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Lismore Two Years On

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Lismore Two Years On

Two Years On

As we come to the two-year anniversary of the disaster that struck the Northern Rivers, we want to take a moment to recognise the significance of the journey we have all been on together. If this day has arrived and you still have a way to go we hope that you know that an impact this big isn’t something that is easily recovered from. If you haven’t bounced back that’s totally normal and you aren’t alone.

Lismore Two Years On

Lismore Two Years On

It’s also normal for big emotions to come up at a time like this so we encourage you to reach out to friends, to family or to a service like Lifeline (13 11 14) if you feel like it would help to check in with someone. You don’t need to sit with this alone, there are people who can support you.

We hope that you can find space to go slowly this week, and that if you need to you can take some time out. Turn off your social media, go for a walk, talk to a friend, have a nap, eat some good food. Take some time for self-care, and for caring for each other.

Recovery takes time, so let’s look after each other as we move through this week, and all the weeks that come after it.

Resilient Lismore is here for the long haul because this is our community: our staff and volunteers are from this community. We love it, we are here to help the people we live alongside, and we are committed to helping our region not just to survive but to thrive.

If you would like to spend some time us and with others in our community we are hosting an event this Saturday, 2nd of March at Riverside Park.

Sat 2nd March
‘Two Years On’
10am – 2.30pm
Riverside Park
Victoria St, Lismore (near boat ramp and dog park)

It’s a day to come together for reflection and acknowledgement of the challenges we are facing, the journey we have ahead of us and the strength of our community. There will also be great music and food, shady trees to sit under and relaxing activities for the whole family. We’ve come a long way in the last two years and this is a day to spend some time together to recognise that.

Activities include:
River Walk led by Rhoda Roberts, a ceremony at 10.30am
Tribute to tradies & home rebuilders
Dance performance & workshops
Dear River: listen to community’s letters
Art & Craft activities
Games & play spaces
BYO picnics BBQ, coffee & snacks available for purchase.
Reusable coffee cups & water bottles encouraged!

Presented by Resilient Lismore, in collaboration with many community organisations, and supported by Lismore City Council.

Please see the Facebook event for updates. https://www.facebook.com/events/281245464985541

Lismore Two Years On

Lismore Two Years On

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April School Holidays at Lismore Area Libraries

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April School Holidays at Lismore Area Libraries

 

Lismore Area Libraries are offering an extensive range of fantastic school holiday activities.

As part of the 2024 Lismore Youth Week, we are offering:

  • Acting workshop with Neighbours star Madeleine West, for ages 12-24.
  • Film workshop with an award-winning writer-director, also for ages 12-24.

Locals aged 12-24 are encouraged to book for these free sessions here.

For younger ages, there are almost too many options. So why not just book in for the whole lot? Children are invited to:

  • Learn about ANZAC history and make some poppies to decorate our window.
  • Make a jar terrarium to take care of and watch grow over the holidays.
  • Use the extensive collection of Lego the library owns at two open play sessions.
  • And so much more craft, games and fun!

ALL events are FREE, but bookings are required. The full list of events can be viewed here.

 

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Wage Peace Not War

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Wage Peace Not War

 

Northern Rivers Peace group, Remembering and Healing invites all community members to a peace gathering on the eve of ANZAC Day – 24th of April from 5.30pm at the Red Dove Centre, 80 Keen Street, Lismore (accessible venue).

Remembering and Healing (also known as RaH) meet annually at this time to remember the suffering war brings on all sides, and to make a strong commitment to peace and non-violence both locally and globally. In something new, this year we invite people from all nations, cultures and faiths to bring bread or something you serve with bread from your culture to share together in the traditional sign of hospitality, cooperation and connection.

RaH has partnered with local Sandra Handley who will be launching Peace in our Lifetime, a global peace campaign that aims to use the collective power of imagery and its ability to unite people and cultures by blanketing the world with peace signs.  So along with music by local, Mish Songsmith, poem by Vincent Stead, peace speakers, lighting candles for peace and sharing food and conversations, attendees will have the opportunity to decorate peace signs that will be placed publicly around Lismore.

“World peace seems impossible but if we start in our own hearts, homes and communities, it can spread.” Said Jenny Dowell, RaH’s Patron and MC for the evening.

“We must give peace a chance and when we stop and really listen to each other across cultures, religions, generations or whatever divide that we might imagine, peace can grow.”

 

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Memory Run Walk Jog – My Way Lismore

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Memory Run Walk Jog – My Way Lismore

Albert Park Baseball Grounds

Keen Street Lismore
8am Sunday 19th May 2024

Join a fun community activity to fundraise and raise dementia awareness. Last year, more than 10,000 people walked, jogged and ran in cities and towns across Australia for people impacted by dementia. Dementia awareness

Lismore events include a 10km run, a 5km jog/walk or a 1km walk so that the day is inclusive of all levels of physical ability.

There will be information stalls providing details of supports, local resources and services to help those impacted by dementia, as well as food and drinks.

Form a team from your workplace, local club, friends or family (dress up to make it fun!) and enter the 1km walk, 5km jog/walk or a 10km run. Get lots of sponsors!

To register a team or take part as an individual go to:
www.memorywalk.com.au/event/lismore-myway

Dementia awareness

Dementia awareness

Currently, dementia is the leading cause of death in women and overall, it is the second leading cause of death for all Australians. In 2024, it is estimated that more than 1.6 million people in Australia are involved in the care of someone living with dementia.

Dr Jones says ‘The ageing population in the Northern Rivers is growing at an exponential rate. Our region is one of the highest ageing communities in NSW and this comes with increasing rates of those impacted by dementia in our community. I’m quite keen to see that we adopt more preventable approaches against dementia in our region’. Dementia awareness

Dr Jones says ‘There are many things we can do to prevent dementia or delay your risk of developing dementia. Adopting healthy lifestyle habits, in particular regular exercise can make a significant difference’.

“We encourage the whole community to come together, not only to raise money for
Dementia Australia, but also to exercise together and to fight this disease” says Dr Jones.

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