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October 2016
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Consumer Directed Care

October 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Level 4, Block Arcade (use lift No.3), Melbourne, 3000 Australia

All aged-care in-home services are now delivered in a Consumer Directed Care model. CDC puts the choice back in the hands of consumers and offers them greater flexibility and options. Find out how you can make informed decisions.   Plus: Discover Springvale presented by Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust

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Planning for Retirement

October 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Level 4, Block Arcade (use lift No.3), Melbourne, 3000 Australia

This session covers planning for retirement including social, accommodation and health aspects. Making the transition from work to retirement can seem like an easy thing to do, but requires forward planning to make the most of life as a retiree.   Plus: Interesting Cemetery tales and Humorous Epitaphs presented by Dr Celestina Sagazio of the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust.

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Consumer Directed Care – City of Casey

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
City of Casey Civic Centre, Narre Warren, 3805 Australia

Home care packages to assist you in your home as you age Aged care reform has changed how care is delivered in Australia, giving older people more choice and control over services they receive and how they are delivered. This presentation considers the choices and options you have, accessing information, and making decisions about your care in the future as you age. Venue: Meeting Room 7, City of Casey Civic Centre, Magid Drive, Narre Warren Time: 9:45am registration for 10am…

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Moving or staying in your own home

October 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Level 4, Block Arcade (use lift No.3), Melbourne, 3000 Australia

The decision about where to live as we age can be complicated and stressful. This session covers information about what you need to consider when deciding on accommodation that is best suited to you and your needs.   Plus: History of Cemeteries Presented by Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust

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Live well, die well: the role of palliative care

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Level 4, Block Arcade (use lift No.3), Melbourne, 3000 Australia

How palliative care can improve quality of life until the very end of life. Run in conjunction with Palliative Care Victoria, this session deals with the sensitive and often difficult conversations around living, dying and grieving well. It approaches the subject in a positive way and discusses how palliative care can improve quality of life until the very end of life.    

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Live well, die well: The role of palliative care -City of Casey

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
City of Casey Civic Centre, Narre Warren, 3805 Australia

null There are many myths about palliative care and its role in end of life care. This presentation considers how palliative care can improve quality of life and provides valuable discussion for older people, their families, carers and anyone in the community intersted in living, dying and grieving well. Venue: Meeting Room 7, City of Casey Civic Centre, Magid Drive, Narre Warren Time: 9:45am registration for 10am start Morning tea will be provided. Registration close on Friday 7th October.

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Transitions to retirement – City of Casey

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
City of Casey Civic Centre, Narre Warren, 3805 Australia

This presentation provides the good oil on the two most important aspects of retirement – financial implications including Centrelink eligibility, age pension assessments and concession cards; and the fabulous opportunity to review your life plan – change is an opportunity if we can be courageous enough to make it so. Venue: Meeting Room 7, City of Casey Civic Centre, Magid Drive, Narre Warren Time: 9:45am registration for 10am start Morning tea provided. Booking due by 7 October 2016.

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Scams and travelling conmen

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Level 4, Block Arcade (use lift No.3), Melbourne, 3000 Australia

Speaker: Clyde Vanderholt, Regional Officer, Consumer Affairs Victoria More than 19,000 Victorians reported a scam in 2014. Scams are schemes designed to deceive you, generally for the purpose of stealing your money or personal details. Some scams involve travelling con men who are dodgy tradesmen who come knocking on your door. Typically they do jobs such as driveway resurfacing, painting, roof repairs and carpet cleaning at a cheap rate. Often, they pressure people, offering ‘today only’ specials. This session will…

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Dying to talk – City of Casey

October 25 @ 9:15 am - 12:30 pm
City of Casey Civic Centre, Narre Warren, 3805 Australia

An information and discussion event on what matters most to us as we approach end of life. This is for Older people, family, carers and friends. What are your wishes for end-of-life care? What is your most pressing question about death and dying? How do you start this conversation with those that are closest to you? Time: 9:15am for 9:30am start Duration: 3 hours Venue: Council Chamber 1, City of Casey Civic Centre, Magid Drive, Narrie Warren SPEAKERS Ronda Held: CEO…

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Sleeping well as we age

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
City of Casey Civic Centre, Narre Warren, 3805 Australia

Having a good night’s sleep is important for maintaining good health. Having a good night's sleep is important for maintaining good health. This will be an interactive session discussin the sleep-wake cycle and you.  It will include tips to overcome long term sleeping problems and improving your sleep patterns Time: 9:45am registration for 10:00am start Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes Venue: Meeting Room 7, City of Casey Civic Centre, Magid Drive, Narre Warren Morning tea will be provided Registrations close…

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