Today, tomorrow and beyond
FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES OR OTHER SUPPORT NEEDS
This expo will feature special guest speakers, a diverse range of stalls, information and entertainment, information and options available from service providers and other relevant agencies to help support parents and young people with a disability and other needs.
Information available for:
• People with disabilities
• Disability support workers
When: Thursday 10 am – 2 pm, 31 August 2017
Where: TAFE Queensland, Mooloolaba campus, 34 Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek
FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT:
Ph: 5457 1384
Ph: 0457 833 348
Available Dates and Times
Beerwah Library: 25 Peachester Rd, Beerwah
Caloundra Library: 8 Omrah Ave, Caloundra
Coolum Library: 6 Park St, Coolum Beach
Kawana Library: 30 Nanyima St, Buddina
Maleny Library: 5 Coral St, Maleny
Maroochydore Library: 44 Sixth Ave, Maroochydore
Nambour Library: Currie St & Bury Street, Nambour
Other Information: Free events. Booking Essential
Contact: 5475 8989
Having problems using your digital device? Unsure of how to get the best out of your programs? Volunteers are available to work with you one-on-one in the library.
Topics vary and may include:
• Windows laptop (including 8 & 10)
• Android tablet
Sessions are one hour long. You are welcome to bring your own device. Beginners welcome.
Contact library staff to book and confirm your topic (not all volunteers cover all topics).
September is Dementia Awareness Month, and in 2017 the theme is “You are not alone”.
Events will be held in the coming month to spread information and equip carers with necessary resources.
Suncare Community Services is holding a workshop on Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Presented by Lorrae and Vince O’Rourke, the workshop will cover how dementia affects the lives of those with dementia and their carers, as well as the use of person centred care. Resources will be provided.
When: Thursday 10 am – 12 noon, 7 September 2017
Where: Caloundra Community Centre, 58A Queens St, Caloundra
Cost: Free for carers. Refreshments provided.
RSVP or for further info:
Ph: 1800 052 222
The Sunshine Coast Dementia Network is holding an information day to raise awareness about dementia and memory loss. This is an opportunity to meet those in the dementia world and staff who work in the area. Information will be available from various organisations. Sue Downey, author of You Are Not Alone, and Vince O’Rourke, I Wish I Were a Leper are appearing as guest speakers.
Morning tea and a light lunch will be provided. Registration will be open from 1 September.
When: Thursday 10 am – 2 pm, 21 September 2017
Where: Nambour State College, Hungerford Hall, 1 Carroll St, Nambour
RSVP or for further info:
Text Lorrae on 0418 298 183 or leave a message on 5476 0642.
Parking is available. Disability parking is outside the hall.Read More
NAIDOC Week is held every July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In 2017, celebrations will be held across Australia in celebration of the theme: Our Languages Matter. This theme aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.
As part of NAIDOC Week celebrations, the Sunshine Coast Council is hosting a flag raising ceremony and traditional performance in the Nambour Council Chambers courtyard.
“Council’s annual flag raising ceremony is a tradition to acknowledge and celebrate NAIDOC Week and the community is invited to attend this free event which includes guest speakers and a traditional performance,” Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said.
“Following the official proceedings, our guests and visitors will be able to head into Nambour Library to view the Nandjimadji Art Group exhibition which showcases paintings by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with disability on the Sunshine Coast.
“Our libraries are joining in the NAIDOC Week celebrations by hosting a range of exhibitions, a dot painting demonstration and a talk by recognised local Elder and Aboriginal Dot and Symbol artist Aunty Eve Kitchener.
“I encourage the community to get involved in the fantastic range of events planned throughout NAIDOC Week.”
3 July, 10-11 am
The flag raising ceremony recognises and celebrates the history of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as their contributions to the Sunshine Coast community.
Nambour Library: 3 July to 4 August
The Nandjimadji Art Group exhibition showcases paintings by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with disability on the Sunshine Coast. Free event and no bookings required. Visit council’s library website for more details.
