November News and Events

November is a very busy month at ATV! We’ve just had a very successful Melbourne Cup event ( photos to follow shortly), we have the Remembrance Day service, our annual Celebration of Life Service and we’ll finish the month, with our traditional St Nicholas party.

Read all about it here, including news from mamangement and the full calendar.

And for those with Dutch heritage, you should consider coming along to the meeting of the Dutch Australian Genealogy Group! We’re getting together on Saturday 12th November at 1.30 pm. The venue is the admin building at Abel Tasman Village, so it’s easy to find. All welcome!

Carer Support Group

Dear Abel Tasman Friends,

I’m reaching out to inform you of a new initiative by the Swinburne Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults: Our Carer Support Group.

This support group program is free and open to anyone who has family member or significant other living in residential aged care. Please see attached for a flyer.

We hope this service might be useful for people in your community.

A bit about us at the Swinburne Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults:

We are Australia’s largest university based mental health service for older adults living in residential care. We have been operating for 11 years (since 2011) and provide free mental health services to older adults living in aged care, their families/significant others and their professional carers. We are based in Hawthorn in Victoria, but operate nationally. Currently we provide a range of services including face to face counselling, telehealth counselling, befriending and digital story services, education webinars and student placements as well as a range of group programs (reminiscence, life writing and carer support). Our website is here. We do not charge for any of our services and rely on philanthropic, research and industry grants. If we can be of service to your ageing community, please feel free to contact us.

Best regards,

Sofie Dunkerley
Swinburne University of Technology

Employee Day 2022

We’ll have an opportunity to thank our staff for their tremendous efforts over the past few years when we celebrate Aged Care Employee Day on Friday 6th August. As Sophia mentioned in the August Newsletter ( Download it here ), we’d like friends and relatives to send a message of support to be displayed and read out during our celebrations.

Download the template below and add to the celebration!

Word or PDF templates ( email your message to [update 3/8 : now with the correct email address…]