Northern Region – Carers Week Wrap Up
Carers Week was launched on 14 October by the Hon. Coralee O’Rourke at Riverway with an official cutting of the cake attended by carers and community members.
Carers Big Day Out was held at the Mercure Townsville and was based on a mini retreat day for carers. It was a day planned with choices of mini educational sessions on Alzheimer’s, managing challenging behaviours, and positive aging. There were also mindfulness sessions, belly dancing, pampering, therapeutic art, photo booth, juggling, games corner and morning and afternoon tea and lunch and many lucky door prizes. Special thanks to the Mercure Townsville, donating a nights accommodation as our main prize.
Our Expo was held at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Corporation to raise awareness of services available to carers. It was followed by a BBQ lunch and lucky door prizes.
We would like to acknowledge and thank the Queensland Government for their generous support and sponsorship of Carers Week in 2016.