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CARING FOR FAMILY CARERS

Information for Carers

Caladenia provides a range of services for Carers of people with any type of dementia.

Carers use the day programs as respite. That means some time to relax, shop, or do something for yourself, knowing that your relative is well cared for by the Day Centre staff.

Caladenia is affiliated with Dementia Australia, as well as with Carers Australia. Part of our commitment to caring for people with dementia is to provide support and education to the carers of these people.

General carer Support Groups

Caladenia hosts regular Carer Support Meetings in Mooroolbark. (In the recovery from the covid-19 pandemic, meetings are being held at venues TBA.)

These meetings take place once a month, on the 2nd Thursday Morning - 10am to 12pm (unless going out to lunch).

Men's Carer Support Group

A Men's Carer Support Group meets monthly at the Kilsyth Club. (Please phone us to indicate your interest)

Younger Onset Dementia (YOD) carer Support Group

This group runs fortnightly. Once a month on Zoom, and once a month in person. The group meets for lunch at Madeleline's at Jell's Park. Please feel free to contact us.

Our Team are taking expressions of interest for people who would like to join a LGBTIQ+ carer support meeting. These would be held on Zoom initially until we know the group's preferences.

Some of the carer meetings feature a guest speaker or educational video. Other meetings are reserved for you to have "Your Say".

The meetings are a great opportunity to meet other people who are living with similar experiences. These informal gatherings give us the chance to ask questions, tell stories and to get advice from others. Sometimes it is just nice to know you are not alone and that others share the same frustrations, concerns and problems as yourself.

The Carer support meetings are open to all carers, whether you have a relative attending our programs or not. Please feel free to come along and meet others for a cuppa, a chat and a chance to perhaps share your experiences with others.

If you have any queries, please give us a call on 9727 2222, or email us at caladenia@caladenia.com.au

Join Us

Join us at one of our Carer Support Meetings - the meetings are open to anyone caring for a person living with dementia

03 9727 2222

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