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Past events

Study visits Sale Library

A study member will be attending the Sale Library on Thursday  26 May from 10am – 11:30am. Sale residents are encouraged to come and chat with Susan Denny about the study.

Study comes to Sale Library

Study comes to Sale Library

Come and chat to a study team member at the Morwell Pop-Up Park in Tarwin Street Date: 23 April, 11 AM

In the lead up to the roll out of the Adult Survey study team members will be available at key community events in Morwell and Sale.

This will provide an opportunity for community members to chat with us about the progress of the study, the scope of the activities, and how the findings will be provided to the local community.

The first of these activities will be at the Morwell Pop-Up Park event at the top end of Tarwin Street Morwell on 23 April from 11 AM.

Residents interested in chatting with us are encouraged to come along to this event or to future ones which we will advertise on this Events page. We will be easy to spot with our study logo on display and wearing our study t-shirts.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Come and chat to a study team member at the Morwell 50 Mile Farmer’s Market on 14 May from 8am

Study team members will again be available to chat with local residents about the progress of the study.

We will have a stall at the 50 Mile Farmer’s Market in Tarwin Street Morwell which is taking place from 8am on 14 May. The markets are a great chance to enjoy the local produce and mingle with local community members so will be the perfect place for us to have a stall and answer your questions about the study.

More information about the market is available here.  

We will be easy to spot with our study logo on display and wearing our study t-shirts. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Come and chat to a study team member in Sale at the Sunday Charity Variety Market on 15 May from 7am

Central to the Adult Survey component of the study will be the comparison between two local communities – Morwell which was most exposed to the smoke and Sale which was minimally exposed.

The study is keen to engage with the Sale community so study team members will be on hand at the Sunday Charity Variety Market in Canal Rd Sale from 7am on Sunday 15 May.

This will provide an opportunity for community members to chat with us about the progress of the study and the scope of the activities including how the Sale community can be involved in the study and help us to understand the range and spread of any impacts from the mine fire.

Residents interested in chatting with us are encouraged to come along to this event or to future ones which we will advertise on this Events page. We will be easy to spot with our study logo on display and wearing our study t-shirts.

We look forward to seeing you in Sale on the 15th.

 

Invitation to participate in group discussions for older people and their families and carers

Researchers from the Hazelwood Health Study are interested in talking with older Latrobe Valley residents and with their family members and carers about their experiences during and following the mine fire last year.

They are keen to hold a series of group discussions involving up to 15 people in each session to hear their views on the impact of the smoke event on older people, focusing particularly on the policy decisions made with respect to older people during the event as well as how older people coped during the smoke event.

The group discussions with older people and with their families and carers will take place at two community locations – the Rose Garden room at the Morwell Senior Citizens Centre and the Morwell Neighbourhood House. The following sessions have been arranged:

Sessions at Morwell Senior Citizens (2-4 Maryvale Crescent):
Older people – Friday 18 September 1-3pm
Family members and carers – Friday 18 September 10am-12 noon

Sessions at Morwell Neighbourhood House (48-50 Beattie Crescent):
Older people – Wednesday 30 September 5-7pm
Family members and carers – Tuesday 6 October 5-7pm

Each focus group will take between 60 and 90 minutes.

See here for a copy of the flyer for the Focus Groups – Older People Stream.

If you have any questions, would like more information or want to participate please contact:
Dr Matthew Carroll on Ph: 5122 7604 or [email protected]

As places are limited we will send a response to confirm your place in a focus group or to advise you that the focus group is full.