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Flourishing on the Fleurieu

Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival 2018 - Celebrating Active Ageing Week 23-29 September 2018

It’s time to start planning for the Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival once again. This popular Festival, which is held every two years, celebrates retirement and showcases how our community flourishes. It aims to promote health and wellbeing, and facilitate social connection. This year the Festival promises an exciting new program where communities across the Fleurieu region will come alive. The emphasis is on ‘exploring possibilities’ for getting involved in your local community.

The Festival will be hosted during Active Ageing Week from 23 to 29 September 2018. Community groups based in Alexandrina, Victor Harbor, Yankalilla and Kangaroo Island council areas are being invited to take part in the Festival by hosting an event or activity in their local community that aims to encourage new people to get involved.

This year’s Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival encourages community groups to think about the valuable contribution they make and how they can reach out to people who may be experiencing loneliness within their community.

It is an opportunity to showcase your community group and promote what you have to offer older people. So put your thinking caps on and decide how you can actively engage new people to participate in your group. Promotional material and templates will be available to groups to assist with promoting Festival events and activities. A Program featuring the events and activities being hosted during the Festival week will be available from each of the local council offices leading up to the Festival.

A grant amount of $150 is available to small community based groups to help fund an event or activity to encourage new people to get involved. Events and activities will need to be held during the Fesival period, which is Active Ageing Week, 23 -29 September 2018.

The closing date for grant applications was 30 July 2018.  Community Groups are now being contacted about their applications. Successful applications will be notified via email. 

Promotion of your activity

Please see the poster template below - for printing at A3 or A4 size.  You can complete your own activity details and display in your local area:

Promotion Template Poster for Festival -(1505 kb)

Feedback about your activity

Please can you complete the feedback form below and return after the festival.  The due date is 12 Oct 2018.

Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival 2018 - Feedback report(205 kb)

Attendance at Festival - Template(55 kb)

For more information about the Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival, please contact Michelle Fuller on 8551 0571.

Service Provider involvement

Organisations and service providers are most welcome to get involved and host a self-funded activity or event during the Festival week. So put your thinking caps on and decide how you can actively engage new people, who may be experiencing loneliness, to participate in your group activities. Your activities will then be promoted in the Festival program. The closing date for applications was Fri 3rd August 2018.

Service providers will be contacted to confirm activity details for the program.

happy lady flourishing in later life

Feedback about the previous Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival in 2016 

 Festival summary for 2016 - infographic

Some photographs of exhibits and performances were taken during the day and are filtering through to the Facebook event page “Flourishing on the Fleurieu”… you may like to head over to the page and browse the gallery? 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/photograffix1/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1306787939333744

Once again, thank you so much for your participation in this year’s Festival and for contributing to such an exciting and vibrant community event.

Flourishing on the Fleurieu Business and Community Awards

These inaugural awards were presented at the Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival 2016.  Overall twenty businesses received multiple nominations for these awards with a number of entries then submitted.

Award winners were:

  •  Age Friendly Home and Personal Services Awards - Home Instead Senior Care, Victor Harbor
  •  Age Friendly Sport Recreation and Leisure including Tourism Award – Be Fit To Live, Victor Harbor
  •  Individual Award – Best Customer Service – William E. Collins Jr from Be Fit to Live
  •  Age Friendly Retail and Hospitality Award and Age Friendly Employer Award – Chat n Cino Café, Victor Harbor
  •  Runner-up Age Friendly Retail and Hospitality – The Retro Vibe Café, Pt Elliot

These awards have brought to light some of our unique local businesses and individuals who work to provide quality customer services and products to meet the needs of the different age groups across our community.

For more information, please click here:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.699308580245319.1073741831.255151901327658&type=3

Dementia Friendly Communities

What is a Dementia Friendly Community?

A dementia-friendly community is a place where people living with dementia are supported to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value. This means recognising the need for a person with dementia to continue to participate in the community through activities they enjoy, whether through employment, volunteering or social activities. Each dementia-friendly community will look different, but may include:

  • Businesses that have staff who understand dementia and know how to communicate effectively with people who have dementia
  • Employers that provide support for people living with the disabilities of dementia to continue with paid employment
  • Volunteering opportunities for people with dementia
  • Support groups for people with dementia and their families  
  • Sporting clubs and social groups that are welcoming and inclusive of members with dementia
  • Adult education facilities that provide learning opportunities for people with dementia, such as learning a new language or musical instrument. 

New Online Resource - Creating Dementia Friendly Communities in the Southern Fleurieu

Following community consultation in October 2014, several exciting initiatives are currently underway to help create dementia friendly communities across the Southern Fleurieu region.  The Southern Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Taskforce has established a Dementia Action Group to drive local efforts towards creating dementia friendly communities.

One initiative by the group is the online register  of local dementia services and information.  This register consists of two electronic noticeboards. 

One board contains information about services available in the Southern Fleurieu region for people experiencing dementia and their carers. https://trello.com/b/uQSkq1av

The other board provides details of information and training workshops for professionals working in the area of dementia, training courses for those who are directly caring for someone with dementia; and also community education courses for local businesses, volunteers and the community in general.  https://trello.com/b/9DR10CYG

            People in the community promotion of new online resource for dementia information                                       

Free Dementia Friendly Training Workshops

My Care Solutions is working with local businesses, organisations and volunteers to help create a Dementia Friendly Australia - a place where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported, and can continue to contribute to and participate in community life. 

