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Entries for August 2016

Friday 14th October 2016, 8:30am-4pm

TAFE NSW - SWSi Horticulture, Raine Road Padstow

Cost $185, concessions & Cultivate Members $150 (dinner option extra)

More details at http://www.cultivatensw.org.au/news.asp?pid=8&id=1

Contact - info@cultivatensw.org.au

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Excellence in Rural and Remote Health Research

 Old Parliament House, Canberra, 6/7 September 2016

 The Symposium is a must-attend event for those interested in rural health data, information, research, policy and programs.

This Symposium will bring together leading academics, policy makers and rural and remote health experts to deliberate and discuss rural and remote health issues confronting Australia.  The Symposium program promises to deliver another thought-provoking and innovative event.  The program will be designed to

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Title: Social Class and Basic Psychological Need Satisfaction During Leisure and Paid Work

Authors: Walker, Gordon, J.


Journal: Journal of Leisure Research, vol 48, no 3(2016), pgs, 228 – 244.



This study examined how basic psychological need satisfaction varies within and between leisure and paid work, taking social class into account. Data were collected from 340 super-creative, creative professional, working, and service class employees who worked at least 20 hours per week. Results included

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About Therapeutic Gardens Australia

Founded by Joanne Aquilina, Therapeutic Gardens employs a holistic approach to creating therapeutic gardens for individuals, groups and organisations seeking to achieve improved physical & mental health outcomes for those living with developmental, cognitive, psychological, and physical challenges.
It’s not just about designing and building the gardens. It’s also about getting people out amongst them, despite mobility or mental health challenges.
Statement of Purpose/Vision

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Preventing Dementia MOOC (a few weeks long) - Here's the link: 


Understanding Dementia MOOC (a few weeks long) - Registration will start soon.


Bachelor of Dementia

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 Prof Henry Brodaty, a leading researcher & clinician in the field of brain health and aging, will present a evening seminar in Hunters Hill Town Hall, Sydney, on Thursday 1st Sep from 6.00pm. Alzheimer’s Australia will also present their new brain training resource “Thinko” and have packs to

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Hey Everyone,

 I am proud to announce Jen and I have an entry in this year’s Focus On Ability Short Film Fest. Stop..Watch..Listen Never Assume is a short 5 minute mini-documentary about me, having cerebral palsy and being a drummer. Please cast your vote. Voting ends 8th August 2016. Also if you can, please share it amongst your friends and colleagues.

 You can watch the video and vote by visiting

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HESTA, the leading industry super fund for health and community services, are partnering with the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) in presenting the HESTA Community Sector Awards.

The awards recognise outstanding service provision, advocacy and leadership in improving the lives of people who rely on access to the services of this sector. It is an opportunity to publicly recognise the inspirational work individuals and organisations provide to the broader community, supporting those who need it most. There are three award categories, Unsung Hero, Outstanding Organisation and Social Impact, designed to

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The WA Seniors Week 2016 Community Grants Program is now open. COTA WA, supported by the Department of Local Government and Communities and Lotterywest, invites organisations to apply for funding to help meet the cost of hosting Seniors Week events and activities in Western Australia.

Application packages are available from the COTA WA website here. Applications close 5pm, Friday 19th August 2016.

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You are cordially invited to the Macquarie Hospital Afternoon Tea with Andrea Who: Community / NGO partners, residents, consumers, families & ...

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