Deaf Herald | July 2024

Published on: 9th July 2024

Welcome to the Deaf Herald | July 2024

In this issue, we celebrate NAIDOC Week 2024 in Cairns! We’ll also share some exciting news on Deaf Festival, and the Senior’s update highlights activities for elder community members.

We’ll also announce the new Allied Assistant for Therapy and Family Services, and share positive feedback from the Lego Learners program. Enjoy our Deaf Life photo showcase and join us in celebrating 50,000 hours of Support Work. Plus Term 3 Auslan Story Time sessions the NSLP Roadshow recap.


NAIDOC Week | 1-14 July
We are proud to be the Gold Sponsor for several events during Cairns NAIDOC Week from the 7-14 July, organised by Deadly Inspiring Youth Doing Good. This marks the 8th year of our involvement in NAIDOC, a week dedicated to recognising the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Grants & Sponsorships | Apply now!
With the new financial year upon us, Deaf Connect is excited to renew our commitment of $300,000 in grants and sponsorships. Funded by the Deaf Lottery, these grants aim to help individuals and groups achieve their goals, whether they are recreational, career-oriented, or focused on well-being.


Deaf Festival Sydney | Last chance | Stallholder & Volunteer Recruitment
Deaf Festival Sydney is getting close! It’s on Saturday 26 August 2023, 10am – 4pm, Cathy Freeman Park at Sydney Olympic Park. We want to see lots of stallholders and volunteers – have you registered yet? Time is running out!


Townsville Therapy Team I Meet Eloise
Watch Eloise explain how she collaborates with our allied health professionals to provide language models in Auslan and support understanding of Deaf culture for our clients in Far North Queensland!


Lego Learners | Hear from Parents

“It’s an opportunity for parents to connect and hopefully help build Deaf community friendships for their children.” 

Hear what parents think about the Lego Learners Program in Brisbane and express your interest for the next program next school holidays!


Seeking Deaf Talent I Support Work Filming Shoot
Interested in being in a Support Work campaign video for a $150 voucher? Share real participant stories and film activities including budgeting, going for walks etc. Looking for people of diverse ages, genders and identities in Brisbane, Sydney (Parramatta), Adelaide!


Term 3 Auslan Storytime begins
School is back in July for Term 3, and so is Auslan Storytime! Come along to readings brought to life by a Deaf presenter at libraries across QLD and NSW – now also on the Gold Coast!


Become a Champion of Change
Deaf Connect is happy to be partnering with FVREE to provide information sessions in Melbourne for Deaf and hard of hearing people about becoming a Champion of Change.


Importance of Aged Care
As we grow older, our needs evolve, and it becomes more important to address these changing needs with care and compassion. Click Learn more to discover the significance of Aged Care services and explore how they play a key role in a fulfilling and dignified ageing experience.


Healthy Ageing
Ageing is a natural part of life, and it’s something we all experience. Healthy ageing is not out of reach for you, by taking care of your body and mind, you can enjoy a vibrant and fulfilling life well into your golden years. We have compiled some tips to support you with ageing in a healthy way.


 


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