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OSCAR Care Group Lifestyle celebrates special occasions & important community events!

 

Use the links and articles below for information and tips on celebrating these events with your friends and family, or in your Aged Care facility or Childcare Centre. Scroll to the end for other News articles.

January:

1 January - New Year's Day

26 January - Australia Day - 6 Fun ways to embrace Australia Day with children

February:

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – Ovarian Cancer Australia
Don't Wait Until It's Too Late Month -  Bowel Cancer Australia

3-9 February -Tube Feeding Awareness Week - ausEE

5 February - Chinese New Year: 8 Fun ways to embrace Chinese New Year with children

11-17 February - Smart Eating Week - Dietitians Association of Australia

14 February - Valentine's Day 

24 Feb-3 March - Multiple Birth Awareness Week - Information & resources for those with Multiple Birth families

March:

Start of Autumn - 5 great Autumn activities for childrenWelcome Autumn with activities for the elderly

Month of March- Epilepsy Awareness Month - Epilepsy information & Seizure First Aid poster to display

National Reading Month

3-9 March - Hearing Awareness Week - Hearing Loss: early warning signs & what to do

9-13 March - Headache Awareness Week - Brain Foundation

13-19 March - Brain Awareness Week - Brain Foundation
13 March - Swallowing Awareness Day:

- Dysphagia: Information & free resources

​- 10 delicious Pureed Food recipes by Unilever

17 March - St Patrick's Day - 5 Ways to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with the elderly
20 March - World Oral Health Day - How to improve children’s oral health
21 March - UN World Down Syndrome Day - Communicating with Children with Down Syndrome
24 March - World Tuberculosis Day - World Health Organisation
26 March - Purple Day -
Epilepsy information & Seizure First Aid poster to display

April:

Fabry Awareness Month - Fabry Australia

April - Australian Heritage Festival - National Trust

1 April - National Smile Day
2 April - World Autism Day - 
Autism indicators, Facts & Resources
1-5 April - National Advance Care Planning WeekAdvance Care Planning resources & conversation starters

1-7 April - Healthy Hips Week - Hip Dysplasia signs, information & a poster to display
7 April - World Health Day - World Health Organisation

8-14 April - Kidney Health Week - Strategies to ensure optimal hydration in care facilities
11 April - World Parkinson's Day - Parkinson's information, video & resources
13 April - FND Awareness Day - FND Hope
15-21 April - Osteopathy Awareness Week - How Osteopathy can help babies & children

21 April - Easter Sunday - How to enjoy Chocolate within a well-balanced and nutritious diet
23-29 April - World Immunisation Week –  World Health Organsiation

25 April - ANZAC Day - 6 Ways to help your staff & residents observe ANZAC Day

28 April-4 May - National Heart Week - Tips to help keep hearts healthy

May: 

Lung Health Awareness Month - Lung Foundation Australia

4 May - 4 ways to celebrate International Space Day

5 May - World Hand Hygiene Day

7 May - World Asthma Day - Asthma causes, symptoms & triggers
8 May - National Amyloidosis Day - Adam Gardiner Fund INC.
10 May - World Lupus Day – Lupus Foundation
12 May - International ME/CFS Awareness Day – ME/CFS and Lyme Association of WA, Inc.

12 May - Mother's Day 10 fun, senior-friendly ways to celebrate Mother's Day!

13-19 May - Eczema Awareness Week

13-20 May - Pneumonia Awareness Week - Pneumonia and kids - symptoms & treatment

14-18 May - National Prevention of Prescription Medication Dependence Week - Script Wise
16 May - Hae Day – HAE Australasia Ltd

17 May - World Hypertension Day

19 May - World IBD Day - How does a low FODMAPs diet help with the management of IBS?
19-25 May - National Palliative Care Week - Palliative Care Australia
20-27 May - Schizophrenia Awareness Week -  Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia

20-26 May - National Volunteer Week - 4 ways to celebrate Volunteer Week!
20-26 May - Exercise Right Week 2019 -  Exercise & Sports Science Australia

23 May - Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (Cancer)

26 May -1 June - Food Allergy Week:

Food allergens, Symptoms & Responses

- How to avoid a Food Allergen emergency at your facility

29 May - Wear White at Work Day (Suicide & Mental Illness)

30 May - World MS Day - MS Australia
31 May - World No Tobacco Day –  World Health Organisation

27 May-3 June - National Reconciliation Week - Reconciliation Australia
 

June:

Start of Winter:

Foods to help fight colds & flu

- Healthy Snack ideas to meet nutritional needs in Winter

- Fruits & Sugars in Winter

- 8 Fun & active indoor activities for kids

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month:

       - Constipation & the elderly: causes, signs & prevention

       - Constipation & children: causes, signs & prevention

Cancer Research Awareness Month- Cure Cancer Australia Foundation
National Burns Awareness Month - Prevention & First Aid for Burns​
3-9 June - Haemochromatosis Awareness Week - Haemochromatosis Australia
3 June - World Clubfoot Day - Ponseti International

5 June - World Environment Day - 7 Ways to celebrate the Environment
10-16 June - Infant Mental Health Awareness Week  -  Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Inc

10-16 June - Men's Health Week
19 June - Red Apple Day - Bowel Cancer Australia

21 June - International Day of Yoga - FREE VIDEO & POSTERTips for introducing Yoga to the elderly
17-23 June - World Continence Week -  Continence Foundation of Australia

July:

1 July - International Joke Day 

7 July  -World Chocolate Day: 

- 4 ways to Celebrate World Chocolate Day at your facility!

