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Southern Services Reform Group

In this issue:

Merry Christmas
Life After Caring
Memory Hub Launch
SASMA Symposium 2014
The Driving Wheel
 
Merry Christmas
by: Sally Warnes

Dear Bev

The Southern Services Reform Group team would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It's been an interesting year filled with uncertainty and wonder due to the aged care reform process, but also a year that has seen the results of effective collaboration in the south. I would like to thank and congratulate everyone involved in the many successful projects, meetings and training sessions accomplished this year. The highlights are listed below:
  • Post Carers Online Resource
  • Life After Caring film and promotional bookmark
  • Memory Hub at Noarlunga Library
  • Enablement and wellness - I Can(t) Program with interactive driving wheel
  • Ignite your spark campaign
  • 'Southern Social Connections' booth at the Disability and Lifestyle Expo
  • Training in partnership with the Better Practice Project
  • Living Well in a Complex Life - SASMA Symposium
  • Promotion of the Seniors Southern Services Directory Application - 100 day project, Southern Adelaide Health Alliance
  • Final evaluation summary of Two hats, too hard (working carers)
  • State-wide training survey
  • SA Collaborative Project information booth at the National Gerontology Conference

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Life After Caring

To view the Life After Caring you-tube film click here

When someone is in a caring role, much of their time and emotional energy is focused on caring for someone and when it changes, there can be a real feeling of loss.

Life after caring or post caring can be a time when individuals experience a loss of identity, isolation, employment concerns, health issues and possibly financial disadvantage. The future can be daunting.
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Memory Hub Launch

The Memory Hub has been developed as a community resource of activities, books and information to support people with memory loss and promote brain health and brain training. 

The Memory Hub was launched in October 2014, with a guest appearance by Rex Lipman, the 92 year old author of Don’t Miss The Bus, a book on how to preserve brain function and prevent cognitive decline.
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SASMA Symposium 2014
Living Well in a Complex Life

The recent SASMA Symposium, Living Well in a Complex Life, was a great success. Quality presentations were delivered by Dr Andrew Horwood and Dr Matthew Smout. Monica Hall gave a spectacular speech, engaging the audience completely with her story – Stop the Bus – I want to get back on. Other memorable workshops were delivered by Leap SA and the Be Inspired Group.

Presentations from the Symposium can be found on the home page of the SASMA website
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The Driving Wheel

The Southern Services Reform Group, in partnership with the Eastern Collaborative Project have been trialling an innovative workshop aimed at older people titled I Can(t). The workshops focus on wellness with an emphasis on solving problems, setting goals and decision making. An interactive workshop tool - the Driving Wheel - has been developed to compliment the workshop process or can be used as a stand alone resource. To view the content of the Driving Wheel, go to the Southern Services Reform Group website.
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Aged Care Reforms
The latest information about the Aged Care Reforms can be found at the Department of Social Services website
Southern Services Reform Group P: 08 8384 0758 F: 08 8384 0797 [email protected]