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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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Five people enjoying playing football

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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Do you know a woman who deserves recognition?

Nominations are now open for International Women’s Day 2018 Awards in Hay. Organised by Intereach, the awards seek to properly acknowledge and recognise the contributions of women in the local area.

International Women’s Day, Thursday 8 March 2018, celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. This year’s theme is #PressforProgress, which highlights the need for people, organisations and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said, “This is a wonderful opportunity to recognise the achievements of local women whose outstanding contributions have enriched the lives of others. International Women’s Day is all about promoting and supporting women as valued contributors and equal participants in community life. Women make a massive contribution to the wellbeing of our community in a rich range of roles and capacities, yet we may not always hear about their achievements.”

“If you know an extraordinary woman who should be recognised please let us know. I wish all women a very happy International Women’s Day and I look forward to hearing some of the great achievements of women in the Hay area.”

Nominations close March 6 and all nominations will be published on the Intereach Hay Community Hub Facebook page. Each nominee will receive a printed certificate.

How can I make a nomination?

If you would like to nominate someone for an International Women’s Day Award, send their name and address along with the reason for nomination to either the Intereach Hay Community Hub Facebook page or intereach@intereach.com.au

Written nominations may also be dropped or sent to Hay Community Hub at 78 Lachlan Street.

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Need help with your technology?

Calling all Deniliquin technophobes! Are you convinced your technology deliberately sets out to confuse you? It’s sneaky like that…

If you are irritated by your iPad, confounded by your computer, inquisitive about the internet, exasperated by email or wondering about Windows 10 it can be frustrating. Worse yet, you can feel like you’re the only one struggling to master your technology.

Fret no more, help is at hand, and we can support you to pull that pesky tech into line!

Bring your questions along to our fortnightly workshops in Deniliquin and let us solve your technology issues!

Sounds interesting…

WHEN: From Friday 16 February
TIME: 11.00am – 1.00pm
WHERE: Deniliquin Intereach Neighbourhood Centre, Cnr Napier and Trickett Streets
COST: FREE!

For more information contact Intereach Deniliquin Community Hub Coordinator Rosemary Hill on 03 5890 5200

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Gentle exercise classes for older people

Are you aged over 65 and live in the Albury area? Are you interested in staying fit and healthy? Is the gym not really ‘your thing’?

Good news! Intereach will be offering a FREE gentle exercise group for older people in Albury, starting soon.

The classes will be run by a local pilates and fitness instructor.

Sound interesting? Phone Stephanie, Intereach Community Support Team, on 02 6051 7800 for more info or to book your place

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Free social support for older people

Are you an older person? Are you feeling a bit lonely or are not really sure how to get involved with social activities in your area? Do you fancy a cuppa, an outing or a chat?

Intereach is now offering free one on one social support for people aged over 65 in the Albury, Corowa and Howlong areas.

Social support services can help you to maintain an active social life by having someone visit you in your home, or by arranging visits and outings in the community.

Our friendly local social support volunteers are happy to help with your grocery shop, go for a walk, or simply have a good natter, whatever suits you. So, why not give it a try

Sounds interesting… what do I need to do?

Contact Stephanie, at Intereach Community Support, on Ph: 02 6051 7800 for a chat and find out how we can help you.

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Deniliquin LGBTI Parents and Friends Group

Are you the parent, family member or friend of a LGBTIQ person? Live in the Deniliquin area?

Our peer discussion group offers support, information and understanding in a relaxed and positive environment.

Let’s break down the barriers!

DATE: Monday 29 January
TIME: 7.00pm
WHERE: South West Arts (Old Conargo Shire Chambers), End St, Deniliquin
INTERESTED? Contact Wendy Johnston, Intereach Ability Links, on 03 5890 5258

Light supper provided. Everyone welcome.

Interested? Contact Wendy Johnston, Intereach Ability Links, on 03 5890 5258

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