'A little support makes a lot of difference'
The number of Australians living with dementia is close to half a million - a number set to double in 25 years - with an estimated 1.6 million involved in their care.
In the electorate of Gilmore, there are an estimated 4,860 people living with dementia, which is expected to increase to 8,400 by 2058.
For this year's Dementia Action Week, 21-27 September, the theme is "a little support makes a lot of difference".
Findings from a survey conducted by Dementia Australia reveal just how big an issue discrimination is for people living with dementia, and we call on our communities to make change.
A little bit of knowledge can make a lot of difference to understanding what people can do to support someone with dementia.
During the week, Dementia Australia will share one tip a day showing simple, yet effective, ways to support people living with dementia.
To find out how you can make a difference to the lives of all Australians impacted by dementia please visit dementia.org.au/dementia-action-week
CEO Dementia Australia
Help with your tax
After a difficult financial year with bushfires and COVID-19, help is at hand from students at The Australian National University (ANU) assisting Eurobodalla Shire taxpayers with their income tax obligations.
Students operating the free 2020 ANU Tax Clinic will help people navigate the new COVID-19 tax measures, backed by tax professionals from the community.
The service will operate exclusively by phone and video-conferencing to comply with COVID-19 guidelines.
We're expecting lots of questions about deductions for home office expenses. The Government has introduced a temporary short-cut method of 80 cents per hour for home running costs for the huge number of people working from home due to COVID-19.
To be eligible, you must be unrepresented by a tax agent and have an individual income of under $60,000. The extended service will cover from Eurobodalla Shire to Eden, until October 23 to coincide with the period before tax returns are due on October 31.
Book online or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (02) 6125 4853.
Dr Sonali Walpola
ANU Tax Clinic
Festival of Play
This has been a very difficult year - bushfires, coronavirus and floods.
Play is a powerful and natural way to help children process and recover - they need to play it out. The Festival of Play will be a fun way to support you and your children through these difficult times. The Festival of Play is a series of free creative play and sensory art workshops for kids and grown-ups over three days.
- Day 1: Tuesday, September 29, Conference Room, Big 4 Caravan Park, 970 Kings Highway, Nelligen.
- Day 2: Wednesday, September 30, Boomerang Meeting Place, 2 Church Street, Mogo.
- Day 3: Thursday, October 1, SACCS, Narooma Public School, 7 Montague Street, Narooma.
Daily workshop schedule:
- 10am - 12pm (4 - 7yrs): Messy Play and Creative Craft
- 2pm - 4pm (7 - 12 yrs): Playing and Crafting with Forgotten Treasures
- 6pm - 8pm (Adults): The art of fun. Serious play-time just for grown-ups! A time to free your mind and just have fun with art.
Bookings: 0407 959 602 or email anita.macartneycampbellpage.org.au