If you have ever fancied yourself in a Bollywood film, this is the event not to be missed. Navratri Garba 2017 is on Saturday 23 September at Bernie Mullane Complex, Kellyville. Navratri Garba is an Indian traditional form of dance performed by millions of Indians around the world during the Navratri festival, signifying the Cosmic Energy in the form of Mother Goddess’s win of good over evil. People from all ethnicities enjoy the live folk dance and music. This is an alcohol free family day with lots of fantastic dancing and music. Tickets are only $10 per head with children under 5 free. Money raised from this event supports the work of MND NSW. More info here.

Do you want to know what’s new in motor neurone disease research, current clinical trials and effective treatments for MND? Reserve your place at MND Connect, an interactive forum connecting people impacted by MND, with Australia's leading MND researchers. In 2017 this Forum will be held in New South Wales at the University of Sydney. People with a disability and their carers may reserve a disabled parking spot at the venue, or receive a wheelchair taxi voucher or subsidised travel from a regional area to attend this event. Find out more about MND Connect 2017 here.  

Thank you to the Woden Valley Gymnastics Club in Canberra who donated $654.75 from their recent Pyjama and Teddy Bear Week. Pictured are the coaches from the club. A big thank you to everyone who participated and provided their support.

From 1 July, the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) has been engaged to provide free, confidential and independent advocacy support to older people who are receiving, or seeking to receive, Australian Government funded aged care services. see here for more information  The service focuses on supporting older people and their representatives to raise and address issues relating to accessing and interacting with Commonwealth funded aged care services. More info here http://www.opan.com.au/advocacy/

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