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Benalla Carers' Support Group

A carers' support group is an opportunity to get to know other carers, share similar experiences, learn from each other, discuss services, learn about new services and feel part of the caring community. Seminars, workshops and speakers can be organised of carers wish.

The Benalla Carers' Support Group is an informal and friendly group of people who care for partners, relatives, friends neighours needing help because they are frail or disabled.

Many carers report that a support group provides a wonderful opportunity to talk with people who understand. Getting together can also help carers feel valued, stronger and improve self esteem.

Carers talking together can share lots of helpful information tips for coping.  This, as well as what is learned from group leaders and guest speakers, can be of practical help. Some carers find that by working together they can even improve local services.

Guest speakers include:
  • Solicitor
  • Pharmacist
  • Psychiatric Nurse
  • Funeral Director
  • Alzheimers Association
  • Physiotherapist
  • Garden Nurseries
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Massage Therapist
  • Aromatherapist
  • Aged care Assessment Team
  • Financial Planners
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Carers Respite Information Service
  • Lifting & Back Care Specialist Nurse
  • Home Security & personal Alarm Companies
  • Dietitian
  • Home Care Support Agencies

The Benalla Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 2.30pm to 4pm at Benalla Community Care, Ray Sweeney Centre, 45 Coster Street, Benalla Phone (03) 5761 4500. 
Please bring a plate of food to share or a gold coin donation for afternoon tea.

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