Southern Shoalhaven Carers Day

Calling all carers – would you like to spend a few relaxing hours in comfort, having your hair done, a facial, manicure, Bowen therapy or a massage, with morning tea and lunch provided?

Then the Carers Day on Wednesday October 19 is the place for you. The aim is to give all carers a respite from their usual routine and a chance to enjoy some pampering, or if you prefer, a chance to relax and chat with other carers and enjoy a morning tea and lunch.

The Carers Day is an initiative of Milton Ulladulla Hospital. Judy Nelmes, Director of Nursing at the hospital is keen to see as many carers as possible take advantage of this special event. Judy said, “ We understand the outstanding job that carers do every day in our community and we would like to acknowledge their dedication and contribution by providing this opportunity for carers to relax and enjoy some personal services that they may not usually have time for in their busy day.”

The Carers Day will be held in the meeting area at the Cancer Services Centre at Milton Ulladulla Hospital on Wednesday, October 19 from 10am to 2pm. Carers are asked to contact Bruce on 4454 9160 to confirm attendance.

The Carers Day is sponsored by the Cancer Outpatients Appeal.

Acquisitive Art Awards 2012

The Cancer Outpatients Appeal Acquisitive Art Awards was a roaring success.  It was great to see so many people attend the opening at the Dunn Lewis Centre.

The awards came about after a request to the Cancer Outpatients Appeal from the LINAC committee to help with artwork for the new Nowra Cancer Centre.  The Cancer Outpatients Appeal decided to run an art competition to showcase the southern Shoalhaven region’s artists.  Local artists excelled themselves with their creative and skilled interpretation of the theme “Journeys and Horizons”.

The exhibition was officially opened by artist and cancer survivor Pamela Griffith who described the collection of works as “really beautiful” and the standard of entries was uniformly high.

The Region’s Director of Cancer Services, Anthony Arnold travelled from Wollongong for the event.  Mr. Arnold was very impressed with the quality of the work produced by the artists.

The awarded paintings will hang in the accommodation units at the Nowra Cancer Centre helping create a more welcoming environment for the enjoyment and pleasure of patients whilst undergoing their treatment at the Centre.

Andrew Antoniou  -  “Motherland”  Robyne Bamford  -  “Flight, Racecourse Beach”  Megan Boonaerts  -  “Daily Migration – Burrill Lake”  Christine Dawson  -  “Autumn Bliss”  Nicole Dixon  -  “Find A Happy Place”  Barbara Edwards  -  “Blue Skies Ahead”  Jennifer Grace  -  “The Journal”  Meagan Jacobs  -  “Fate Versus Destiny”  Greg Liersch  -  “After The Storm”  Penny Lovelock  -  “Fill My Cup”  Kathy Manning  -  “Sunlight and Shadows, Kioloa Dunes”  Yvette Murphy  -  “Journey Into The Wilderness”  Gavin Playfair  -  “Journey”  Robert Simpson  -  “White Ascension”  Wilma Southan  -  “On The Journey Together”  Julie Sydenham  -  “No Matter What”