Sesssions are 45 mins.  For more information about the free training workshops, please contact Jan Atkinson
at 08 8552 9840 or via email jan.atkinson@homeinstead.com.au

Information sessions for Community Groups
Lynn Field, the dementia link worker from Alzheimers' Australia, is available to facilitate:

  • 1 hour Memory and Ageing talks to community groups
  • 2 hour Understanding Dementia session for community groups

To register your interest in attending or to book a session for your community group please contact Lynn on 0438 824 422 or 8372 2151.

Further information

If you know of additional services or information available to support people living with dementia and their carers in the local community which could be added to these noticeboards please contact Michelle Fuller on 8551 0571 or via email mfuller@victor.sa.gov.au

If you are concerned about your own memory loss, or concerned about a family member or friend, contact the National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500 or visit fightdementia.org.au

 

 

 

Southern Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Positive Ageing Taskforce

Role and Structure of the Taskforce(39 kb)
Strategic Plan for the Southern Fleurieu Positive Ageing Taskforce 2010-2019(113 kb) 

2018 Membership details form(402 kb)

Next meeting date:

Tues 14th August 12noon - 2pm.  City of Victor Harbor Council Chambers.  Please contact Michelle Fuller on 08 8551 0571 or email mfuller@victor.sa.gov.au if you would like to attend.

Minutes of the previous meetings:
12th June 2018 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(626 kb)
10th April 2018 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(472 kb)
13th Feb 2018 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(466 kb)
12th December 2017 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(437 kb)
10th October 2017 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(370 kb)
8th August 2017 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(417 kb)
13th June 2017 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(464 kb)
11th April 2017 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(397 kb)
14th February 2017 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(381 kb)
13th December 2016 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(472 kb)
9th August 2016 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(591 kb)
14th June 2016 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(564 kb)
12th April 2016 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(567 kb)
9th February 2016 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(329 kb)
8th December 2015 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(313 kb)
13th October 2015 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(253 kb)
11th August 2015 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(216 kb)
9th June 2015 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes (324 kb)
14 April 2015 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(273 kb)
10 Feb 2015 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(262 kb)
9 Dec 2014 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(210 kb)
14 Oct 2014 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(278 kb)
12 Aug 2014 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(303 kb)
10th June 2014 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(244 kb)

Project Officer Reports:

June 2018 - Project Officer Report(318 kb)
April 2018 - Project Officer Report(255 kb)
February 2018 - Project Officer Report(245 kb)
December 2017 - Project Officer Report(248 kb)
October 2017 - Project Officer Report(261 kb)
August 2017 - Project Officer Report(252 kb)
June 2017 - Project Officer Report(261 kb)
April 2017 - Project Officer Report(248 kb)
February 2017 - Project Officer Report(233 kb)

December 2016 - Project Officer Report(239 kb)
October 2016 - Project Officer Report(229 kb)
August 2016 - Project Officer Report(234 kb)
June 2016 - Project Officer Report(253 kb)
April 2016 - Project Officer Report(258 kb)
February 2016 - Project Officer Report(227 kb)
December 2015 - Project Officer Report(255 kb)
October 2015 - Project Officer Report(261 kb)
August 2015 - Project Officer Report(257 kb)
June 2015 - Project Officer Report(237 kb)
April 2015 - Project Officer Report(256 kb)
Feb 2015 - Project Officer Report(279 kb)
Dec 2014 - Project Officer Report(229 kb)
Oct 2014 - Project Officer Report(235 kb)
August 2014 - Project Officer Report (226 kb)
June 2014 - Project Officer Report(299 kb)


Training

This area will be used to post information on forthcoming training sessions, events and conferences.  Please refer to the attached PDF's for general information about the training and any related registration forms.

Date: Name of training: Cost: Location: More information
Friday 15 June

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)

 

We can help you paint the town purple!  A kit has been developed and gives you some ideas on how to raise awareness.  You can find the kit on our website at www.sa.agedrights.asn.au  

Please register your WEAAD activities by filling in the registration form enclosed in the Kit and email to dorisg@agedrights.asn.au

 

 

Event took place on 7th July 2017

SA Collaborative Projects Symposium 

‘No one should have no one’ 

Campaign against Loneliness and Social Isolation

View the agenda & presentations from the event:

https://www.ssrg.org.au/content/no-one-should-have-no-one-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAFE SA Short courses

- new industry professional development courses including Person Centred Practice, Advocating for clients, Disability awareness and the Disability Discrimination Act, Enhancing Professional Practice, Navigating the Systems
 Various  Various

Call TAFESA Info Line on 1800 882 661

Wednesday evenings throughout the year

TAFE SA Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) - CHC33015 (Modified course)

For existing workers who need to complete the current qualification (with options for RPL)

Fees are variable - speak to TAFE SA for more information Adelaide Campus

Call TAFESA Info Line on 1800 882 661

 

 

 

Together for the Mental Health of Older People

The Taskforce has been involved as a key stakeholder in the 'Together for the Mental Health of Older People' research project from October 2013 to March 2015. An overview of the project can be found in the presentation below:

Together for the Mental Health of Older People - Positive Ageing taskforce presentation(3227 kb)

The final reports can be found below:

TMOP Final Report(1312 kb)
TMOP Final Report One Page Summary (55 kb)
TMOP Policy Options summary - 3 pages(73 kb)

An output from the research included an AWACCS Instrument tool which can monitor change in clients by support workers/volunteers.  Please see below for access to this tool:

AWACCS Instrument tool "Identify the change not the cause"(302 kb)

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