Beerwah Library: 4 July to 1 August
Paintings from Aunty Eve Kitchener, recognised local Elder and Aboriginal Dot and Symbol Artist – Wiraduri Tribe and from the Stolen Generation. The exhibition also includes various artworks that were gifted to Nungeena and Liza Bloomfield. Free event and no bookings required. Visit council’s library website for more details.
Maroochydore Library: 6 July at 11.30am
Kenilworth Library: 7 July at 11am
View the intricate work of dot painting by members of the Nandjimadji Art Group. Artists will demonstrate dot painting skills and the application of traditional techniques using contemporary mediums. Free event and no bookings required. Visit council’s library website for more details.
Beerwah Library: 7 July at 11am
Aunty Eve Kitchener is a recognised local Elder and Aboriginal Dot and Symbol Artist. She is from the Wiraduri Tribe and the Stolen Generation. Hear Aunty Eve talk about her artwork which will feature in the Nungeena Women’s Exhibition which also includes various artworks that were gifted to Nungeena and Liza Bloomfield. Free event and light refreshments will be provided. Bookings via council’s library website.
Black Swan Park, Cotton Tree: 8 July from 10am to 4pm
The local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community has come to depend on and look forward to connecting with not only other community members but government and non-government organisations. This event provides an opportunity to come together to share in culture, knowledge, good will. More than 30 organisations, local and interstate artists, retailers and performers. Free event. Visit www.naidoc.org.au for more details.Read More
During Men’s Health Week 2017, held 12-18 June, communities Australia-wide hold engaging events, promotions and activities tailored to the needs of men and boys. The focus is on improving and maintaining the health of our men, boys and their families, and having those meaningful conversations about factors that keep us healthy in body and mind.
A number of free activities and events will be held on the Sunshine Coast to promote this year’s theme: “Healthy Body – Healthy Mind: Keeping the Balance”. Below is a list of events aiming to respond to issues impacting the health of men and boys in our community:
Learn how to get the best out of your diet, and how eating well positively affects your mental health. During the session, you will gain knowledge about what to eat to create a healthy and varied diet.
Date: Monday 12 June
Time: 10.00 – 11.30 am followed by a free morning tea
Location: Lake Kawana Community Centre
Booking: Book online
Join Jarreau in an all-ages, all levels men’s only fitness class followed by a light lunch of healthy sandwiches.
Date: Tuesday 13 June
Time: 11.30 am – 12.30 pm followed by a light lunch.
Location: Resolve Fitness at Caloundra RSL
Booking: Not required, inquiries contact Donna on 5438 5800
Dr Craig Allingham is a men’s health educator and sport physiotherapist who wants you to know how your health is travelling. Craig Allingham is the author of Prostate Recovery MAP – Men’s Action Plan, and his presentation will cover prostate disease and other aspects of male health attitudes, behaviors and outcomes. He is very entertaining and informative and speaks fluent ‘bloke’. Women are also welcome but must bring at least one man with them.
Date: Wednesday 14 June
Time: 9.30 – 11 am followed by morning tea
Location: Lake Kawana Community Centre
Booking: Book online
Dave Peters and Jane Kennedy from Meredith Jam Camp are holding live music jams in celebration of Library and Information Week for anyone with their own instruments who would like to join. The sessions are free, no bookings required.
The available sessions are as follows:
Monday 22 May, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Tuesday 23 May, 10.00 am – 11.30 am
Tuesday 23 May, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Friday 26 May, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm
Wednesday 24 May, 10.00 am – 11.30 am
Thursday 25 May, 10.00 am – 11.30 am
Thursday 25 May, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pmRead More
Volunteering Sunshine Coast is hosting a garden tea party to celebrate National Volunteer Week and to launch the Rewards Card Program for volunteers. We want to celebrate and recognise the efforts of all the volunteers who have donated their time for the local community. We’re grateful to all our volunteers for their contributions!
Register for the event here.
For further enquiries please call 5443 8256 or email email@example.comRead More