Congratulations to Tom Richardson (14/9) on his neat piece of lateral thinking about the Coronation Ave footpath to the Club.
He is so right about the number of local social organisations hosted by the Club, many of whom have clients with potential traffic difficulties.
I myself used to ride an electric scooter around Braidwood and I can vouch for the risk.
Everybody needs to get behind this idea with whatever force they can.
The only possible obstacle I can see at the moment is the position of some of the trees on the public verge.
During Dementia Awareness Month [September], Alzheimer’s Australia is calling for greater awareness and understanding of dementia so people living with the condition feel less isolated and alone.
There are more than 353,000 Australians with dementia and an estimated 1.2 million people involved in the care of someone with dementia.
In the Eden Monaro electorate there are an estimated 900 people living with dementia.
That figure is projected to increase to about 3050 by 2050.
A survey just released by Alzheimer’s Australia has found that people with dementia are almost twice as likely to have high rates of loneliness, and people with dementia and carers are significantly more lonely than the general population.
We hear repeatedly that when someone is diagnosed with dementia, friendships and some family relationships suddenly disappear because people simply don’t know how to interact with their friend or loved one with dementia.
Treating people with the same respect, kindness, inclusiveness and thoughtfulness you always have is what makes a difference to them.
They are still the same person they were before the diagnosis.
They just may need a little bit more time, understanding and support.
Find out more by going to fightdementia.org.au
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