One Australian is diagnosed with dementia every six minutes, and the problem is only getting worse because of Australia’s ageing population. Not-for-profit organisation, Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH), has spent the past 12 months introducing the person-centred Montessori practice to support people living with dementia at its residential aged care communities across Victoria. One of those communities is VMCH’s Star of the Sea Residential Aged Care, in Torquay. With reported outcomes in aged care that includes significant drops in medication use, residents sleeping better, drops in aggression and reduction in falls– Montessori in aged care is changing lives. So what is it? While Montessori is traditionally associated with childhood education, in aged care it aims to support individuals in a practical, respectful and enriching way. They are encouraged to be as independent as possible and to have a meaningful place in their aged care community. All staff at VMCH have received…
November sees the beginning of an exciting line up of summer events. This Arts and Education space is located in Ocean Grove, on the Bellarine Peninsula. The Studio is home to The Studio@54 Gallery, Training room, Artist Studio and sheltered garden courtyard, which has been described as “a hidden oasis”.
Man Bo, has been Geelong’s premier Chinese restaurant since 1983 and is located directly opposite Kardinia Park’s, GMHBA Stadium on Moorabool Street. The restaurant’s unique style and delicious offerings are not to be missed.
This is Australia’s only national literary event with a dedicated focus on non-fiction writing and ideas. Held from 16-18 November, 2018 at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, the festival invites its audience to Get Real by facilitating robust, hard-hitting and frank discussions on a wide range of topics including racism, asylum seekers, social justice, Indigenous issues, true crime, artificial intelligence, memoir and so much more.
This weekend come along and meet and talk with experts and enjoy ongoing demonstrations which will be held on the methods of potting, training and styling bonsai. Purchase Bonsai, various supplies, pots, tools, books and much more. Enjoy morning or afternoon tea, offered throughout the weekend.
Snakes in the laundry, dreary meals of mutton and a British reluctance to shower are just some of the memories post-war immigrants have shared in A Place to Call Home? Migrant hostel memories, now on show at the Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library.
Reel Rock is back again for 2018, this time with Reel Rock 13. A collection of awesome climbing movies, all together in the same place for one night only at The Rock Adventure Centre. Grab your tickets before they go as both the early bird rate and the tickets are limited.
Sail the bay for the new Sunday Brunch-style High Tea. Indulge in a two tiered, brunch style high tea with a twist, including breakfast favourites such as assorted pastries and quiches alongside the more traditional high tea staples of finger sandwiches and scones. Served with a refreshing juice, barista made espresso coffee or pot of loose leaf tea and the choice of a cheeky Sunday morning welcome drink of local bubbles, wine or beer supplied by our partners on both sides of the bay.