National Carers week — 16–22 October

National Carers Week is a time to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to friends, family and neighbours — our local community.   

Events and activities

We recognise carers as people who provide unpaid personal care, support and assistance to another individual who needs support due to disability, a medical condition, including terminal or chronic illness, mental illness or who is frail and aged. Anyone at any time can become a carer.

There are a variety of events and activities taking place throughout National Carers Week. Glen Eira City Council will also be recognising and thanking carers in Glen Eira or those who care for someone in Glen Eira through the following activities.

Pathway for Carers Social Connect Group

Come and meet other carers at the monthly Pathways for Carers Social Connect Group. To celebrate National Carers Week, we are holding a special art activity, Painting Cards with Jessi. Spend time outdoors with a gentle stroll followed by a complimentary morning tea and then explore your creative talents.

Jessi, Glen Eira’s 2022 Young Citizen of the Year, is a talented, self-taught artist who can show you a trick or two. Paint a card for a loved one or give it to someone in need.

When: Friday 14 October
Where: Caulfield South Community House, 450–452 Kooyong Road, Caulfield South
Time: 10.20am for a 10.30am start
Cost: Free. Please RSVP to carersupport@gleneira.vic.gov.au

Jessi, Glen Eira’s 2022 Young Citizen of the Year

Carer information sessions

Carer Gateway is a national program funded by the Australian Government, providing information and advice on the supports available to unpaid carers. Some of the services include counselling, peer support, emergency respite and coaching. If you’re new to caring or have only just discovered carer support, you may find there’s a lot of information to take in. Come along and learn more about how you can get in touch and receive services.

Session one — In-person

When: Monday 17 October, 10.30am–11.30am
Where: Glen Eira Town Hall — Rippon Lea Room, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield
Cost: Free. Booking required by Thursday 13 October

Session two — Online

When: Monday 17 October, 4pm–5pm
Where: online
Cost: Free, booking required


 

Rippon Lea Estate morning tea

Enjoy a morning tea at Rippon Lea Estate with other carers and then soak in the ambiance of the heritage-listed historic house through a self-guided tour.

When: Tuesday 18 October, 10.20am for 10.30am morning tea and self-guided tour a 11.30am–12.30pm
Where: 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick
Cost: Free. Bookings required by Monday 10 October


 

Going to the movies

Take some time out and lose yourself at a Classic Cinemas private screening. Stay around and chat with other carers about the movie over coffee.

Never too Late

Australian comedy directed by Mark Lamprell and starring James Cromwell, Shane Jacobson, and Jacki Weaver. Four war buddies reunite and the last mission is to plan a break-out of their retirement home to achieve their unrealised dreams before it's too late.

Comedy/Drama/Romance — 98 mins

When: Wednesday 19 October, 10.15am–12pm then 12pm — coffee and chat
Where: Classic Cinemas, 9 Gordon Street, Elsternwick
Cost: Free. Bookings required by  Monday 17 October

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris

A new adaptation of Paul Gallico's novel about a widowed cleaning lady whose dream to own a couture Christian Dior gown takes her on an extraordinary adventure to Paris. Set in the 1950s, this whimsical period drama features Lesley Manville as the formidable Mrs Harris.

Comedy/Drama/Historical — 115 mins

When: Saturday 22 October, 10.15am–12.45pm then 12.45pm — coffee and chat
Where: Classic Cinemas, 9 Gordon Street, Elsternwick
Cost: Free. Bookings required by Monday 17 October.


 

Carers exercise classes at Caulfield Recreation Centre

Come along, take a break and join other carers. Classes will include dance, yoga, circuit and pilates. You are welcome to attend classes every week or occasionally.

When:  Thursday 20 October, 11am–11.45am
Where: Caulfield Recreation Centre, 6 Maple Street, Caulfield South
Cost: Free. No booking required.

Stay around for a snack and chat after class.


More information

To find out more about National Carers Week 2022 and events taking place in your area, visit:

To be notified of current activities, events and opportunities available to local carers, we encourage you to subscribe to the Carers Community E-newsletter at www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/carers

For queries, please contact Council’s carer support services officer on 9524 3333 or email carersupport@gleneira.vic.gov.au