6 September 2018

Mayoral Column

Kurrajong is set to enjoy its first ever Koala Fest on Saturday, 15 September, 10am to 2pm at Kurrajong Village Memorial Park. Council is proud to sponsor Koala Fest, which is a HEN initiative supported by Western Sydney University and community groups including Kurrajong Community Forum.

The day will include local speakers, entertainment and kids’ activities, free native plants from Hawkesbury Community Nursery and the chance to meet some native animals.

Our endangered koalas are facing so many threats including drought, bushfires and over development. The Hawkesbury has a community of koalas that are trying to live and remain in our region, so I hope this event will raise community awareness. For details call 4560 4525 or email koalafest@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

Another important community event will be the Free Dementia Awareness Forums to be held on Friday, 14 September at 12:45 pm and Friday, 28 September at 6:30 pm at the Tebbutt Room, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor. The forums, which will cover dementia, younger onset dementia and the importance of engaging with your local community, will be of interest to anyone living with dementia, their family and friends, people concerned with memory loss and service providers.

There will be presentations from GPs, geriatric psychiatry and aged care specialists as well information on how to refer and access dementia services, and practical support. Carers will also be sharing their experiences. Register at
www.eventbrite.com/e/hawkesbury-dementiaawareness-forum-tickets-49367564715 or call 45604502 for details.

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