From 1 July, the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) has been engaged to provide free, confidential and independent advocacy support to older people who are receiving, or seeking to receive, Australian Government funded aged care services. see here for more information  The service focuses on supporting older people and their representatives to raise and address issues relating to accessing and interacting with Commonwealth funded aged care services. More info here

Are you one of the 46.000 Canberran’s who provides assistance to people living with disability, chronic health problems, mental health issues, are frail aged or are in foster or kinship care? If so then Carers ACT really want to hear from you about what would make Canberra a more carer friendly place that supports you and helps you to reach your goals.

People’s life experiences can tell a powerful story. This story can teach others about the meaning of these experiences, and how they affect a person’s life. Researcher Sarah Remm from the University of Wollongong is currently looking for people diagnosed with MND to share their story about their diagnosis experience. Your story will contribute to a study exploring diagnosis experiences of MND. Click here for more info.

Thank you to the students and teachers at James Sheahan Catholic High School, Orange. Our local ambassador Nicole attended a school assembly for the recent cheque presentation. The student representative coordinator Winston West told us "At the beginning of each year, the SRC decides on a local, national and international charity to raise money for during the year. The national charity that they decided upon was MND NSW. As a group, we decided to hold a 'mufty' day where students wore blue to support MND and brought in a donation to go towards research. As a school community, we have many families who are coping with MND and so we thought it was a very relevant and important cause to raise the money for. As a school we raised $1430 which has now been donated to MND NSW."

Thank you to all of our supporters who ran in the City2Surf. Your support has raised $24,000. We hope you had a great day!

Pictured are three of the competitors from our City2Surf Superstars Team, Liz, Mary and Clare. Congratulations ladies and thanks again for your fantastic fundraising.


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