Friday 30 October 2015

CPSA Annual Conference 2015

Four Dapto delegates attended the CPSA Annual Conference in Sydney on the 27th and 28th October. It was interesting to see the work that goes on behind the scenes.
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A couple of the guest speakers were outstanding, in particular Kate Swaffer gave a fascinating insight into living with dementia. Kate has early onset dementia and she told of the daily difficulties she faced with good humour and much insight. She has a web site which you can see >>>by clicking here<<< We hope to invite her as a speaker next year subject to arranging a suitable date.
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Another speaker that impressed the conference with her knowledge and enthusiasm for her subject was Dr Cathy Sherry, Senior Lecturer in Law at the Uni of NSW. She talked about the proposed NSW strata title laws and their effect on unit owners particularly the elderly.

Finally; from Kate Swaffer

20 Things Not to Say or Do to a Person with Dementia


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Sunday 25 October 2015

Big Garage Sale

On Saturday 24th October 2015 the club took part in the Big Garage Sale at the Ribbonwood Centre where we publicised the club’s activities with our brochures and flyers as well as our impressive new sign.

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Our team were there ready to answer visitor’s enquiries about the club.

Monday 19 October 2015

Next Meeting–22nd October 2015

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am

Don't forget to come early:
  • Buy your raffle tickets to win one of either $20 or two $10 prizes.
  • Book a computer lesson
  • Get your name down for one of the hit shows booking this year.
  • Enjoy a tea/coffee and biscuits.
  • Have a look for a bargain on the trade table.
  • Pick up a copy of The Senior Newspaper and/or The Voice when they are available.
  • Find out about our many activities that you can join in, there is something on everyday of the week.
During the meeting there will be the usual short reports about the various activities the club offers its members and you are able to bring up matters of interest to members during General Business - don't be afraid to speak up if there is something that concerns you, this is YOUR club.
The meeting usually finishes between 11 and 11.30am.
New members are most welcome to come along and find out about the club, there is a short newsletter available for new or potential members at the raffle/signing in table which details coming events and contact details for the various group leaders. Please take one.

Bus Trips

The next bus trip is to Wivenhoe House on the 2nd November there are still some tickets left. Even better  in November there is an extra trip to the Sydney Markets on Sunday 15th November and tickets will be on sale at this meeting.
The Market trip will cost $15 and is a great opportunity to get those elusive Christmas gifts and decorations. Don’t miss out.

Big Garage Sale

On the 24th October, the Saturday following the meeting the Ribbonwood Centre is holding their annual Big Garage Sale. This year the club is having a table to publicise its activities. It would be great to have more volunteers to man the stall. Come along and support your club or find out more about it.