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Useful websites for Seniors
Disability aids
Refurbished computers / Computer recycling
Musical opportunity
Volunteers required
Apple Users
Volunteer mentors required
North Balwyn Men's shed
Whitehorse Community Support Register
Burke Rd. billabong reserve - work days
Melbourne East Disability Advocacy
Knee Pain Study
Brain Training
Box Hill Historical Society

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Useful websites for Seniors

A collection of links covering ...
Advocacy and Educational Organisations Technology Help!
Advocacy and Educational Organisations Technology Help!
Avoiding Scams & Protecting Your Rights News and Information
Some Hobbies Health Information
Mental Health Our Aged Care System
Books on Positive AgingA Few Books for Interest
Information about the Brain Some links with Tests and Games
Generally Useful Connections Matter booklet

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DISABILITY AIDS FOR SALE or WANTED TO BUY

A webpage dedicated to disability aids for sale or wanted to buy, run by an eastern suburbs charity.


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REFURBISHED COMPUTERS

Refurbished computers for a person with a disability

COMPUTER RECYCLING

Recycle your old computer equipment for charity

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR STUDY IN APATHY!

We are looking for healthy people over the age of 40, who have no family history of Huntington's Disease (HD),to participate in research being conducted by Monash University. This study aims to better understand how apathy affects people with HD.

Online questionnaire related to demographic and health information, as well as your thoughts, feelings and daily activities

Some people will also be invited to:
1. Wear a Fitbit device for 5 consecutive days
2. Complete a computerised motivation task & some paper/pencil puzzles (where you will be reimbursed $40 for your participation)

Online survey ~ 30 minutes
Motivation & paper/pencil tasks ~ 2 hours
Monash University, Clayton Campus

For more information, contact:
apathyhdstudy@gmail.com
03 9905 1918

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Australia’s Leading Apple User Group. Founded in 1980.

Exploring your Apple


If you use an Apple Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod or perhaps an Apple Watch, the Apple Users’ Society of Melbourne (AUSOM Incorporated, pronounced ‘awesome’) can help you navigate the technological maze. Formed in 1980, and currently with about 450 members, it is easily the largest and most active Apple User Group in Australia.

Do you know how you can you explore their full potential your Apple Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod? The Internet is great for getting help, but not if you don’t know where to start looking. Whether you are interested in photography, making videos, researching your family tree, composing music, or simply exploring exactly what your Apple product can do, there’s a range of ways AUSOM can help you. There are monthly meetings (at Balwyn and Blackburn North), an online forum, a monthly magazine and other member benefits. It caters for beginners and more experienced users.

Like U3As, AUSOM is an Incorporated association; a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers.

During the Victorian Seniors Festival in October, AUSOM will be hosting some special events designed to help people learn about Macs, iPhones and iPads. Look for our listings in the Festival’s printed program and online at www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au.

Website:www.ausom.net.au
Email: office@ausom.net.au

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or contact
Rayce Coyte
National Disability Coordination Officer
Region 13 Eastern Metro Melbourne - Victoria

IMVC
Level 1, 71 Palmerston Crescent
South Melbourne VIC 3205
P 03 9686 2354 F 03 9686 3572
E rcoyte@imvc.com.au
W www.imvc.com.au

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A Musical Opportunity

Have you a friend who is learning to play the recorder or who is resuming playing after a lapse of some years?
Most ensembles seek players of at least Intermediate standard so that less-competent players have few opportunities for ensemble playing.
We are forming an ensemble, based in the Glen Waverley area, that specifically aims to cater for such players.
If you are aware of anyone who might wish to participate, please ask them to contact

dawclarke @ gmail.com

Ensembles like this often suffer from a dearth of Tenor and Bass players. Any generous players who would be willing to fill out those parts would also be gratefully welcomed.

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The Whitehorse Community Support Register, located at Box Hill Police Station, is a confidential database of personal details, including next of kin and other emergency contacts, which can be accessed by local Police 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Register can assist people who are older, have a disability or are isolated for any reason to feel more secure and have more confidence to live on their own in their own home, knowing that in the event of an emergency their details can be accessed by Police and emergency services.

In addition, upon request, a volunteer will make a regular phone call to check on their welfare. The Register is open to residents of the City of Whitehorse and registration is completely voluntary and free of charge. The motto is "Feel safe, feel secure. Have peace of mind."

If you, or someone you know, would like to be on the register, or you know of any Community Groups who would like to know more about the Community Support Register, please contact the Register
by email communityregister@gmail.com
or
by telephone 8892 3385
Monday to Friday between 10 am and 12 noon.

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NORTH BALWYN MEN'S SHED

The North Balwyn Men's shed is set up for men to learn carpentry skills in a safe and friendly environment.

More details on their website

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Burke Rd. Billabong reserve Community work days



Burke Rd. billabong reserve, located on the Yarra river in Kew East has community work days to restore the reserve to natural bushland. Workdays are on the second Friday and last Sunday of each month from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. with work to suit all abilities.

For further information, Burke Rd Billabong reserve website or contact Stanley Barker on 9890 5092.

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Melbourne East Disability Advocacy

Could You Be A Volunteer Advocate?

Melbourne East Disability Advocacy assists and empowers people with an intellectual disability to have control over decision making and prevent discrimination or social exclusion.

Do you want to acquire some of these skills as a volunteer advocate?
- Use your problem solving skills in a practical setting
- Provide advocacy and stand up for a person's rights

Can you:
- Take an interest?
- Speak up?
- Be compassionate?
- Listen?
- Take initiative?

Do you live, study, work or are active in these cities?
- Boroondara - Manningham - Maroondah - Monash - Whitehorse

Contact Us
Phone: (03) 9808 8633

Email: office@meda.org.au
www.meda.org.au

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The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria, Inc

The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria, Inc present regular seminars on anxiety disorders

Click here for details

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The RESTORE Study is seeking volunteers.

The University of Melbourne is conducting a new study evaluating Platelet-Rich Plasma injections for reducing knee pain and slowing knee degeneration over 12 months for people with knee osteoarthritis.

To register your interest, visit: www.restorestudy.com.au


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BRAIN TRAINING

Ever thought of trying a Brain Fitness program?
Does brain exercise improve thinking skills? What type of training helps? How often do you need to practise it? Does it have to be hard? How will I know if it's helping?
for older adults, conducted by Ms Mary Castellani, of School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University.
Click for more details
Thanks to Mary for the "Useful websites for Seniors" above.

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The Box Hill Historical Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and one of the projects that they'd like to complete is an indexing of the ratebooks, particularly for the period 1947-53, which has already been partly completed. They would dearly love some help to do this work, as at present there is only one person doing the data entry. The work requires familiarity with a Windows Access database, keying in data from original handwritten rate assessment books. These are held in the Society's premises at the Box Hill town hall, and the work would need to be done either on a Tuesday or the first Saturday in the month, when the rooms are open to the public. Training is available, and they offer free tea/coffee and delightful company! If interested, please contact Cr. Helen Harris OAM on helen.harris@whitehorse.vic.gov.au or 9897 1312.

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