MND recognises the huge role played by family and friends in caring for people who have been diagnosed with MND. We believe you need a bit of care yourselves from time to time.
When: Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th February, 2023
Where: Outer East Melbourne - Yarra Valley Lodge, Heritage Avenue, Chirnside Park
This program includes an overnight option to Friday 24th February 2023
Outer East Carer Program Schedule of Activities
About the Carer Wellness Relaxation Day
MND Victoria is running Carer Wellness Programs for our carers to give them some tools for looking after themselves while caring for a loved one. The events are also an opportunity to relax and connect with other carers.
This is a free, fully catered event and is open to all current carers of people registered with MND Victoria.
Free overnight accommodation is included in this program if it is possible for you to stay. This also extends to the person for whom you care.
We welcome any current carer to register to attend this program. You do not have to live in the Outer East to attend - it is open to everyone, regardless of their postcode. This program has been designed to give you two days of self care and relaxation, but you are most welcome to attend one session if that's all that's possible. The person living with MND is also welcome to attend, unless the session is for carers only.
Who is a 'carer'?
You may see yourself as a partner, relative or friend, not a ‘carer’, when supporting someone you love and care for with motor neurone disease (MND). However, as a 'carer', you can access help from care services as care needs increase.
If you need assistance arranging for someone to be with your loved one to enable you to attend the event, speak to your MND Advisor/Support Coordinator who will be able to assist by referring to our Carer Respite Program.
In line with government guidance, there are no COVID-19 vaccination requirements for attending public events.
MND Victoria would, however, encourage you to consider the risks of attending if you are not vaccinated and encourage all people with MND, their family and carers to get vaccinated in line with government and health advice. We ask you not to attend if you are symptomatic on the day of the program.
For your information, all MND Victoria staff and volunteers are vaccinated.