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May
30
Tue
DWD Meeting group Mid-North Coast NSW
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

port macquarie meeting group (2)

DWD Meeting group – Mid-North Coast​ 

– Tuesday 30 May 10 am to 12.30 noon at Port Macquarie Panthers Club 1 Bay St Port Macquarie. Guest Speakers will be life partners Susan Murphy and Graeme Atkins on Living and Caring with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias. Susan was a full-time carer of her mother who had dementia at 66, during which time Graeme was diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia at 54. In 2011, Susan was named the NSW “Caring Partner of the Year”.  Graeme has written many songs about his illness.

Susan & Graeme have presented at numerous forums, conferences and meetings, relating their journey with dementia through Graeme’s songs. They do this work as volunteers in order to educate and help people to understand the impact of dementia. A meeting not to be missed!

​Convenor, Annie Quadroy, will provide an update on the latest campaign news.

Everyone is welcome. For details contact Annie Quadroy by email [email protected]

Jun
20
Tue
DWD NSW Illawarra Meeting
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The NSW Parliamentary Working Group on Assisted Dying, with MPs from five political parties, has been preparing Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation for NSW over several months. On 16 May 2017 the draft bill was released for public comment. The main debate will occur in August or September this year.

Dying with Dignity NSW will be campaigning vigorously for a change in the law but we’d love our members’ help. You can do what we can’t, which is to communicate to your local MPs why they should vote to legalise assisted dying.

We have organised a meeting of members and supporters in the Illawarra/ Southern Highlands area to discuss what we can do to ensure that this bill passes. It is also an opportunity to meet others who support