turkish carers group1ADEC Turkish South Carers has 55 members. Our group meets once a month in Springvale Neighbourhood House to support our carers.

We bring all the different cultures together and share in many ways. Our group likes to come to the House as we can make new friends, share experiences and find the answers to questions. We share lots of information about health, legal issues and carers’ rights. We like to meet the other nationality’s group members and to go out with them.  This year our group really enjoyed visiting Werribee Zoo.

Springvale Neighbourhood House has helped to bring us together, provided us with a clean and safe place, given us a lot of opportunity to visit many places. We enjoyed the day trips. Our group would never have gone to these places by themselves.

During the year we enjoyed many outings. In February we visited the Peninsula Hot Springs.  We visited Lysterfield Park for a group walk and BBQ. We celebrated Mothers’ Day.

We arranged several information days about saving electricity, disability and carers payments and new changes regarding Arthritis Victoria’s Vision Initiative.

We are planning to invite a representative from the Turkish Vice Consul Labour and Social Security Affairs to talk about changes regarding retirement from Turkey. In October we enjoyed Lunch For Carers Week.

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