Message from the Mayor

This week is Dementia Action Week and the slogan being used really resonated with me.  It is ‘A little support makes a big difference’.

With close to half a million Australians with dementia, and another one and half million people involved in their care, Dementia Week seeks to help us understand dementia and provides us with practical tips on how we can support those living with dementia.

A recent survey showed more than 70% of those surveyed believed discrimination against people with dementia is common.

We all have a role to play in treating those affected with care and kindness.

If you would like to learn more, a Bayside webinar will be held on Tuesday 27 Sept and you can tune in via Zoom.

Staying active as we age is just so important and this applies to both mind and body.  There are many opportunities across Bayside Council for various activities for people to get involved.

We have our wonderful Bayside libraries, six community gardens with a new one having just been officially opened at Rockdale and many beautiful outdoor community spaces where we can exercise or simply enjoy the view.

We also have a number of groups, such as Probus, who provide many social activities for our seniors.  I recently met the good people from the Rosebery Eastlakes Probus Club who let me know they are always looking for new members.  

In closing, I need to acknowledge what a great day we all had at the Bayside Spring Fair.  We have such a rich and diverse blend of cultures in our area and this was on display at the Fair.  It was so much fun – I can also now say that I have ridden a camel.

Of course, it would be remiss of me to not mention our beloved bunnies.  Go Rabbitohs!

As always, please reach out to me if I can assist you in any way.

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Published on: Fri, 23/09/2022 - 13:22