Echo 18 October 01
National Carers Week will be held from 21 - 29 October. The week is
intended to celebrate and acknowledge the work of those people who care
for relatives or friends with disabilities, chronic or mental illness
or who are frail aged. Throughout the week a range of activities are
organised for carers. Anyone wishing to find out more information on
these events should contact the FNC Carer Respite Centre on 1800 059059.
Carers need care too!
It has been wonderful to again see Hazelton flying in the skies above
the Lismore electorate. To ensure the future of this great company, who
in the past has so graciously given to the community, I trust the residents
of the area will again lend its support to re-establish Hazelton to be
the company that it was.
It's that time of year again when all the local towns celebrate its
origins. I have already had the pleasure being present at the Kyogle
and Casino Shows and look forward to attending the remaining exhibitions,
including Lismore this week. My congratulations and best wishes go to
all the organising committees in the district for continuing to provide
this great tradition and opportunity for local producers and residents
to exhibit their wares. I encourage everyone to visit their local Show
to ensure the continuation of these events, which are the essence of
I have recently been made aware of Telecross and I would like to
congratulate the Australian Red Cross on this wonderful service. It is
a free service, which assists those who are elderly or medically dependent
in their homes. Each morning a Red Cross volunteers makes a short,
friendly call to a Telecross client to ensure they are safe and well.
If the call is not answered, a second call is made. If there is still
no response, Red Cross initiates an emergency procedure and arranges
assistance as required. If you or someone you know would benefit from
this service, as either a client or volunteer, further information can
be obtained from Bernadette Daley, Telecross Co-ordinator at Northern
Rivers Telecross on 66220788.
As most people would be aware when you turn 100 you receive a letter
from Queen. But did you also know that it is also available for couples
celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary? For those celebrating their
50th wedding anniversary or 90th birthday messages can be arranged from
the Prime Minister, Governor-General, Premier & Governor. If you or
family members are commemorating any of these important milestones,
please contact my office for further details.