Memory Walk and Jog is returning to Illawarra

first_imgMemory Walk and Jog is returning to Illawarra Dementia AustraliaLocals are getting ready for the Illawarra Memory Walk & Jog 2021, which will be held on Sunday 21 February at Stuart Park, North Wollongong.Currently there are an estimated 153,000 living with dementia in New South Wales. With that figure projected to increase to around 345,000 by 2058, events like Memory Walk & Jog play an important role not only in funding support, but also in raising awareness of dementia.Funds raised through the Memory Walk & Jog series help provide invaluable support, education and resources for people living with dementia in Australia, their carers, families and friends.There are 17 Memory Walk & Jog events planned across Australia in 2021, with each event offering fun for people of all ages and abilities.The course is family-friendly, suitable for all levels of fitness, and there will be prizes for the top fundraisers, as well as raffles, plenty of entertainment, food stalls and special guest appearances from Memory Walk & Jog mascot Al the Elephant.You can choose to take part as an individual or get a team together, as well as selecting whether you walk, jog or run our 2km, 6.5km or 7.5km course.The safety and wellbeing of Memory Walk & Jog participants, volunteers and staff is Dementia Australia’s top priority at these events. The team is constantly monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19, and remains in communication with the relevant federal, state and local authorities.A robust COVID-safe plan has been tailored for each individual event and will be adapted as needed closer to the date of the event.Register for the Illawarra Memory Walk & Jog event now, or find out about the other events planned across Australia at www.memorywalk.com.auDementia Australia is the source of trusted information, education and services for the estimated half a million Australians living with dementia, and the almost 1.6 million people involved in their care. We advocate for positive change and support vital research. We are here to support people impacted by dementia, and to enable them to live as well as possible. No matter how you are impacted by dementia or who you are, we are here for you.For support, please contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500. An interpreter service is available and the Helpline is open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. The National Dementia Helpline is funded by the Australian Government. People looking /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Australian Government, communication, dementia, Dementia Australia, education, elephant, Government, Illawarra, New South Wales, participants, research, resources, wellbeing, Wollongonglast_img read more

Cleveland: Wallace delivers golden performance in Egg Bowl

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.In a game that featured so many Egg Bowl heroes on a Red and Blue Saturday afternoon at Vaught-Hemingway, none stood taller, or more painfully, than Bo Wallace.Wallace, playing on a sprained right ankle that kept him out of meaningful practice all week long, willed Ole Miss to a 31-17 victory over No. 4 ranked Mississippi State.Kellenberger: Freeze’s gameplan pays off for Ole MissWallace completed just 13 of 30 passes, but those 13 went for a whopping 296 yards. Keep in mind, a right-handed passer’s right foot is his “plant foot.” It’s the one he pushes off to make his throws.His teammates saw him struggle with it all week long. Still, to a man, they say they never expected anything less.Take it from Evan Engram, the hybrid end who plays tight end and runs like a wide receiver.“Everybody in this locker room believes in Bo,” Engram said. “He played huge. I knew he would. He’s a great leader. He’s our leader. He’s a winner. You could have chopped his ankle off, and he would have played (Saturday).”If ever a player has embodied his team, he is Wallace. He has played through injuries. So have the Rebels. He has played through criticism on the Internet, in the newspapers and, at times, from his own fans. So have the Rebels. He has played through excruciating, heartbreaking losses and then a blowout last week at Arkansas. So have his teammates.On the final day of this most memorable of Mississippi football seasons, Wallace and the Rebels persevered and won — if not their biggest victory of the year, one that certainly rivals the fourth quarter rally to knock off No. 1 Alabama.Said Hugh Freeze of his senior quarterback: “I hope this cements his memory here at Ole Miss in a positive light, because he really deserves that.” ■ ■ ■ Numbers do not always define a quarterback, as witnessed by Wallace’s 13 for 30 on this afternoon. But, just for the moment, consider these numbers: He has led Ole Miss to 24 victories over three seasons, never missing a start. He will have led the Rebels to three bowl games. Win the upcoming bowl, and he will have led Ole Miss to three bowl victories. He has become the Ole Miss career total offense leader, passing the sainted Eli Manning. Saturday, he moved in the top 10 all-time in total offense in the Southeastern Conference.That’s right: Only nine players in SEC history have accounted for more yardage than Bo. So much for all that “Good Bo” and “Bad Bo” stuff. Take everything into consideration — he has been better than good over the long haul. This, from a guy who was scarcely recruited out of high school. This, from a guy who played his first two seasons here with a painful throwing shoulder. ■ ■ ■ Freeze insisted the joy from Saturday’s victory came not from knocking an arch-rival out of the national playoff picture.“This was about us,” Freeze said. “Not them.”So disheartening was a 30-0 loss to Arkansas a week earlier that Freeze admitted he lost sleep that Saturday trying to decide how to address his squad the next day.“I didn’t know whether to hug ’em and love on them or kick them in the tail,” Freeze said.He decided on the latter.“We did some things Sunday to remind them how important this was,” Freeze said.Wallace needed no reminder.He was part of a rousing 41-24 victory over the Bulldogs here two years ago. He was part of an excruciating 17-10 overtime loss to Mississippi State at Starkville last year. Wallace was running into the end zone for the tying score in overtime when the ball was stripped away. MSU recovered for the victory. Fairly or not, Bo was considered the goat.“There hasn’t been a day I haven’t thought about it,” Wallace said. “That’s what pushed me the entire season.”It kept him going through injuries to LaQuon Treadwell and Laremy Tunsil. It kept him going Saturday when Vince Sanders went down. It helped him to play though his own ankle injury.Said Wallace afterward: “I can’t even put into words how great this feels.”All things considered, there was no need.Rick Cleveland ([email protected]) is executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Session ID: 2020-09-18:872d8355f67c6211f0e718fe Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-794062-3916319156001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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30,000 Hurricane Harvey victims desperate for shelter at evacuation centers

first_imgABCNews.com(HOUSTON) — Droves of people stranded and displaced by deadly Hurricane Harvey are being transported to nearby evacuation centers and shelters around the Houston area.As masses arrived on the back of city dump trucks — by boat, by bus and some by foot to downtown Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center — they were met with cots, blankets, towels, food and medical attention.The American Red Cross has set up stations inside the convention center to serve as an acting hospital, hotel and food court for those seeking refuge and had more than 2,500 people as of this morning. They can accommodate as many as 5,000. #RedCross is providing shelter, meals & comfort to people impacted by #Harvey. To find a location: https://t.co/sizEp51qtg or 1-800-REDCROSS pic.twitter.com/jfewo2EJh0— American Red Cross (@RedCross) August 28, 2017ABC Houston station KTRK-TV has a full list of all designated multiservice centers in the surrounding areas.City officials announced that in the past 24 hours there have been 4,000 water-related incidents and 290 water rescues.Creating a sense of stability for survivors is the top priority for now, emergency administrator Brock Long of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said.“Once we move them we’re able to extract them from different areas; we’ve got to get them into shelters,” Long said in a news conference this morning. “This shelter rescue is going to be a very heavy lift. We’re anticipating 30,000 people placed in shelters temporarily to basically stabilize the situation and provide for their care.”Texas asked for a presidential disaster declaration, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration director Louis Uccellini, which President Trump enacted to help mobilize all resources to help when the state’s resources are depleted.“Underneath the president’s disaster declaration, we have turned on what we call individual assistant programs,” Uccellini said. “We are expecting, based on this event, over 450,000 potential registers of disaster victims. That is a huge number but we are ready to go, process. We’ve already processed nearly 15,000 calls over the last 24 hours.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more