Carers are special people who work tirelessly to ensure quality of life for the person they care for, despite the many challenges inherent in their caring role.
To thank the over 2000 unpaid carers in the Mount Alexander Shire for their efforts, Castlemaine Community House held a virtual morning tea during Carers Week 2021. From this event came the suggestion to start up regular morning teas, and the Mount Alexander Carers morning tea group was born.
This group meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10am to 12noon at the Castlemaine Community House. It is a welcoming and informal space for carers to share knowledge and resources, and chat with other carers over a cuppa.
This year Castlemaine Community House has partnered with the Rights, Information and Advocacy Centre to recognise the role carers play in our community through events scheduled for Carers Week 2022.
Please join us to celebrate Carer’s Week 2022!
Community Lunch – Carers Eat Free: 12.30pm, Tuesday 18 October
A mini expo running during the lunch will give carers the opportunity to learn about local services and ask questions of service providers.
Care recipients are welcome to attend!
To busy to eat in? You can take away your lunch!
Venue: Castlemaine Town Hall, 25 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine
Morning Tea in the Park: 10.00am, Wednesday 19 October
This event is based on the theme of “self-care”, with relaxation hubs for carers to try out self-care ideas. Care recipients are welcome to attend!
Please register to attended morning tea here.
Venue: Tea Rooms at Botanical Gardens, Downes Road, Castlemaine