Change

Not sure how to talk to your loved one about change in a supportive and constructive way? These workshops aim to build on your communication skills, help you understand the process of change and develop strategies for talking about it.

PART ONE
DATE: Tuesday 27 March 2018
TIME: 7.00pm – 8.30pm

PART TWO
DATE: Tuesday 10 April 2018
TIME: 7.00pm – 8.30pm
WHERE: Intereach Deniliquin Community Hub, Neighbourhood Centre, Cnr Trickett and Napier Sts, Deniliquin
FACILITATOR: Michelle Conroy from One Door Mental Health

 

Challenging Conversations

Worried about how to have those difficult, but necessary, conversations? Would a bit of guidance help? These workshops will focus on the types of challenging conversations mental health carers can face. It will also look at how to handle conflict and aggression, conflict resolution and communication.

PART ONE
DATE: Tuesday 24 April 2018
TIME: 7.00pm – 8.30pm

PART TWO
DATE: Tuesday 8 May 2018
TIME: 7.00pm – 8.30pm
WHERE: Intereach Deniliquin Community Hub, Neighbourhood Centre, Cnr Trickett and Napier Sts, Deniliquin
FACILITATOR: Michelle Conroy from One Door Mental Health

 

Caring for Yourself

This workshop will look at the pressures that come with your caring role and help you develop strategies to manage stress and look after yourself.

DATE: Tuesday 22 May 2018
TIME: 7.00pm – 8.30pm
WHERE: Intereach Deniliquin Community Hub, Neighbourhood Centre, Cnr Trickett and Napier Sts, Deniliquin

Bookings are essential for all workshops.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Intereach Deniliquin Community Hub Coordinator Rosemary Hill on 03 5890 5200 or email intereach@intereach.com.au

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Corowa Jewellery Making Workhop

If you love jewellery and craft then we have a treat for you!

Intereach Corowa Community Hub will be hosting a Jewellery Making Workshop this month. So come along and learn how to make your very own beautiful, custom bracelet!

Never made jewellery before? No problem, no experience needed and everyone is welcome.

Sound interesting?

DATE: Wednesday 14 March 2018
TIME: 9.00am till 12.30pm
WHERE: Intereach Community Hub, Sanger Street, Corowa
COST: $10.00, includes materials and lesson

Bookings are essential. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Amber at Intereach Corowa Community Hub on Ph: 02 6044 2800

 

 

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Support Group for families who live with disability

Are you the parent or carer of a child who lives with a disability? Do you live in the Deniliquin area?

Our parent support group for families living with disability is run by parents for parents & carers. Bring your children and join us for coffee, chat and play.

WHEN: Every third Saturday starting 3 March 2018
TIME: 10.30am – 12.30pm
WHERE: Intereach Family Centre, Trickett St, Deniliquin
BYO Morning Tea

INTERESTED?
Contact Leesa Ph: 0419 649 471
or Carla, Intereach Early Childhood Intervention, Ph: 03 5890 5200

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Visual Supports Workshop

Do you need to create your own visual supports? The Intereach Early Childhood Intervention team will host a free visual aid workshop in Deniliquin on Thursday 15 March. The workshop will allow participants to learn to  how to create effective visual aids and use them to their full potential. A light supper will be included.

The workshop will cover:
• Why we use visual supports
• The benefits of using visual supports in all areas of life
• How to select appropriate visual supports
• How to select between pictures, words and symbols
• Our favourite tools and materials to help create visual supports
• Our 8 most popular visual supports – how to create them and use them effectively
• Other visual supports to assist with communication
• How to effectively introduce visual supports
• Our best tips and tricks for effective creation and use of visual supports
• How to make visual supports in a way that is easy and cost effective
• You will leave with a personal ‘shopping list’ for beginning your own right away!

Workshop details

DATE: Thursday 15 March 2018
TIME: 5pm – 8pm
WHERE: Intereach Deniliquin Neighbourhood Centre,
Cnr Napier and Trickett Streets
COST: Free

Sound interesting?

Contact: Carla
Intereach Early Childhood Intervention Program
RSVP by 12 March 2018
Ph: 03 5890 5247

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OOSH Summer Holiday Program

19/02/2018

The summer school holidays are just around the corner, so do you have your vacation child care sorted? Let OOSH help!
With fun activities ranging from dancing to swimming, craft and excursions, Intereach Deniliquin Out Of School Hours Vacation Care has loads of fun activities to keep your primary aged children busy these school holidays.
For more information Phone: 03 5890 5260 or 0428 554 478

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OOSH Summer Holiday Program

The summer school holidays are just around the corner, so do you have your vacation child care sorted? Let OOSH help!
With fun activities ranging from dancing to swimming, craft and excursions, Intereach Deniliquin Out Of School Hours Vacation Care has loads of fun activities to keep your primary aged children busy these school holidays.
For more information Phone: 03 5890 5260 or 0428 554 478

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Bendigo FIDA Football Try Outs

16/02/2018

Are you aged over 14 years? Do you live with disability, or attend a Kaliana or SDS School? Want to play Australian Rules Football? Join us and try FIDA footy!

We will be fielding a Bendigo FIDA footy team for the 2018 season.

So, if you would love to play footy, come along and have a go!

Learn new skills, meet new friends and have fun. Both male and female players are welcome.

Accessible parking and change facilities available

Interested in playing FIDA Footy?

When: Wednesday 7 and 14 March
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Venue: Weeroona Oval, 347 Napier St, Bendigo, 3550
Bring: Runners or football boots and a drink bottle

Cost: FREE

For more information contactDaniel on Ph: 0409 327 449 or email intereach@intereach.com.au

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Bendigo FIDA Football Try Outs

Are you aged over 14 years? Do you live with disability, or attend a Kaliana or SDS School? Want to play Australian Rules Football? Join us and try FIDA footy!

We will be fielding a Bendigo FIDA footy team for the 2018 season.

So, if you would love to play footy, come along and have a go!

Learn new skills, meet new friends and have fun. Both male and female players are welcome.

Accessible parking and change facilities available

Interested in playing FIDA Footy?

When: Wednesday 7 and 14 March
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Venue: Weeroona Oval, 347 Napier St, Bendigo, 3550
Bring: Runners or football boots and a drink bottle

Cost: FREE

For more information contactDaniel on Ph: 0409 327 449 or email intereach@intereach.com.au

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New Coffee Clubs offer friendship and fitness

It might seem fairly basic, but catching up with a friend for a cuppa and a chat is very good for your health!

Studies have shown that loneliness has a major impact on mental and physical health, and older people are particularly vulnerable.

In an effort to ensure local older people stay active and socially connected, Intereach is launching a new ‘Coffee Club’ for people aged over 65 years in the Albury and Corowa areas.

Organised by Intereach Community Support, the weekly group will offer older people a chance to get out and about and meet new friends. Group members have the option to boost their fitness by adding a healthy walk to their regular catch-up.

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said, “Evidence suggests that staying socially connected is good for our health, especially as we get older. Friendships boost happiness and confidence and reduce stress. Studies have even found that older adults with a rich social life are likely to live longer. Something as simple as adding a walk to your routine can give those benefits an extra boost.”

“Staying fit and active as you age means it’s more likely you’ll be more able to keep doing the things you enjoy and less likely to need help. Many symptoms that we might associate with old age, such as weakness and loss of balance, are actually symptoms of inactivity, not age. The coffee club is a great opportunity for older people to have fun and improve their fitness in a friendly, social setting. Why not give it a try? It’s never too late to change your life for the better.”

Want to find out more? Contact the Intereach Community Support Team on 02 6051 7800 or email cste@intereach.com.au

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