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Walk to mark dementia week

Friday, 17th September, 2010

* Supporters of the local * Supporters of the local "dementia walk" (from left) Penny Robinson (Commonwealth Respite and Carelink centre), fireman Charlie Lark, Lucy Baker (Commonwealth Respite and Carelink centre), Melanie Chynoweth-Holland (Dementia Advisor), fireman Wayne Reed, Sharyn Everuss (Administration Assistant HACC) and fireman Nathan Pascoe.

City Council is conducting a street walk on Sunday to mark National Dementia Awareness Week.

Everyone is invited to join the "Dementia Walk" to raise awareness of dementia in the community.
It starts starts at the Lions Reserve (opposite the Visitors' Information Centre) at 11am and continues to Sturt Park, where a number of support service representatives will be present to talk about dementia and available assistance.
There will also be fun activities, give-aways and a free sausage sizzle.
Organisations available for advice at the Sturt Park include: Far West Dementia Advisory Service, Far West Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre, Digital switchover Liaison Officer, YMCA, NSW Fire Service, NSW police, Centacare, Uniting Care Miraga, Homecare, Sunraysia Residential Services, Lifeline, Robinson College.
Members of the public are encouraged to come along and enjoy a barbecue cooked by Lions Club members. The Y's Men's Club will be entertaining the youngsters with the a merry-go-round and supporters can watch a line dancing display. There will also be an opportunity to sing a karaoke tune.
The Dementia Support Group will meet on Alzheimer's Awareness Day (Tuesday) at the Aged Persons Rest Centre at 10.30am and there will be an information stand at Westside Plaza on Thursday.

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