CQ cel­e­brates Car­ers Week

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CEN­TRAL Queens­land counts on the self­less­ness of so many car­ers in the re­gion and Na­tional Car­ers Week is a time to cel­e­brate and recog­nise their ef­forts.

Held from Oc­to­ber 15–21, the week recog­nises those who pro­vide care and sup­port to a fam­ily mem­ber or friend with a dis­abil­ity, men­tal ill­ness, chronic con­di­tion, ter­mi­nal ill­ness or who is frail or aged.

Any­one can be­come a carer at any time and Na­tional Car­ers Week is an op­por­tu­nity to raise com­mu­nity aware­ness among all Aus­tralians about the di­ver­sity of car­ers and their car­ing roles.

Car­ers make an enor­mous con­tri­bu­tion to our com­mu­ni­ties as well as our na­tional econ­omy.

If car­ers did not per­form their car­ing role, it would cost the coun­try $60.3 bil­lion a year to re­place those sup­ports – that’s more than $1 bil­lion per week.

Na­tional Car­ers Week pro­vides ev­ery­one with a chance to show their ap­pre­ci­a­tion and learn about car­ers and car­ing in Aus­tralia.

Cen­tral Queens­land is host­ing a range of events to cel­e­brate Car­ers Week 2017.

Join in the cel­e­bra­tions be­low by phon­ing 4921 4486 or email nas­say@car­ersqld. asn.au.

Rock­hamp­ton

Car­ers are in­vited to at­tend a Rock­hamp­ton Morn­ing Tea at the Cin­ema on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 18, at 10am.

Car­ers will be pro­vided with morn­ing tea and a gift box, be­fore be­ing of­fered a movie in the Event Cin­e­mas pri­vate cin­ema.

Prize bas­kets, ac­tiv­i­ties and awards will be an­nounced.

It is lim­ited to 100 places. For more in­for­ma­tion or to book, phone 4921 4486 or email nas­say@car­ersqld. asn.au.

Yep­poon

A Gar­den Tea Party for car­ers will be held in Yep­poon on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 19, from 10am at Tanby Nurs­ery.

The event will in­clude tea party games, tea and cof­fee, and scones and sand­wiches.

Staff will be dressed in tea party dress with hats and fas­ci­na­tors.

It is lim­ited to 30 places. To book or for more in­for­ma­tion phone 4921 4486 or email nas­say@car­ersqld. asn.au.

Rock­hamp­ton

Young car­ers are in­vited to at­tend the Crazy Joker on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 16, at 2pm for a fun day on the school-free Mon­day.

There are 30 places avail­able.

To book phone 4921 4486 or email nas­say@car­ersqld. asn.au.

Biloela

Cel­e­brate Car­ers Week with a Devon­shire tea for clients in Biloela at Sim­mons Bak­ery on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 17, at 11am.

It will in­clude tea party games, tea and cof­fee, and scones and sand­wiches.

Staff will be dressed in tea party dress with hats and fas­ci­na­tors.

There are 20 places avail­able.

Phone 4921 4486 or email nas­say@car­ersqld.asn.au for more in­for­ma­tion or to book.

Glad­stone

A Glad­stone Tea Party will be held at the Glad­stone Botan­i­cal Gar­dens on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 20, from 10am.

The tea party for clients will in­clude party games, tea and cof­fee, and scones and sand­wiches.

Staff will be dressed in tea party dress with hats and fas­ci­na­tors.

It is lim­ited to 25 places. To book, phone 4921 4486 or email nas­say@car­ersqld. asn.au.

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