       - How to enjoy Chocolate in a well-balanced & nutritious diet

7-14 July - Here are 7 ways to celebrate Aboriginal NAIDOC WEEK 
14-20 July - National Diabetes Week:

       - Diabetes Symptoms to look for in the elderly

       - Diabetes Symptoms to look for in Children

15-21 July - Wounds Awareness Week -  Wounds Australia

20 July - National Lamington Day

22-28 July - National Pain Week

26 July - Aunt & Uncle Day FREE Family Tree Template for the children in your care

28 July - World Hepatitis Day – World Health Organisation

 

August:

Month of August - Family History Month

1 August - World Wide Web day - 9 ways to celebrate World Wide Web Day with the elderly
1-7 August - World Breastfeeding Week -  World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action

2 August - Jeans for Genes Day

5-11 August - Dental Health Week & Sleep Awareness Week 

4-10 August - National EOS Awareness Week - ausEE.Inc What are EGID's and the Top 8 challenge
8 August - Dying To Know Day –  The GroundSwell Project

9 August - Red Nose Day
10-18 August - National Science Week

16 August - Tell a Joke Day - Six ways to enjoy jokes with the elderly

19-26 August - Be Medicinewise week-  NPS Medicinewise

23 August - Daffodil Day

25-31 August - Speech Pathology Week - Speech Pathology AustraliaSpeech Pathology Tips to assist children

24-31 August - 22q Awareness - VCFS 22q11 Foundation INC

September:

Start of Spring - 5 ways to enjoy Spring with the elderly people in your care

Month of September - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month -Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia

        - Symptoms, facts and risks of prostate cancer

Month of September - Dementia Awareness Month - Dementia information and recognition for the elderly
Month of September - International Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month -  Gynaecological Oncology Group
Month of September - Hirschsprung's Disease Awareness -  Bowel Group for Kids Australia
Month of September - Therapy Dog Awareness Month - Therapy Dogs information & resources

1 September - Father's Day - 10 fun things to do with someone in a nursing home

1-7 September - Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week - Hypersomnolence Australia

1-7 September - Migraine Awareness Week

2-6 September - Women’s Health Week

3 September - Australian National Flag Day
2-8 September - Stroke Week - Stroke Foundation

- Stroke prevention and recognition for the elderly

- 10 Dietary Tips to reduce your risk of stroke

- 15 Tips from Speech Pathologists for successful communication with the elderly

9-15 September - Headache and Migraine Week

12 September - RU OK? Day

13 September - World Sepsis Day -  Australian Sepsis Network
20-27 September - Dystonia Awareness Week - Dystonia Network Australia
14-21 September - AF Awareness Week -  hearts4heart
18 September - Pitt Hopkins Syndrome Awareness Day - Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation

21 September  - International Day of Peace

23 September - International Day of Sign Languages

28 September - AFL Grand Final
 

October:

Month of October - Shoctober - Defibrillator Awareness Month – Cardiac Arrest Survival Foundation
Month of October - Polio Awareness Month –  Polio Australia

Month of October - Dyslexia Awareness Month - Dyslexia information & tips for the children in your care!

1 October - 8 Ways to celebrate International Day of Older Persons
1-7 October - Sleep Awareness Week - 5 Ideas to improve sleep for the children in your care!

4 October - World Animal Day - 10 ways to enjoy World Animal Day

4 October - World Smile Day
4-11 October - National Amputee Awareness Week - Limbs 4 Life
10 October - World Mental Health Day
Information on Depression & treatment for the Elderly 

12 October - World Sight Day - World Sight day information & resources for the elderly

13-19 October - National Nutrition Week & Carers Week 
15-21 October - Foot Health Week - Information on Looking after Ageing Fee

16 October - World Food Day8 Reasons Why Zero Hunger Changes the World
20 October - World Osteoporosis Day – Osteoporosis Australia
21 October - International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action -  The LEAD Group Inc

24 October - United Nations Day - Ever wondered - what does the United Nations do? 

26 October -3 November - Veterans' Health Week -  Information & resources for Veterans' Health Week
28 October - Blue Knot Day -  Blue Knot Foundation

31 October - Halloween - 7 fun ways kids can Celebrate Magic Day this Halloween!

November:

Month of November - ALPHA-1 Awareness Month – Alpha-1 Information & resources

Month of November - Movember - Prostate Cancer awareness
Month of November - Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month – Pancreatic Cancer Alliance
Month of November - CRPS Awareness Month - The Purple Bucket Foundation Inc.
2 - November - Healthy Hips Day - Healthy Hips Australia Ltd

5 November - Melbourne Cup Day - 5 ways to Celebrate Melbourne Cup Day 

9-16 November - Australian Food Safety Week -  Food Safety Information Council Ltd
11-17 November - Perinatal Depression & Anxiety Awareness Week –  PANDA - Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aus
12-18 November - World Antibiotic Awareness Week - NPS MedicineWise
13 November - Thank U NICU Day - Miracle Babies Foundation

14 November - World Diabetes Day

18-24 November - National Skin Cancer Awareness Week 

20 November - Universal Children’s Day 

21 November - 5 ways to Celebrate World Hello Day 

December:

Start of Summer Elderly & Skin care - tips for embracing Summer safely

Ways to prepare fruits & the 3 BEST Fruits this Summer!

Month of December - DecembeardBowel Cancer Australia

1 December – World Aids Day – World AIDS Day Australia

3 December - International Day of Persons with Disabilities How to respectfully help those with a disability 

5 December - International Volunteer Day
12- 24 December - National Skin Cancer Action Week - Cancer Council Australia

25 December - Christmas Day

References: 

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-pubs-calendar-index.htm#jan and https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/2019

http://www.holidayscalendar.com/countries/australia/ 

https://www.healthworks.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Healthworks-2019-Calendar.pdf