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Last 10 Available Media Releases
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16 October 2018
Tweed Regional Museum working towards dementia awareness
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Tweed Regional Museum’s Director, Judy Kean and her staff have been recognised by Dementia Australia for their efforts to make the museum a more accessible place for people with dementia.
25 September 2018
Tweed Regional Museum marks Dementia Month
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Tweed Regional Museum held an information seminar for volunteers at the Murwillumbah branch last week as part of Dementia Awareness Month.

 

This activity is part of the Museum’s commitment to becoming a Dementia Friendly organisation. The seminar was delivered by Chris Vannucci from Dementia Australia on Monday, 17 September.

 

Council has been working with Dementia Australia on the Dementia Friendly Communities program since 2016.

 

A report detailing activities in Tweed Shire was presented at last Thursday’s Council meeting. The report provided Councillors with examples of how a dementia-friendly community can improve the quality of life, health and wellbeing of people living with dementia as well as their carers, often a partner or close family member.

 

One of the common experiences for people following a diagnosis of dementia is isolation through the loss of friends and social connections. This occurs as people distance themselves from the person, mainly through fear and lack of understanding about what it means to have dementia.

 

Dementia-friendly communities including the Dementia Friend campaign tries to address these misunderstandings and encourage everyone in the community to be inclusive and supportive of the person with dementia.

 

Museum Director Judy Kean said the process of working with Dementia Australia had been great.

 

“The support, expertise and information provided has opened our eyes to the simple things we can do, and what a difference these changes can make,” Ms Kean said.

 

“Dementia Australia facilitated a tour of the Museum by volunteers from the Tweed Dementia Action Group earlier this month and we are now working through their advice.  

 

“Community facilities such as ours can offer comfortable and enjoyable experiences for those living with dementia and we’re delighted that a number of our volunteers took the opportunity to increase their awareness.”

 

Earlier this month, Tweed Regional Gallery launched ‘slow art tours’ as an engagement strategy suited to people living with dementia. The Richmond Tweed Regional Libraries will also provide dementia awareness sessions for members of the community.

 

For more information about Dementia Awareness month visit Dementia Australia’s website https://www.dementia.org.au/dementia-awareness-month


28 August 2018
Free AUSLAN interpreted tours of Tweed cultural facilities
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The Tweed Regional Gallery and Tweed Regional Museum continue their regular AUSLAN interpreted tours, with the next tour taking place on Saturday 15 September.
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17 August 2018
Making live TV in the jungle
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In 2018 the TV show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! celebrates 16 years of filming in the Tweed Shire. The Tweed Regional Museum’s latest ‘Collector’s Cabinet’ display takes a look behind the scenes of the production.
1 August 2018
New opening hours for Tweed Regional Museum, Tweed Heads
The Tweed Heads branch of the Tweed Regional Museum will open to the public every Sunday between 10am and 4pm from Sunday 5 August.
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16 May 2018
Museum collaborates with local artists for MAT18
Museum collaborates with local artists for MAT18
Works by two local artists which examine the relationship between the community and last year’s flood will be on exhibition at the Tweed Regional Museum as part of the 2018 Murwillumbah Art Trail, MAT18.
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10 May 2018
All that glitters…
All that glitters...
An extraordinary collection of minerals and gems assembled over a lifetime will provide an ongoing educational legacy for Tweed residents and visitors. 
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30 April 2018
Chutney, Chooks and Champions
Chutney, Chooks and Champions
Tweed Shire’s long running agricultural show is the subject of the latest exhibition at the Tweed Regional Museum. 
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23 March 2018
Flood stories to be shared at museum event
Flood stories to be shared at museum event
The Tweed Regional Museum is inviting the community of Murwillumbah and surrounding villages to an evening of sharing stories and reflecting on their experiences of the 2017 flood.
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16 March 2018
Museum works to preserve memories of floods
Museum works to preserve memories of floods
The work of a local artist which takes a personal and up-close look at the impact of the floods associated with Cyclone Debbie is one of the features of a new display at Tweed Regional Museum in Murwillumbah.
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