National Carers Week 2018

17 October 2018 National Carers Week – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes National Carers Week is being observed from the 14th October to 20th October this year. National Carers Week is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our country. There are over 2.7 million family and friend…

RockCan

10 October 2018 RockCan – By Interchange Australia Marketing Manager, Joseph Lyons Since its beginning in 2009, RockCan has drawn bands from the Southern Highlands together for the enjoyment of the local community. RockCan is a platform for young people with and without disability to showcase their musical talents. Many of our clients share a…

World Cerebral Palsy Day

5 October 2018 World Cerebral Palsy Day – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Katie Dobie World Cerebral Palsy Day is observed on the 6th October. The day is an opportunity to take action to raise awareness of cerebral palsy and to celebrate and express pride in the lives and achievements of people with cerebral palsy and…

Our Backyard Blitz Project and the Benefits of Gardening

3 October 2018 Our Backyard Blitz Project & the Benefits of Gardening – By Interchange Australia Coordinator, Felicity Duff Interchange Australia provides a wide range of cultural, physical, social and artistic activities for young adults with a disability. These activities focus on skills development, education and confidence building, leading to increased levels of independence and…

The Importance of Workplace Communication

28 September 2018 The Importance of Workplace Communication – By Interchange Australia Human Resources Manager, Lynne Busby There are many ways to pass on information within the workplace – face to face, email, phone, text, website, social media and/or via an intranet. In an effort to continue to reach out to our employees and expand…

Dementia Awareness Month

19 September 2018 Dementia Awareness Month – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes September is Dementia Awareness Month, a national awareness-raising campaign held every year in Australia. The term dementia is used to describe the symptoms of a large group of illnesses that cause a progressive decline in a person’s functioning such as memory loss,…

Ageing Well

7 September 2018 Ageing Well – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes A colleague and I attended an Ageing Well Seminar this week run by Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). NeuRA is an independent medical research institute based in Sydney. There were four presenters who all spoke about various subjects concerning ageing, and NeuRA’s continued research.…

National Stroke Week

5 September 2018 National Stroke Week – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Anne-Marie Kennedy National Stroke Week from 4 to 10 September 2018 raises awareness of stroke which is Australia’s second single greatest killer, with over 60,000 strokes occurring every year. What is a stroke? A stroke happens when blood supply to the brain is interrupted.…

Trish’s Story

31 August 2018 Trish’s Story – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes Trish became a client of Interchange Australia in 2012. A local falls prevention group referred her to receive domestic assistance services. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis shortly after and her existing epilepsy became more severe. It was at this point that Trish required additional support…