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

Midsumma Festival from 19 January to 10 February 2019 (includes Carnival day on 20 January)

Midsumma Festival from 19 January to 10 February 2019 (includes Carnival day on 20 January)

The Midsumma Festival is Victoria's premier LGBTQIA+ cultural festival, made for and by communities who live with shared experiences around diverse gender and sexuality. The Festival aims to champion LGBTQIA+ cultures, conversations and events; to provide a focal point for connections and belonging; to create inclusive and safe social spaces by providing platforms for shared experience whilst valuing diversity and embracing difference.

See website here

Have a look at the courses available at Discovery College

Discovery College is the ‘education programs’ arm of Headspace. https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/bentleigh/#more-info

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.