Reducing Your Risk of Macular Degeneration

30 May 2018 Reducing Your Risk of Macular Degeneration – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes Macula Month, observed throughout the month of May, raises awareness of all macular diseases, including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of legal blindness in Australia. It is responsible for 50%…

National Volunteer Week 2018

25 May 2018 National Volunteer Week – 21st – 27th May, 2018 – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Suzanne Eustace More than 6 million Australians make a positive difference in their community by volunteering each year, undertaking a variety of tasks for a wide range of community organisations throughout the country. People volunteer for many reasons…

National Palliative Care Week 2018

23 May 2018 National Palliative Care Week 2018 – By Interchange Australia Consultants, Anne-Marie Kennedy and Julie Doran National Palliative Care Week is an annual awareness week organised by Palliative Care Australia (PCA). The theme for this year’s National Palliative Care Week is ‘What matters most?’ and it will be held 20-26 May 2018. National…

Driving is a Privilege, Not a Right

18 May 2018 Driving is a Privilege, Not a Right – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Suzanne Eustace Driving is an important part of a person’s lifestyle and represents freedom and independence, especially in a rural area. It is a complex task involving physical ability, good vision, cognitive ability and emotional skills. Any loss of function or changes…

Lung Health Awareness Month

17 May 2018 Lung Health Awareness Month – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes Lung Health Awareness Month is observed during the month of May every year. The Lung foundation of Australia states that “Every day we breathe about 22,000 times. Most of us never stop to think about our breathing, it’s just something we do.” This…

Our Rock Stars…Ready for Rock The Houses

11 May 2018 Our Rock Stars…Ready for Rock The Houses! – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall The anticipation and excitement is building at our campuses and the plaque is being polished in the lead up to our Rock the Houses event on Tuesday 15th May! After the incredibly successful performances last September, everyone is eagerly…

Keeping Well in Cold and Flu Season

4 May 2018 Keeping Well in Cold and Flu Season – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall The Influenza (more commonly known as the Flu) and Cold season has arrived! Both are highly contagious infections, however the Flu is more serious than a common cold and can be potentially fatal particularly for people over 65…

Our Dedicated Support Staff

3 May 2018 Our Dedicated Support Staff – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes At Interchange Australia, our support staff go that extra mile. As an Interchange Australia consultant, I often have support staff talk to me excitedly about an idea for an activity or something they have researched or read about concerning their support of…