Planning for Your Future

Free information session presented by Dementia Australia and Seniors Rights Victoria.

Plan ahead and make informed choices about your future financial, health or care arrangements. This session includes information on Enduring Powers of Attorney and Advance Care Planning. It is for people who have recently been diagnosed with dementia accompanied by their families and carers.


Hawthorn - Thursday, 28 March 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm

Hawthorn - Friday, 12 April 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm

Parkville - Tuesday, 7 May 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm

Hawthorn - Tuesday, 28 May 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm

Hawthorn - Friday, 19 July 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Hawthorn - Friday, 9 August 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm

To register your interest for a Future Planning information session and the Legal Clinic, please call Lisa Reed on 9815 7822 or email

Get Out! Open Studio – Arts Access Victoria

Get Out! artists are opening their dynamic art making world up to the public to display their individual and collaborative works in progress. This exciting event will allow an insight into how Get Out! studio artworks evolve from idea, through development and into being.

Saturday 23 March 2019
12.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre
27/37 Davey St, Frankston VIC 3199



New Horizons - CarersAustralia VIC

This specialist three-day program is for bereaved carers and is facilitated by a Carers Victoria counsellor. It offers an opportunity to explore issues of loss and grief in a safe and supportive environment.

This is a closed group and numbers are kept small. 

Attendance at each session is important.

Topics may include:

  • Acknowledging the carer journey

  • Understanding grief

  • Strategies for managing loss

  • Strategies for self-care

  • New horizons – hopes and aspirations. 


Monday 29 April 2019                  10.00am – 3.00pm

Monday 6 May 2019                    10.00am – 3.00pm

Monday 20 May 2019                  10.00am – 3.00pm

Venue - Carers Victoria

Level 1 / 37 Albert Street,

Footscray 3011

Low cost parking available at K-Mart nearby

Tea/Coffee and light lunch provided

For further information and to register your interest, please contact:

Mary O’Mara, Counsellor on 1800 242 636

A Jewish support group for family carers of a person with dementia.

 LIVING WITH DEMENTIA, A Jewish support group for family carers of a person with dementia.

Members of the Jewish community are warmly invited to attend our Carers Support Group. This group, hosted by Temple Beth Israel, offers support and information to family members and friends caring for someone with dementia.

The group is facilitated by Denise Same, Alana Szylit, and Mark Silver, providing useful resources to support you in your role as family carer.

We meet at Temple Beth Israel, 76-82 Alma Road, St. Kilda.

Dates and times are as follows:

THURSDAY         7 FEBRUARY    7.30 PM – 9.00 PM

THURSDAY       28 MARCH          7.30 PM – 9.00 PM

THURSDAY       16 MAY               7.30 PM – 9.00 PM

THURSDAY       27 JUNE              7.30 PM – 9.00 PM

THURSDAY       1 AUGUST         7.30 PM – 9.00 PM

THURSDAY       19 SEPTEMBER 7.30 PM -  9.00 PM

THURSDAY       31 OCTOBER     7.30 PM – 9.00 PM

THURSDAY       12 DECEMBER  7.30 PM – 9.00 PM                 

For more information, or if transport is a problem, please phone Dot via the TBI Office on 9510 1488

‘Living with Dementia Support Group’ is an initiative of the Caring Community Group

Have a look at the courses available at Discovery College

Discovery College is the ‘education programs’ arm of Headspace.

The courses are created by people with varied experiences in mental health, who share their knowledge of what works. Every course is developed and delivered equally by both people with lived experience of mental health issues and health experts, and participants also have their say about what they want to learn. People from all sorts of backgrounds take part, like young people, clinicians and learning specialists.

In 2019 Discovery College will deliver two of their courses at our Frankston site – a 4-week Mindfulness course from Wed 27th Feb and a Nutrition session in April. There are also many other course topics being delivered across various sites in the southern region.

Caring for your own mental health is important for all carers

If you are interested in learning more about the courses available at headspace Discovery College you can view the course guide here.