Your Wellbeing Your Plan

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Kiama Council is encouraging residents over the age of 50 who care for a spouse, family member or loved one to attend the ‘Your Wellbeing Your Plan’ session at The Pavilion on Thursday 8 June, 10am to 12pm.

‘Your Wellbeing Your Plan’ is a FREE information session that provides carers over 50 years with practical information to help them better take care of themselves as well as those in their care.

The session will include discussions about:

  • wellbeing and the benefits of staying well
  • identifying and achieving your goals and wishes
  • getting the most out of support services
  • opportunities to improve services

The session, which is being hosted by the Illawarra Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre, will be led by an experienced educator provided by COTA Australia.

Numbers are limited, so if you would like to attend please ring Carers Illawarra on (02) 4295 5532 to book your place. Morning tea is also provided.

In 2015 there were 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia, with 856,000 of them being primary carers, those who provide the most informal assistance to another individual.

The average age of a primary carer is 55 and almost all of them (96 per cent) care for a family member.