October 2020

'Viewing healthy ageing through an elder abuse prevention lens' - Forum



Thursday, 1 October is International Day of Older Persons and the Blacktown City Elder Abuse Prevention Collaborative invites you to a free online forum ‘Viewing healthy ageing through an elder abuse prevention lens’.

International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) celebrates our older people and shines a light on the present challenges and emerging needs, like elder abuse and discrimination that are experienced by the world’s older population.
The 2020 theme “Pandemics: Do they change how we address age and ageing?” encourages us to act locally to promote a decade of healthy ageing.

Join our expert panel to explore actions to support healthy ageing that improves the lives of older people, their families, and their communities.

Thursday 1 October, 10:00 -11:00am
Register here for this online forum.

Contact for more information:


Contact for more information: 

Dharshini Perera (Blacktown Council Community Development Officer)

9839 6287

Submitted by Sora Machida

Westmead Hospital Spring Clean



Please go through your department and identify items for disposal.

When is this happening?

- Thursday 1 October - Emergency, Women’ Health, NICU, Birth Unit
- Friday 2 October - E Block, Uni Clinic, Day Only, Endoscopy
- Tuesday 6 October - Oral Health
- Wednesday 7 October - Cath Lab, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, Cancer Services

Please place items identified for removal together in one area within the unit for collection. Items are not to be left in service lift areas.

What can be disposed?
- Old or broken furniture
- Equipment (Note: equipment must be written off on the asset register and required documentation attached to the equipment)
- Empty filing cabinets

Note: All items must be able to be lifted easily by two people

What is not included?
- IT equipment (to dispose of IT equipment please contact the State Wide Service Desk on 1300 285 533)
- Hazardous materials
- Building materials


Contact for more information: 

General services


Submitted by Kay Babalis

‘Keeping the World Open for Us’ - Free Dementia Online Forum



The theme for Dementia Action Week this year is ‘Keep the World Open for Us’.
Western Sydney Dementia and Vulnerable Elderly (DaVE) group invites all members to explore how we can increase engagement with people with dementia and their carers. 
Join the discussion to raise awareness of the disease. 

Wednesday 14 October, 10:30 – 11:30am 
Register here for this online forum.


Contact for more information: 

Sue Tolhurst (Dementia Advisory Service)

0434 568 775

Submitted by Sora Machida

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